gEUS (1267) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle - afterwards mixed with Yin. 1.5 year in the bottle.
Actually a wonderfully balanced Double IPA. A nice nose of pineapple, grapefruit, something flowery as well. In the mouth, hoppy flavours are countered by a full body that is caused by the sweetness, which gives a milky smoothness. Nice one!
bax (1173) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 16/01-2012) Low beige head, unclear amber color, creamy taste, balanced bitter sweet taste, well covered alcohol. BB date 2015.
Mix 50/50: dark black red color, Yang dominate aroma, slightly uncovered alcohol. I think it should have been 66% Yin 33% Yang.
highibus (737) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at 1702 light hoppy aroma. Carmel color with thin white head. A bit cold but flavor is a bit of up front hops. Some malt balance but not as much as the color suggests. Lightly hoppy finish. Really nice.
jimhilt (2431) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2013 Pours a one finger off-white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light grapefruit hop nose and flavor has enough caramel to offset the grapefruit hops. Decent Imp IPA. High ABV is hidden. Could have waited until 2015 for this but its very good now. $7.70 for a 330ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.
Update 9/2013 12oz bottle brewed in Stratford, CT, seems to have more grapefruit and less caramel. and it is $4.99 from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, MA.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Ma Che Siete. Right up my street this is. Had a great afternoon there. The owner is a great guy! And I loved this beer. Amber orange with medium lasting off white head. A close your eyes and whack off aroma of citrus hops, pine, sugary sweetness. Nice lick of alcohol that compliments it well. Some lemon and pineapple. Some caramel malt flavours come through in the lovely long finish. Loved it.
Kavu (2438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a medium head. Aroma is lots of fruits with hops. Flavor is sweet malts, alcohol, fruits and lots of hops. Great.
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Camden. Red brown amber colour with very little head. Aroma, cat pee hops, bit b.o., spicy and a hit of booze. Taste is full on malty, hoppy bitterness. Not too much prickle in the mouth, quite thick, almost liqueur like. Sweet and spiky, and a bit of a warmer. Lovely.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: June 24, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark copper
Aroma: lightly sweet caramel aroma, lots of earthyness
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, earthy hops, sweet pine, touch of fruityness, light balancing bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
vtafro (3830) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber orange pour with tan head. Grass and citrus hop aroma. Might have let this sit too long. Citrus and a touch of earthy hop with some unfortunate oxidation.
visionthing (2986) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours deep amber with a small off-white head. Fruity, with a hoppy aroma of pine and citrus. Sweet with a delicious heavy bitterness.