KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. First reviewed 6/19/2010. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip.
Out of the bottle, the pour is a cloudy amber color, with touches of copper around the edges. A fluffly white head gradually subsides and leaves a thin layer and a ring around the glass. Some sticky lace reminds me of where this beer has been.
Very aromatic. Strong toffee malt notes. Grapefruit, pineapple, and apricot citrus aroma, some herbal notes in the nose as well.
The flavor starts and stays sweet the whole way through, but not cloying at all. Toffee and a bit of honey provide the steady sweet malt presence. A great variety of pineapple, grapefruit, herbal, and pine hops. The pine blends with a cedar, aged flavor, which helps close out the taste amazingly well. The aftertaste is reminiscent of the hop varieties, but a soft sweetness is also present. Huge taste.
Strong creamy feel, it is actually creamier than the medium carbonation would let on. Lots of hop oil residue. Very smooth.
I absolutely loved this the first time I had it, maybe a little bit less in subsequent bottles. Even though I normally connect with west coast hop bombs, I enjoyed this huge, sweet, fruity DIPA.
peteinSD (1435) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cesar - thanks! Pours a clear and light caramel with a red tinge and a slick of white foam. Aroma is dominated by sweet malt, faded hops, perhaps some remnant of pine, maybe some caramel and perhaps raisin, and a sweet, sugary finish. Taste is very sweet malt with some caramel, a slight but of hop bitterness, and a honey sweetness into the finish. Presents as a very sweet but enjoyable barley wine.
chukfish (3) - Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
When fresh, it was super sweet with a decent hop nose. Now, it drinks like an English barleywine.
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kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Name: 110K+OT #3
Date: May 28, 2010
Source: Tasting, Bhalter Summersalter
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, citrus, tropical fruits, nice spicyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: big sweet malt flavor, lots of tropical fruits, honey sweetness, touch of citrus, just enough bitterness to balance
Name: 110K+OT #3
Date: July 23, 2010
much drier on draft, cuts down on the tropical fruits but allow the other hop characters come through, bigger bitterness but still well in balance,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Entering old-rates. Bottle 75cl. Une DIPA assez robuste dans son ensemble, couleur orange profond et col épais beige. Dommage pour un profile houblonné qui ressort presque trop doux avec beaucoup trop de miel qui ressort en bouche et prend un peu le dessus sur les houblons qui eux laissent un fini léger tropical. Alcool est réchauffant avec une amertume qui reste présente. Un peu moins de miel, et le tout aurait été parfait. Encore un petit plus pour l’usage de miel local.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle courtesy of northernbrews. Aroma is overly sweet malt, with a lot of papery/cardboard oxidation. Unfortunately the flavor is the same.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tawn in color, off white head. Big hop aroma, with a huge sharpness to the nose, mostly pine. Some solid, rich malt providing a nice backdrop. Balance was off to me, almost had a barleywine setup to me.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle with doodler. Thanks a bunch! Orangish, clear appearance with a damn tan head. Dull hoppy, caramel malty aroma. A bit spicy, caramel, toffee malty, dull spicy hoppy flavor. Not bad.
Ratman197 (11748) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, orange zest, light grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, orange zest, pink grapefuit and pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering citrus finish.
Niko100 (2387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral/woody hops, caramel malt, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, rich caramel/toffee, syrup, pine hops, mango, pineapple, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Fairly well balanced; Overall, way too sweet - I was expecting more from this brewery.