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RATINGS: 641   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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English: Did you like Before During and after Christmas? Maybe thought it pored brilliantly, the alcohol was admirable well hidden and you loved how the arrogant amount of hops numbed you. This beer will knock your tongue off, essentially due to the obscure amount of hops that went down this explosive fella Ė itís a tour de force in hoppyness and by far the craziest beer ever made from Evil Twin Ė but not the last.


Hotspur's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hotspur (16) - Nara, - JUN 23, 2012
Golden color with fading head. Funky citrus in the basement aroma. Intense flavor but well balanced. Very very bitter, nice in a snifter at the end of the night but a pint may kill you. Hops are so intense it cover the alcohol burn. A but of sweet syrupyness.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madchemist83 (160) - USA - JUL 5, 2015
Aromas of caramel, super smooth for 13 percent. Nice bite at the end. Decent ipa with lots of alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3819) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2015
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. Doesnít feel like 13% but you canít hide that entirely. Rich palate, syrupy but not offensive. Very nice beer, though so intense.... Bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (658) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy amber, massive amount of stuff floating. Headís 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (1470) - CROATIA - JUN 28, 2015
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RhetoricalAns (551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2015
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6778) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Well, Iíve had the Lite before so .. . Hazy Amber .. Head like a chefs hat .. . Big citrus and resin tones .. Mouth has a bit of heat but nothing to bad .. Nice straight forward double .. . Youíre easy as a Sunday morning? You a hoe

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (5894) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head. The aroma is strong pine and citrus. Medium mouth, strong hop bite, hides alcohol well, lingering bitter finish, very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (552) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 11, 2015
Draught. A bit hazy, amber/copper. In aroma - sweet fruits, citrus, caramel. In taste sweet, caramel, fruits, hoppy flavours - all sweet but itís backed by solid bitterness. 13% ABV well hidden. Full bodied, low carbonation. Taste like mix of imperial IPA and barley wine. Malty and full bodied but bitter, hoppy on the other side. Nice one!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeratarian (160) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Pours hazy copper to orange. Aroma of garlic and dank hops. Flavor is sweet malted barley, hops, onions, garlic. Very dank and thick. Malt supports the massive hop bitterness. Compare to the devil dancer. Pretty good find at piggly wiggly myrtle beach.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SperkeleForce (758) - FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle @ bierbier. Pours hazy orange with white lacing head. Intense taste. Very filling taste. Notes of apples, citrus, much hops, butterscotch. Would work good as a dessert.

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