minutemat (1494) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg @ Brewdog Birmingham. Like an alcoholic molotov cocktail to the mouth. Punchy, hoppy, destructive. When the apocalypse comes I want a pint of this in my hand.
ALLOVATE (2380) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Weighty, plump, caramelised and concentrated fruit nose showing ripe plum, tangelo and mandarin, grapefruit and apricot and a hint of cherry. Boozy, thick and sugary sweet. Pours a deep, burnished orange with a bad case of the floaties. Headless bar a brim of white on the meniscus. No carbonation evident. Freakin’ hell, a Molotov cocktail it is, wow...., BURN!! It is everything it should be, then in a pill form to be taken real quick-like. It is gammy, heavy, treacly, sickly sweet with an afterburn that could get me exposed as some random alcoholic should I breath on someone after my first sip. Carbonation is low and it has a filling, all-encompassing candyish quality that is charming but the other 98% of it isn’t. Strangely addictive though. I’m pressed to slow down on supping it! Bready, toasted malt base with a cookie dough linger. Hops are muddled; it’s more fermentation esters than humorous loopiness. Sweet from go to whoa. Lasting, tangy fruit with little bitterness to break it up though the ’Hot’, fusel-like alcohol of it gives it bite. Body heaves and it becomes more and more sticky as it warms. I oddly like is as much as I loathe - suppose love and hate are similar entities. HOT!! (33cL, Bottled 12/02/14, The Liquor Barn, Jandakot)
bp (786) - Queens, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: pours a cloudy amber with little yeasty bits floating around, white head, aroma is sweet and hoppy, taste is slightly sweet with a lot of resinous hoppy flavor, a little sticky with some burn in the finish.
Chrishrt30 (98) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very thin white head, deep hazy amber with light carbonation.
Aroma is a real punch to the senses, huge floral and tropical fruit, passion fruit, apricot and so much citrus.
It's like a fruit salad to taste too, pineapple, passion fruit and berries, but soaked on liquor. A salty caramel malt profile will huge hoppy resins.
The finish is slick and bitter, slightly salty and biscuity.
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Melnis (134) - LATVIA - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Salda ipa, dubultā. Rūgtuma un salduma balanss tiešam labs. Verēja būt mazāk salds.
Christpuncher (1099) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This stuff is the gas. Very strong and hoppy. Smells malty with a alcohol finish. Ha this one at home.
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auee92 (14) - Lawrenceville, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Deep and malty, with plenty of brown sugar and decadent sweetness, very light pine and resin
Appearance: An amber maroon hue that is quite beautiful to behold!
Taste: Heavily sweet, lightly bitter, with a medium sourness that holds on for a brilliantly long finish
Palate: Medium body with a thin, slick texture, average carbonation and an aburbt finish
Overall: A triple IPA should be "different". This is. With an approximate 13% ABV this is a potent, malty, sweet beer with slight hints of hops and abundant malts. Hand your buddy the keys and have three, or five!
Serving type: on-tap
RichTheVillan (2681) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham; hazy light copper pour with a frothy white head, pine and grapefruit aroma, big bitter grapefruit taste with fresh pine, ABV is worryingly unnoticeable, sticky mouthfeel, excellent DIPA.
berlinoise2go (608) - NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (33cl). Finger-thick cream white head, settles as a thick film with some lacing. Colour is hazy amber/blood orange. Rich, deeply satisfying nose with fruity hops, caramel, resin, cookies, bitter orange marmalade, even hint of licorice. Taste is powerful, bitter-sweet, very well-balanced (a bit on the sweet side, but at this ABV it feels appropriate). Alcohol remarkably well-hidden taste-wise. Full body, soft carbonation. Long bitter-sweet fruity aftertaste with a slight alcohol burn.
Alusmamuts (226) - LATVIA - MAY 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
ice aroma, amber with medium light yellow cap. Well balanced sweetness and bitterness, but probably a bit too sweet for me.