BigDaddyBlues (48) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2007
I saw another reviewer call this a "hopped out barley wine." I was trying to come up with a way to describe this beer and that hit it perfectly. I see some others say the alcohol was hidden well. Maybe my taste buds were in rare form when I drank this but the alcohol came through strongly for me. xmarcnolanx (937) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2007
This is pretty average. Almost a B-Wine. Not really that hoppy, but more malty than anything else. Decent aroma, but not huge and inviting. Just bah; boring. ganache (5908) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle. Lovely sweet grapefruit-and-lychee aroma. Touch of sweetish resin. Clear amberish body with a lovely rocky, creamy head. Bittersweet flavor, more sticky than either bitter or sweet. Full, malty body with a medial amount of alcohol seeping into the taste. Really hasn’t grabbed me by the balls and called me to attention cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Well, that hits the spot. Now I need more characters to make 75. hoppy hoppy hoppy hoppy hoppy hoppy sticky sticky sticky sticky sticky sticky smooth smooth smooth smooth smooth. There, you hoppy now? League game, Smoky.
Cobra (1100) - - AUG 7, 2007
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date seen, but it’s the 2007 Summer batch. Poured out a deep orange color, with a huge, sticky, white head. Left a considerable amount of lacing down the sides of the glass. Aromas are of orange-y hops, citrus, sweet malts. Flavors are of citrusy hops, malts, and slightly yeasty too. Alcohol is well hidden, but it does sneak up on you. Thick, creamy mouthfeel, well done beer overall.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2007
22 oz bottle pours a clear apricot body with an immense vanilla head. Aroma is luscious, with citrusy and floral hop oils. Medium body is a bit resinous with hops. Taste is citrusy bitter, with lots of grapefruit and pineapple notes. Bready caramel malt presence keeps the hops in check. Alcohol is well disguised. Very well balanced, overall. Quite tasty. dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2007
22 oz bottle thanks to black95tt. Poured a deep amber with a huge creamy head that stuck to the side of my Duvell tulip glass. Citrus hop aroma that was so strong I was getting notes of pineapple. Flavor was loads of hops but not overpowering and bitter but pleasant that made you want more. This is one pretty darn good beer and the best I have had from Southern Tier. lamas (1639) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2007
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber with a big antique white head. A rather floral aroma with plenty of grapefruits, oranges and pine. Goes down thick and smooth. Starts off with grapefruits and transitions to some caramel flavors. Finishes just a tad harsh. The alcohol is surprisingly well-hidden considering the high ABV. Sticky. bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Bartzilla’s Death Metal Beer day June 07. Shared with Bartzilla, Naven, WeeHeavySD and others. Golden brew with a health additon of piney hops. Falvor hads pelnty of maltiness which added a nicesweetness to balence out the bitter hops. A bit sticky, but otherwise a good solid IIPA. mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Bomber, courtesy of john_adam2002, pours a golden orange with a decent off-white head, good lacing. Aroma of floral, pine and some caramel. Flavor brings the floral forward, with a nice hops bite and some sweetness from the malts. Palate is smooth and creamy, quite full. A solid IIPA.