Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Pours transparent brown with a hint of red. Aroma is a combo of citrus and floral hop notes. The flavor has a nice malt punch followed by a slightly bitter hop finish. Good mouthfeel. Solid. FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2010 Pours a dark red; citric aroma. This is essentially a very hoppy barley wine, or a double ipa with big malt front. Hops don’t feel fresh here, but I’m getting a more floral variety of the hop. Barley wine style caramel malt balance with a double ipa aggressive hop finish. The hops and malt intermingle to get an almost watermelon jello taste at times. Orange rind flavor comes out as it warms, 8.7% is not detectable. No real roast, or stout characters. Quite good, strong beer. joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2009
pours mahogany brown with a fluffy tan head. aroma is sweet, sticky aromatic resiny hops and caramel. nice malty edge. flavor is BITTER floral hops, caramel, dark fruit. loads of malt, bold spicy, earthy, succulent hops. finish is long, dry, bitter. thick and heavy strong ale. glorious. ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2010
The pour is a dark red with some very thick head that laces quite well. Smell has a really strong hop profile, almost too much. On the taste, the fresh hops are so strong that its almost like earwax. However, it is tempered from this by a decent malt backbone. On the aftertaste the pine comes through quite well. Though this beer is almost too agressive to be enjoyed by a casual beer drinker, it certainly is great for those who see Arrogant Bastard as too timid. Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2011
thick, sweet and rather bitter. some grass and pine. light carbonation, abrupt finish. decent.
jerseyjohn71 (308) - Corsicana, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2013
caramel, resin, herbs, tan foam, very bitter, full body, average carbonation, bitter, long finish, im not a hoptard,,, this is like golden monkey ,,, a beer i wont get again soyorganic (307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Nice beer, very drinkable. Smooth black ipa with a nice lingering hop taste. High carbonation and full tasting beer. GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Pours a dark reddish brown with a small amount of off white head. The aroma is sweet and dominated by roasted malt with a little caramel and hoppiness mixed in. The body is medium and the taste is slightly bitter with a good mix of malt and hops as well as some coffee notes. This is much less hoppy than your typical IPA and I would best describe it as a combination of a hop devil and a storm king. As a matter of fact, the aroma is almost exactly the same as a storm king. I like it. oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2009
On tap at Tony’s Place in Ivyland. Color is a deep rich red / brown. Head is not strong. Smells of hops hit your nose. Maybe Crystal hops? I would say this beer is more hop heavy than malt. Alcohol is well hidden under hop kick.