Achel (390) - Ioannina, GREECE - SEP 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A hazy amber beer with a light brown head. The aroma is sweet hoppy - like sticking your head into a hop plant. The flavor is sweet hoppy with notes of hop acids, caramel, leading to a powerful, sweet sticky and slightly dry end.
weordie (833) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with a lovely fluffy head. Aroma has a huge malt backbone with a hint of rubbing alcohol and tiny citrus. A nice malty flavour with a bitter finish. Lovely.
TorbenJensen (1457) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
It does not leave much foam on top, but at 11.5% it is surely like a barley wine rarely the big foams is expected. The aroma is like a whole fruit farm; plum, apricot, raisin and showed probably a little fresh figs? The taste is very complex. In the first mouthful reminded the me of a too strong mixed lemonade, but itís an ale that just need time to orientate in all corners of the mouth and mark the territory, just as the predator who is pictured on the label. And it suits me really good, cause with its warming alcohol spreads are also a nice fresh taste of ripe fruit and citrus. Itís all very vinous with a good dose of hops that bears the taste for a very long time. The slightly sour and indefinable flavor nuance in the background. It tastes incredibly good!
likeatrainwreck (467) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big sweet malts, and big bitter hops. Not much fruitiness from the hops, this leans more towards barley wine territory. Sweet, powerful, boozy. Really nice.
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - AUG 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Unclear golden orange color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, alcohol, light hoppy, grassy and piney. Sweet and bitter alcoholic taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Maxbier (890) - Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper with light tan head. Bright citrus hop aroma. Bitter citrus hop up front, some malty sweetness followed by grapefruit and pine. Boozy pine bitter finish.
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus aromas and pretty gold brown look. It's not too hoppy for what it is. Slight hop citrus flavor too. Caramel like flavors.
BierMeHoos (576) - Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Appearance is golden orange with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is caramel malt sweetness, citrus, a bit fruity, pine, and a little alcohol. Taste is pine, a bit spicy, citrus, grapefruit and a little orange, fruity maybe even kinda tropical, Palate is heavier end of medium body, moderate carbonation. Overall, love the boozyness and beer, solid for the style.
Jimbo2 (195) - DENMARK - JUN 22, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2016 This is it. For me the biggest, baddest Double IPA. So much hops, yet somehow balanced by sweetness from the malt. So full, so rich...
Lowenbrau (3208) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl oz bottle. Lots of times while the first craft american invasion in Spain.
In short: boozy cfruity ale.
This was one of the first american crafts i had, when they landed in Spain around 2006-2007. An amber ale with nice off white head, lots oof malty and fruity aromas, robust body, moderate bitterness, dry finish. Boozy but still enjoyable.