DocLock (10975) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottles from Wegmans and Capone’s. Pours hazy dark straw toward gold with frothy off-white head. Nose is peppery hops, florals, mango and pineapple citrus. Tastes crisp, with mostly tropical fruity hops up front, some late peppery notes and a good balance. jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
2013-01-29. Big hoppy aroma, lightly leafy and mild citrus and tropical fruit notes, lightly alcoholic. 7+ Lightly hazy dark orange body with a modest off white head. 3+ Flavour is fairly bitter, with a good amount of hops, notes of resin and muted fruit. 7+ Medium bodied palate, lots of carbonation. Enjoyable. Bottle shared by mds
cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
On tap @ Freshcraft. Pours a hazy orange appearance with a cream colored head. Tropical fruity, mango, pineapple, a bit dank aroma. Juicy grapefruity, pineapple, orange, herbal hoppy, a bit thick pale malty flavor. Pretty tasty. alexsdad06 (10672) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Draft at Hopgeist 2014. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bready malts, earthy, herbal hops, some dank character, moderate bitterness. Good beer, don’t know why I hadn’t rated this though. DuffMan (10612) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
On tap at Beer Revolution, Calgary. Hazy medium golden body, creamy white head that retains nicely. Oily, piney hop profile, earthy and pungent. Oily mouthfeel, with somewhat restrained bitterness.
KyotoLefty (10610) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 31, 2013
Draught at Faucets. Nice caramel, chocolate, citrus, grass nose. Bright amber. Nicely sweet flvor, good hops. Big and heavy. Very nice, though somehow GF hoppy beers are not making be excited much anymore.
marcus (10584) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours clear blonde with a nice off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a sweet caramel malt flavor with a smoothly bitter finish. Very tasty. phaleslu (10555) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Draft at The Lackman, served in a snifter. Pours a clear, deep gold with a small white head that leaves streaks in the glass. Aroma of marijuana, very herbal and peppery - maybe it’s the ’Green Bullet’ name, but this has me thinking of straight hop pellets. Same in the flavor, which has onion, herbs, and chives. Medium-bodied, with a bitter, herbal mouthfeel that has balancing malts and a boozy finish. Moderate carbonation. Big, interesting double IPA. Better than indicated by the word of mouth I’ve heard recently. olio (10472) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
355 ml bottle @ Kaisla.MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Pours hazy orange color with a small head. Aroma of pine, resin and hops. Flavor of caramel malts, some resinous hops and sweet fruits. Surprisingly lot of booze on this one, doesn’t come through too much though.
My Bottom Line:
Muddled malts and tired hops ride this Barley-Wine like creature’s oily mouthfeel, leaving room for resinous hops, alcohol warmth and quiet sugars.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the cloudy pale amber.
-This is certainly flavourful, but the entire flavour profile felt past its prime even though the brew was still within its ‘best by’ date.
-Some of the hops provide citrusy fruitiness, but it is far from being of a bright and juicy nature .
-This still serves its purpose as an evening sipper.