arkurzynski (1691) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber with quickly fading head. Nose is very boozy. Booze, booze, booze, citrus, orange, and caramel malt. Flavor is boozy caramel malt, citrus, orange, faint grapefruit and almost a raisin-y character. Lingering citrus rind, sticky malt and booze. Just too boozy and a bit too unadventurous.
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome brew with an aroma that filled the place. Mouthfeel was a little cloying sweet but the only downside. Would like mpu xxipas dryer but the hops killed it fricking awesome hopped up brew.
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Aroma is very malty, mango, orange and hops. Taste is very malty. Medicinal like. Alcohol is present but sweet maltiness calms it down. Still hard to sip on even after 5 years of drinking ipaís.
gripweed57 (891) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle. Cloudy amber gold color. No head to speak of. Aroma is alcohol, wood, spackle and resiny hops. First sip is intense bitter hops. Then, warming in the throat and chest. Quite unique, in that it is reminiscent of a barleywine with itís large malty backbone yet the overwhelming hoppiness takes this to another ethereal plane. This is a malt beverage of epic proportions. It must be sipped slowly and carefully, to truly take in the many twists and turns that present themselves here. The obvious alcohol prescence is complimented by notes of vanilla bean, cedar, pine needles and grapefruit pith. The complexity of this IPA transcends spatial recognition. The alcohol seems to be taking control of my senses and emotions. I am feeling warm and comfortable, even possibly numb. If you can, get yourself a bottle of this fine elixir and indulge. You could do far worse for a $10 dollars. Prost!
uckelman (357) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours orangish-caramel in color, opaque with some small flecks in suspension. Rich citrusy hop aroma, almost like a grapefruit marmalade. Velvety mouthfeel, about as full-bodied as you can get. Has some serious legs if you swirl the glass. Thereís a lot of alcohol in the middle, but surprisingly little burn on the finish---Iíve had things with far more alcohol burn which have half the ABV this does. It is brilliantly warming, and just a joy to drink... though one should not expect to do anything afterward.
arnold931 (758) - Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark orange with lots of alcohol legs. Decent off white for an 18 percent beer. Nose is lots of hop, alcohol and sherry or brandy. Taste is hops and alcohol and malt sweetness. Big time alcohol burn. Love it!
Hammy78 (835) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with my wife, picked it up at Consumerís Beverages Niagara. Pours a classic copper, about a finger and a half of white head, that dies to nothing short of a ring, leaving some lacy specks. Nose is obviously hoppy, tropical, more piney sap. It wasnít the blast I was expecting to get. Tastes surprisingly balanced, itís malty sweet, with some caramel notes, hoppy and bitter with some heat from the booze and a little bit of a tongue number which I donít know if itís the Abv or the hops. I was stoked to finally sample this, and would gladly have again if I could find on draft or a more reasonably priced bottle.
salvaticas (511) - - FEB 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at hop cat. Second time having this on tap. Super intense but pretty well balanced given that. Tastes almost like a wine. One of a kind
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Lothore (583) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden hue with an small, off white head which floats around for a while. Caramel and pine dominate the nose. Huge caramel up front leading into pine sap, bready wheat and a wave of bitterness with an alcohol undertone. Full bodied with ample carbonation. Itís crazy how drinkable this beer is. A really awesome beer.
Scouser (291) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish gold colour and with no lacing or head. Aroma of pine and lemon, kinda Pinesol floor cleanerish. Tastes of alcohol and more alcohol with a bit of lemon. Itís OK.