Fred82 (2123) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle shared by czar.
Appearance : Clear dark amber with small head.
Aroma : Great rich caramel with big resinous notes. Light tropical hops. Light alcohol.
Taste : Caramel and piny hops with tropical fruits. Light pineapple. Rather sweet, balanced bitterness. Citrusy and piny finish with more caramel.
Palate : Soft carbonation.
Overall : More on the barley wine side IMHO. Great balance between heavy caramel malts and hops. At first I didn’t think I’d like this because I like my IPAs lighter on the caramel malt but this really feels more like a barley wine and it does pretty good at that. Interesting touch of tropical fruits popping here and there thru the heavier resinous hops and caramel malts. Great beer. The homemade mix between Yin and Yang was less enjoyable than each of them taken alone.
Iphonephan (4979) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 33 cl bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with an off white head. Nose is more herbal than citrus. Flavor has some grassy notes with a bitter, but not overwhelming so, finish.
conway (2162) - - MAR 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Intensely bitter. Sweet malt profile. Great balance.
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ration (2048) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 27.1.2012
czar (6189) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared with fred82. pours hazy copper-reddish with a nice light beige head, decent retention. (bw feeling) spicy, fruity and toasted biscuity malts, hints of caramel and earthy tones, sweetness, warming alcohol, grassy and lightly resinous, citrus, also citrusy and strawberry-like medium hopping and medium long finish - tingling, peppery and citrusy. soft carbonation, medium body - oily, sticky. good balance. much enjoyed it!
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reminds me of a lower-ABV Dogfish 120. Perhaps the darkest in color DIPA I've had. Taste is sweet and resiny, with a syrupy mouthfeel. Some fruit as well, and a modicum of bitterness. Tried alone and not as part of a Black and Tan with Yin from the same brewer. On its own, an unusual Imperial for sure, and quite unlike West Coast IPAs to which I'm more accustomed.
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HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 bottle. Dark amber color, beige head. Very hoppy, bitter taste with caramel, citrus, pine and some fruits. Smooth bitter finish with a hint of alcohol in it. Very tasty imperial IPA.
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33 l bottle. Poured cloudy amber with a small creamy tan head. Honey, vanila in the nose. Grassy and resiny aroma, some juniper. Honeyish flavor with resin, grass, some vanila.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark, murky brown with a good white head. Nose is light resin, some honey, fruity smells. Not sure I like that much non citrus fruit smell in a double IPA. The taste is decent enough bitterness but there is a lot of sweet to go with it. The mouthfeel is sticky and heavy with a long finish.
Darwenus (689) - Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours rust colored, like a rye ale, with an average head. The aroma is very sweet and strong. There’s a big, fruity kind of presence... pineapples, citrus, and pine hops. The flavor is sweet, too. The hops are there, but the sweetness is the strongest quality. All that citrus combines with caramel malt and bread. Not my favorite IPA but a very good one.