Sjohnh (513) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Letís start with the easy bit. It looks like a DIPA: rusty orange, white head, good lacing. Full bodied. Powerful and boozy. Now the trickier bit. This is a very different IPA. Itís like the last two thirds of a "normal IPA", with the caramel malt and bitter finish, but no fruit bomb at the start. Itís malty enough to be a Belgian strong ale, but without the spicy yeast. Deep and dark enough to be an old ale, but not quite complex enough. Just a little citrus nip at the end to remind you what it is.
vandc01 (212) - North Branch, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up while in Door county
Great appearance and decent mouthfeel.
Not sure this beer is a 100 beer though.
Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - AUG 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great nose of everything you want in IPA, fruity citrus pine grass all above yum. Flavor of same just palate is a tad sweet. A little too much caramelize for me. Not bad but just keeps it from a five score.
BierMeHoos (383) - Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Appearance is a clear deep orange in color, a large amount of very light tan head. Aroma is a sweet, syrupy, light hops aroma. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly boozy pine-citrus hops. Palate is medium. Overall, quite the powerhouse. Boozy but not too boozy.
L0ne (2) - - JUL 31, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild aroma. Hops and malts are well balanced in my opinion. Drinks almost like a barley wine, but maybe slightly less sweet.
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Beergaard (238) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky orange color color, small white head. Aroma of grape fruit, tropical fruit and sweet malt. Surprisingly sweet taste with notes of orange, grape fruit, bitter hops, alcohol, malt. Not your everyday ipa - very good though
lownote (344) - USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with some nice thick long lasting head. Aroma is a piny dankish hop. Flavor is great. Balance of bitter, malt, and hop well combined. The sweetness is pretty light flavored, not roasty. The hop flavor feels orange like and the bitterness seems to just be a hint towards the beginning. Medium to thick body. Love me a malty ipa.
commonmac (726) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at Historic Casanova in Hudson, WI. This one comes with pretty high expectations. Pours a heavy handed head. Color is pretty solid copper with strong head retention. Slightly off white on the froth. Taste initially throws me off...less piney/hoppy than anticipated. You can definitely taste the amber/caramel malt flavors at the start and middle of the sip before it gives way to a little bit more of the citrusy tendencies of a traditional imperial IPA. Feels like a heavy mouthfeel with an oily/syrupy lean. The alcohol doesnít shy away from making its presence felt. Overall, itís not really my style of Imperial IPA...maybe I went in with too high of expectations.
commonshawn (702) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Hudson with commonmac. Light copper with very thick foamy head. Powerful bread and alcohol hop nose. Sweet grain, sugar, almost raisin. Not very hoppy at all for the style. Mouthfeel is smooth and not a crisp dry bite. Finish is almost whiskey like or similar to a barrel aged feel. A very distinctive dipa.
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent aroma of pine and dried apricot. Nice carbonation, and white head. Mild malts and some caramel. Thick mouthfeel. Dried fruit hop finish.