mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep, firey amber with thin off-white head. Looks to pretty heavily cling to the glass when swirled/agitated, but lacing doesn’t stick. Aroma is big malty caramel, some semblance of a barleywine, pine and stone fruit, also a bit boozy. A bit thick on the palate. Flavor is sticky resin, heavy bitter hops, a nice malty sweet balance, some alcohol but masked decently for 12%. I hoppy big beer....good stuff. Enjoyed it as much as last year’s, but maybe I’ll hang on to one or two for a bit this time to see how it develops.
Franckg (386) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Intense. Taste of explosive malts and hops attack your palate aggressively. Very long bitterness. Not my kind of booze but drinkable.
Monotyp (5) - Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 17, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Zum ersten mal in New York City getrunken und begeistert. Ein richtig krass gehopftes I.P.A. dass seinem Namen alle Ehre macht. Geschmack ist süßlich
malzig mit ordentlichen Hopfenaromen. Durch den hohen Alk.-Gehalt wärmt es richtig von Innen.
oRos (1318) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Bruce. Pours amber with white head. Taste is bitter with lots of roasted malts
thorongil2 (1544) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle) hazy reddish amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of lychee, honey, candy; rich flavour with a long strong bitter finish; excellent - pretty much a barley wine
VastActiv (3735) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Rattle & Hum, New York. Colour is slightly cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, pine, sweetness, resin, caramel, hops and malts. Not very drinkable.
sinfull (1013) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber , almost reddish color; big yellowish head . Aroma of resin , caramel and grapefruit. Brewers reached a perfect balance between huge IBU and caramel sweetness in the taste. Great beer.
B23hopkins (4) - Owensville, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer was smooth and very enjoyable. I recommend you try this beer. You will be glad you did.
Ferris (7014) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Caramel malts and some resin with some vinous notes. Clear copper with a rich beige head. Boozy caramel notes, vinous and some hoppy bitterness. More like an American Barleywine.
mikedR (1528) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good, but I’m still missing the point with triple IPAs. The reason why is that they get syrupy and resiny with the higher ABV. I’ll stick with DIPAs.
LoFi (1639) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught, Bishop’s Järntorget.
Hazy amber, off-white head.
Sweet, malty, toffee, boozy, dark fruit, citrus, pine, heavy, heady.