yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a small lacing white head. Aroma is solid peachy hops. Smooth mouthfeel with a nice grapes note. Bitter and mellow tangerine flavoured finish. Very smooth and elegant.
oh6gdx (20618) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can@Oliver Twist, Stockholm (old backlog). Goldeny orange colour with a mediumsized white head. Aroma is big time fruity and floral notes with some caramel and mild grainy notes. Overall quite sweet. Flavour is sweet malts, mild fruity and floral hoppyness along with some honey, grass and mild tropical fruit juice. Mild spicy and herbal notes in the finish as well.
omhper (19657) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear deep golden, faint head. Rich lychee aroma. Sweet and marmelady with near full body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Hugely hoppy with tangerine, lychee and seville orange. Really bitter finish. Hugely citric, but the oak is not noticed - which is probably good as oak and citric hops is a match made in hell.
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Elizabeth Station, Bellingham, WA
"Ale aged on oak spirals"
Hazy golden color, with small head. Moderate aroma of fruity hops, some toffee and some iodine. Correct body strength, the mouthfeel is lean for this size, with moderate sweetness and no crystal malt; good flavor of caramel and toffee, with strong bitterness, and also strong resiny presence; some fruits from the hop too; the final is also vaguely piney.
Balanced, very good.
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 21st Amendment. A finger thick white head sits on top of an unclear golden body. The aroma has some sweetish notes, but is mostly on the peachy, grassy and tropical fruity side. Pine cone notes too. Some alcohol notes in the mouth, full body and pleasant, soft carbonation. Sweet flavor with a good bitterness. Pine cones, peaches and orange peel too. Bitter, fruity and a tad sweet finish that lasts. Overall, too sweet, but also nice. 130805
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Lightly hazed light amber body topped by large off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, oak, grapefruit, some bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, wood, light alcohol burn, pine. Medium-full body, resin, low carbonation.
Leighton (11319) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can at a tasting. Pours clear gold with a delicate, white head. Fresh pine aroma, some sugar. Very sweet flavor, some honey and light caramel, ripe citrus. Medium to full in body with average carbonation. Sticky finish, oil, resinous, more nice pine, faint dirt. Great beer.
bhensonb (11251) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can from Half Time. Pours hazy light amber with a slight off-white head. Floral/citrus for aroma. Med body. Flavor is citrus, perfumey floral over nice light caramel backbone. Very floral. Incredibly hoppy without harshness or super bitterness. It’s just very hoppy and very bitter. Incredible amounts of hop. Excellent.
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours a white head and slightly hazy gold color. Aroma is grapefruit, sweet grapefruit/resin. Taste is grapefruit, sweet grapefruit/resin hops bite, backbone of medium malt. Drying finish with slickness. Good effervescence. Sipping.
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is an orange-amber color with a dense, soapy white head with great lacing.
S: Perhaps not surprisingly, this is pretty sweet on the nose. Lots of sweet fruity hops giving a grapefruit and citrus aroma to the beer. There is a lot of caramel and sugary sweetness, though, which isn’t really what I like in an IPA.
T: Very sweet, way too much for me. Brown sugar, caramel, and toffee provide a sugary base to the beer. There is hop character to it, but it’s sweet as well. Tropical fruits, sweet oranges, grapefruit, and perhaps a negligible amount of pine.
M: The body is medium to full with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: This is definitely leaning toward the barleywine side of things. Not sure why this one gets talked up so much...I was not a fan.