omhper (19953) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear deep golden, mid sized head. Huge aroma of pear and lychee. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Loads of tropical fruit hops, some syrup and caramel. Really bitter finish with some warmth..
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hopy bitter piney finish.
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from BC Liquors, Park Royale, West Vancouver
Golden color, clean, with small compact head.
The aroma is wonderful, immediate impact, plenty of fruits, mango mainly, peach, and a hint of passion fruit; followed by some zesty lemon and more traditional hop smell.
The mouthfeel is round bust also smooth and lean; very good malt flavor, sweet with elegance, not cloying nor hard, dynamic, with plenty of fruits and soft hop resins; strong bitterness, but you don’t even notice it.
Needless to say, the final is long, balanced and vibrant; still carrying the mango and peach forward.
It’s pricey, but it’s also a perfect Imperial IPA as I haven’t had in long time.
cgarvieuk (15169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home... Golden amber... Thin white lacing... Soft floral fruit.. Orange.. Peachy nose... Soct fruits.. Light passion fruit... Soft caramel toffee fruits.. Light passion fruit...
Travlr (13304) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of nate2g, thank you sir! Crystal clear golden color, fluffy whitebhead. Aroma of freshly cut grass, subtle scallions. Taste is bitter grass, light licorice. Not bad.
TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Beer Hunters.
Clear orange color, small white head. Strong aroma of tropical fruits and gooseberry bushes. Medium-bodied. Tropical fruity, sweetish, hoppy. Lingering bitterness. Just ok nothing more. Something lacks, maybe freshness?
bhensonb (11512) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours darkish gold with a slight white head. Aroma is smoothly hoppy - must be a mix - but tropical fruit and citrus are probable. Full bodied. There’s a nice caramel backbone, and there’s a lot of hop - floral, citrus rind, and perhaps pine or earthy. It’s very hoppy, but not harsh. It’s finishing very hoppy, definitely bitter, but entirely refined. Excellent.
rlgk (11461) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
SBWF 2013. Golden/amber beer with a nice offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma, caramel, citrus, peach, mango, pine needles, grapefruit notes, pine apples, some herbal notes. Fruity hop flavor, grapes, mango, citrus, caramel, some biscuits, peach notes, some hay. Quite bitter finish with grapes and fruit cocktail. Really nice.
Tmoney99 (11076) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear bright copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy complex hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Heavy complex bitter flavor with a medium to heavy smooth bitter finish of moderate to long duration. A solid bitter beer.
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of bread, kind bud, grapefruit, pine and light tropical fruit. Palate was medium to full bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, pine resin and kind bud with a smooth dry bitter lingering dank citrus finish.