argo0 (12494) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Medium off-white head with nice lacing, atop murky amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple, some orange, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple, light orange. Medium-full body, some resin.
drjoeng (324) - - 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 (200) - 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 (3744) - 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.
antonstoop (263) - - OCT 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml. Slightly hazy orange color. Small size, bubbly white head, stays. Nose is Fruity, citrus (fresh hop), yeast, mild pine. Medium to full body with light carbonation. Taste Is straight forward bitter, malty, bready, citrus and has a strong yeast character. Aftertaste is mainly bitter with a strong yeast accent. To much yeast, which spoils the beer.
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GenDV138 (4090) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey during the Baird/Shiga Kogen Tap Takeover. Shared by solidfunk, thanks! Hazy orange with off-white head. Aromas of sweet malt, citrus, light tropical fruit. Tastes of citrus, sweet malt, tropical fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.
solidfunk (5924) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some citrus and a little booze. Some pine. Pours hazy light orange with good head. Bitter finish. Tap at Churchkey.
belgis (330) - - SEP 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Maybe bit oldish aroma but still intense! Mild bitterness with yeasty hint! Thin foam but still looks amazing!
Pyobon (1180) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Cloudy amber with thin white head. Pleasant fruity aroma with hints of biscuit. Medium body with excellent soft carbonation. Very tasty and nicely balanced. There’s plenty of fruit notes, both sweet and tangy, at the start which give way to some light toffee malt and a steadily gathering spiciness and hoppy bitterness for a crisp but not aggressive long finish. Great taste - I kept having to sample it again - there’s quite some complexity in that well balanced profile. Excellent beer.
alex_leit (964) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange color. Good hop aroma. Taste: tropical fruit and citrus, sweet malty nectar, not bad.
MSBrindbergs (642) - Solna, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska från De Bierkoning, Amsterdam.
Grumlig brungrå vätska med svagare skum.
Citrus och aprikos i smaken.
Känns trött, men då är den över 1 år gammal också.
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