fidelis83 (2270) - 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.
weihenweizen (2835) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Clear light orange with small white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops, medium body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is grapefruit hops, strong malt backbone, and bitter finish.
FraekkeFyr87 (249) - - APR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is full of hops, dried fruits, caramel, sugar, apricot and prunes. Very reminiscent of barley wine, probably because of the high alcohol percentage. The color is dark caramel. The taste is full of hops, dried fruits, sugar and caramel. The alcohol is very present but I don’t mind. Nice beer!
Echon (261) - Århus, DENMARK - APR 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2016 An amber full-bodied ale, with a hop and yeast aroma. Nothing particular for a DIPA. Overwhelming pungent flavour of hops and alcohol, and a very sweet and very bitter taste. Bottom line: the first few sips are good, but the more-is-more over the top approach completely ruins any semblance of balance, and the sweetness and alcohol soon become cloying. Of course, I doubt balance was ever taken into consideration when this recipe was put together, but I just want to point out that you may not enjoy more than 5 cl of this.
Melkart (429) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - APR 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 – it’s a tour de force in hoppyness and by far the craziest beer ever made from Evil Twin – but not the last.
Salwal (262) - GERMANY - APR 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2016 Whoa wtf, 13% ABV... Let?s See. Poured into Spiegelau IPA Glass, hazy orange color and intense white head, lot’s of Sediment in the bottle. Intense nose of aromatic hops lots of pine slight citrus and a whole lot of resin. Mouthfeel is thick and carbonation is Medium. The alcohol is well hidden, but with 13% ABV you can clearly tell that this is gonna hit you hard. Nice residual hops... Well good but a bit to hot for me...
Bubeer (254) - - APR 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Cloudy amber. Large head, medium retention. Aroma intensity 3.25/5. Grass and honey in the nose. Heavy bitter with significant lasting sweet mouth filling. Full body. Fizzy carbonation
Smithld1 (115) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half a pint at craft beer co. Tastes like an apple core or seed. Intense. A half is enough. Struggled at work afterwards.
HuskerTan (1420) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 31, 2016
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
A- Pine, hoppy, bitter, papaya, mango, rubber.
A- Burnt orange color, clear liquid, minimal head.
T- Bitter, mango, stone fruit.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, aggressive finish.
O- While I have been growing a bit more fond of ipas, ones like this just take me back to the start. Very aggressive and bitter. Not much in here I liked. No mas por favor.
Jimbo2 (103) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is what you would expect. A fistful of hops, almost too much warmth and alhohol, but thats what You’re asking for.
eljebi (52) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Su combinación de maltas y sus 13 grados hacen que la base dulce y su carácter licoroso tengan constante presencia. Los lúpulos aportan notas terrosas y herbales ligeras comparadas con la contundencia de las maltas. El final del trago cálido y resinoso. Casi más cercana al american barley wine, la verdad!