mpersinger (347) - , California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enthused to pour this top-rated bomber driven up from San Diego & brought to market by our local bottle shop. Looks tremendous in pint glass: apricot colored with moussy white head and champagne-like cascading. A showy malt aroma, yet disappointingly little by way of hop aroma-- only scant piny notes. This beer offers a lot to the senses when sipped, as it’s gushing with caramel sweet crystal malty core and plenty of piney hop flavors, then leaves a a resiny hop bitterness on the lips. Nearly-full bodied, a bit sweet, but does dry out some in finish. Alcohol notes become more prominent when I worked my way through it, but not distracting. As it warmed, it came to have some fruity, and heavy qualities I associate more with barleywine. So glad for bottle-dating. This one was two months old, plus it’d done some traveling from Colorado to NorCal via San Diego; I’m quessing this quashed some volatile hop compounds. I’d like to try again with original aroma intact.
NBird (371) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks.. Hazy orange amber, sml white head.
Smells..floral and unripe stonefruits, loads of malts..red honey, caramel.
Tastes..hops v malts battle won by malts, sweet floral hops, strong caramel malts.. A little boozy too. This was bottled 1 yr ago.. So was expected to have lost some hop character..
Sevenlee (1317) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, pine, citrus and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a big hoppy finish. Excellent.
Cool_Bond (1393) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Incredibly bitter scent. The taste is bitter and quite obnoxious. There are no words I series uses often when I drink beer but this beer I really difficult to drink. It has a minimal fruity taste but as I said, it is taken over by a bitter taste. Bitterness is not good at all, but may still hold in the whole mouth for a long time. To me this beer svårdrucken even though I love Double IPA. Nevertheless believe that this is an defect beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Leini (774) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Amber-ish body with a medium head. Citrus and pine dominates, along with some tropical fruits. Strong alcohol presence and a bit dryish mouthfeel.
Gbgbrouge (21) - SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Swedish SB. Pours dark amber with a slight haze. Aroma inviting with clear citric notes and a whift of pine. Taste is hoppy bitter but well balanced with a sweeter roasted malt body. Alcohol strength punches through and is a little too strong for my taste. Overall a very well composed and very nice beer.
dutch23mp (277) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavy on aroma as well as Alcohol love the taste but it is not enough to hide the punch that is why for me it is a bit of a downer
SandB (17) - SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kraftig humledoft, mycket citrus. Kraftig och fyllig smak med skön beska efteråt. Riktigt bra.
avantdagare (134) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 finger beige head, amber body. Nose: Alcohol, fudge, raisins, grapefruit, oranges, dates, caramel and green pepper. Aroma: Resin, oranges, nuts, caramel, raisins, alcohol, pine, fudge, starfruit, grapefruit and green pepper. Long bitter ending.
Luvystypotables (655) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Unpleasant sour malt aroma, cloudy caramel colour without much head. Taste of hops, malt slightly sugary with an almost watery feel and slightly bitter malt finish.
dojken (212) - - AUG 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska. Frisk lite pepprig fruktig doft. Smaken balanserad o tydlig. Det känns att det mycket humle i ölen. Mycket trevlig o god efterbeska. Något spritig i smaken för att den skall trilla över 4 i betyg