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RATINGS: 673   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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 – it’s a tour de force in hoppyness and by far the craziest beer ever made from Evil Twin – but not the last.

fidelis83's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2212) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 28, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrapersnbeer (1531) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Sharp, burnt vegetable hop aroma followed by caramel liqueur malt aroma. Opaque amber color, no head and very still. Like many massive IPA’s, I found it to be very sweet. It is also bitter, but in the way bitter chocolate is. Very cloying as well, softer body although very weighty. A great indulgence for Sunday afternoons but should be avoided for Friday nights...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2791) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours out a darker copper color with a small off white head. Aroma is of some bitter citrus rind, light pine sap, bready malt and light drying alcohol. Taste is complex, a big punch of bitter, oily hooshops, grapefruit, citrus meat, light pine sap, oily resin, light warming alcohol, but for the abv not that much in your face alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2633) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2015
(Back log reminder) Bottle gift from S.J. Nice notes of pink grapefruit, mango, caramel malt, zest, pine, hop and peel. Well blended for a high alc%. Nice bite to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1574) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 21, 2015
Caña en el Lupulo en varias ocasiones en 2013. (r670). Botella 33 cl en llamas agosto 2014. Una auténtica dosis de lupulo con gran sensación alcoholica. Imperial ipa descomunal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TattooJack (325) - Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Poured from the 4-pack of bottles, chunky dark amber, smells like a lot of hops. The smell is deceiving however, because the taste is sweet upfront with the hops and bitter coming in afterword with some boozy and a little wine. The commercial boast of this beer being crazy is spot on, crazy strong. This is a beer for one of those days when I’m feeling like I want the buzz of a strong 6-pack, but I only want to drink 3, done & done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fkoolen (638) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Cloudy, light orange colour topped by a creamy offwhite head. Orange zesty hop profile, intensely bitter, aggregated by the (to) high alcohol grade and sweet malty base. Finish is bitter orange, lingering. Big body, low carbonation, oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3509) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle. Golden, hazy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and some tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit – citrus hoppyness, light alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel and light tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit - light citrus hoppyness, light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, some caramel and light tropical fruitiness with grapefruit - light citrus hoppyness, some alcohol. Caramel sweetish DIPA .Too much alcohol considering the body. Despite of bitterness this one is way too sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergaard (238) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
A sweet and barly like sensation hits you In the face when you first taste this beer. A sticky and pungent hop bittwrness follows. All in All it makes up for an interesting beer. Fun to try, but probably not your new favourite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandman (2477) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Clear amber body, offwhite head. Aroma has strong intense hoppiness, mango, grapefruit and some soapy exotic fruits. Flavour has clear bitterness, har but not harsh. Alcohol is there, but not taking over. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dark (39) - FRANCE - AUG 16, 2015
Une bière pour les excès... Beaucoup d’alcool, de sucre, de houblons & d’amertume, d’arômatique, beaucoup de tout ce qui est possible en fait ! Tous les compteurs sont ici dans le rouge, mais pour notre plus grand plaisir ! Belle bière ambrée avec beaucoup de mousse, nez de caramel, de fruits confits et exotiques, on ne se méfierait presque pas ! Entrée en bouche ronde, sucrée, on retrouve le caramel en force sur un final mi-sucré mi-amer, un poil résineux. On dirait presque un Barley Wine américain. Le sucre dissimule pas mal la présence d’alcool, mais celui-ci peut se révéler envahissant pour qui souhaiterait une bière "sèche". IPA clairement peu subtile (comme son nom l’indique), mais techniquement bien réalisée et dotée d’un goût bien à elle, attention elle est traître.

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