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RATINGS: 676   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Danish: Her er den ene halvdel af en ‘Black and Tan’ øl. Ikke hvilken som helst Black and Tan, men den hvor en opblæst, tyktflydende stodder og en tilbagelænet, humlet fyr mødes, og perfekt øl-balance opstår. Bland Yang med Yin, eller nyd denne flabede gode Imperial IPA solo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattyhennessy (373) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours an amber with a beige head. Slight haze. Sweet piney hop aromas with a bready malt backbone. Mango and orange aromas with some citrus and pine. Flavours are well balanced, with the fruity hop character matched well with a firm malt presence. Well carbonated and smooth. 10%abv hidden well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Me & me cats are huddled afore a space heater ’cause the outside temps are subzero with gusty winds and I’m getting no gas soze I’m without heat. The gas company can’t get here until the day after tomorrow to fix it up. Tomorrow the forecasted high is -1 F, and I’m frakkin’ freezin’
In other words, I can really use an Impy (I prefer the equally inadequate term "Double") IPA!
This puppy gives a difficult pour (freezing temps?), a small deep amber body with a Humongous rocky head that collapses way too slowly. The aroma that eventually seeps through is both citrusy and resinous, earthy with a solid whiff of caramel. It tastes dandy, mayhaps a tad too sweet with toffee and caramel, but the hop flavors and heavy zest bitterness cancel the sweets out of it. The finish is probably too sweet for the West Coasters in the group, but the biting bitterness does me fine.
I’m still freezin’ my nuts off!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kalervo (802) - FINLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Mikon luona 1/2015. Yang alone was quite decent moderately hopped imperial IPA. Mix with Yang was surprisingly "alcoholic"!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Timyone (15) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2015
Toffee, a bit of biterness, full flavor. Great beer if you are after some thing with a big flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EKGoldings (603) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pours clear amber, nice head, scrubber cap. Smells caramel, toffee, alcohol, not much in the hop department. Taste is bitter sweet malts. Alcohol fairly well hidden at 10% when cool, but warmed up is more clear. Aftertaste remains bitter. For a DIPA this is pretty good, on the balanced malt-bitter side of the street and not overtly aromatic in the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6583) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2015
had a 4oz glass of this. .. dark amber .. medium foam, lacing .. . long mouth .. easy finish .. . golden hops, corn, hay, resin, and grapefruit .. . a bit boring but solid .. . . i miss a good baked pie. flaky is the word and fuck those carrots.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lightbias (251) - USA - JAN 2, 2015
Wishing I’d had a Yin for this Yang, but as none was available I decided to crack the bottle to avoid spoilage. Best before 2015, but here it is January 2...missed it by that much! I opened the bottle, immediately inhaling a murky over-ripened banana and mango with hints of mandarin orange and booze. Stung my nose...in a nice way! The visual on the pour was a little disappointing; cloudy, dark apricot-colored, and a head that was there one second, and then not at all two minutes later. It lies there in the snifter, flat and motionless. Even after a hard swirl in the glass, the brew was only good for a half a minute of head; back to nothing in no time. The palate is flat as well, slightly sticky, with a medium body carrying off the flavor all by itself. A flavor of malty dough is predominant, the fruits in the aroma there and pleasant, but lay flat on my tongue. No life..no life in this. If this were better carbonated, I would probably have a lot better things to say about it. I like the flavor, but it needs to have some assistance in getting it’s point across. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (218) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Citrus and grapefruit on the nose from a copper pour with a beautiful half finger of fluffy, resilient head. Resin and citrus hop characters come through clearly on the palate with good malt balance and good effervescence that slips down with a healthy bite. Strong and bold and very pleasing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
probstblueribbon (3219) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
12 oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear amber with a creamy orange-light tan head. Aroma: Quite brothy/savoury with an almost barfy note (not a good start!), quite malty – mainly caramel and some melanoidin, smells thick, some citrus and pine/resin. Palate: Medium-full body, full, creamy carbonation, syrupy. Flav.: More citrus, pine and pepper and less brothy/barfy, rich maltiness, a little estery; sweet with big bitterness and a boozy, sweet malty finish with some peppery pine, numbs the mouth.

I hope that Yin is better than Yang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1046) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours out a clear amber shade. Lots of head that shrinks back quickly. Resinous nose with pine and caramel. Fruity, jammy, herbal, winter berry taste. Opening sweet but then turning spicily, fruity bitter. Hides the strength well. Nice attempt at a fruity DIPA.

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