tyanow (10) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
AVBC is one of my 2 or 3 favorite breweries in the world. So, I bought up a ton of this beer with eager anticipation.
It is drinkable and not bad, but a let down from the hype that I myself created.
Amber with a cream head. The high carbonation keeps the head but it isn’t a thick lasting head.
Aroma is a bit grassy, and a little spicey yeast. The 8.&% can be smelled from 6 inches away.
Taste is good but not great with notes of pine, caramel, light fruit, etc.
Medium body and an oily finish.
This beer isn’t bad, it’s just hard to imagine that this is AVBC’s big Anniversary release.
Beerhunter111 (3200) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit geringer aber schönen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig herb, fruchtig, tropische Früchte. Geschmack stark malzig bitter, fruchtig herb, minimal würzig.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra flaske 0,355l på Bishops Arms Kiruna 20 Apr 13. Mørk aprikosfarget. Høyt luftig skum med kniplingslacing. Skummet varer lenge. Litt uklar. Veldig god aroma av tørket frukt med innslag av plommer. Syrlig fruktsmak. Stikkelsbær. Behagelig tørr fruktig ettersmak som varer lenge.
Beergeek23322 (1953) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/18/2010. From bottle. Aromas of malt, hops, caramel, citrus and spice. Some alcohol burn, but good balance of flavors and finish. Not bad at all.
hallinghansen (1720) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ bandlys blålys. Clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, hops, fruity. Flavour is hops and way to much caramel.
MarcoDL (1392) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very strong tasting IPA. Lots of malt, hops and fruits. Nice beer, but it could have been a bit more balanced.
bobroman (254) - Torun, POLAND - SEP 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good hoppy citrus aroma. Small but durable off-white head. Hazy dark orange body. Great citrus taste and very intensive bitterness. Long lasting aftertaste.
coolfunnj (298) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma has a fruity and yeasty quality along with candyish malt..its a cloudy iced tea colored beer with pure white foamy head plenty of lacing..tastes like the aroma orange fruitiness with candylike sweetness and that spicy yeasty quality not as bitter as most ipa’s either..sticky slick palate and fairly full bodied its good in a way but not a favorite for reasons listed above
JanEric (944) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Lekkerbier, Joure. Dark blonde colour, dense white head. Aroma has hops, balancing between bitterness and fruits. Fruits like citrus and grapefruit. Bitter taste, full bodied, smooth, reasonable long finish. Very nice.
motelpogo (6111) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, at klub malych pivovaru. bright orange with a thin head; aroma of cookie dough and pine; not overly bitter for a double ipa but the better for it, revealing some bready malt, pine, grapefruit and a really clean but not dull character
gunnar (4738) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at Zly Casy, Prague. Pours hazy golden with a huge frothy white head. Aromaof citrussy hops and caramel. Taste is dusty hops, but almost overpowered by the malts.