FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I decided to go for this long awaited treat from The Alchemist for my 200th review.
Poured from 16oz can to imperial Surly pint glass...
Pours a hazy honey gold, gorgeously unfiltered. I like my orange juice with pulp, I like my beer with floaties. A big, rocky off-white head swells to fill the 20oz glass. Spotty, sticky lacing. Great looking beer, I don’t really understand why this beer is suppose to be hidden inside of a can.
The nose is stuffed with fresh hop aromas - tangerine, orange peel, fresh floral bits, plenty of evergreen harshness to balance the heavy citrus. Not really any detectable malts here.
On the tongue... hop abrasion like I’ve never really experienced. Grapefruit, orange peel, massive flavors. Exceedingly hoppy and bitter. The super dry, bitter afterburn keeps me going for more. What a delicious thing this is.
Overall, I can see why people go nuts over this stuff. A unique, aggressive, very satisfying drink.
Gregus (439) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 24, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Puszka; barwa złota, opalizująca. Piana opada do obrączki. Intensywny aromat chmielowy, cytrusowy, grejpfrutowy, pomarańczowy, mandarynkowy, leśny, żywiczny, mango, owoców tropikalnych. Smak cytrusowy, grejpfrutowy, słodowy, owocowy. Goryczka wysoka, ale krotka i przyjemna. Bardzo pijalne. Alkohol świetnie ukryty.
dambor (161) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy orange with nice head. Aroma: perfectly balanced white fruit and mango with some pine. Taste: first pretty sweet (malt, mango, orange), then herbish-piney with a not too extreme but very pleasant hoppy bitterness. Super drinkable, ABV well hidden, at the same time complex, with every sip being very enjoyable (you want more and more).
matbli (117) - Poznań, POLAND - MAY 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can bought at Beee&Food Festival in Poznan, Poland. Pours cloudy orange with impressive pillowy white head. Aroma of hay, resin, flowers, spruce, toast and herbs. Taste is good balanced with light sweetness ending in a bitter finish. A good Imperial Ipa for sure, but I have my doubts if it’s the best in the world.
andrewje41 (1195) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 Oz can poured an split. Much thanks to Eugene for sharing this, and making this day even cooler. Pours a cloudy, fizzy yellow color with an oily head. Grassy hops aroma and a very smooth hop flavor. Very earthy hops, which a difference to what I’m used to. Tasty beer though. Solid imperial.
Emeister84 (1456) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The initial swig from the can is very balanced, though definitely hop forward, and very clean. Once in a glass the aromas are very opened up. Tropical fruit, pineapple, citrusy. A slightly hazy appearance, light orange with a decently lasting white head. Dry, bitter, very clean. Medium bodied, highly drinkable.
rollingwood (89) - Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pleasing balance of hops and malt from the minute you crack the can to the last sip (when the beer has warmed somewhat, obviously). Not only is this beer exceptional, but it comes in tallboys as well! Very thoughtful. And as to the ratings that dinged HT on the ’hype,’ forget the hype. Rate the beer!
furthur (371) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, cloudy yellow beer, big white head, good lace. Aroma lychee, orange, mint and spring spruce. Taste is light malt, spruce resin, faint citrus, and citrus rind. I wish the taste delivered what the aroma promises. Still, this is juicy, yet light and drinkable, especially for 120ibu. Palate light, carbonation bright.
stevoj (2744) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share (or can share). Beautiful aroma, heady indeed. Nice robust, slick body, hoppy notes dominate without distracting. Clean finish.
7galo (2) - - MAY 16, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from the can. Thin white head, glorious golden, lupulin hazy color. Tropical, citrus bomb on the nose. Hop dankness. Hints of sweet tropical fruit and notes of pine across the palate. Hides it’s alcohol well. Overall a bomb double IPA
MrOrla (494) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
MrOrla meets Shaun HIll. Pours golden witth a white head. Aroma and taste tropical fruits, pineapple, hopforward, light malts, notes of pine, very fresh and crips. Amazing stuff