rjplumer (1319) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2018
A mild mix of pine and tropical fruit aroma. A hazy gold body with a modest white head. Bitter but with a sooth citrus and pine taste. Warming and lighter than you'd expect for this high of an ABV. mcox90 (2196) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 1, 2018
4 pack of 12 oz. cans purchased at the source by my daughter in law and shared at Easter. Poured a slightly hazed bright yellow with a one finger white head and a smattering of lace. Sharp citrus aroma with an undertone of pine resin. Flavor is mostly citrus juices, orange and tangerine, maybe some pineapple. Bitterness on the swallow. Medium bodied. Pretty damn good. thornecb (6294) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2017
Pours. Lear deep gold into a tulip. White head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Sweet caramel and hot hay aromas. Thin with very sweet hot caramel and resin front to back. Tastes like golden syrup. BroSpud (2327) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2017
Sampled at Julios Massachusetts Beer Fest. This was actually one of the best things that we sampled today. A very drinkable IPA even at such a high abv. I do have some concern about batch consistency though after looking at some of these low ratings reported here by other tasters. What we tasted was definitely top notch. Chalumeaux (2007) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2017
Poured from can hazy orange copper with a thin white head. Aromas of caramel malt light floral notes and hardly any citrus. Taste is sickly sweet malt and mild alcohol. I suppose there is some citrus and pine in there somewhere but there needs to be more to balance the insane amount of sugar. Diabetes in a can! I got a good homebrew recipe you can have.
AirForceHops (8422) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2017
Thanks for the share T.J?? Right from the can all I could smell was sugar. When it was poured into a chalice, I got alcohol and sugar. Yikes!! The flavor is overwhelming sugar and alcohol. I hope the Brewer rethinks this brew. The yeast had plenty of sugar to make this abundance of alcohol. This is a total drain pour, gosh.... Awful. WillRunForBeer (2833) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2017
12oz can shared by Chalumeaux. Thanks, TJ! Pours pale copper gold with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, malt extract, grass. Wow is this sweet! Saccharine, honey, caramel, mess. A bit of grassy bitterness doesn’t begin to balance this garbage. malrubius (3214) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 29, 2017
Can from Brewfest Beverage. Hazy burnt orange with small loose head and some floaties. Mango orange toffee aroma. Medium heavy toffee mango melon sweetness with some tropical fruit tang and light melon bitterness in fairly dry finish. Medium body and soft with just a hint of residual booze. Scary but good. ClarkVV (7294) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2017 12oz can, undated, drunk 7/3/17.MaBeer1972 (2253) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Thoroughly hazy, turbid, brass-copper. Off-white head immediately recedes to ring.
Initial aromatics are quite garlic-dominated. This seems to stick with it over the course of the beer, but is joined by light alcohol, caramel, dough and rich honey that definitely leave me wanting a lot more hop character. Pretty soon it’s just caramel and bread with an afterthought of garlic/scallion and grapefruit. Surprisingly light on the alcohol for 12%, though.
Yikes. First sip immediately yields why. Syrup, heavy sugar, very underattenuated and though the carbonation, while low, is fairly engaging, it stands no chance against this massive sugar assault. Mild to moderate, vague bitterness in the background, with some spicy pine and grapefruit that is quickly drowned out by the honey, caramel and cotton candy sweetness. Coconut, bubble gum and light alcohol esters litter the finish with more sugar lingering, as well as light garlicy hop. Pretty wretched, syrupy, messy stuff. Why in the hell is this 12%??? It adds absolutely nothing. Couldn’t manage more than a few sips, and those just for rating purposes.
Can from Julio’s. Labelled as Greylock IPA. Poured into a snifter. Clear deep golden color. Thin off-white head. Lots of lacing. Sweet heavy fruity body with layers of spice, pine and grapefruit. Very boozy and sweet. Long bitter finish.