MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
My Bottom Line:DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2013
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.
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 On tap. Totally clear orange golden color. Thin off-white head, with good retention, leaves good bits of lace. Big piney hop flavor, tropical fruit, spicy and caramel malts. Nice smooth lighter carbonation. Bigger body. Lightly dry finish, sort of sticky. Moderate bitter taste, light alcohol warmth in the finish, light somewhat spicy sweet taste. Solid big imperial IPA, but like a lot of "triple IPAs", this one has a pretty pronounced malt profile. A very big body, one to sip, not the most drinkable, but an interesting, unique hop profile to it. Worth trying, but I wouldn’t repeat it for the price. arminjewell (9669) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, clear orange pour with white head, not lacing but lasting, aroma brought notes of big tropical fruit, nice grapefruit, zesty lemon notes, hints of pineapple, slight biscuit and bread in there as well. Taste is a mix of big pineapple, pine, grass, into grapefruit and orange, sweet jammy notes into caramel, toffee, slight biscuit, hints of zest, finishing fairly bitter, slightly sweet. jmgreenuk (9452) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 16, 2013
Tap at the Haymarket Brewpub, Chicago. Poured a clear dark amber with a thin off white head and bags of lace. The aroma is dry yeast and malty hop. The flavour is strong bitter with a big liqourice malt alcohol palate. The boozy alcohol is starting to dominate and I didn’t like that so much. This one is nice in small quantities. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
Deep golden pour with a fast fading, thin white head. The aroma is pretty light - a bit of citrusy hoppiness and a bit of tropical fruit. Assertive bitterness wrapped in a malty sweet shell. The hops are fairly faded in this bottle (sadness) but there is a fairly bright piney character. The alcohol is pretty well hidden and they’ve done a nice job at keeping the malt sweetness down. Has a lingering herbal/grassy component. Damn - I wish I had a fresh bottle.
3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Lots of gum, tropical fruit / guava / mango, bell pepper, light solvent when warm, some dirty ethanol, resin and orange oil. I can see similarities to Nelson and other Kiwi hops with such a strong tutti-frutti bubble gum and floral tropical fruit aroma. I think the design was to have high acid hops cut the sugary malt, okay so it does that well, but that’s what double IPA often is. I picked this up in order to give Green Bullet hops another try but i definitely don’t think much of them. Better than Cites or Mosaic but nothing like Nelsons for me in this beer. The nice thing is that the body is soft, the carbonation low and creamy, just too sweet and too bitter. blipp (9278) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Fruity and green oniony hops. Light malty sweetness, and medium bitterness in the finish. Good, not great. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and summer fruit aroma with light tropical fruit. Grapefruit and summer fruit flavor with light tropical fruit. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and summer fruit linger with light tropical fruit and light malt. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6153-20140129] Bottle. Fresh grass hops aroma. Slightly hazy, orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. Bitter butter grassy lemon hops flavour. Medium-full body is fairly bitter. Good. (7/4/8/4/15) 3.8
douglas88 (9187) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear orange hue, very bright with a medium white head. A big sweet fruity resin nose. The aroma is just like a triple IPA. The flavor is more sugary tropical resin, mango, oranges, lemon zest. There is some bitterness, but mostly rich tropical sweetness. Quite good. The alcohol is well hidden in some ways despite being a really big beer with a lot of warmth (to style I’d add).