ganache (5893) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2017
Bottled on 03/27/17. Nose intense pine, intensely spicy pine, with caramel and dough, lighter fruit and citrus splashes. Pour copper-brown, deepening and darkening, but ever with ruby highlights and a bit of tawny on the side, all a bit hazy; head is soapy tan. Taste strong bitterness but clean and not intense, medium-sweet, strong alcohol and warmth, strong caramel and pine, dough, earth, lighter roast, no nuttiness, fruit is pushed way to the bottom and citrus floated just a layer above that. Full body thick and chewy, woody, great doughy-caramel aftertaste with a little warmth in the throat. It’s a big boy but executed skillfully, smooth and creamy with ordered and balanced flavors despite the boldness, but bright and fresh, worth talking about! [2017.06.05: 3.9]rondphoto (4431) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Love this, best pine-bomb I’ve had.
bottle @ Jungle Jims / Cincinnati OH --- Aroma of caramel malt and citrus hops. Clear amber brown color, beige head that stays at 1, broken curtain of lace. Taste is strong malt that adds unsweetened iced tea on the swallow. Both the sweet and hop flavors share a long finish. Big and bold, but also quite good. dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2017
12 oz bottle from Whole Foods Devon. Pours a nice dark red with moderate frothy white head. Milder aroma than I expected; cherry and cough syrup. Eh. Mouthfeel was nice. Not too heavy or syrupy for almost 10%. A good sipper. Speaking of which, -OH is very well hidden. Didn’t taste much of it at all. Taste was as expected for an imperial red IPA. Sweet, with lots of malt but pine hoppyness. No bitterness which was nice. Very good beer. Liked it more than the score indicates. However, it was $5 a bottle so not cheap at all! hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2017
On tap at TJ’s. Poured a deep amber color with a small sized off white head. Fruity, caramel, pine, and some toastiness. katrinaez (2013) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2017
Nice sweet malt with a honeysuckle aroma. Amazing red color. Taste is a touch of sweet with some rich hops hitting in the middle and ending with grasses. Mouth is slightly sugary but hops balance is nice. Tap
AWISLguy (3107) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2016
12oz bottle from the Shell in Harrison, OH, just west of Cincinnati. Reddish amber pour. Off white head. Atoma has grapefruit and caramel. Stone fruit. Taste is of sweet caramel, grapefruit, stone fruit. Tangy pine, vaguely. Medium bodied softly carbonated. The blend is solid. Some alcohol presence. Finished sweeter than bittersweet. Tasty! 14.7
Panzuriel (2238) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Location: sample on tap at Fat Head’s Saloon Pittsburgh
Appearance: Red copper clear. Good foam of off white bubbles.
Nose: Pine, spice. Hints of caramel.
Taste: Pine and citrus hops on the front. Elements of spice similar to rye ales as well.
Body: medium and lively. Has good bite on first sip.
Parting thoughts: My favorite beer of the flight I had that day at fat head’s. balanced really well.
italianjohn (3129) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Clear Amber pour with lots of sticky lacing and soapy off white head .... aroma is of piney and juicy fruity hops ... Earthy and juicy reminisent of hop juju .... Also has chewy caramel malts ..... Taste is of juicy fruits, earthy, piney and dank hops .... Nice bitter and dank flavors with a healthy dose of chewy caramel malts .... Finishes bitter juicy and with lingering piney hop flavor Boutip (6372) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle: Poured a clear amber/copper color ale with a nice foamy head. Aroma of citrusy and piney hops with nice floral undertones. Taste is a nice mix of citrusy and piney hops notes with limited bitterness and some nice floral undertones with limited residual sugar notes. Body is full with good carbonation. Another super enjoyable hoppy ale from this brewer. thomashall (994) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2016
Bottle from trade. Nice amber caramel pour. Super sweet caremel hop aroma. Taste has more hops than I’d like. Not bad.