4theluvofbeer (115) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
Nice aroma of citrus, floral, caramel and pine. Great hoppy citrus flavor that goes on and on. WillemsUrenkel (2019) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle, 1 Pint, 16 fl oz, just in time opened after the firework in Abington, PA, in a hotel room nearby. Clear dark golden in the glass, small head. Hopy grapefruit on the nose. Starts very hopy, but also with a fruity sweetness. Pleasant bitterness, malt in the background. Very complex. And you don´t smell the 9,4% alcohol! Good one! beersorcerer (52) - Armpit of the Panhandle, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
22oz Bomber, Enjoy By 7/4/2014 (following Enjoy By 02-14-14 & Enjoy By 09-13-13).
Today: Seriously, there’s very little comparison...
to other fresh hops in a bottle or can, this seems where it all started - from the perspective of a SouthEasterner from the "not-of-late" Florida beer wasteland.
But seriously: I have ENJOYed this beer from the first pouring.
A near perfect package. In a bottle or on tap. And I am a big fan of packaging: ask my friend Madge, the Malt O’ Meal line manager...
...so go and GET the next one; open it by the prescribed date (you can’t miss it); pour it into a suitable beverage drinking container and ENJOY!!! trollcat (20) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Whole lot of awesome hops packed into a fresh brew that isn’t overly malted. However, the 9.4% abv gives it a real unnecessary booziness that takes away from the flavor. Could definitely stand to be a lower gravity beer and pack the same fresh hoppy punch.
Would normally associate that kind of gravity with a sweeter maltier imperial IPA having less focus on immediate freshness.
Really good, but something short of great. Gachupines (1252) - USA - JUL 2, 2014
Golden with a thick white head. Aroma is fresh hops, a bit of pine with an almost woody character. Flavor is fresh hops, pine with a tiny bit of malt. A little resinous with a bit of sweetness. Very clean, not sticky at all and very tasty.
Pieboss (6) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2014 does not count
On draft. Ruckus Cary. By far my least favorite of the series. Maybe it is too close to the date as this is one of my favs. Just not very good comparitivly. jerd16 (226) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Oh this is a hop bomb. Aroma sells out. Lots of pine, caramel-malt, floral, grapefruit, peach. Some onion. Right up there on the aroma Richter scale.
Reminds me an awful lot of Magic Rock’s Unhuman Cannonball in taste as well...Medium/full body but becomes a little watery on the back-end. Really quite sweet initially: honey, stone-fruit. Pine resin barges it out the way and balances caramel tones. Finish is moderately bitter and offers some medicinal honey. Great beer, wonderful sipper on the porch at night. Thoroughly enjoyable. BSDrews (1) - Elkhorn, Nebraska, USA - JUL 1, 2014 does not count
Fantastic Beer, poured with a nice head into a 10 oz glass. Aroma is unbelievable, doesn’t compare to anything I have smelled before. Poured a beautiful golden with a nice frothy head. Taste, I don’t really know what to say besides malty hop bomb, which for the style is exactly what I am looking for. Not overly bitter, but instead lots of true hop flavor. Would definitely have again. dutch23mp (317) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Off the chart IPA. The overall I would of rated higher but think it unfair to not leave room for the perfect beer, like looking for the holy grail. The Aroma is floral with citrus hints perfectly balanced. The 9.4 Alcohol is really hidden. Made the mistake of using a shaker this should be served in a sniffer. The appearance is nothing much golden color with a minimal white head. Taste is a pleasant bitter hoppy taste. Thin but full bodied with a long finish. Damn good IPA up there with the best I have had BcOneSeven (46) - Newville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Beyond perfect! The aroma is unbelievable! This is the definition of an IPA!
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