Meilby (9827) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ ChurchKey, Washington, DC
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape, pine, peach and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, malty, caramel, citrus, grape, peach and pine finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
ctipping (364) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
Dark amber color. Very dark for an IPA. Quite clear for an IPA, too. Cream head that disappears quickly, not much lacing, but there’s a good amount of residue on the top of the beer.
Smell is dominated by grapefruit. Great aroma. Sweet background caramel smell. Smells great and lets you know it’s not a light IPA by any means.
Citrusy hop flavor. Not bitter at first. The fresh hoppiness gives way to a strong malt sweetness very quickly. The end is a bitter finish. As it warms it picks up a slightly odd aftertaste I can’t quite pinpoint.
Has the mouthfeel of a barleywine. Syrupy with all the sweetness. Much like a Bigfoot’s mouthfeel. Very heavy bodied for an IPA.
Overall - I’ve had two bottles. The first I was not happy with. The second one I am much happier with. There’s definitely an off-flavor in there. The second time around I didn’t detect it as much.
euniceradio (242) - Colton, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber to tulip. Dark cloudy ruby red. Tan head. Aroma of pine, grass, floral, fresh hops and citrus. Taste is malty balance with pine, caramel, booze, dough, raisin. Super strong, but really well balanced with some real heat in the finish.
Berard (481) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours murky orange with a thin white head that lingers around the rim. Nice citrus hop aroma over mild carbonation. Unfortunately, the booziness overwhelms the hop profile.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
PlinyDad1952 (111) - - JUN 1, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
HEY WHAT IS THIS JU$K LET ME TELL YOU WHY ITS NOT A DUBEL IPA (DUBEL INDIAN PALE ALE) BECAUSE NO HOPS IN THEY’RE SMELL OR TASTE. PLINY (THE NOMBER 1 BEER IN THE EARTH) HAS THEY’RE HOPS AND 200++ IBU THAT YOU CAN TELL ITS THE BEST BEER BUT MAJARRAJA CAN ONLY BE 127 IBU AT MOST THIS TASTE LIKE A LITE BEERS, WICH IS FINE BUTT AGAIN STOP AVERDTIZE DUBEL IPA WHEN THEY’RE NO HOP. ALSO DO YOUR OWN HOPS!!!!!
culchiem (3106) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from San Jose. Cloudy orange with a thin head. Aroma is sticky fruit. Flavor is fruity malt, jam and sticky hop. No indication of the strength at all.
kustie (476) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@rattlenhum,NYC. Amber color with small but intense head. Taste is intense bitter with long aftertaste. Not especially sweet or dry. Flavors of malt, citrus, crispy hops, pine. Good and very intense.
RickReallyBrew (75) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This Imperial IPA is good but not outstanding. I can’t actually recall why I rated it this low but I do recall my initial impression and that it did not improve at all over the course of draining a 22 oz bomber. I did drink the Tzar Imperial Stout the same weekend and was so impressed tried to find more later that month. These are widely different style beers and cannot be compared. Avery misses the mark with me in a variety of beers I’ve tried by Avery. This one lines up on the "not impressed" list for Avery.
KyotoLefty (7975) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Harenohi. glowing orange-amber, clear. Huge jammy stone fruit and marmalade nose, orange, peach, some caramel. Sweet and jammy, pine resins, stewed apricots. Huge fruit and good bitterness, with mild caramel notes. Good stuff. Manages to avoid too much syrupy character.
Nocturne (1273) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Devil Craft Hamamatsucho, Tokyo. Slight hazy amber. Thin covering of head. Huge floral hop and caramel aroma. Insanely concentrated taste, same kind of floral hoppiness, very bitter but drinkable too. Immense but they’ve made it work.