Tstamba (138) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours clear amber with virtually no head. Interesting aromas of ripe citrus and caramel. Complex flavor profile, tropical fruit, caramel and pine resin... Enough malt backbone to balance the intense hop presence. A sipper... Would like to try a BA version... Needs a different categorization... Maybe BPA (Barleywine Pale Ale)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’13. Pours an amber orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity piney hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
tom10101 (1797) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12 oz). Bottled 30/05/2013, so 3+ month old. From TheJester, thanks! Clear golden/amber with a medium diminishing off-white head and little lacing. Aroma of caramel, pine, juicy hops, citrus, malt and alcohol (not as much as expected though). Taste is moderately sweet with resinous, malt/caramel, juicy hops, light citrus and moderate bitterness. Alcohol is present, but really not that much for a 12% abv beer. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Dry finish. Good balance. I don’t know how this one is really fresh, but this is one of the decent Triple IPA that I’ve tried. Drinkable despite the high abv.
jackl (3457) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ Beer Run. Deep amber with hardly any head. The nose is hot caramel, robust malt. Herbal hoppiness. Burnt grass, mandarin orange. The taste is strongly bitter. Caramel, peanut brittle. Burnt brown bread. Slightly oily. Dirty tree bark. Full body, rich. Light carb. Overall, just a big old malty bitter bomb. Not bad for what it is.
Pullins10 (18) - - SEP 3, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Amazing!!!!!!!& One of my favorite beers ever.'!!!!!! Favorite ever!!!!!!! via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MaltOne (168) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Outstanding! Lots of complexity throughout. Just buy it if you can find it.
bigbish (479) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an amazing complex IPA. I love the complex malt character that also comes through, it’s not just hops. We’ll balanced for such a big beer.
Theydon_Bois (5218) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013, 10/08/13.
Golden amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is boozey, bitter grapefruit, grass, orange.
Taste comprises caramel malts, bitter grapefruit, orange pith, more malt presence.
Medium bodied with bite, very drinkable for 12%, fine carbonation, dry finish.
vogt5059 (30) - Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured out of a bottle
Cloudy copper/amber in color
Small head that quickly dissapates
No lacing on the glass
Aroma of booze and malty sweetness
Taste of alcohol and malt which is balanced nicely with a lingering bitter finish
Mouthfeel is full an creamy
Overall a good beer, somewhere in between an IIPA and an American barleywine
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Prufrockstar (443) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Parlor City. Dark amber/reddish pour. Aroma is loads of caramel, some candy. Smells like aa grain-heavy barley wine. Big sweet thick syrupy texture, burst of bitterness at the end, some kind of spice in there, almost like ... chocolate? Confusing, really -- could be some odd combination of overlapping fruit flavors, but get some chocolate or cinnamon in the mix. Overall: Not sure what to make of this. Basically American barley wine with a twist. Doesn’t really come together for me.