jstraw (1915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apple cider colored with big, foamy off-white head / Hoppy nose of pine, caramel, citrus / Full body, sweet and malty, chewy, with big, lightly biting hops, with good, sweet but bitter, slightly hot, finish / Big, rich flavors of fresh caramel, cut pine, orange, and grapefruit / A big malty monster, more on the triple ipa side.
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 (2089) - 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 (9055) - 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 (1578) - 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 (4302) - 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 (510) - 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 (4130) - 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 (2602) - 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 (1170) - 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