KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2012 Bottle. The pour was a murky medium copper orange with a large (2-3 finger) rocky cream colored head that had decent retention, finally reducing to a thin layer of residue with some excellent sheeting of sticky lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted grain malt, pine and floral hops and a mildly sweet yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit / peel), toffee, caramel and a mild alcohol tinge.
The taste was bitter sweet and a tad malty with a hint of toffee early on, with the taste becoming a bit hoppier and having a strong grapefruit presence and a mild citrus peel bitterness towards the end. The flavor lingered for a good while with the taste of citrus and hops settling nicely on the taste buds, meanwhile a mild alcohol warming sensation just added to the enjoyment of this tantalizing brew.
Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a dry oily texture and a good lively carbonation.
Overall a DIPA with a well balanced blending of flavors that created a smooth sweet bitter taste, which made this a very enjoyable and drinkable brew.
closey22 (964) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber with thin gamy Lacy white head; aroma is sweet hoppy blend with. Itís of pipe tobacco; feels light to medium semi fizzy nice; finishes dry hoppy spicy mildly bitter
Bobhund (423) - - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Hopmaestro (194) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is sweet hoppy caramels and the taste have a round, malty body with a resinous oil sensation. The standard notes of peach and tropical fruits is here, and there is hops doing their job, even if they are a bit tired from the trip overseas. Double the malts, double the hops, double the ABV. Whatís to dislike?
flemmingwillum (1033) - Nysted, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rating #1023, flaske fra Toft Vin. Ravfarvet, flot skum. ∆ble, pśrer og blommer i duften. Karamel og let alkohol. Smag af karamel, smÝr, blommer, bitterhumle, let frugter. Alkohol og god bitterhed i eftersmagen. Dejlig tyk og cremet. OK.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
kerenmk (2549) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting on a yacht at the Herzliya Marina. Thanks Excellent Little Brother for the delivery! Hazy orange with white head. Rich fruity aroma, a little cherry and cheesecake too. Bitter, a little leafy, with hints of sweetness in the mouth. Medium body, long, bitter finish. A little old.
HomerBeerOdysy (39) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
APPEARANCE - Mostly opaque orange with a 1-finger head that lasts. A bit of lacing.
AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, malty, fruity
TASTE - Hoppy, bitter, herbaceous, not sweet at all. Bitterness lasts. ABV well-hidden.
MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - A bit of carbonation
VALUE - The bar told beer menus itís 16 oz. Not true. Itís 12 oz.
OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Very quaffable, maybe chuggable.
rollerton (90) - SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from SB. Pours almost no head. Malty aroma with a hint of citrus. Taste is also a lot of malt, caramel and alcohol. Good, but not my favourite Imperial IPA.
TattooJack (156) - Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2014 Poured from the bottle into the pint glass, looks a majestic glowing orange. The strength of this beer lies in itís ability to taste like an IPA but pack the punch of a double or triple. I canít believe they made a 10% that can be finished in 4-5 drinks per glass. Wonderful.
mensch (259) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big, malty and bitter. Kinda chunky. Missing the punchy hop aroma I was looking for in a DIPA. Really more of a barley-wine to me. Iíll age a bottle for some more oldish flavors. Hop flavor/bitter profile is quite complex. Delish! Sip, sip sip, canít stop.
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
"good body, great mouthfeel. super hoppy, but maybe one of the hops used isnít quite to my liking...but the others are. i still like and recommend the beer, i just prefer a few others to this one. 8/09-still not my favorite double (see Ruination and Hop 15) but me thinks the first one i had was past itís prime. this time it was fresher, and while not huge in aroma, or even flavor for a 2ipa, itís perfectly balanced and quite tasty. "