Baramba (760) - ITALY - DEC 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Amber with huge white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Long bitter flavour, fruits, grass, pine
vipinvelp (3607) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
PINT tasting. Good hoppy aroma, somligh citrus notes. Lasting, lacing off-white foam. Strong bitter taste, lastng quite long. (Arnhem 201512)
Nie (95) - - DEC 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to cup. Sweet citrus/pine nose. Cloudy tiny yeast particles suspended in golden orange. Malt forward then à sticky sweetness, the hops a bit backstage but linger citrus. Medium toward a richer body.
Bov (11689) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Erzbierschof - hazy dark orange beer with a little foam left; fresh and solid grapefruity hoppy notes, light piney and peachy; light fizzy and full-bodied; juicy and very bitter, light residual sugars; gently chewy and very fruity hoppy finish
SlackerMads (2719) - DENMARK - DEC 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg. Hazy copper with a medium sized off white head with good retention and lace. Nose has wood, herbs, dried green plants. Flavour also has some light wood, green plants, honey, light alcohol, caramel. Full body, soft carbonation, filling sweetness, no rough bitterness, soft mouthfeel. Not bad.
charlotte (5115) - rødovre, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap.Dark amber colour with medium white head.Aroma is fruity of exotic fruits and toffee caramel but most of pineapple and mango soft and smooth but with some harsh finish overall.
R4N5H (675) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into a long stemmed tulip glass on 16-Nov-2015. Hazy amber, almost murky n colour with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel and pine. Sweetness of the malt upfront followed by tropical fruit and bitter graoefruit. Long bitterness on the palate.
drjoeng (696) - SINGAPORE - NOV 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10%ABV. Imperial IPA.
Poured out of the bottle a deep clear amber. 14ºSRM
Nose is has nice clean citrus aromas of barely ripe Valencia oranges, kumquats and tangerines. The brew also has a nice sweet malty aroma with a hint of yeasty funk. There is a hint of boiling raw cane sugar richness to the nose as well.
Mouthfeel is soapy. There is is ponderous hoppy palate with fresh pine needles, grass and resin. Carbonation is pronounced and necessary. There are nice roasted malt, graham cracker, biscuit and lightly browned wheat toast flavors. There is a nice nutty quality to the palate suggesting pecans and hazelnuts.
Finish is medium with the hoppy bitterness predominating, some hyssop, but not aggressively so.
Overall, was very impressed by the fact that the palat was so well balanced that the alcohol never really figured into the tasting.
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cokolwiek11 (320) - POLAND - NOV 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330cl bottle, bottled 1/15/15, so drink before 1/15/16.
Light amber, cloudy (a lot of sediment in bottle, could not get it clear), 1 finger of white head.
Aroma: Sweet citrus (mainly sweet orange and mandarine), honey, dried fruits (peech, maybe some figs), sweet malts. More malty than hoppy, but very sweet and pleasant.
Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter, nicely balanced. Biscuity malt, citrus (sweet orange juice), resiny bitterness.
Palate: medium body, low cabonation, nicely hidden alcohol, very drinkable.
Overall: At this point in time this beer is not enough hoppy to be an good IIPA, not enough malty though to be good american barley wine. But it’s still very tasty, very balanced beer, incredibly drinkable, and I definitly could get a lot of this (and get totally drunk before i’ll knew it with this abv).
superspak (4388) - Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/13/2015. Pours moderate hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/tropical/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fair amount of dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice DIPA style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.