auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, 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.
lupuLust (99) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2nd DIPA/IIPA this evening after very similar Braukunstkeller Amarsi but with advanced hop character. Again mango, caramel, orange. Creates a lovely smooth oily mouthfeel.
bassbug66 (44) - - OCT 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Esquire Magazine calls our 90 Minute I.I.PA., "perhaps the best I.P.A. in America." An Imperial I.P.A. brewed to be savored from a snifter. A big beer with a great malt backbone that stands up to the extreme hopping rate. This beer is an excellent candidate for use with Randall The Enamel Animal! 90 ibu Tasting Notes: Brandied fruitcake, raisiney, citrusy. Food Pairing recommendations: Pork chops, beef, grilled fish, frites, focaccia, split pea soup, Stilton cheese & escargot. Glassware recommendation: Snifter Wine comparable: Sauvignon Blanc In case you care... the average 12 oz. serving has 294 calories.
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DomD (278) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into glass. Interesting earthy aromas. Pours a light red. Medium bitter. More malty than most IPAs.
joejames (486) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to shaker glass, pours clear orange/amber. Two finger light tan head that retains and laces nicely. Aroma of caramel, pine and lemon. Taste is assertively bitter, but has a a nice malty sweetness to balance. Medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation, sticky mouth feel. Finishes bitter. Tasting notes of grapefruit, tangerine, spruce, resin, toffee, lemon peel, cherry and slight alcohol. This is one of the best IPA’s out there, I thought I rated this one, but I guess not!
MBlessing (906) - Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dunkles orange gelb, cremiger schaum, Geruch würzig hopfig trockenfrüchte , im Geschmack kräftig bittere hartz Noten würzig hopfig schwere trockenfrüchte cremig
Bawelt (582) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Faut avouer que c’est bien foutu. Nez très caramel quasi barley wine balancé par des notes légèrement agrumes.
Bouche très ronde, attaque caramel et notes agrumes (orange) très présentes.
Pas une grande palette aromatique mais du goût et un bel équilibre. Potentiellement écoeurante.
mateuszk (2161) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange in colour, nice white head. Aroma of biscuits and flowers. In taste quite malty with huge hoppy, citrusy counter. Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry and bitter finish. Nice beer, nothing shocking but Europe do not get fresh bottles, very fresh probably would be much better.
Rex_Remes (129) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - SEP 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(12oz bottle, Beijing) AROMA: sour, yoghurt, sweet hops, sweet corn/grain, barbecue sauce, smoke, dried fruit, touch of tobacco. APPEARANCE: medium amber orange, a bit cloudy, creamy off-white head, quite sticky. TASTE: smooth and kinda fruity upfront, followed by a burst of flavor and a fair amount of bitterness, can taste the alcohol but not in a bad way (seems in balance with the flavor and mouth feel ... I’m guessing as this breaths a bit, it will get better), different flavor (hops?) than most typical IPAs, some caramel, dried fruits, pine, almost a liqueur taste to it, so it is sweet-sour-then dry-with residual sweetness under the tongue. PALATE: Full bodied, oily, complex, long bitter finish. OVERALL: A very good beer and a good IPA that does not only focus on hops. It is a well-rounded IPA with interesting sweet and sour notes, so some hardcore IPA fans may not rave over it. I like the complexity and interesting balance of unique flavors. As I said, a very good beer, and if they could find the middle ground between this and a standard over-hopped IPA, they would have the perfect beer.
ALIBALI (789) - Kiel, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Immer noch britisch und pragisch, genau wie das 60 minute. Wieder vom Hahn in der STONE BREWERY BERLIN vernascht. Probierschluck for free ☺ . Das Ganze wieder mit allem erdig würzigen Charmebrocken gerüstet die wir so sehr lieben. Allerdings wird hier noch eine gekonnt eingesetzt Süße reingefeuert. Muss ich noch mal aus der Bulle probieren.
hartmat (13) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
turning it up to 11. transition from the 60 minute, and not disappointed. Exceptionally easy to drink with such a high abv. classic IPA profile.