ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
FROM NOTES: July 16, ’12
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.
A: Strong malt notes and progressive pine and citrus hop notes. Sweet with orange citrus and white grape juice and supporting maltiness. It dances from malt dominant to hop dominant in the nose.
A: Clear deep amber orange, two-finger head with some lacing. This is a sexy as a Black Ale can look!
T: Follows the nose with strong malt flavors, but a lot less sweet malt than I expected from the nose. Nice hop piney bitterness, earthy, floral, with a hint of malty caramel, very well balanced.
P: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Slightly buttery/creamy.
O: Malt bomb + Hop Monster = Yakima Glory. I freakin’ LOVE IT! coolfunnj (374) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2010
a hop monster,of course but at 8.7 abv theres got to be a balancing caramel/roasty sweetness..piney aroma...nice looking good lacing easy to drink slight bitter finish..overall well balanced with upfront hoppiness on my first looking forward to the other 5 RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2010
caramel, bread, hay, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty
resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, herbs
dough, barnyard, cheese, basement aromas, leather, earthy, leaves
alcohol, banana, bubblegum, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, cough drop, ginger, licorice, raisin, rotten eggs, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, woody jnkor (364) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2012
At first glance, wasn't optimistic, but taste was amazing. Aroma slight hippiness, maybe a little stale. Poured with a large head that quickly died off. Strangle color - more of a burgundy red. Hoppy with a bitter palate, not too sweet. Carbonation is light and refreshing. Stale aftertaste, but not too lasting. machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
On tap at the brass rail, the beer poured dark amber. This beer was exceptionally fresh and tasty, with a piney hop character that wasn’t overly bitter. This is an awesome and very drinkable IPA where the alcohol is hardly noticable. Very well balanced.
Scouser (350) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
A nice looking beer, deep reddish brown colour, with lots of cream coloured head and lacing. Nice floral citrus aroma. Hoppy bitterness with caramel, coffee undertones. A nicely balanced complex beer. Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2013 Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a ruby black with a thick head. Aroma is hops on hops with a warm malt under tone. Taste is a ipa with a fine malt ale under merge. Finish is the same first bitter then warm. A very good ipa ale. tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2009
dark ipa. looks more like a porter. solid hop flavor and aroma, lightly sweet. an interesting beer. worth tasting. jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2010
This beer is two big flavors meeting up. The strong dark malts get a tad overpowered by the huge floral, hoppy taste. In the end, the high ABV is hidden well and it’s pretty well-balanced leaning toward the hoppy side - real good beer. jrmac (335) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2010
A very intriguing brew. Looks like a brown ale, but has a massive amount of hops thrown in. It taste is like a charred IPA or something. I will re rate this later.