DiarmaidBHK (3610) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Anderson’s. Pours a murky brown with some bits of yeast floating around. Muted floral notes on the nose. Nice maltiness balanced with some definite hop flavor but without bitterness. This one hides its double digit alcohol very well. nice beer to savor after a long day.
olsvammel (3803) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms in Örebro. Sweet smell that was wineously malty and had some pinecones, sap and similar hop aromas. Very sweet and malty taste, wineous, caramel, sap and pine. Very nice east coast DIPA that borders on an American barley wine.
riversideAK (5727) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fuck this is some horrible shit. Iced tea, caramel, brown bread, light weed and grass, residual sugar. Not a double IPA. Pours heavily hazed, murky brown, amber, white head. Sweet and sugary, lots of caramel and iced tea, some woody grassy and herbal hops. No bitterness, all sweet, the hops shut the cloying aspect down a bit. Still, fucking bad. Diabetic coma inducing. Hoppy barleywine yes, double ipa no. Can I have my money back with this 7 dollar 10 oz pour? This beer is comparable to a good rappers proteges proteges album if that makes sense. Like Biggie was real good, the Junior Mafia album was alright, but the Lil Cease solo album was shit. People probably didnt even know he had a solo album. See what I am saying? Make better beer if you are going to charge this much. Go Mariners.
Thom_Rafter (11) - FINLAND - APR 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Kaisla. Hazy copper with white head. Aroma is quite sweet, some grass, earth, citrus, pine. Flavor is dominated by earthy and grassy notes with malty sweetness. All the hops seem to disappear. Heavy and dull.
xatu (22) - vitoria-gasteiz, SPAIN - MAR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruity with some pomelo notes and quite malty. Taste is swee mainly to caramell.
kramer (5256) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Avenue Pub. Pours a mostly clear dark copper to amber body with a small frothy beige head that retained as a wispy film. The nose is dominated a bit too much by the caramel malt for my tastes, even though there’s a fairly heavy amount if citrusy hops in here. The flavor is the same way, super sugary sweet with a lot of brown sugar, especially on the finish. I’m sure there’s a ton of hops in here, but they just get so dulled but the residual sweetness. Full bodied and very sticky with some fizzy carbonation that helps cut thru the heaviness of this. Not in my sweet spot for the style.
Hammy78 (818) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at West Lakeview Liquors Chicago. Pours a copper colour that I cannot see through (it’s not cloudy or hazy though), white head that dies down to a nice ring, there’s also some cool lacing that looks a little like cotton. Aroma is sweet and citrus and there’s some caramel/ syrup in there too. Tastes sweet and good old citrus hop bitter, grapefruit and a touch of caramel. The bitterness is lasting on the tongue.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a bit between an amber and a straw color. Little head. Smell is surprisingly malty. Sweet smells, almost a bit of red fruit. A bit like a barleywine lol. Taste is a lighter hoppiness, a bit of alcohol burn, candy sugar. Not that great of an ipa.
Aubrey (3481) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Curious impy IPA. It seems to have a blend of English-style and American-style qualities. Murky amber appearance. Fruity alcohol nips. Earthy, pungent, warming and citrusy -- grapefruit rind, lemon and bitter tangerine. Bold yet rounded bitterness.
GBZ59 (1182) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAR 15, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Servida de grifo en copa de Vino.Saboreada en jun´11.Brota con color ambar anaranjado.Algo velada.Espuma de burbuja pequeña y color blanco crudo.La corona es cremosa y persistente.Amplios encajes. Aroma de malteado moderado,matices de malta dulce,notas de esteres -fresas y ciruelas maduras- y lúpulos resinosos en nariz.Sabor agridulce con un lígero toque afrutado que enmascara los lúpulos. Sensación en boca cremosa y oleosa.Cuerpo intenso y pleno, carbonatación moderada.Retrogusto de pino y resinas.El alto ABV no se siente en absoluto y queda bien oculto.¡Dos buenos compañeros en conjunción han creado un cervezón! Seved On tap.Oversized glass.Enjoyed on jun´11.Pours orangish amber in color.Chill haze.Off white small bubbled froth.Crown is creamy & lasting.Large lacings on sides.Mildy malty aroma,sweet malt hues,estery notes -ripe plums & strawberries- & resiny hops to the nose.Sweet bitter flavor with an slightly fruity touch masking hops. Creamy & buttery mouthfeel.Flavorful body,moderate carbonation.Piney & woody aftertaste.High ABV not warming at all remains well hidden.Two great partners in conjuction to create a big one!