maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
On tap at The Belvidere at Broad on 03/30/2010. Hazy orange body with a large rocky tan head. Big citrus and resiny hop aroma. Big citrus, resiny and simcoe flavor with a sweet pale malt background. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.
bbbeer (852) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Yellow-orange with small head. Aroma with vegetal-type hops. Full body, don’t notice alcohol up front but there after a few sips. Bitter hops, mostly grassy with minor citrus and soapy flavors. I don’t know, there’s nothing off or poorly made about it but just not my favorite. slowrunner77 (12471) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2015 Whoa. Hellooooo senses. Hop grenade indeed. If Gordon is technically an imperial red, this is their true IIPA, and damn is it good. the aroma is just about perfection. citrusy juicy hops in every layer. the spiciness lets you beleive there is a hop complexity that really isn’t there, as this aspect is from the malts. smooth and drinkable, although at 10% it doesn’t exactly sneak up on you, but the citrus/spicy/sweet aspects due more than enough to distract from the alcohol. excellent beer! we’ll have this bad boy going head to head with a fresh gordon when we can find one. another winner from OB."
Older batches better (4.5) hasn’t been better than 4.2-3 for a couple years now (12/15) decaturstevo (6342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Sweet malt and resin on the nose. Gold/orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Sweet malt with a medium bitter resin finish. Medium/full bodied with smooth carbonation. Very nice beer. holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2010
12oz can. Pours a hazed orange with a creamy soapy off-white head. Nice nose of fresh florals and grapefruit with some alcohol, malt, and lemon underneath. Syruppy on the sweet side flavors. Herbal grassy hop flavors with the syruppy malts and alcohol. Too much, booze, sweet malt, and bitter grassiness in the flavor. Too bad, it was a promising beer.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Pours golden amber with a mostly receding off-white head. Notes of thick grapefruit resin, sweet citrus, alcohol, and thick pine resins. Full bodied, quite resinous with lively carbonation. Delicious. gunnfryd (15099) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2010
Can at Patricks. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, fruit, peaches, pine. Flavour is sweet, hop, fruit, peaches, pine, alcohol, grain. bitter finish. Full bodied nice beer. Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Thick rich and smooth with a very vegetal hop character. Candy sweetness is also apparent.Thick in body and heady in booze. yespr (46654) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2010
12 fl oz can. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and grape fruity. Dry and distinct grapefruity. Mild spiced and dry herbal. Bitter and hoppy finish. Bone dry.
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2010
The pour is a deep orange that is mostly clear with a small fleeting white head. Citrus rind aroma and a nearby forest with damp pine forest nearby. Sweet, mango fruit flavor that somehow manages some dryness in the finish. Very fruity & juicy