fiulijn (16477) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2010 2010-04-04, bottle, 8-4-9-5-18=44
Colden bright color; nice perlage, very small bubbles; medium sized head. The aroma is intense, with strong toffee; the hops are very piney, but also with a touch of vanilla and cookies. Excellent toffee flavor, with some residual sugars, but the body is quite lean; there is some cake flavor too; very strong bitterness, fresh hopping, creamy and biscuity, with soft fruits and soft resins. Powerful but harmonious.
2006-12-31, draught at Hop Devil, NYC, 8-5-9-5-18=45
Cloudy amber color; creamy head. Very nice hoppy aroma, with resins and fruits (delicate grapefruit). Good malty body, with an excellent aromatic and powerful hopping, with a lot of hop oils. Smooth and elegant. Excellent!
Travlr (16444) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with tarheels 86. Pours bright gold, small white head. Aroma of stale hops. Taste is bitter throughout, citrus edge and plenty of hops. Decent enough.
yngwie (15569) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. When opening, it slowly worked itís way out of the bottle, spreading a fine scent of pine cones and citrus peel. Itís quite fizzy in the glass, but not producing much head, just a thin layer of off-white, dense bubbles. Some lacings. The aroma has the already mentioned hoppyness, as well as some alcohol and a malty backbone. Itís full-bodied and quite carbonated, slightly warming. Really smooth. Lots of bitterness and citrus and pine cones, a solid maltyness to match it as well. In the aftertaste the piney, citrusy hops and bitterness dominates, but thereís also room for some malty sweetness and alcohol burn. A well crafted beer that even though itís definitely on the hoppy side would benefit from a higher attenuation. 110116
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At GBBF 2009. Pure gold colour. Lovely aroma. Hot cos of the alcohol. Really quite strong because of the ABV but lovely at the same time.
saxo (15000) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from ōlbutikken. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, malt, caramel and notes of citrus.
Dedollewaitor (14811) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Olbutikken, Copenhagen. Pours clear golden with a small creamy lasting head and lacings. Nose is very hoppy. Pine needles and grapefruit - very fresh . Dry , bitter and floral hop flavor. Exotic fruit. Very dry with little malt sweetness. Crisp, oily and sticky. Lasting dry end. Nice
Theis (14481) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear deep amber - white head. High hoppy, high resin grassy, caramel, sweetness, toasted, fruity, citus, grape fruity, knśkbrÝd, dryness.
Leighton (14431) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear, dark yellow with a medium, white head. Big hop aroma with grapefruit, orange peel and grass. Lightly sweet with some caramel and honey, then very bitter with lots of citrus and pine. Medium to full in body with average carbonation. Finishes with moderate sweetness but mostly piney, citrusy and resiny hops. Very good.
rlgk (14388) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden beer, offwhite head. Malty nutty aroma, vinous and with some hops. Milky flavor, grassy, metal notes. Decent beer, but where did the hops go?
TBone (14272) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught@The Ginger Man, NYC as "Imperial IPA"
Dark amber color, small off-white head. Fruity, very strongly flowery hoppy nose. Fruity aromatic hoppy with balancing malts. Wow - this is an IIPA with all the hops and same time extremely drinkable. Finish is flowery and grassy. Good stuff.