matty (431) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2009
22 oz. bottle, nice aroma of grapefruit, off-white head with a little lacing, red/golden copper color. Strong alcohol taste, but not overpowering. Nice warmer - good for coming in from shoveling snow. WIll drink again. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2009
22oz bottle, gold foil. Red, copper color, off-white rocky head. Aroma of raisins, dried fruit, lots of sweet grapefruit. Nice complex malt body. Lots of caramel flavor, well balanced. a bit of Cascade florals floating around in the finish. It’s ok. Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Pours a golden copper color with a good head and adequate carbonation. Aroma is of hops, floral, citrus, pine, and more hops. The first taste hits you pretty strongly - very hoppy and slight malts (the way I like it) - and at first I didn’t think I’d like it, but this one really grows on you. The 9.2% warms you up quickly and the wonderful hop flavors persist through the finish, but don’t leave you with a bitter taste. Very enjoyable, though in the end, it tastes hoppier than the IBUs would indicate - almost up there with a Ruination (100+) but it’s really only at 70. jcwattsrugger (12427) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
22 oz bottle-pours a dissipating off white head and amber color. Aroma is biting perfumy hops. Taste is biting pine/perfumy hops, some light/medium malt, alcohol.
rocbyter (2131) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Hoppy wood aroma. Clear orange color with a small white head. Bitter throughout fades lightly in the finish.
jazz88 (2680) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle. A deep amber color with a foamy white head. A strong crisp pine, grass and citrus aroma that is almost biting when the beer is cold. A spicy pine hop flavor with a touch of sweetness on an otherwise dry bitter palate. It is kind of rough, but I appreciate its aggressiveness. wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 2, 2009
finally a pugsleys thats not a drain pour! if you aged this it would be 100x better than the barleywine. jimhilt (2611) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly to thin layer leaving a good lace. Almost clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit hop nose. Flavor is sweet grapefruit hops with a piney hop finish. Higher ABV is hidden. $7.50 for a 22oz bottle from Smiley’s Beverage Dover, NH. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle at home - Shared with the mob. Clear amber - white head. caramel, fruity, toasted, candy, nice hoppy, graoe, grassy, pepper. OK, TEJA (3099) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle from Systembolaget, Sweden. Big white fluffy haed that quickly dissapears to a thin lace. Opaque orange color. Aroma with lots of caramell and fruits with nice hops. Taste is alcoholic in the beginning than you start to notice the caramell and a plesent bitterness with a small hop taste. A litle to strong to be perfect but still a real good IPA.