Lagerboy (1931) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
310 ml undated bottle. Opaque dirty brown-ish orange, lotsa chunks, mostly lasting off-white foam. Pungent alcohol aroma, herbal citrus hop. Taste is bitter herbal citrus hop, quite boozy, leaner caramel malts. Average carbonation, medium-full bodied, aggressively hopped. Just drinkable. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
Marcius (419) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - AUG 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber color, hazy liquid and nice head.
Strong hoppy aroma (Passion fruit and pineapple).
Taste is heavy bitter with some caramel notes (brazilian Rapadura).
Palate has a long dry finish.
Great Imperial IPA!!!
TattooJack (509) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the 20oz. sorta bomber, looks brown with some red and amber. Smells like a Belgian which is not what I look for ideally in my Imperial IPA, but being 9.5% makes up for the little mistakes. There are hops, get some metallic taste in the back round (hopefully from the water purification process, if not I’ll be back to revise this rating tomorrow speaking about it) I’m pretty sure that if I spent any amount of time in Brazil I’d be drinking quite a bit of this beer. Definitely worth taking a flyer on.
stantheman (900) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small bottle from Liquor Barn in North Burnaby.
A medium reddish amber beer with moderate pale yellow head, good lacing noted, and a bitter citrus nose. Tasting confirms the bitter citrus hop note, but also balanced with a strong and delicious malt component. Finish is long and slightly bitter. Bravo! 3.9.
bhensonb (14075) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bottles N Bins in Monterey, CA. Pours copery gold with a slight transient whitish head. Aroma of cooked stone fruit and caramel. Med++ body. Flavor is lighter stone fruit, caramel, and repeat caramel. Trace of heat. That may not sound super, but it really is. It has a bunch of hard hop notes. It has a lot of malt. It has heat. It really all works together incredibly well. No skimping on ingredients here. Excellent. Get it if you can.
mauroruellas (791) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coloração âmbar,límpida,boa carbonatação,espuma inicial belíssima alta,cremosa mas com baixa manutenção;aroma talvez seja o seu ponto + forte,cítrico,com boa presença de lúpulos aromáticos, notas de maracujá e abacaxi e um leve caramelo ao fundo;Sabor encorpado,extremo,marcante,envolto numa boa base maltada o bom amargor dos lúpulos dominam o paladar de uma forma dominadora e persistente,notas terrosa e cítricas e álcool percebido mas bem inserido complementam o conjunto. IPA poderosa e bem feita.
Meilby (10944) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ HopCat, Ann Arbor, MI
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, citrus and grape. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, malty, caramel, citrus and grape finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
bunget (844) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Mondial de la Biere in Montreal. Clear golden body, small white head. Aroma of orange candies, peaches, pineapple, yeast and a touch of resinous notes. Taste of herbs, oranges, grapefruit zest. Decent.
yngwie (16503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hop Cat, Ann Arbor. A clear dark golden beer with a creamy, beige head. Curtains. It’s lightly sour on the nose, with pine cones, resins, some malts and a touch of booze. It’s full bodied, semi sweet and lightly warming on the palate, with hoppy flavors dominating. Bitterness, resins and pine cones. Since vinous notes. Lasting quite hoppy finish. Rather unusual but nice. 150615
teddybeer (3402) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
THanks to Gustavo Tognetta. Dark coppery color with a white head with good retention and nice lacework. Aroma has notes of hop resins, tropical fruits and slightly peach. Flavor is medium bittery with good duration, notes of pine and resins, good maltiness and, orange peel and peach. Creamy final with good good bitterness on palate.