mortsbrews (10) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2016 IainOg (75) - Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at cap ale west end. deep gold color with thin off-white head. subdued fruitiness on the nose under a bready, yeasty sweetness. hops are there but not on top. taste is sweeter than expected. sweetness lingers into finish before hops come out a bit.
Clever branding and tremendous hype behind this one. To me it falls flat. Taste profile a bit overbearing and citrus presence is unwelcome and excessive. The bottles I had seemed slightly flat as well. JPDIPSO (6257) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Dark golden to copper in color. Fairly sweet start with caramel and light brown sugar. Not real wild, an older bottle just has more maltiness. 9/10
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
Pours a nice golden orangish. Aromas of malts, fruit, and a touch of spice. Has flavors of hops, caramel malts, and a touch of wood that finishes with some nice Brettlike notes. generallee08 (773) - New York, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint 6 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 8.85%, 1.082 OG and 72.51 IBU. It also note that it was fermented with the Westmalle yeast strain.
Appearance: The body has a deep amber color with a thick cloudy yeast haze. It’s topped off with a quick setting head of off white foam. Only a light thin film covering remains after a minute. Lacing is minimal and slick.
Smell: The aroma has sweet bready maltiness with notes of honey and then loads of pineapple, apple peel, orange peel and some pine like hops.
Taste / Palate: The flavor is full of sweet honey notes inside of a deep bready and yeast like base with waves of different fruity notes. My bottle is fairly well aged so hop bitterness is much lower than a fresh bottle. It also worth noting that the 8.85abv is not noticeable at all. The palate and feel are fairly full and smooth. Carbonation is low.
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2015
2 finger head is very rocky with great retention.. very clear lite orange golden brew.
The nose is immediate and surprisingly pungent hoppy.. citric hoppiness with a great pale malt backbone..
Bitter bite out of the gate with pale malts that melt quickly into an unapologetic citric hoppiness.. some floral hoppiness and minor pine come into play... but wow.. this is an IPA... no where near an American Wheat!!!! Maybe a little bready as it warms, but again the hops just strip away any malt components.
I have had a very hard time with this one... I know lagunitas used a bunch of wheat.. but really... the hops are abundant and expected..
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
On the bitter side. Probably would not buy again. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone TorbenJensen (1539) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2015
Wonderful aroma of little apricot, caramel and orange peel. Foam is great at pouring, but quickly falls into a flimsy creamy foam layer on top. It is probably due to the high alcohol strength that foam is not so violent. It is launched as a strong ale. Fruit balance is excellent and it is well to a little heavy caramel. The fruit is again orange peel and apricot, perhaps also a little peach. I think it is close to an English barley wine, because just British barley wines often packs taste of alcohol into good fruity malt tones and caramel, while the American barley wines are much more alcohol dominated and often much stronger. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2015
On tap at Taze. Nice nose with mix of spicy-herbal fresh hops and light wildish funk. Dry. Golden amber with light haze, topped with white fluffy creamy lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts and stays dry with carbonic fizz. Big hop flavor but not too bitter. Nice wild funky notes with big bitter finish and smooth after. Tasty. rouhlas (3665) - GREECE - JUN 26, 2015
750ml bottle. Ambeer orange color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, yeasty, spicy, fruity citrusy. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Tap, aroma is malts and pine with some citrus, taste is well balanced malts and citrus and earthy hops, seems more along the lines of an ipa... nice