vvesside (256) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’d heard good things about this one and it did not disappoint. Bottle from Nugget. Lots of complex hop flavors, unique citrus profile, pine, spices... very good.
Spab (2128) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a fairly clear golden colour with lasting white head. Aroma is full of spicy hops, some subtler tropical fruit and caramel malt. Flavour has big spicy hoppiness, some resin and tangerine notes, solid caramel malt backbone and a little alcohol. Body verges on full. Nice IIPA.
Dohny (148) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle. Slightly hazy yellow color. Citrusy hops aroma. Caramel malts in flavor, grapefruit zest. Well ballanced sweetnes and bitterness.
Gurthnar (1249) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma is clean American style, hoppy. Citrusy resiny, lightly woody. Bright golden colour. Taste is initially nice smooth honeyish caramel malty. The hoppy bitterness is intensive, but not unpleasant. Pineapple, grapefruit, orange. Full bodied, higher carbonation. Long dry hoppy finish. Very good intensive IPA.
Cuso (3802) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy orange yellow color with thick white head. Strong hoppy aroma with tangerines, orange zest, malt. Solid malty base followed by fruity hops together with oranges, tangerines, orange zest. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.
MisoW (794) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Behind the hills beer tasting 2014. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is sweet, floral hops, grapefruit, pine, tangerines. Taste is bitter, lightly sweet, hints of alcohol, grapefruit, tangerines. Nice bittersweet finish.
fajry (112) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaska. Zlata farba, pekna biela pena. Prijemna ovocna vona, v pozadi citit citrusovy chmel. Vyvazene telo. V chuti citit alkohol, ktory je hned neutralizovany prijemnou horkostou.
jbuskirk (301) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
For an Imperial IPA, YuleSmith was surprisingly sweet. Granted, the bottle I drank from had a fair amount of age on it, and the hop bitterness had been completely muted. The hop notes hinted at tangerine and berry. The big, sweet malt backbone is what really caught my attention. It provided a whole lot of caramel flavor and aroma. While I’d like to try a fresher batch for comparison, YuleSmith made an impression by being one of the most palatable Imperial IPA’s I’ve ever tried.
HuskerTan (343) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Thanks Chris "Budznsudz")
A- Caramel, Butterscotch, citrus, bread.
A- Dark yellow color, super cloudy liquid, minimal head.
T- Caramel, slight bitterness, citrus, anise, licorice.
P- Medium body, average texture, little carbonation, spiced finish.
O- You could tell it had some age on it as there was virtually no head to a beer that was suppose to be super heady. The flavors and aromas were crazy. Lots of caramels mixed with fruits, and some anise notes towards the finish. Pretty complex and a solid beer.
Barrelbelly (596) - BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with large head. Very flowery aroma and taste. Grainy, dry bitter finish.
RRistow12 (175) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy straw yellow with nice white head. Lots of lacing. Excellent citrus aroma. Taste is grapefruit, orange, spices with hints of caramel and pine. Supremely well balanced for a double IPA with excellent bitter taste. Medium bodied with a carbonated, crisp mouthfeel. Great IPA.
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