Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Clear golden/orange beer with a small offwhite head. Fruity, hoppy, grassy and metallic aroma. Hoppy, malty, fruity, citrus and metallic flavour.
maekchu (1982) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Yeast, sweet light fruit, and some barn floor. Hazy orange-brown, 2-cm head, and very slowly rising carbonation. Strong fruit -- stewed peaches -- herbs, alcohol warmth. Deep hopping in mid palate. Sweet finish. Medium-heavy body. Creamy. Seems like it should be sticky, but it isn’t. Almost a dessert beer. Interesting and complex, but a little too sweet in the final. Think it would be better at lower alcohol level.
daknole (8944) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour, off white head. Very malt forward beer with some clementine, yeast and mild hop aroma. Flavor is sweet, caramel and comes across more like a barelywine.
JPDurden24 (1548) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy and murky amber pour with an off white head. Aroma was malty and resin hops. Tasty is sweet caramel malts with some citrus zest. Not a lot of DIPA, as the hops are light.
Beerman6686 (4232) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a semi cloudy orange color with a beige cover. Aroma was orange peel, other light spices, caramel, and wheat. Flavor was very sweet, wheatwine like, no indication this was ever a DIPA, certainly more of a barleywine/ASA. Nothing too interesting and a bit too cloying for me.
wheresyourball (490) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours amber with a sizable white head. Tastes like a barleywine, with malt, fruit and toffee flavors. Pretty good but very sweet.
boFNjackson (4117) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2012 Bottle... Poured dark, hazy amber/reddish with an eggy head. Nose was resinous with hops citrus, and earthy spices. thick mouthfeel and full bodied. Borderline hoppy barleywine here with mouthfeel. Burnt cereal-like sugars with a big sweetness. Bitter rind-like and orange zest.
Steve_0 (2542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 with John, Ryan, and Eddie. Thanks again man! Poured a deep amber with an off-white head. Smell is vanilla, figs, slight grapefruit, prunes, and brown sugar. Taste is raisins, caramel, vanilla, grapefruit, and toffee with a strong bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium with soft carbonation. If you approach this beer as an American style barleywine it is very enjoyable. Definitely not a DIPA, still tasty.
deekyn (1137) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - pours orange amber with 1 finger fluffy white head with little lacing. S - strong malty aromas up front. Fruity and grainy. Candied citrus fruit and dark dried fruit. M - very heavy bodied with a thick and chewy mf. Syrupy and sweet to a dry sticky bitterness. T - heavy muddled candied citrus fruit and dark dried fruits up front. Strong sweet malts move to a dry grassy bitterness. O - too heavy handed to be great. Overly sweet , tacky even. Malt heavy. 6
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Similarly off the mark as Batch #3. Pours with a hazed golden hued body with a small white head. Aromas are of tangerine, unfermented wort, iced tea, caramel, boozy, and quite sweet. Light marmalade. Not a lot of hops. Flavors are quite sweet, like southern sweet tea, cloying even. Herbal and boozy, kind of bad to be honest. Sticky sweet, thick, medium bubbles.
Tastes sweet even for finishing at 5*p.