jimgraz (11) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is not for everybody. A very different product that manages to interplay heavy malts up front with bittering hops on the back end and nice floral notes throughout.
Drank from a 12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.
It poured a nice copper to red color with a thin, white head that lingered through most of the beer and excellent lacing.
Big, sugary malt backbone moves into citrusy and piny hops. All of the malt and hop flavors are very foward and very potent, though they stay short of a medicinal or syrupy chracter. What was most impressive was that, despite the potent flavors, there was not a harsh aftertaste.
Though some may disagree, I think this finds a unique balance bewteen malts and hops that is worth a try. Very pricey for a store-bougth bottle of beer, though and my wife and I split a bottle as an appertif and were both very pleased with it.
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 (1294) - 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 (1492) - , 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 (3496) - 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 (991) - 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 (6783) - 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 (1492) - 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 (1637) - 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.
gdubu493 (48) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Sweet, malty nose.
Appearance: Cloudy, dark-ruby amber color. Thin off-white colored, one-finger head that disappeared almost instantly. No lacing.
Taste: Malt. Caramel. Grapefruit. Cherries. Hops tempers fruity taste well. Balanced. Hops not terrible distinctive for a triple IPA.
Overall: I poured this 12 oz. bottle into a glass in which I like to drink beer. The beer was bottled 5/20/2014 (opened eight months later) which may explain its weak carbonation. Well balanced for 12% alcohol but doesn’t drink as big as a I would imagine a triple IPA would. RateBeer member Barnoloid summed it up well, "...IPA that doesn’t feel much like an IPA. The feel is more barleywine." #respectbeerbrethren.