thornecb (6202) - 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 (2307) - , 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 (1911) - 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 (8186) - 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 (2810) - 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 (3123) - 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 (7051) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2017 12oz can, undated, drunk 7/3/17.MaBeer1972 (2225) - 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. bbbeer (919) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2017
A mostly clear coppery orange with medium off white head. Aroma fresh citrus, grass, flowers. Mouthfeel has a bit of a bite up front but then ends up being more creamy . Fairly boozy but alcohol is not too intrusive. The flavor starts out resiny and citrusy then finishes a tad drier with some spice. Overall it’s somewhat complex and interesting at the beginning but perhaps a little syrupy and out of balance by the end of a can. tapefuzz (987) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Tasting. Pours amber-gold with a small white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, citrus, floral hops, resin, and a little caramel. Taste is soapy citrus, mango, papaya, and a touch of malt. Finishes sort of syrupy with a fair amount of resin. Moderately bitter. Light-medium body. Light carbonation.