Nische (1394) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy golden orange pour with small white head. Sticky aroma with sweet malt, pines and exotic fruits. Heavily sweet taste with sticky pine, mango and peach.
Gluepot (239) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really a unique, great accomplishment in the IIPA category. The taste profile features some powerful hop-based tastes - orange rind, orange marmalade, Cointreau and some grapefruit. Like any great beer there are counterbalances, including a solid malt backbone and some spices. A rich, thick body complements the taste profile as does a mild to medium effervescence level. Among the best.
varanid99 (760) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden pour with a decent white head. Sweet, fruity, resin and caramel aromas. Thick, sweet, big pine bitterness up front, caramel and citrus, warmth from all that booze. Mighty big beer
biirusaikou (1494) - - JUL 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can version. Lots of fruity hops, sweet caramel, warming alcohol, long bitter finish. Too heavy and boozy for me, almost feels like a hoppy gin.
martin00sr (1806) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark golden, stable white froth. Aroma has dark citrus, pine and hints of caramel. Big flavour, immediate and strong piney bitterness with caramel and grapefruit, barely balanced by a syrupy sweetness. Strong, warming alcohol bite. Lingering bittersweet and sticky finish with controlled alcoholic roughness. Pretty solid.
madchemist83 (202) - USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of caramel, super smooth for 13 percent. Nice bite at the end. Decent ipa with lots of alcohol.
Nuffield (3905) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very big beer, without a doubt. Mostly clear appearance with a rich golden color and very thin head hanging on in a tulip glass. Perfume and intensely chemical (in a good way) nose, more floral and pine, but still a hop dimension that far exceeds the usual...deep spruce cleaning solvent. Intense. Doesn’t feel like 13% but you can’t hide that entirely. Rich palate, syrupy but not offensive. Very nice beer, though so intense.... Bottle.
Kauge (941) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber, massive amount of stuff floating. Head’s small. Not very impressive on the nose, citrusy, sweet, tropical. Tastes really bitter, coated in thick sweetness. Carbonation average, body medium plus. Faint alcohol later on, but overall rather nicely hidden. Hard to make something more noteworthy of my notes - seems I was enjoying it!
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 330 ml from Svijet Piva, Zagreb. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Hoppy sweetish fruity aroma. Heavy sweet fruity flavor, malty backbone with medium to heavy bitterness. Warming alcohol.
RhetoricalAns (666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Slightly hazed copper amber pour. Nice tall off-white head, fair bit of sticky lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and pine hopping. Taste is sweet too, but has a nice strong bitter finish. The 13% ABV was completely unnoticed. Body is slightly syrupy.