Craftslinger (1) - Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma strong level of alcohol
Appearance beautiful hue
Taste amazing hop profile well balanced
Palate balanced bitterness
Overall lived up to the hype
pdx77 (1366) - Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Saraveza for 5th Annual IIPA Festival. Dark golden color. Aroma is citrus, plum, and candi sugar. Taste is quite herbal, with sweet citrus and fruit. Deceptively light tasting, with the hops producing a lot of fruit and floral components, but hardly any bitterness.
BenH (2331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks a million, Mike! Amber with off white head. 2011. Some oxidised notes, sherry, dried fruits, very resinous, molasses. Taste of licorice, caramel, sherry, resin. Quite sweet and bitter. Delish and complex
Ironicmedic (60) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle that I have aged for 2 years, pours amber with light tan head. Almost taste barleywine ish. Can't taste all the alcohol that's in it. Very enjoyable, but def can't drink it crazily.
Bearslapper (4) - - AUG 14, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh my....Beautiful color, nice head. Strong complex aroma. Flavors are strong and complex, can they be subtle as well? The flavors change constantly as the beer warms and opens up. This is one for sipping and stareing at the fire, as you will not be able drive after.
smaynard6000 (634) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours an amber / golden color with a minimal tan head and soft carbonation. Aroma is boozy and toffee- like a barleywine. Tastes much like a barleywine as well- bitterness up front with toffee and some alcohol warming in the finish. Strong flavors here, but the alcohol isnít harsh. If youíre a hophead looking for something like Heady Topper or Hopslam, move along. This is a very good beer, however.
tryonqc (21) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
If youíre looking for a hoppy barley wine this is the beer for you. If youíre looking for a nice hop aroma and taste move along. This beer is definitely bitter, but doesnít have have the nice smell and taste I expect out of a Double/Imperial IIPA. Very malty. Heavy unpleasant sweetness. Even fresh there is virtually no hop aroma, only bitterness. Would recommend to try it but I wouldnít buy it again.
Ctplt777 (126) - - AUG 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Finally got myself a bottle of 120 minute. Alright so right when I popped the top I got a rush of pine and sweet bready malts. Poured into a brandy snifter and itís a beautiful dark orange. Not seeing anything through this one. I got some alcohol legs but for as high abv as this is, thatís not really surprising. Aroma is complex as hell. When I poured it I got a ton of peach, mango, some pine but after a few minutes itís changed to more of a sweet malty, bready mango aroma. It keeps changing as it warms up. Taste is a kick in the pants. Bitter..very bitter, tons of sweet bready malts. I got a good balance of hops in there but itís more of a sweet IPA and again, abv that high this isnít shocking. Very good in my opinion. I was a little skeptical about this one. I always have been. I feel like it go two ways; either really good or nasty. Iím glad it wasnít the latter. Sip this one for sure to let it change because it did for me. Lots of different aromas and flavors. Itís no joke after a few sips I can already feel it. Highly recommend trying this if you can find one.
vlan1 (194) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into tulip. Pours a slightly opaque golden orange color. Aroma is toffee, caramel, hops. Taste is very sweet with mild hop bitterness. Really tastes more like a hoppy barleywine to me.
andrewje41 (431) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour split. Happy IPA day 2014. Pours a reddish orange color with a super hop aroma. Doesnít really have that boozy feel that a beer with this ABV would typically have. Caramel malt flavor with a lot of hops. A lot. A very warm, long light burning finish. One of the most unique IPAís out there, but itís definitely an IPA. Very different. Very good stuff.