fidelis83 (2136) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy old gold pour that turns to a nice, peach and bright amber when held to light, with a thin off white head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is full of caramel, burnt sugar and sweet citrus, some tropical and pine, toast and sweet malt, just a hint of toffee. Flavor is caramel, toast, muted biscuit and fruity esters quickly blown out of the water by sweet malt and sweet and bitter citrus, something very much citrus rind-like, probably hops, but I wouldn’t be surprised to find grapefruit or orange rind in the recipe, syrupy floral notes and sweet hay. This thing is really just full of sweet and bitter malt, fruit and hop notes fighting it out in a tug of war that has a different winner every second. Palate is medium to heavy body, with a slick and chewy entry, light, blanketing and sharp carbonation and dry, slightly puckering but still somewhat slick and sticky finish. Good stuff, but pretty boozy and a little astringent in the finish, the all over the place, extreme sweet to bitter and back balance grows fatiguing.
PhatB420 (718) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber into a super giant glass. Pours a thick marmalade orange, glowing, sediment floating all over. Aroma of the hop bomb that should accompany, sweet, quite sweet, not surprisingly though, boozy smell but not harsh, orange, grass, cedar, Lemon. White, small head, disapates fast. Taste of sweet hoppy orange, danty melon, more simcoe, apple, dry citrus peel, nutmeg slight variation of, bouncy hip presence in the end, very fun. At 13%, this is quite drinkable, booze us there but the orange sweetness trumps any harshness. Large booze kick in the end us masked by the sweetness. This is something else. Solid brew for memorial day weekend 2015.
aguilarp (3) - VENEZUELA - MAY 22, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really flavorful. Quite sweet. Ton of hops. An absolutely delicious beer. Don’t drink it super cold.
bellco33 (456) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from can into tulip: Pours golden amber with a thin white head. Aroma of resin, sweet malts, and booze. This is a complete malt / bitter / booze bomb. Too much of everything and it’s just kind of harsh. Heavy body, not very enjoyable but I’ve had much worse. BIG Ipa.
dwyerpg (4783) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This had plenty of hops and looked nice. However, they really ratcheted up the sweetness to cover the high alcohol content. Too much so for me to give it a better rating.
VictorCosta (9) - - MAY 18, 2015 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2015 Aroma que deixa a percepção do teor alcoólico mais elevado (13%). Coloração âmbar clara. Colar pequeno de muito pouca duração. Apesar do alto teor, o álcool é de percepção suave no paladar. Com algum amargor, mas de retrogosto constante e suave. Cerveja de corpo intenso, mas relativamente suave. Sabor intenso.
ogniskowicz (359) - POLAND - MAY 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromat: sporo słodkich owoców, żółtych i czerwonych, toffi, karmel, nuty sosnowe i żywiczne
Wygląd: zmętnione złoto, lekka piana (choć jak na woltaż i ibu - fantastyczna)
Smak: potężne uderzenie owoców, słodyczy, toffi, karmelu z mocarną cytrusowo-żywiczną goryczką.
Alkohol - praktycznie niewyczuwalny (jakaś totalna masakra)
dchmela (2785) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at the Lucky Lure. Hazy light gold pour. Resiny citrus pine hoppy aroma. Light malt, malt sweetness, resiny hop bite. Hops, hops and mo hops.
Kristall-König (2415) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Geruch intensiv nach Grapefruit und Mango. Beginnt süß, Zitrus und Malzschübe. Mitte opulent zitruslastig, ölig, scharf alkoholisch. Würzig-bitter abfließend. Super!
queenholly (3371) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Biscuity malt and orange aroma. Hazy straw gold with a large off-white head. Sweet biscuity caramel malt, orange, and herbal hops flavor. Medium body and carbonation.
Maxbier (650) - Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark golden with white head. Fruity hop aroma. Sweet and a touch grassy up front, intensely tropical hop flavors. Hint boozy too (in a good way). Pine hop shows up late (1/2 way through the glass). Very tasty and unusual IIPA.