CObiased (321) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle - given as a gift and was told it has been aged (why?). It pours a murky/cloudy tan like swamp water and a thin off white head. Very malty aroma with a background of piney hops. I think aging took out most of the huge hoppy punch and left the malty backbone intact. It's still good but not what it's supposed to be.
Ron (3587) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured cloudy amber with thick off-white head. Aroma of resin, hops and caramel. Taste is hoppy, sweet, caramel, pine and some grapefruit. Full bodied, soft carbonation, alcohol warmth in the long bitter finish.
wlajwl (5779) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is pine, citrus and slight sweetness. The flavor is grapefruit, extremely thick malts/honey/syrupy body, spices, fruit, slight sweetness, malts and a mix of heat/alcohol and creeping bitterness in the finish.
mfhennig (278) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color of an old penny, small off white head. Aroma of piney hops and malt. Moderate sweetness, bold hops and a nice malt backbone. Really nice beer!
barbarino2000 (89) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I expected this to be overwhelmingly hoppy. It was the opposite. Excellent balance, with a lean towards malty smoothness. All 3 guys at table got it and loved it.
At 12% ABV it will bring a buzz, but it creeps slowly.
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Dorkenstein (425) - - FEB 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of pine, citrus, and caramel. Taste is very big on pine tar, and some caramel.
bookman10 (953) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big and boozy, this one’s bordering on barleywine territory. Pours a cloudy, brownish-yellow, with middling head. Aroma is marked by hops and malt, and a big whiff of alcohol. Flavor is pretty sweet, with a big, forward hop bitterness, with a lot of malt. Alcohol content is fairly well-masked, at least as far as the flavor goes (it’s very apparent in the aroma). This is one to sip and savor.
trapped (2249) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Milk and Hops. Clear dark orange with very small frothy off-white head, faint orange peel aroma, low carbonation, hoppy taste with initial sweetness, smooth body, long bitter orange peel finish. Very smooth and flavorful.
msbernac (1919) - Krakow, POLAND - JAN 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-amber, hazy, white foam,
Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness,
Palate-full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
SG111 (1268) - New York, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. 2016 vintage. Pours very dark copper, hazy. Aroma is exactly what I expected when I saw 12% IIPA. Burnt sugar, toffee, slight oak orange, citrus, and what else is that? Some other fruit. Wow, flavor is hop forward, still some caramel, toffee, burnt sugar again. It’s very good.