rumproasts (5546) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
can. amber orange with one finger head. maltier than you’d expect from appearance. substantial hops with quite a bit of bitterness. light booze. can’t decide if this is a mess or just a big beer. Niko100 (2980) - Chicago, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Hazy amber/orange color w/ floaties; Medium creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, citrus hops, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, some fruit, and citrus (notably tangerine); Finish is fairly bitter; A little harsh - but ok. williamherbert (1546) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 6, 2014
Dark carrot orange. Massive head of pure white. Cloudy, with the odd bubble floating up every so often. Looks very inviting; what more can you ask for? Lots of yeast whirls around after the final pour.
First aroma is bubblegum, then sweet candi sugars. Blunted slightly by a toasted quality, with a dirty, earthy finish (which salvages it, actually).
The flavors are a unique sugary flavor: A flavor I don’t think I’ve ever had before: it’s got the rounded toffee sweetness of a bock, crossed with the bubblegum and cotton candy sugars of some kind of a liquified sugar drink. Again, potting soil earthiness shows up toward the end. The hop balance isn’t really a balance at all: it’s a pungent, pine-oil hop that actually doubles down on the sweetness and makes it a true challenge.
The feel is chunky, chewy. Somewhere between a bock and a cherry liqueur. The issue is that it’s so sweet, AND they put it in a can, so you can’t even just pour half a bottle, cork it, and finish the rest. It’s almost troubling how sweet this is. I don’t actually hate it, I just never want to drink another 12 oz at once. DocJitsu (2025) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Amber color with a short, creamy, smooth tan head with a greenish hue. Tons of vegetable matter floaties. Malty nose with hints of hop. Smooth, puffy mouthfeel. Malt-forward with hop bitterness arriving late. Braudog (6803) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Can. Very nice visual pour for style ... richly orange-red, with a big solid head. The aroma is sweet and malty. This drinks with a definite sweet edge up front, sweet as table sugar. But then there’s an interesting blend of stuff behind that, from a cloying spicy edge to an almost blood-orange acidity. Fairly light bodied, which makes it more drinkable. (#5467, 3/18/2014)
BREWMUSKCLES (2729) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2013
good malt and better hop flavor of pine and grapefruit that is sweet with a lemonade tang and a totally appropriate finish in hop. malt wafts in with body . longer finish bitter and nicely sweet. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Split Thy Vintage Skull. Pours pretty flat, no carbonation at all. Aroma is iced tea. Flavor is peach and orange, along with the previously mentioned iced tea. Dusty dry with a nice hoppiness. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Tap @ Barcade. Was told this was vintage 2005. Poured a very hazy amber color with a thin off-white head. The aroma was of aged malt and aged fruit with a mild tartness. The flavor was the same as the aroma but fuller. Mildly bitter finish with good warmth and a medium body. puzzl (3260) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Tap at Barcade. Dank, light hop aroma with good spices and a bit of licorice. Odd fruity flavor, like unripe fruits. Slightly sour, perhaps infected. Don’t think this was what they were intending. Still is decent and enjoyable, though. JoeMcPhee (9516) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
Tap at Hop Devil Grill. Deep amber beer, thick white head. Aroma is both earthy and peachy with light spicy hops as well. A bit of appley fruity character throughout along with a lasting peachiness as well. Earthy flavour with some toasty maltiness throughout. Resiny hoppyness with a lingering bitter finish.