gnomungus (55) - - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ripe, fruity smell. There’s an intense, resinous body full of light brown sugar that gets walloped, as promised, by a numbing quantity of hops. A bit too much for me.
martjoobolut (793) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33L bottle. Pours amber with off-white head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, tropical fruits, caramel, and strawberries. Taste is sweet, strawberries, pine, caramel, some bitterness and alcohol. Finish is long pine bitter. Overall: great brew.
BrewTom (273) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong & sweet with plenty of hops to balance it off. Caramel, pine & wood flow over the tongue. Despite the intense taste, this beer does not taste like 13%.
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Berard (309) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours murky orange with thin white head that dissipates. Mild carbonation and hop aroma. Much more of a hop forward flavor than the aroma would indicate. Some complexity with cherry pine flavor. A bit boozy. Reminds me of dfh120.
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Christopsy (106) - SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at BrewDog Dundee. Pours copper with a nice creamy white head. Body was thick and full. Smells of fruit and a malty sweetness. Tastes, well amazing. So complex, fruity, sweet, and even citus. I was blown away!
merc7186 (2149) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Big Tropical, Citrus Notes, Onions, Bready Malts
Appearance: Orangish/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Pineapple, Mango, Bready Malts
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, Mildly Drying
zach8270 (3502) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Copper pour with a thin white head. Big citrus aroma with some very light hops underneath. Big malt bomb flavor with almost no bitterness whatsoever. Lots of citrus.
Bacterial (1617) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice clear amber pour with a white head. Big hops and a big malt character. Reminiscent of a hoppy barley wine, but somehow more drinkable. Alcohol is hardly noticeable. Really nice.
CacheManyHose (199) - HONG KONG - JUL 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Craftissimo. Orangey amber with small watery white head. Smells quite sweet at first - malt, pineapple and orange. Floral hop in background. Bit of spice, alcohol, vegetal mustiness. Tastes hugely, hugely hoppy (herbal, bitter) but quite spicy and malty/sweet too. Body is medium-full with a nice big oiliness. Hard to fault a beer for being too big when it's this balanced and ambitious, but as impressive as this is, the hoppiness (so overwhelming it's minty/vegetal) is too much for me.
HKdIPA (258) - HONG KONG - JUL 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Craftissimo at home. Hazy deep amber pour - nice. Aroma is really appealing - big juicy grapefruit and pineapple; the high alcohol is apparent too. Taste is hops explosion - the sort of vegetal taste that seems to come from very high alcohol/big DIPAs. More balanced in this but still wish it didn't have that herbaceous tinge. Very sweet and malty finish with a lasting booziness.