bogdi1 (32) - Helsinki, - APR 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from my friend jtw - thanks John! Aroma: nostrils burning citrusy hops explosion with spiciness and king alcohol. Aggressive sugary flavor with hops and dry & bitter finish. Alcohol kicks in with warming (or should I say burning) finish. Sticky mouthfeel. Small bottle, huge beer. Experiment with hop bitterness and alcohol but not the most drinkable and balanced DIPA.
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Thanks Timo A!
Clear amber golden color with a small off-white head.
Dark fruity hops, moderate bitterness and sweet malt in the aroma.
The flavor is sweet malt, sweet hops, alcohol and some herbal notes. Strong.
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Kristall-König (2498) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Geruch äußerst angenehm nach Grapefruit, Mango, Malz und leckerem Kuchen. Beginnt süß-ölig. Anschließend Zitruseinschläge, Grapefruit, Malz. Alkoholisch gepfefferter Abgang, gleichwohl fein ölig, süß, Zitrus. Sehr gut; im Abgang dominiert der Alkohol. Dieses Bier hätte Franklin Pierce gemundet.
klm1 (508) - - AUG 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish brown, haze/opaque, with stable creamy white head which stays for a few minutes.
Aroma is gorgeous: basket of tropical/mediterranean fruits (oranges, mango, kiwi, lemon, avocado etc.), without any trace of an alcohol (12% abv.?!).
Flavor: Alcohol is mild noticable. Malt sweetness is high (prevails notes of wheat, bread, with hints of caramel), but is almost perfectly balanced with hop bitterness, which is medium/high (prevails esters of tropical/mediterranean fruits, with some floral and even spicy notes.
body is soft and almost like by barley wine sticky. Carbonation is soft.
Very proper Imperial Ipa.
dlovell2 (1273) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. No date on bottle so I have no idea how old this is. Dark amber color with off white head. Aroma is grain, caramel malt and pine resin. Syrupy mouth feel. Rich caramel malt start with brown sugar. Some fruity flavors in the middle. The finish is pine resin. Some lingering bitterness and booziness.
HoppyScallywag (128) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy malt and caramel aroma. Quite a bit of sediment floating in it after the pour with even more at the bottom of the bottle. Malt flavor is blatantly dominant with a slight caramel left on the palate, followed by a warming alcohol feel. Pretty darn good, but at $7 a bottle I probably wouldn't get it again.
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rjplumer (690) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bold malt aroma. Rich hazy brown body finger thick fine foamed head. Deep malt taste balanced with bitter bite, so well so it gives it smooth sipping quality. Only by it warming your palate does it give away it’s Imperial strength of 12.0% ABV(as per bottle label).
ABT_S54 (275) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle poured into a shaker. Dark amber/light brown colour with a thick off white head which lasts to the (bitter) end. Aroma is strong hops (as you would no doubt expect) but less overpowering than other DIPAs there is clearly a lot of malt at work here. Taste is very malt dominated with the hops becoming more evident as it warms up. I served this chilled and the taste profile evolved massively as it warmed. Almost barley wine sweetness with a pine, resinous and grassy hop profile which are in such massive quantities you could hardly suggest it is balanced but all the aspects are here. Very, very good example of the style and wonderfully over the top. Will seek out again.
BlazerT (281) - POLAND - AUG 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Sensoric. Deep amber, very little hasy with white, semi-densed, medium head. Nice lacing and medicore head retention. Nose is ripe fruits, fresh, resinous, plums rasins. Also strong sweet caramel aroma, light boozy character. Taste is sweet and semi-bitter in the end. Full body, thick and sticky texture, average carbonation, finish is semi-bitter and short, light to medium alcohol warming.. In overall big beer - ABV is 12%, packed with caramel and fruits with medium hoppy character.
mateuszk (1040) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours amber, clear with noce head. Aroma of pine, resin and tropical fruits with strong malty side. In taste sweet, malty and catamely withpiney flavours. Strong grapefrut bitterness, sticky texture. Alcohol almost not noticable in 13%ABV beer. Fantastic.
Desverger (4349) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - pours orange amber with a white head. Aroma and taste comprises sweet tropical fruits, prominent grapefruit, tangerine, citric peel, big sweet malty backbone, caramel, toffee, resinous herbal hoppy, pine needles, bitter finish. Beast of a IIPA.