SNOB (13) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber (almost iridescent) in color with a large, creamy head. The nose hardly detectable, but remniscant of light fruit bread. Sweet at first, then bitter. Seemed thin in texture, but lively. I was a bit disappointed. (Bad bottle?) The beer seemed very immature.
Prolitariat777 (30) - 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 (1066) - 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 (614) - 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 (186) - 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.
MSBrindbergs (593) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Flaska från Best of Beers, Ålborg.
Tungt dimmig mörk bärnsten med ett lättare vitt skum.
Doftar riktigt tungt av övermogen frukt och granskog.
Fantastiskt len i smaken, kraftfull maltbas med en söt torkad fruktsmak.
Något klen i beskan kan jag tycka, men ytterst välbalanserad i sin helhet.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kto (169) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours orange with a white head and nice lacing. aroma is not very strong; some sprucy hops. flavour is dominated by malts; caramel, raisins, oranges. balanced bitter finish. interesting, but a bit too sweet for my taste.
RLiddell (57) - Valrico, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Cobb’s Landing. Appearance is dark straw with white head with good retention. Nose is surprisingly bland, but what this beer lacks in aroma is made up in taste. This continues to be one of my favorite imperial IPA’s.
BrewMaster0912 (49) - Marysville, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy orange amber hue with a medium frothy head and medium carbonation. Has floral/spruce hop aroma. Taste is bitter and fruity and leaves the tongue dry afterwards. Overall, the beer isn’t that bad but don’t recommend it to newbies.
Dervock (607) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - pours Amber with white head. Was expecting a big hop aroma, quite surprised by Hom much the malt dominates. Taste is quite sweet and fruity with a decent amount of the hop coming through. Mouthfeel is creamy light carbonation.
ghostbeer (51) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very effervescent and well balanced. Sweeter and not as hoppy as expected, which was too bad. It was a gift and I was happy to be able to try it, as I have heard lots of good things about it.