auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 Original rating: 8/11/05 - 7/3/9/4/18=4.1Clear yellow-orange pour, with an extremely creamy off-white head that laces fantastically. Medium-strong standard hops aroma, acerbic and cloying. Impressive! Flavor is so smooth and silky, with fantastic symmetry in the flavor profile and a complex blossom of hop and malt notes. Absolutely delicious, I wish I could drink this for days on end. Complex blend of cream, wheat, malt, brown sugar, grapefruit, floral, and light almonds. Palate is very sweet and sticky, making you want for more. Chewy, with a very strong texture. Fantastic. More drinkable than most IIPAs I’ve had.
Rerate - 12 Oz Bottle - 6/3/6/2/13=3.0 What the hell was I thinking? This is terrible. Aroma is a stagnant cesspool of catty hop flesh and decaying ferns. There are some bright spots with a little candied resin. Pour is acceptable with a burnished gold afroth with white. Flavor is immediately sapifying. Theres too much sugar from the get go. Cats climb into bed with caramelized raisins. Lots of stinky residuals, greased with high gravity yeast by-products. Filtering removes probably any intrigue. Theres a creamy softness, likely derived only from excessive malt content. It doesn’t approach the warm breadiness from hop construction in good examples. Palate is downright sticky. Theres a creeping ugly plant bitterness in the backend. Combine that quality with excess sugars and I left a third of a glass at the bar. I’m glad to see my tastes have improved. New score is composite.
ElCapitan22 (20) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark gold color with decent lacing. Smells of malt and maple syrup. Tastes sweet and hippy. Strong aftertaste of alcohol. A very good beer.
BiffNilsson (164) - Perstorp, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mörkgul med medelstor vit krona. Fyllig doft som doftar klassisk östkust ipa. Smaken är stor kraftfull på gränsen till spritig. Detta var något av en besvikelse. Jag upplever det som att alkoholen tar över allt för mycket.
mverity (231) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Proof. Pours a coppery-gold-orange. Head was off white but faded under a minute. Good legs and lacing is decent. Collar has large bubbles and very small bubbles that hold together for a medium thickness. Wisps hold throughout. Aroma is resiny and toasty malt, a touch of citrus as well. Taste is that big malt backbone with the hops playing a much smaller role than I remember. I definitely haven’t had this beer in a few years, and my palate has changed considerably. I get some of the resin and citrus in the palate, but it’s mostly a caramel malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is sticky sugar-like, medium body, medium-high carbonation. Slightly boozey.
mltort (6) - - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Incredible citrus aroma. My go-to beer any day of the week. Drinks smoother and smoother the farther into the glass you get.
RRistow12 (150) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a deep amber with off white head. Strong citrus, floral and pine aroma. Taste is a very well balanced and complex double IPA. Great caramel sweet malt backbone goes with citrus, pine, molasses notes. Medium bodied with a creamy and sticky mouthfeel. Excellent IPA. One of the best in my opinion.
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Ch3wy (9) - Delmar, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a bit too strong in the malt department for my liking. Kind of hangs on you like a wet towel. A little more after taste than your typical double IPA. Enjoyable....but definitely a sipper.
GreatDane1632 (130) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Catching up on some old ratings from Untappd -- First rated on 30 Dec 2011.
CpyNPrnT (108) - Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a tasting awhile ago. Very well put together. Citrus, fruity but not overwhelming. Would drink again.
Modularman (38) - - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle aroma of fruit and spice appearance is clear amber with thin white head, taste is complex with sweet malt slight pine and slight coffee whith a bitter finish. Good beer........even has a nice taste when burping.
Kosara (3) - - FEB 26, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Full of aroma, extreme hoppyness, a beer that in my opinion would be best paired with food or drink as dessert, as the taste is very complex. A very interesting either you like it or not.