pinkzambia (2111) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle: Clear gold color with a small head. Alcohol and rubber aroma followed by a great flavor of sweetness and a bitter trailer. A bit musty . . . has the potential to blow you away but stops short. Travlr (26430) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Draft. Slightly hazy golden color, medium white head. Aroma of grass, pine. Taste is malt forward with bitter lemongrass. Not sure why this needs such a high abv. pivo (2689) - GERMANY - AUG 23, 2014
Cloudy orange color with low fizzy head. Surprised the nose is so light given the massive hoppy flavor that smacks your taste buds immediately. There is a fair amount of alcohol to support the hops but not enough malt. This is one dimensional to an extreme which can have its place. YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Cloudy orange, small lace on top. Light nose. Sharp bitter start, peppery , caramel sweet in the middle, building up medium long lasting joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours hazy apricot/amber, two finger head, moderate lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, caramel, orange peel. As for the taste, very bitter with notes of stone fruits and herbs, slightly sweet backbone. Full bodied, lots of small bubble carbonation, very juicy mouth feel. Alcohol is noticeable. Finishes long and quite bitter, with notes of spruce, grapefruit, cherry, herbs and caramel malts. Sticky on the mouth long after the finish. Very nice but dangerous.
tderoeck (10625) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
4/VII/14 - 12 Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2014-699) Thanks to Dominiek for the bottle!sebletitje (10477) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
Clear deep orange beer, small aery off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit metallic, caramel, malty, bit fruity, peaches, overripe fruits, mango, bit of chlorine. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet and caramel malts, sugary, alcohol, some cooked fruits, something off, pretty bitter. Aftertaste: sweet and sugary, jam, lots of alcohol, caramel, very dry, bitter.
Bouteille 355ml de et partagée avec Tderoeck.
Léger orangé, col beige moyen.
Arôme est légèrement houblonné où l’on ressent un fruité modéré de pamplemousse et des houblons fermentés. La puissance des 11% se fait e suite notable.
Palais reste assez huileux et houblonné, pointe d’épice pour une fin amertume. Malt pâle. Houblonné renforcé pour une belle effervescence qui accentue la présence des houblons. Au final, une bière trop forte qui manque de mettre l’accent sur le vrai style, on se retrouve avec une bière qui pourrait presque passer pour un jeune barley wine.
Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a nice hazy orange color with a moderate white quarter finger head. The head faded within about twenty seconds and left some light stringy lacing.
The smell started off with a ton of citrus with a nice light dosing of pine and tropical fruit.
The taste was basically the same but added a nice light sweet bready maltiness.
On the palate, this one sat just a tad above medium on the body with a more of a sipping quality to it. Once again, I didn’t really find this too sessionable, and that was probably due to the fact that this one was just too high in ABV.
Overall, for the most part this was a nice DIPA (er uhmmm...Triple IPA perhaps) as the alcohol isn’t noticed that much. I’d have this again. Darkmagus82 (2303) - - JUN 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-25-12 -
Served in a 10 oz. chalice glass
Appearance – Served a hazy orange color with a moderate white head. The head faded rather quickly to leave a healthy bit of lacing.
Smell – There is a nice buttery biscuit aroma with plenty of good citrus smells. Some hints of pine and tropical fruit aromas are present as well and when mixed with a nice caramel aroma create a very pleasing smell.
Taste – For the most part the same flavors were present throughout the entire taste, but with varying intensities. A big bready malt taste was up front and remained strong throughout the taste. In the beginning the malty taste was mixed with a tropical fruit and light caramel sweetness and a good shot of more bitter pine hop flavor. The sweetness faded over time and the bitter hop grew stronger and stronger as the taste advanced. At the end a strong bitter hop was there and lingered on the tongue with the biscuit malt. While these were the main flavors, one in which I expected, was absent; surprisingly there was almost no alcohol flavor in this rather potent (11.8 %) brew.
Mouthfeel – Thick and chewy with a lower level of carbonation. The creaminess coated the tongue and this coupled without no burn of alcohol made it very easy to drink; somewhat dangerous for such a strong brew.
Overall – It had good characteristics. The flavors were nice, it had a wonderful aroma and it was very easy to drink, but due to all tastes being present at all times and the more subtle changes it was somewhat unexciting. Quite good but not great. Tmoney99 (15130) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy sour citrus earthy resin hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration with a small alcohol bite.This is a solid beer.