oh6gdx (24262) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@Oliver Twist, Stockholm (backlog). Hazy orange colour, small off-white head. Aroma is resin, spruce, citrus, mild diacetylic notes as well as mild alcohol. Flavour is resiny, toffeeish, fruity citrusy and quite big on the bitter side of it. Still very pleasant flavour, though I’m not a big hophead.
omhper (22603) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Cloudy amber, mid sized head. Rich minty citric hop aroma. Mid sweet with near full body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Nice and intense hop character with pear, mint and grapefruit. Crystal malt is there for support - adding some caramel flavour. Warming finish with severe but not assaulting bitterness. Tasty with big flavours.
Leighton (17195) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Top Hops - NYC. Pours clear gold with a foamy white head. Good stuff, pretty sweet and oily. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Heavy on the finish with rich tropical fruits, oily hops. OK.
rlgk (16536) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Bottle. Hazy golden color, offwhite head. Hoppy, grassy, dry bitter aroma with malty and even nutty notes. Hoppy, grassy flavornutty, fruity and with pine needles. Hoppy grassy finish. Extremely well balanced.
bhensonb (13508) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Half Time. Pours copper with a creamy/bubbly off-white head. Aroma is floral over roasted caramel. Like a light barley wine (of which there are none). Full bodied. Flavor is brown sugar roast caramel with a heck of a lot of resin/floral/citrus hop. There is enough hop to burn mouth tissue. The body is huge, the hop is huge, the impact is huge. The beer of a lifetime. Finishes with light sweet caramel, but an overwhelming amount of hop. Balanced? Drown me in this. I can’t tell.
jtclockwork (12845) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2011 Growler shared by jcwattsrugger. Pours dark amber. White head. Nose/taste of caramel, hops and dried fruit. Some red licorice. Medium body.
argo0 (12772) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft) Beige head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit/mango. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some tropical fruit, caramel. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
Lubiere (12241) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy amber ale with a thin creamy white head. A doughy hoppy aroma with notes of peaches. In mouth, a good malty IPA with resinous hops, menthol, sustained alcohol. Medium bodied. Not bad. On tap at Blind Tiger, NYC, May 30 2008.
mcberko (11861) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear golden orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma is very piney and resinous, with lots of caramel malt backing. Flavour of intensely piney hops and resin, and just a sufficient malt backing - very hop-heavy though. Very pleasant astringency on the finish that is both intense and in-balance with the other notes. A great, by-the-books IIPA.
jcwattsrugger (11854) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Ginger Man-on tap-pours a rich retaining light tan head that laces and hazy gold color. Aroma is mild grapefruit/peach. Taste is sweet grapefruit-citrus/resin hops, (cascade+) slick/I2PA mouth feel [OK, found out later it is an I2PA], caramel, secondary husky medium malt, alcohol, some smoky. Mild/OK carbonation.