Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge malty, alcohol forward nose - powerful and rich. Beautiful golden brown color. Tastes like a tawny port in a beer bottle. For being 120 IBU and supposedly the hoppiest beer in the world, it isn't really that hoppy. The high alcohol really rounds it out and brings more oaky, malty flavors. I did age it for about six months, so perhaps that toned down the sharpness a bit (although when I first had it on tap, I noticed the same thing). Maybe next time I'll try one fresh. An outstanding drink - however you want to classify it.
vtafro (6237) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Huge boozy, orange, grassy and crazy hop aromas. Flavors are tough, boozy, herbal, orange hop notes. Can’t believe I’ve never put in this rating.
thepatrickman (679) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
No needs for introductions -- I think most people know this one. Ludicrously boozy, insanely rich, and with an IBU count that’s purely theoretical this one earns its reputation. I’ve never been so happy to split a 12oz bottle with 4 people.
tsd08460 (706) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Fat Tuesdays in Warrenton
Aroma: alcohol, caramel, citrus,
Appearance: clear amber with a white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium-full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish
ibrubeer (274) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. VERY boozy aroma. Obviously hoppy. Dark amber color, with no head. Very boozy flavor, thick viscous body. Bitter, but not what I would call hoppy. Not my favorite, but interesting.
Dorkenstein (366) - - MAY 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2016 Booze, caramel, and pine tar aromas. Taste is pine resin, pineapple, caramel, and booze. A nice sipper.
Ron (3466) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Beer Market at College Town. Orange/gold pour with a medium white head. Aroma is of caramel, alcohol some citrus & tropical fruits. Taste some alcohol in the finish but it does not take away from the complex flavor. There is a hint of spice in the taste as well.
hackobock (3209) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
July 28, 2015. Bottled February 17, 2014, tasting at jtclockwork’s, thanks for sharing!
Light hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is very sweet with toffee, resin, dried apricots, some mango, orange, herbal notes and warming alcohol. Taste is very sweet malty and fruity with caramel, notes of dried fruits, medium bitterness with some floral, herbal and pine notes. Warming alcohol finish with a herbal bitterness. Medium to full bodied, oily texture soft carbonation.
Very sweet and fruity, liqueur like.
N3lson1 (898) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from a sampler glass, shared amongst friends. Drank extremely hot, as in unaged. Total hop bomb, gave this brew a mediocre rating due to the complexities that still existed amongst being heavily hopped.
epruittftw (38) - fort worth, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
had in bottle at bearded lady. great version of this legendary IPA. can not tell it is an %18 beer. always better to share this one
GlennHendry (246) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared with my pals James and Trevor at Manantler Brewing. Not a ton of aroma but this beer goes down hot with plenty of boozy warmth. A bit of sweet bitterness at the end but not a ton of it. Doesn’t really taste like any IPA I’ve ever had but it was damn good.