TheEpeeist (3318) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz bottle, best before 16-09-11. Foggy orange brown with a creamy off-white head. Nose is caramel, cat and dough with fleeting hints of citrus. With the first sip the sweetness in the aroma gives way to a jolt of hop oil. Medium to full body, almost syrupy, with enough fizz to lighten it up. Taste is cane sugar, grapefruit peel, a touch of vodka and soft pine. A little heavy handed.
jlruthven (542) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. This is my second time having this, for added perspective. Pours dark burnt orange with fluffy off-white head that never goes away. Nose is BIG citrus and pine, huge caramel malt backbone. Tastes of orange, salted grapefruit, explosive hops, more caramel in the foreground. Incredibly long, heavy finish. A perfectly integrated, yet bracing IPA. Lovely.
Grima (2089) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer is a bright amber-colored with a thin, high creamy head. The smell is hoppy, bitter, very spicy, with lots of citrus. The IPA starts very hoppy and fruity, citrus comes through a lot, paired with fantastic aroma hops. The middle part shows very herbal, with lots of citrus and lots of aroma hops. Very hoppy aftertaste, with hints of mint flavor.
scoth (491) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy cloudy orange-amber, with a medium beige head, fine clinging lacing. Thick aroma of bread, grass, grapefruit, toffee, with some berry, floral and spicy notes, very malty. Full body, crisp, smooth and velvety, dry. Medium initial sweetness, short citrus tartness midpalate with some alcohol hotness, then a medium bitter lingering finish. A mighty brew.
tgncc (2767) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is a lovely mix of bread, caramel, citrus hops, fruit. The appearance is the common amber, white head. The flavor is a lot like the aroma, bread, caramel, fruit, citrs, light pine. Certainly a malt forward beer. Medium to medium thick in body, sticky mouthfeel. Nice finish of citrus and pine hops, lingering. A bit overhyped and overpriced, but an excellent beer.
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this the last day before the BBD. Hazy amber. The aroma is honeyed and florals with tropical fruit accents. Pretty rich, chewy caramel stuf with light lychee-type hop notes. Ok, for style.
deyholla (6568) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at petrol station. Pours a hazy deep orange amber w a caramel brown head that dissipates slowly and laces slightly. Aroma is full of pine hops matched by a sweet bread and caramel note. Sweet grains and caramel with a strong pine hop note. Quite sticky.
rejtable (1262) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Incredibly big hop aroma. Wasn’t picking up anything else besides alcohol strength. Interesting try, but for my palate it was too much.
BeerandBlues2 (9585) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy copper/orange with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy floral, citrus, and fruity hops, medium cereal and meal malt with moderate fruity esters of apricot and pear. Some alcohol aromas peak in late. Flavor is heavy hops and moderate bitterness with nicely supportive malt and a slight alcohol, dry finish. Full body, high warmth, and moderate carbonation.
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 28, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
buena doble ipa con carácter maris otter,caramelo y mucho lúpulo,un poco de sabor alcohólico debido al desajuste.igualmente recomendable.en barril mucho mejor!!