Reimer96 (1463) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Revo...pours a hazy orangish amber with a frothy white head. Wow is this smooth for a 13% DIPA. Aroma of citrus, pine, resin, sweet pale malts, caramel like malts, alcohol and grapefruit. Taste is a big thick mouthfull of ctrusy, piney, grapefruity like hops with rich sweet malts but in a very good and complex balance. No alcohol bite but a slight warmth, no hop bitterness astringency but a light bitterness to balance with the sweetness of the malts. Overall an excellent beer that’s executed to near perfection.
Davros (2220) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a small head.
Nose shows sherbet, caramel, pine, resinous hops.
Intensely sweet flavours, more pine and resinous hops though. Booze is hidden well.
MrOrla (447) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Hazy Amber body with a white head.Taste of tropical fruit, hops, grapefruit alcohol. A bit unbalanced, but still good.
NordicV (1293) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gyllenorange öl med ett gulvitt skum. Doften är söt och fruktig som en marmelad. Även lite småkakor och maltighet. Detta åtekommer i smaken tillsammans med lite tallbarr. Beskan balanserar sötman bra. Mer som ett barleywine.
Fukito (891) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a luscious slightly hazy orange/ dark golden with a medium offwhite head. Aroma is strong ripe fruits/ fruit cake with some orange marmalade and peaches blending alcoholic fumes, sweet malts and fruity hops, really good. Flavor is same fruitiness with some honeyish sweetness, some sherriness and nice gentle bitter aftertaste. Heavy palate, complex but very well hidden alcohol. More of an American Barley Wine than a Double IPA.
MKE (7) - MKE, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Alchemy, pure diabolical alchemy. The appearance reminds me of cognac... No head at all. A delicate balance of citrus and hoppy flavors, nothing is out of balance here. Not sour like other Imperial IPA. I can’t help but be reminded of some barley wines I’ve had. The slight taste of alcohol is refined, almost welcome. It reminds you that evil twins is pushing the limits of "beer"
nihtila (1465) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
26.11.2013. Ruohoinen pehmeä hunalainen, hieman makea ja pehmeä tuoksu. Maussa pihkainen ja voimakkaan havuinen ja katkeroinen maku. Jälkimaku pitkähkön kuivan katkeroinen. Prosentit huomioiden alkoholi pysyy aika hyvin kurissa, mutta kyllähän se lämmittää.
Thisis12ptfont (966) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2015 Single hopped with Simcoe edition. Aromas of hops, hay, grain malt, caramel, tangerine, apricot and cracker-like malts. Appears a bright orange yet with lots of sediment floating around (I’m guessing this bottle is a bit old and the hops are starting to drop off.) Taste is big honey and caramel overtones followed by buttery hops, hop oils, lemongrass, orange citrus and more caramel malt. Overall, not too bad. Well rounded but I just can’t seem to find a somewhat fresh bottle of this anywhere. The last time I tried was really expired and not good at all. C+ rating.
darb85 (136) - Canton, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy nose with brandy and grapefruit notes. Pours cloudy Amber color with almost no head. Smooth mouth feel almost thick. Sweet at first with nice finish that moves to bitter oranges and malt. Great execution. Enters normal rotation.
davidezdonz (31) - , HONG KONG - MAR 23, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into La Chouffe tulip glass. 169:14 is printed at the bottom of the neck of the bottle so I assume that bottle date is the 169th date of 2014 which happens to be 18 June 2014. It poured a nice orangey gold colour with less than one finger head which receded quite quickly leaving some lace on the glass. Smell was of sweet malts with some light citrus and orange coming through. Taste though… Sweet. Too sweet. Like lightly carbonated orange cordial, some honey and maybe bubblegum. One thing going for it is that even at 13%, you don’t notice the alcohol at all. Some of the hoppiness does creep through the sweetness at times but not much. Feels sticky, full bodied and lightly carbonated. Overall though, I’m thinking that now it is around 9 months from date of bottling, maybe some of the hoppiness was lost? But this was way too overly sweet for me. At first I thought that maybe I could enjoy half a bottle every so often, but the more and longer I think about it, I really couldn’t. Way too sweet.