Panzerfaust (622) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JUL 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from Club de Cervezas, Chile. Let’s see if this lives up to the hype. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head that diminishes quickly but leaves a lacing. Aroma shows a strong, powerful hop punch with clear grapefruit, orange and citrus notes. Dry hopping. An intense fruity aroma (mostly peaches, guavas and loquats) appears after warming up, backed up by bready malts. Almost no phenols or alcoholic undertones. Taste is really intense although it’s not tongue ripper. It’s more of an incredibly well-balanced IIPA with enormous amounts of hops but mixed up with an overdose of malty sweetness and a warming effect. Prickling bitterness attacks the tongue in the beginning leading to an overlap of layers of fruityness, esters, guava, passionfruit, mango and guaraná. Incredible! Oily texture, medium carbonation, massive body, full mouthfeel. The huge amounts of alcohol do not disturb in the slightest. They just warm up your body. Outstanding IIPA.
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours with a hazy deep gold body that supports a thin white head. The aroma offers up lots of pineapple, mango and grapefruit amid a thin cloud of booze and a bit of lightly roasted malts. The taste delights with juicy pineapple and pink grapefruit hoppiness and then it quickly climbs into increasing levels of citrus hop bitterness and various malt sweetened citrus peel ‘zest’ like flavors. This is juicy and bitter and the ABV is massive and not all that noticeable. What a terrific hoppy sipper.
fugitive (1695) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Color hazy dark yellow with medium head. Aroma hops, lemon, peach. Taste sweet, peach, plums, hops, lemon.
Psytron (1588) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell of hops, some spruce. Hazy dark amber colour, small off-white head. Very strong aroma of hops, also alcohol, overripe fruit and spruce. Spruce in particular in finish. Very bitter, with a faint (surprisingly small) alcohol sweetness. Oily texture, heavy body.
ajtrupp (309) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I feel like it’s so long since I’ve had an Imperial IPA. Perfect mix of hips with some of the sweet that chines with a double.
GRM (3333) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle, 12-ounce, purchased at DeCicco’s Food Market, trip to New York for the Bacon and Beer Classic with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on May 1st 2015; eye: deep gold, lightly hazy, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: malt, caramel, intense, hops, light alcohol; mouth: malt, caramel, intense, hops, alcohol, alcohol warmth, pepper, light orange, finale in alcohol with presence of malt and alcohol, full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: correct
Bouteille brune, 12 onces, achetée chez DeCicco’s Food Market, voyage à New York pour le Bacon and Beer Classic avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 1er mai 2015; œil : doré foncé, légèrement voilée, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, intense, houblon, léger alcool; bouche : malt, caramel, intense, houblon, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, poivre, léger orange, finale en alcool avec présence de malt et d’alcool, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture alcoolique; en résumé : correct
BeerBaboon (1773) - FINLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear gold with white head. Aroma is very fruity and light pine. Flavor is heavy sweet, medium to heavy bitter, pine and fruity. Seems pretty straight forward to me. Good beer but lacks finesse. A bit out of balance too, perhaps?
commonshawn (673) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at devils advocate with commonmac. Goblet. Dark yellow with thick white head and good lacing. Heavy pine hop smell. Full bodied. Thick. Extremely long lasting floral hop taste. Mixed with some fuzzy clingy mouthfeel. Intense. Almost a meal or at least an alcohol drenched orange or peach. Very well made aggressive beer.
Strife21 (259) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy orange with thin white head. Taste is sugar and hops, red wine and a hint of grape. Heavy body, heavy carb. Way to sweet and way to heavy.
BeerdedDave (880) - - JUL 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
slightly cloudy amber color; piney herbal hop aroma with an underlying sweet malt aroma; lots of piney, herbal, resinous hops; very bitter with sweet malt and alcohol notes; a slow drinking sipper at 13% abv