allmyvinyl (10995) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2016 firedog23 (73) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Purchased one of the last three bottles that were available in England on 17 Oct 2012. This was one of the best beers brewed. At 8.9%, this is crazy easy to drink and should be savoured for ever. Please brew this again.
Drank with friends in BurySt Edmunds, England.
Bottle from Craigs, dregs run. Pours cloudy orange-brown with a thin white head. Aromas of citrus, spice. Taste is boozy, bitter, some caramel. Clean finish. McNeillR (2329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Fairly murky but dense orange, soft but dense ringed head. Nose is bright gummy spicy marmalade and big tropical fruit spiciness. Carbonation is still fairly solid and mouthfeel clean and lean enough for the ABV and sweetness abound. Finishes clean enough, lip licking sweetness and vibrant malt spicy linger.GlasgowTAD (1897) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle fae Citizen Brock, Pig Out Tasting.
Pours cloudy orange with a slight white head. Aroma is weak caramel and slight grass. Taste is caramel, mango, pine, cardboard. zgaier (1962) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Bomber. Pours a hazy copper orange with an off white head and aroma of hops and citrus. Taste is of hops, citrus, , fruity notes, caramel, and malts, with a tropical frui, slightly bitter finish. jjgmd (2248) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Pours a dark rusty orange pour with a small beige head. Nose is deep citrus, predominately tropical with very soft pine .Taste is a nice bittersweet mouthful of tropical fruit . Finishes on the same citrusy bittersweet notes with a dry finish . Nice ! Quaff Score 7 / 10
Stuu666 (14805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is citrus, pineapple, caramel, taste is similar, light and bitter. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2015
bottle, this has held up well. orangish pour, fuller bodied. citrus, fruity sweetness, grapefruit, orange, peach notes. Bitterness has held up pretty well. Full flavored. Nice slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"this had some kick to it, but I was really surprised that it was 9%. Interesting and complex aroma with spicy sweet english malts and copious amounts of citrus and tropical fruit-like american hops. Definitely enjoyed this one." GarrettB (1656) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2014
December 28th, 2012 - I might have a holiday hang over - not the alcohol kind, mind you, but the sort that finds an emotional crutch on all the decor and temporally bracketed good cheer and good will - but beer is still on the menu. Tonight’s treat is O’dell’s Pond Hopper, a collaborative project with Thornbridge, way away on the other side of the Atlantic. These are always promising, as some of the subtler tastes found in English ales can often benefit bolder, more explosive profiles of American brews. I check to see if this maxim-sans-evidence is true in this case. A tropical fruit hat of aromas emanates from the brew - a foxy orange and hazy liquid - including banana, mango, a splash of grapefruit for just the right amount of bitterness, the sugary sweetness and cinnamon of a cinnamon roll, and a yeasty dough smell. The flavor is thick and boozy, and supported by flavors of apricot and peach, and a deep orange. These fruit flavors blaze across the tongue and leave in its wake the flavor of apricot jam on the aftertaste. The yeasty note from the nose appears here too, though is often crowded out by the heavy alcohol and fruity esters. Did the stereotype hold up? Not at all. This is a big, bold, brassy brew. Whatever the English breweries added were not restraints, but more flavor. It’s a bit wild, but I like it. kevinator (2704) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Really good. Strong mix of hops aromas with a subtle caramel hint. Dark copper color with a slight unfiltered look. Medium weight that coated the mouth. Decent carbonation. Blended well and somewhat sharp from the bitterness. Caramel malt background added a good base. Would definitely try again.