tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Release no.18 2014. Medium amber pour with a slight ruby cast. Excellent head and good lacing retention. Nice complex nose of citrus (grapefruit, mango, orange) and spruce hops over a rich caramel background. Almost full bodied with a creamy texture and a slightly above normal carbonation level that has a bit of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is complex, but a bit unbalanced due to the alcohol content bite. It begins with the hop flavors of the nose, flows to a rich caramel sweetness which is accompanied by a medium well rounded bitterness. It progresses to the finish where alcohol predominates over a residual sweetness, leaving an alcohol burn on the tongue and back of the throat. While outstanding, it could be improved by reducing the alcohol content a percent or two to achieve better balance.
Patrickctenchi (6090) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber with creamy, off-white head.
Caramel, orange, resin aroma.
Taste is sweet caramel malt, candied-orange, sweet pine.
Big bodied.....increasing resiny bitter....
A little alcohol warmth, but not boozy at all....nicely done.
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange juice, caramel malt, pine, and grapefruit peel aroma. Hazy amber with large light tan head. Moderately sweet orange, caramel malt, and moderately bitter grapefruit peel/pine flavor. Nice balance and body. Very good.
altonbrownd (5769) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[9/7/2016] On tap at Churchkey : Hazy mango body with sweet nose. Taste of hops, caramel. Smooth and clean. Packs the punch.
monk191 (1776) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good well balanced imperial IPA. Pours a very nice cloudy orange with a white head. Smells great, berries, citrus and pine. Taste is less hoppy then expected, which is a good thing. Balanced. Bubbles on your tongue to start, with lots of citrus, grapefruit, caramel and sea salt, with honey and pine in the finish. Had on tap at NW Growlers.
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bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - SEP 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled five oz of both normal and double dry-hopped. The former was delicious, but the latter was just killer. I loved it. Great malty balance to offset the huge hops, but still enough dankness to kill a small animal
jc1762 (846) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Double dry hopped version at Avery tap takeover at Churchkey. Tap into a snifter showing lightly filtered orange with a thin white finger of foam.
The nose shows rich pineapple.
The palate is moderately carbonated and light bodied. Pineapple forward with a light zestiness and moderate bitterness on the finish.
Bule (1854) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle pours a slightly hazy pale brown color with a bit of head. Thick maltiness. English style hops that balance the malt sweetness well.
Der_Biermann (9) - - AUG 20, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very clear, amber color. Aroma is hoppy and you can tell the malty aroma ... When tasting it i could tell the sweetness, very obvious sweetness. Then the bitterness comes. Well balanced. moderate dry finish. Nice!
Dal9000 (541) - Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Whiskey Barrel. Pours cloudy yellow. Creamy mouthfeel with a orange floral thick middle and a long lingering tang.
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OrthoDoc (188) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge Titan of a beer that favors the malts over the hops. Flavor mostly of sweet malts with piney and bitter hops in the background. Thick mouthfeel. Intense sipper type of beer. Not my style. Would buy Ruinten over this to get more brightness from the hops. WBA.
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