douglas88 (5480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting beer. On tap at APEX. Pours a reddish copper color with a large white head. A sweet nose, honey, fruit. The flavor is pretty bitter, caramel, grapefruit. OK. A bit odd. Hard to pin down, maybe a bit green.
BREWMUSKCLES (2143) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
fruity and sugary with apricot and peach. nice hit of malt and some pine and grapefruit hop. had to take a warm bottle and pour it over ice chips like a sno cone and man it was great. sip,sip,sip. nice body and muted warmth with the chips.lingering broomstraw funk and sweet fruit punch finish.
Maris (901) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
From a 355ml bottle on 23/12/2013. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with a smallish head. Has a huge aroma which includes caramel, toffee, orange, peach, pear and oodles of piney, grapefuity hops. On taking a sip, be prepared for intensity. This is one huge beer. The sweetness hits you first, with the caramel, toffee and honey prominent, but ultimately playing second fiddle to the fruit, which includes apricot, peach, mandarin and mango. Then the hops kick in, managing to subdue the enormous sweetness by smashing your mouth with a long, dry, resiny bitterness. The palate is lovely and syrupy, and the carbonation average. Holy crap, this is an amazing beer. After downing it, I feel like another, which is the ultimate compliment for something which weighs in at 13 %. This is the best imperial IPA I’ve tried to date and close to the finest beer period. An incredible experience.
Gramoit (343) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Local taphouse. What a big beer, huge flavours from the malt and the hops. Definitely a sipper due to the intense flavours and alcohol. Well balanced
gam (3018) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Creamy coloured block head rich amber pour medium carbonation the aromas caramel crisp pine stone fruit citrus lovely notes the flavours big bitter pip of citrus origin rich caramel resin pine grapefruit peach lychee apricot the sweetness is well balanced with the bitter the finish a cracking ale for the style best tastes the bitter and resin finish caramel and hop mix lovely to drink
Japalo (1026) - DENMARK - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home with Bolton. Orange hazy. Quickly fainting foam. Heavy spicy herbal hoppy notes. Extreme hoppy bitterness together sweetness upfront. Wooden. Oily. Full body.
BoltonDK (502) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Jap, thx bro.
Spicy nose, very hoppy, alcohol.
Hazy orange, offwhite head.
Full body, sweet, grapefruit, piney, alcohol, small bubbles, alcohol.
cstuartj (908) - Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a brilliant amber gold. Thin head, no lacing. Big fruity nose, sugars, hops. Huge alcohol hop attack, slightly sweet. Long overripe fruit finish.
mverity (233) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden yellow color with some appreciable white head. Decent lacing. Super crazy grapefruit and estery fruitiness. Super grapefruit taste as well. Nice malt backbone to support the rediculous hop profile, but it comes off a bit boozey. Heavily carbonated and nice medium body too. Aftertaste is lightly bitter. This definitely grew on me over the last few bottles.
heemer77 (5079) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2013
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Slightly copper tinted amber body. There is a thin, light khaki head. The nose is candy sweet with some notes of grapefruit and caramel. Almonds are also present. This tastes incredibly sweet with tons of straight up sugar and black tea notes. A small bit of almonds are in the back end, but it can’t balance out this sugar bomb. A boozy hot mess. Pretty gross.