hayduke (5550) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 12, 2017
The was a re-bottle from growler purchase in Medford, OR and sent to Strykzone and was shared on FB Chat. Pours a dark copper with a thin off-white head. Nose of alcohol. Medium body and a very alcoholic mouthfeel. Like vodka with some beer. Flavor is big malts and a lot of citrus, pine, and sugar. Finishes boozy. The alcohol is about as poorly hidden as you cab imagine. While hard to drink, still comes off as a good beer. Strykzone (7430) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2017
12 oz. bottle from hayduke that he rebottled from a growler. We had it together via facebook chat. Both of us mentioned that there was low carbonation upon opening. Aroma is not profound or really distinct. Mostly I smell the chicken my wife is frying. First sip and THIS IS HOT. Alcohol!!! Triple, quadruple, octuple!? Like moonshine but with hops. There is some tangerine and very sweet malts under all that heat. And eventually a little more complexity emerges. This is just too hot. Without doubt that was intentional, but having more than a few ounces at a festival, even then this is too hot. j12601 (12700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold orange with a medium sized white head. Big sticky citrus on the nose. Alcohol is present right away, this smells thick and sticky. Medium bodied, sticky and full of pineapple, fuzzy citrus. Big and boozy, thick malt and sticky caramel. Gets an almost sorghum like thing going on here, malt syrup. Long boozy finish, alcohol over citrus and slow bitterness that can’t contain the amount of alcohol and sticky malt in here. Tough to drink.
hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2017
On tap at Ecliptic. Poured a golden color with a small sized off white head. Citrus and tropical with a lighter to medium alcohol finish. dnstone (3431) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Pours a golden with white head. Fruity piney aroma. Quite sweet which overpowers the pine hop.
Notes: on tap at he brewery, Portland visit May 17
freekyp (2337) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2017
This beer is way over the top. First it wallops you with a huge hop resin and cat box aromas. The you put it in your mouth and it is thick and sticky. Too much. Then the hot alcohol notes hit you with an uppercut. Finally it all fades into a hit bitter finish that sticks around longer than youd would like it to. It’s not bad. Just overly aggressive. Save it for the hop fiends. Gerbeer (3795) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2017
650 ml bottle. Pours amber with light head. Aromas of caramel, dough malts, and mashed fruit. Flavors follow same with light citrus and a bit of tea (stale hops). A nice enough malt bomb though. beerplace (1737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
650ml bottle at Brian’s office. 2017 edition. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is malty, candied oranges. Same taste. Slightly hot (as it is 12%, hehe). Sweet and hoppy bitter aftertaste. Nice. Oakes (17831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
Hazy light tan. Thin head, touch of bubbles. The aroma is a bit on the woody side in terms of hops that are a touch stale. The malts are sweet, smelling chewy, and there’s definitely some alcohol. Lots of alcohol on this one...quite boozy...lots of sweet malts, and a massive bitterness. It’s not super bright, and seems a bit strong for me, in terms of being a bit unbalanced. Capa (3325) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2017
Deep copper with a white head. Powerful caramel malt with a large dose of hops underneath. Very sweet. Any hop notes are dumbed down by the malt. Full bodied sugar bomb.