fkoolen (286) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Dark orange colour, hazy, creamy off-white head. Big imperial IPA tones fill the nostrils and the tongue. Caramel, butterscotch and honey-sweet, grainy malts alongside fruity (pineapple, strawberry, peach) and bitter hops. Big flavours, nicely lingering too, but maybe a tat too sweet/malted. Sticky mouthfeel, nice bite, medium carbonation, full body.
Iphonephan (3268) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at the Beer Head BBQ in Falls Church VA. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of citrus and caramel. Smooth clean finish.
crozdog (19) - Ascot Vale, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love this. Toasted malt, not too hoppy. A well balanced beer to be enjoyed in any season.
Sigmund (5119) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 650 ml bottle, from the Norwegian importer. ABV is 6.0%. 90 IBU. Hazy orange to brown colour, moderate off-white head. Moderate hoppy aroma. Distinctly hoppy and bitter flavour, moderate malts in the background. Grapefruity and resinous notes, some earthy notes too. Very bitter aftertaste.
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - JUN 19, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy reddish brown. Very bitter. Spicy finish. Aroma is more like rye and light malt. Not a favorite.
fhoublon (316) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dégustée (bouteille) le 8 juin 2012 au Mondial de la Bière 2012 à Montréal (D8C3KPPO). Bière ambrée orange. Col beige persistant, mince et crémeux. Légère odeur de berries. Très douce, assez sucrée, un peu amère. Saveur de bleuets et d’épices en finale. Un peu âcre.
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rogue SF. IPA I’m guessing? Clean, sharp, good length and refreshing. Some herbal sweetness early but this melts in nicely. Good minerally hops underpin the whole package.
Zwiebel88 (127) - GERMANY - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Leichte Zitrusnoten in der Nase, würzig-malzige Röstaromen kommen dazu. Rötliche Farbe, sehr hohe Bitterkeit mit gutem Malzgegenspiel.
BlazerT (58) - POLAND - MAY 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Teku/shaker glass. Burnt orange/dark amber with big, light brown head, which lasts for pretty long. Medium lacing. At first strong malty - caramel and bread notes, some sweet notes. Low aromas of piney notes, some dark fruit in the background. The taste is very malty and sweet, there are some burnt/roasted malts noticable. Strong carmelized malts backbone. Everything is quite, but not perfect balanced with hoppy bitterness. The taste is Low to medium fresh, grassy and piney hop notes with some low floral accent. The aftertaste is definetely medium bitter with some burnt flavors and tangy character (rye malts ?). Medium body and medium carbonation. Sticky and smooth texture. Finish is dry and sticky. No alcohol warmth.
In overall definetely solid malty beer. There is quite noticable strong bitter hoppy character. There is lack of knocking down hoppy aromas, which are characteristic for AIPAs. The thing could be the problem of time. It came a long way from the US to Poland via Amsterdam, so it could has strong influance on the taste and aroma.
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This APA poured a semi-cloudy amber color with a modest off-white head. The head left a nice amount of sticky lacing around the inside of the glass. The nose was a little too malty and sweet for my liking, as were the flavors. The hops were bitter, dry and very abrasive. I got plenty of grapefruit and orange flavor, along with some bread and yeast. Just too much sweet caramel and bready malts.