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RATINGS: 1567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
This dangerously drinkable garnet beauty is a hop lover’s delight. The intense dry-hop nose and the alcohol content are perfectly balanced for a caramel candy-like malt finish. This is a serious beer for serious beer afficionados and it only gets better with age. Cellarable for 3 years.

boxofrane's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Split bomber. Pours copper with a small tan head. Aroma is all pine with a trace of malt. Taste is bitter with very little balance. Much more double IPA than barleywine. Awesome!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davidm (1991) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Beautiful beer. Very well balanced, with alcohol content well hidden. Long-lasting flavours with malt character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Turtles (934) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2015
650ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear golden / Amber, thick, creamy white head, rich lacing. Hoppy aroma, fruit, orange marmalade and caramel. Sweet and smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, mildly carbonated. Hoppy, pine taste, grapefruit, wood, resin. Lacks weight, with 9.2%, where is the malt backbone?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopmaestro (846) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2015
Aroma is deep oily and piney hops. A thick malt base bubbles underneath. Taste is quite juicy orange peels with sweet malts and ripe grapefruit. A nice and quite hoppy BW. I feel that there’s something missing though, a little "dead" in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (987) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Malty base with floral and piney hops. Really malty and really hoppy but really balanced and really actually quit lovely. Dank hoppy. Bitter. Dry. Balanced. Nice beer for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1186) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass to drink. The beer had a mostly clear dark amber color with a large bubbly and foamy off white head with above-average retention, and pretty good cling and lacing. The aroma had an interesting blend of grainy, earthy, and floral hops along with a mix of some caramel and fruity malt. The taste was modestly bitter with grainy, citrus, and floral flavors, along with an undertone of lightly sweet and somewhat sour caramel malt. It had strong carbonation and a very dry and thinner body that nevertheless had a large, alcoholic mouth presence and aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
linusb (187) - SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2015
A: Light brown, thin lacing N: Hay, orange T: Hay, orange, floral, hops O: Not what I expected. Bitter and carbonated. More like a Pale Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (4698) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2015
650 ml bottle on the bus home from SMÖF, thanks! ADeep amber with beige head. Aroma is powerful, toffee, fruit, wood, marmalade, pine needle and tropical fruit. Taste is sweet, marmalade, caramel, toffee, bread, sticky woody hops, resin, with a powerful sweet and bitter finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Poured dark orange and Amber with light tan head, big head for a high and beer. Continued carbonation to the end. Earth hop aroma not to overpowering so you could smell the comple mild to rich malts. Very big mouthfeel and some alcohol heat. Finished with a Carmel sweetness but not too thick or cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (3897) - FINLAND - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle. Brown amber. Malty, bit herby greens on nose, rich slight dark bready. Bitter, clean long finish. Ok.

-- bb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (698) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
Flaska 65 cl systembolaget. Mörkorange vätska med gulbrunt skum. Rejäl och kraftfull smak av oljig humle med mycket barr och tropiska frukt. Söt med viss knäckighet. Tjock och fyllig smak med klibbig humlekänsla. Maltig och fin botten med hög efterbeska. Känns som en kraftig dubbel-IPA. Framförallt i doften

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