shawnmurphy (708) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2018 TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great example of what an ASA can be. Blistering hops supported by solid sweet maltiness. Intense dark citrus flavors, along with some more delicate stuff from the malts. The 10.5% is pretty noticeable, but not painfully so.
12-oz. bottle pours clear golden-orange with a very small off-white head and lacing. Aroma: citrus, honey, tropical fruits -- all faint. Flavor: malt-forward (caramelized brown sugar, honey), with peaches, apricots, pineapple, papaya, mango,blood orange, pine resins. Mouthfeel: full-bodied, oily, boozy burn. androman (3000) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2018
UT300118. 12fl oz battle at home from Burg Bieren, Ermelo. Nose is Tropical fruits. Honey pine fruit liquor. Medium to heavy sweet heavy bitter light fruity sour. Long hoppy heavy bitter, boozy. Medium body creamy medium carb. Overhopped 758516 tsd08460 (1304) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2018 Bottle from Giant in Ashburn Shopping Plaza in Virginia
Aroma: caramel, citrus, dark fruit. pine, alcohol,
Appearance: amber with a white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: full body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish
Tasty Turboninja (956) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2017
[email protected]Drago7 (1036) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 16, 2017
, from Beer Republic. Strong, bold nuances with huge hops, highly overaged fruits like mango and ripe, also a hint of malts. Alcohol comes trough quite clearly. Averagely balanced. Medium taste spectrum and long, hoppy aftertaste with highly hopped dry fruits. Medium/strong body with medium/light carbonation. Overall, sturdy, hardcore, too much alcohol.
Backlog. Zapach: Gryzący, czuć alkohol. Owoc tropikalny jakiś delikatny banan. Smak: ciężki, goryczka (żywica, jakaś sosna). Sporo nieprzyjemnego alkoholu. Mocne, aż gryzie. Bez szału i ciężko się pije. Wybitnie degustacyjne.
Bill Becker (2056) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 10, 2017
From Apr 2008
This pours a clear orange gold with a small maybe 1 finger head of foam that soon shrinks to a fine layer. It has some nice lacing.
The smell has a nice balanced nose of piney hops and caramel malt with some alcohol. It's a light smell here but the balance makes it inviting.
The taste matches the nose nicely! Caramel malt working very well together with both piney and a bit of citrus hops. Nice overall taste here but man, the abv is definitely giving me a warm fuzzy feeling but it's only after the swallow.
Nice fairly thick mouthfeel and lightish carbonation. It finishes as balanced as it started. Quite a tasty DIPA and pretty drinkable given how strong it is...certainly worthy of a revisit.
Cost: US$7.99 a 4-pack and it's the 2008 vintage with "brewed by Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick, Maryland" on the label.
geolgau (544) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - OCT 25, 2017
Aroma is nice and balanced, with malty caramel, raisins and citrus hops. Boozy and heavy. Taste is brutally bitter, with alcohol warmth, sweet with caramel and grassy bitterness. Full bodied, low carbonation. Nice, but trying to cover the booze with that amount of bitterness is too much for me. ryanscourt (1580) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2017
Big and bold. Boozy, dry, dark fruit flavors. Definitly a sippe but quite enjoyable. Malt defintly takes a back seat. ipa4me4u (33) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2017
Amber in color. Very woodsy, dank , boozy aroma. Taste is about the same but is balanced well with lots of malts to make the 11.5% alcohol smoother. Try drinking 6 of there bad boys... RW80 (2948) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2017
35,5cl Bottle. Appearance: A Medium sized off white head on top of a clear dark orange body, Aroma: Citrus, tanine, honey, herbal hops,resin, wood, toasted malts, solvents. Taste: light sweet, witha big bitterness, especially the finish, citrus,resin, tanine, light toasted malts, herbs, grains, barley. Finish is a big resiny bittereness, with some gentle but stingy alcohol.Aftertaste is a long resin bitterness with some sticky fruit. Low carbo, soft sticky mouthfeel, full body.
IMHO a very well executed American strong ale, and not a double IPA.