Bov (10914) - Bienne, - NOV 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
from Erzbierschof - pours a cloudy dark orange beer under a long lasting white foam; hoppy aroma of cream, marzipan, honey and apricots; full-bodied, sticky palate with some astringency; pretty effervescent and tasty; hugely bitter and pretty dry; long fruity hoppy finish with a never ending bitterness
thorongil2 (1967) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) clear, bright honey amber colour with a small white head; aroma of honey; cake, peach syrup; balanced flavour with a long, medium strong bitter finish, well hidden alcohol; thick palate
aleksander9 (954) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden with white sparkling head. Orange marmelade, spice and green. Full Sweet, spicy, hoppy and resin finish. Overall: aroma lacks compared too flavour.
Marko (4417) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Craft Room. Thanks Ivor! Small white head, misty dark amber orange body. Fresh herbal orange jam aroma. Taste... sweet and slightly sticky, orange candy and herbs. Light alcohol and dry malt. Later on the orange and herbal notes break through and hints of loveliness beat the inherent overly strong sweetness up. Pretty great.
Shippy (23) - - NOV 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy, bright orange with a thin white head. Citrus dominates the aroma, lots of grapefruit, some orange. Juicy citrus flavors with mild bitterness, caramel sweetness, and quite a bit of breadiness. Full mouth feel. Delicious beer, very drinkable. 13% sneaks up on you.
RodrigoPacheco (129) - - OCT 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sensacional essa imperial IPA. Mesmo com os 13% ABV é muito equilibrada e fácil de beber. Incrível.
ljthiessen (901) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Republic in Minneapolis. Huge hoppy aroma, bright, sweet, juicy, heady. Taste is a bit sweet, plenty of hoppy bitterness but the sweetness keeps it from being perfectly balanced.
Travlr (17646) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy golden yellow color, white head. Aroma of mixed citrus and pine. Taste has sticky pine resin. Definitely a sipper.
ABT_S54 (303) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours thick and hazy orange with a very short lived bubbly head. Aroma is massive hops and clearly a lot of sweet malts but mostly the resinous piney hops which you just know from the intensity of aroma are going to destroy your palate. Taste is upfront medium sweetness with a huge (I mean massive) kick of hops. Wow this is one bitter beer but balanced well with the sweet malts but still a showcase for the hops. Not overly sweet like Port Brewing’s Anniversary Ale but over the top in every conceivable way like Double Crooked Tree. Thick, sweet, syrupy, bitter, hints of anise and licorice with marmaladey sweetness and severe hop bitterness. Hard to top this from an extreme point of view and I could imagine aging would do this no harm at all.
gopherfan99 (1035) - CROATIA - OCT 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pours a cloudy orange gold with a thin white head; aroma is slightly sweet with caramel, malt, and some tropical fruit with faint hop notes; taste is bittersweet with caramel, grapefruit, and malt; finish has some tropical bitterness; very nice
klm1 (630) - - OCT 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange peel like clear, or better because is unfiltered, a bit hazy, with foamy white head. visually low carbonation with slow up rising bubbles.
Aroma is one of the best parts: without note of an alcohol, and with very intense aroma of hops, with notes of tropical fruits, Lychee, Papaya, pineapple, mango, etc. Some malts are detectable in the background.
Flavor is hoppy, with notes of tropical fruits, which I mentioned in aroma. Hop bitterness is high, but at the same time even malt sweetness. that mean, that malt flavor is a little too high and too Barley wine - like. Finish is dry, sweet, with smooth alcohol warmth.
Body is medium smooth, carbonation is moderate medium.