jmgreenuk (10363) - 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. MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
My Bottom Line:JoeMcPhee (10131) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 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.
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. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
651mL fresh bottle from La Bodega. Pours clear, deep orange copper. Large, yellow foam. Great retention and lace. Nose is softer than expected with a lot of butterscotch, toffee, brown sugar, sweet alcohol. Taste is juicy, thick butterscotch and toffee. Medium, dark warming alcohol. Much easier to drink than expected. Not really a chewy, dank hop bomb. mabel (10004) - 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
DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2013
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. blipp (9904) - 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. douglas88 (9797) - 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). bb (9790) - 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. solidfunk (9734) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2014
Huge IPA here. Pours orange with good head and lacing. Big smell of citrus and pine. Almost a little spice and mint. Some light sweet malt, hints of caramel. Finishes very bitter. Soft carbonation. Tap at Churchkey.