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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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In the beginning, there was Armageddon. Then an impish brewer put the beer in new oak barrels to age it for 8 weeks. This was to reproduce the original IPA of the 18th century. It may be too huge for this fragile planet so enjoy this beer like it was the last one on Earth.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1570) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 9, 2011
Pours with a fluffy, enduring head. Clear, more amber than copper in colour (as far as I could make out in the light). This beer is Armageddon plus barrel aging. There’s the signature huge hoppiness with Chardonnay butteriness, vanillin and sourdough. It smells rich and complex. To taste it is initially sharp with spice, Christmas cake allspice, cinnamn and butter. Lip-smackingly interesting and there seems to be a bit of chilli-heat as well. The wood character is dominant, but not overwhelming. Blue cheesey even. Tasted at 16-17 months old.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maneliquor (3009) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2012 Re-rate 15/01/12: After trying the new, fresh batch that has just hit Oz I am very disappointed. Extremely herbally and raw. Maybe a bit of time will do this good but right now it’s not tasting too flash. Very herbal and grassy with a real zing on the palate. Original rate 05/03/11: Surprised at the ratings for this one so far. Had this in bottle from The Royal, Melbourne from a young waiter who seemed to really know her stuff. Thank god we can finally get this stuff in Perth now. Loved the mouth feel on this one. Although the hops has been subdued somewhat from the oak ageing, it still has a great bitterness that allows this beer to be knocked back. Notes of apple and caramel malts come into play. Loved it

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
grapengrain (125) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2010
Unbelievably big and oaky... Coarse tannins and powerful vanilla, coconut and bourbony notes overpower malt and hop character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2010
To celebrate my rating number 19,300, I enter this beer from my fiancée’s native country. Bottled. An amber beer with a white head. The aroma is spicy and hoppy is it Sorachi Ace? it also has a note of fruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, spices, caramel, and hops. The alcohol leaves a slight bite in the mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2010

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, light apple, moderate to light light heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, cat piss. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101102]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops, pine needles, citrus and oak. Fruity flavour of hops, grass, pine needles, pak and vanilla. Dry hoppy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma of flowers, lychee, lime and other exotic fruits. Delicious. Flavour of flowers, herbs, sweetness, fruits and spice. Medium to full bodied. Dry flowery bitterness in the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30755) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and citrusy hoppy. Peachy and citrusy, slight herbal. vague grassy. Citrusy and peachy into a dry and bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Clear amber with a creamy and lacing off-white head. Amazingly fresh aroma hops in the nose - Sorachi Ace? Or is it just the barrel adding this sophisticated edge? Medium body, very dry fruit, again these extremely sophisticated notes - comes out as Sorachi Ace, but it may be the barrel coming in. Dry and bitter finish - but not excessively so. Incredibly delicious. 021110

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2010
Bottle. I loved the pour, a great big foamy head rose to the top of the glass. A pungent aroma, grapefruit and pine - no sign of oak. There it is! In the mouth, alongside the strong orange-fruit flavour, is an even strong oak character. Vanilla, charcoal and pepper - creating a unique overall taste. Did I say vanilla... I’m not sure whether this is something I would drink often, but it is a great drinking experience.


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