BierMeHoos (432) - 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 (242) - 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 (378) - 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 (758) - 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 doesn’t shy away from making its presence felt. Overall, it’s not really my style of Imperial IPA...maybe I went in with too high of expectations.
commonshawn (735) - 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.
GoufCustom (1217) - HONG KONG - JUL 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle bought at Q-Club in SoHo, Central.
Looks: Clear amber honey colour; One-quarter finger head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Very good sticky lacing with quite fizzy small carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant, oozing and very sweet Ale malt, with fruit cakes, raisins, light brandy, floral, quite strong liquor-ish alcohol, strong sugar, pine, strong resin, Yeast, lime cordial and grass.
Taste: Medium sweet, very rich Amber Ale malt, with very light caramel, very light grapefruit, raisins, light brandy, quite strong alcohol, syrup, strong pine, very strong resin, biscuits, yeast, strong lime, moderate to strong bitter hops and quite sharp grass.
Body: Full body. Thick and very oozy palate.
Mouth Feel: A simple-minded amber malty bomb! Rich to the core in a thick and somewhat oily background. Tastes match as much as the aroma with strong and sweet brandied fruitcakes, very strong ooze but pine is not that strong. Syrupy and oozy turned the limey hops into cordial, but manages to be pretty comfy all along. Quite amazing!
Hoppiness: Very strong fruit cakes soaked in light brandy, raisins, lime, pine and strong resin in both nose and taste.
Bitterness: the 90 IBUs seems pretty low-fi compares to most German Pils at even lower bitterness level. Still a good lasting, quite strong astringent sweet malty finish.
After Taste: Fairly dry. Sweet-oozy and bitter to mouth.
Comments: This is a fairly hard-hitting IIPA, walked in a rather simple direction to give you a knock without being too bashful. The brandy liquor background is tamer than many strong Belgian ales, and the resiny ooze does not go overboard, which I like, and while the hoppiness is simple, the overall result is comfy and enjoyable, small sips at a time of course. Strange but nice!
fombe89 (1108) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella @II cata Ratebeer Asturias. 19/07/2015
Color ambar, aroma frutal, sabores dulces, malta, final seco.
clockk (211) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - JUL 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Espuma consistente, muy buen cuerpo, sabores dulces pero a la vez lupulada.