ElDuderino (184) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2005
This beer stands up to the strength that the name implies. The deep orange color of the body is surprisingly crisp and soothing. The first few sips are very strong and hoppy and seemed to hit the roof of my mouth more than my tongue. As the beer warms a bit the body gets thicker and absorbs more into my tongue and the hop character becomes more unique. This is a great beer that will knock you down if your not careful. trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Very bitter and sharp Imperial. Pours clear dark amber with a humongous white, fluffy head. Aroma is all hops, with some citrus and a wooden scent. Taste is bitter hops, with no sweetness. It has a nice back of malt and resin, which grows on you after a few pulls. Very enjoyable. gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 A pale ale with with a bit of an amber tint. Taste is dominated by the crisp and bitter hops. Earthy undertones of pine and citrus. Not for the faint at heart. redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2005
A reddish tinge to a medium bodied amber color. Mellow crisp orange citrus with a pine undertone aroma. Pleasantly bitter taste, smooth mouthfeel and a desirable peach like taste and mouthfeel ( like Bell’s 2-heart). The more I try the more I like. Ratman197 (15624) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2005
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a hazy copper with a creamy offwhite head. Aromas of grapefruit, and orange with a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and resiny. Flavors of grapefruit rind with a bit of carmel and a hint of pine with a bitter end.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2005
22 oz. bomber at The Map Room. Pours a cloudy amber/orange. There are mild fruits and malts on the nose along with the usual pine and citrus. The taste was at a bit sweet with a large malt presence. As i made my way through the bottle it really started to grow on me and the balance struck me as nothing short of spectacular. This one is really nice. cathcacr (649) - Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 This is where blind partiality to this style gets me. Suckered in every time by a great over-the-top no-remorse taste-bud scorcher. Ridiculously massive head that retains well beyond pour. Heck, halfway down the glass it’s still a good quarter-inch thick and standing. Lace is ridiculous. I had to add a bonus point onto the overall to better account for the ridiculous appearance. Heck, this is beyond ridiculous, and into ludicrous. Light speed too slow. The rest is not some mere afterthought, either. Aroma highly floral. Delivery an ace. Massive hop flavor, some stickiness but that’s to be expected. Creamy finish, lingering hoppy dryness. I’ve got a 8===D for this kind of beer! No apologies required!
pivo (2689) - GERMANY - NOV 18, 2005
Currently listening: John Barry movie scores. So Morricone ain’t the only great film composer out there . . .
Big floral hop nose - fresh. Doughy and even smokey aromas. Opaque ruddy-orange color, foamy off-white head. Big chewy malt body with some sweet caramel that gets overwhelmed by an insanely powerful hop bitter. Complex and mouth drying. Bitter for sure. Gritty texture at the end. Grapefruit-like too. Alcohol is detectable after the swallow, intensifying the flavor. Not for the weak at heart. A hop-head’s delight. Like a barlywine - recalls Bigfoot. ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Pours amber with a thick, creamy, off-white head that fades to a faint cover, nice lacing. The aroma is very full, pine, grapefruit, caramel and some notes of dark fruit. The flavor is pineapple, caramel and nuts with lots of piney, soapy hops, some woodyness. The finish is long, dry and bitter with lingering soapyness. jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - NOV 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2006 Great malt citrus hop aroma, first sip thick malty great hop tang left in the mouth after sipped