ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From notes: November 7, 2013.
A: Grapefruit, pine, a bit earthy and some other tropical aromas happening as well... fairly certain I recognize the simcoe hop presence as well.
A: Pours a clear deep amber color with a off-white head that thinned to a ring.
T: Alcohol is overwhelming, drowning out the simcoe hops and everything else. Subtle malts try to present themselves, but just get muted.
M: Medium bodied, smooth and warming.
O: Alcohol was overwhelming.
cirzen (14) - FRANCE - JAN 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. The second one I’ve had (not in a row). The first was served much warmer and I didn’t get it. I was expecting a punk ipa but with even more hops and malt to compensate. That’s not what this is. Served more chilled, this beer now makes sense. It’s a bold barley wine more than an IPA. The hops are all there, but they’re much earlier in the boil pumping up that bitterness to balance the chewyness of the malt and that double bass level boom of the alcohol note. What it lacks, I feel, are the handfuls of flame out hops to give the big bouquet. It could totally take more of a new world hop nose and hit all the high notes to match the big bottom end. It’s good, but it doesn’t quite reach great.
Luvystypotables (870) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of malt and citrus, amber colour no head. Taste of malt and hops with a chalky feel and a mineral finish slightly bitter.
eduardovl (991) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 330ml bottle served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a slightly cloudy amber color forming a big, creamy and persistent beige head. Good retention. Forms a lot of lingering and molasses lacings in the glass.
S: Really powerful grassy and piny hops in the nose. Strong notes of caramel malts. A bit fruity and booze in the end. Alcohol is well hidden by the hoppy bouquet.
T: Upfront is a slightly sweet. Strong notes of caramel malts and toffee which is followed by a strong bitterness kick. Quite dry mouth. Strong notes of piny, grassy and herbal hops.
M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Caramel and hops bitterness in the aftertaste.
O: Good drinkability. Authentic American IIPA
[ BA Review @ 7/1/2010 ]
slowrunner77 (6281) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"waaaay maltier than i like in an ipa or a iipa. that being said, it was in all respects a well constructed beer. tons of maris otter malt, quite sweet and a little thick=no room for any floral or citrus hops at all, but there was a little bittering balance in the finish. decent beer, but not one i’ll go back for."
solvaris (112) - - OCT 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired ---
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bobolev (8) - RUSSIA - SEP 26, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This Imperial India Pale Ale rocks?hardcore! But don?t take our word for it...this little bottle has a grandiloquent story to tell.
2,204 malted Maris Otter grains gave all they had to offer the world to provide the robustly delicate toffee malt canvas for the ensuing epic. 4 Hop Cones willingly sacrificed themselves to ensure your mouth feels punished and puckering for more. 9,900,000,000 yeast cells frantically fermented their little hearts out as the sugars became alcohol in the
kordestanchi (68) - - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A beautiful scotish imperial IPA with clear amber color. Sweet fruity aroma, with sweet caramel and Strawberry tip, and a sweet-bitter finish
Lubiere (10613) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed amber IPA with a thick frothy lacing mocha head. In aroma, nice biscuit malt with grassy and piney floral hops, barley candy, orange and fruity pulp. In mouth, a nice sweet caramel malt with light grassy floral hops, grapefruit, lingering bitterness, quite nice. Bottle from bieropholie.
mikske79 (1267) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2014
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Ik ben geen fan van Ipa en zal het misschien nooit worden, dit was echt niet goed vond ik
Erzengel (4454) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the archive: Fruchtig-hopfiger Geruch. Der Antrunk ist fruchtig-süß, klebrig. Zum Hauptteil wird das Bier vollmundig-herb, sehr aromatisch-fruchtig, angenehm. Auf der Zunge bleibt eine vollmundig-herb-süße Note.
Viel zu klebrig-süß. Die Herbe passt gut, kommt aber kaum gegen die Süße an! 12/11/10/11