mtlasley (39) - Anna, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beautiful deep reddish amber pours from the glass and looks heavy as the head forms. A thick frothy finger thick head is off beige and has thick bubbles. Really great lacing and some slight alcoholic legs.
Really thick caramel and malt notes are the first on the nose and they’re followed quickly by strong booze and hop notes. Marijuana, citrus, and grassy notes are all present. The malt here is really the strongest stand out on the nose. Surprising for a Triple IPA.
Lots and lots of roasty caramel and malt on top. Followed closely by burning hops that take a few sips to adjust to. A boozy character in the center takes a moment to shine but really helps the entire beer showcase the hops. Citrus is the strongest hop character along with a slight piney flavor.
Thick and heavy in the mouth carried well by a decent amount of carbonation.
Great overall. Incredibly thick, rich and flavorful. Although the caramel and malt slightly steal the show. This shouldn’t be considered an IPA but something more akin to a barleywine. A bit pricey but something I look forward to trying year after year.
rostetti (160) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alko. Pours dark amber with small white head. Aroma and taste both have malt, hops, alcohol and some spices. It is very bitter and definitely didn’t taste as strong as 12%, so it was very drinkable. Very good!
Psytron (1890) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mild smell of hops. Copper colour, beige head. Aroma of hops, spruce, grass, finishes with alcohol. Amazingly hidden ABV. Medium carbon, viscous texture. Bitter. Heavy body.
Christian (12717) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Copenhagen Beer and Whisky Festival. Hazy amber with a lasting off-white head. Malty aroma with fruity notes and pine. Sweet and bitter flavour with citrus and pine
Borup (11352) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Sroma and flavour of malt, fruit, spice, alcohol, hops and yeast.
mikkopen (1049) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. Clear coppery colour, thin off-white head. Caramel-malty aroma with sweetish fruity notes, citrus and pine. The flavour is caramel-malty, with notes of dried fruits and a heavy resiny-hoppy finish with notes of pepper. A little alcohol warmth in the aftertaste. Intense and enjoyable.
drjoeng (837) - SINGAPORE - AUG 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12%ABV. Triple IPA.
Poured out dark amber. 16ºSRM.
Nose is sweet and dank. Ripe citrus. Papaya. Caramel and burnt milk aromas.
Mouthfeel is syrupy. Palate is deeply sweet with corn syrup. Other toasty flavors with some creamy, nutty flavors. I get some candied pecans. There is some broad fruity sweetness in the middle of the palate. Overall the palate is dominated by hops and alcohol. Hops are pine on the front briefly, then bitter melon, then spicy with cilantro and wild scallion, there is a bit of sweet spice that is reminiscent of a walla walla sweet onion.
Finish is long. Bitter melon and resin and fresh pine needles lingering on the back of the tongue.
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kustie (844) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear amber color with white head. Aroma has lots of sweet fruits, alcohol and hops. Taste is very malty with long very bitter and a bit sweet aftertaste. Flavors of pine, needles, caramel, alcohol, grapefruit and hops. Very hoppy and high in alcohol but still nice to drink.
biirusaikou (2479) - - AUG 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled a couple times. Feels like a torrent of red tropical fruits, more of a hoppy barley wine maybe. Pretty smooth and devilicious.
MrTipple (3566) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intense caramel malts, overripe tropical fruits, rotten mango, passion fruit, resin, pine. Slightly hazy, dark brown, medium, creamy, off-white head. Medium bitter. Initially sickly sweet caramel, molasses, bread malts, then resin, pine, very bitter, full bodied, dry finish. Interesting IIPA, very intense, would not have guessed the ABV, quite harsh finish. Bottle from Discount Liquor, Milwaukee.
beezydrunkit (20) - Alabama, USA - AUG 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, Craft Bar Grayton Beach, FL. Pours dark orange with white head. Maltiness and hops on the nose. Caramel, cereal, herb-y resinous twang, hops all over the place, super balanced. In the mouth it’s more of the same but here you see just how incredibly balanced this brew is. Strong malt character countered with crazy hops and they somewhat cancel each other out. On the finish is where there’s a lingering bitterness. Medium bodied brew. At 12% the booze is totally hidden and it’s pretty crushable. Aside from the powerful bitter finish which I don’t mind but am not crazy about, I really enjoyed this beer.