jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, nose is citrus with odd flavors taste is hot and boozy with some grainy finish really not my cup of tea will definitely need to revisit
foles (45) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting. Not a lot of hop aroma. Very very bitter, with a bitter hop flavour underneath. Its got a ton of hops in it, but not very pleasant. Good upper limit for hoppiness.
ration (2153) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a small head. Aroma hops, grass. Cascade hoppy. Bitter taste. Medium palate. Not Bad.
lusikka (7744) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle @ Naamat, Tampere.
Pours a copper orange colour with a firm white head. Aroma of grass, floral hops, hay and gooseberry bush. Flavour of caramel malts, hay, bitter hops, grass and gooseberry bush. Medium bodied, dry mouthfeel and a bitter, warming and caramel finish. Finishes bitter and light sweet. Quite heavy and musty, not refreshing at all.
olio (9544) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2012 355 ml bottle @ Naamat, Tampere.
Pours clear copper color with small head. Aroma of exotic fruits, hops, sweet caramel, floral notes and malts. Flavour of fruits, caramel, malts, goose berries and hints of hay. Stuffy, a bit sweet and caramelly. Definitely a disappointment.
pushkinwow (2692) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, I think as a bonus but not sure from whom, maybe Alan. Clear bold amber with a nice one finger white head that settles to a thin head. A very nice combination of malt and on first blush sweet hops; wet, resin and pine, ripe grapefruit - very interesting "mush" of hops without overwhelming. Moderate to high carbonation, fairly full body, becomes quite bitter but not too much so, dries out the palate to leave a nice resiny coating, lots of malt and hops. Quite tasty.
Reynolds314 (3344) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is fantastic citrus and herbal grass with apparent sweetness. The taste is very much like the title says a complete palate wrecker. Abrasively bitter and harsh but still palatable. Pretty good stuff.
Scipio (855) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bright golden with a white head that lingers for a bit. In the aroma, I get pine, grapefruit, and apple. Taste is very heavy in pine and very hoppy, with some undertones of apple and orange. Aftertaste is all pine and hops and really stays with you for a long time. More slick when drinking and medium bodied. Very dry with heavy bitterness. This is a nice beer from a style that I enjoy.
jbmanz (76) - Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a perfect hazy golden orange.
Citrus and pine delicious aroma.
Could also be called palate cleanser, I do love this bottle of hoppy happy bitterness!
Plovmand (7933) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear deep golden with a medium steady off white head. The aroma is sweet hopp fruity, grape fruit, resin, llight spruce and peaches. Highly hoppy flavour. Bitter and citrussy. Resin, spruce and grass. Loads of hops in this monster.