maddmatt639 (331) - Pacifica, California, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No retention and light lacing. Smells of pine, flowers and citrus. Tastes of pine, citrus fruits and hop resin. Semi-bitter aftertaste.
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corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy, deep golden orange color with dark golden yellow edges and a one finger, frothy white head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Very good retention with streaks of lacing left behind.
Very dank and floral hop aroma with some grassy, earthy pine and a nice tropical/citrus fruit presence countered by a sweet malt backbone. Resinous oils along with hints of kind bud, fresh cut grass and pine needle followed by grapefruit, mango and orange peel. Some sweet caramel malt along with toffee, biscuit and graham cracker. Malts are subtle however and donít at all interfere with the hop character.
Medium body with a blast of dry hop bitterness that lingers over tropical/citrus fruit and caramel malt sweetness into a bone dry finish. Complex hop profile with dry, earthy bitterness and resinous oil/pine needle flavor followed by juicy tropical and citrus fruit sweetness. Strong grapefruit, pineapple, mango and orange zest character balancing things out with much needed sweetness. Sweet caramel malt backbone with honts of toffee, biscuit, hazelnut and slight dark fruit notes. Some alcohol heat in the finish but overall the high ABV is decently masked. In these high ABV triple IPAs the alcohol/ethanol flavored often kills off the hops but itís nicely integrated into the finish of this beer. Complex, flavorful and decently drinkable for itís strength. A touch too malty for my liking but still a very solid beer.
ChronicYouth (5) - - NOV 16, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Copper, mid amber colour. Weedy aroma, floral but oddly bubblegummy sweet. Sticky, resinous palate, perfect carbonation for strong IPA to cut through hop bitterness. Some caramel notes from malt and slightly heavier body than average strong IPA. Great.
gkeh (435) - Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark copper/gold pour. Aroma is beautiful pine, an array of citrus, mango. Heavily dry hopped. Medium to full bodied, mild carbonation. Bitter bight, resin, sticky. The type of in your face IPA that I love. Darn near perfect.
sir__v (2133) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from We Brought Beer, London - UK. Color: clear golden blond beer with medium carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: high resin hops. Pine and grassy notes. Caramel. Taste: medium body with high sweet caramel taste. High resin hops. Notes of caramel. Alcohol finish. Aftertaste: resin and high dry bitterness. Very intrusive resin finish. Alcohol finish.
Frozer (240) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hop bomb! Citrus pine fruit bouquet of aroma. Served in a goblet, feel like Iím drinking a tropical drink. Huge punch of bitterness at first sip. Full bodied with a fruity aftertaste
BelgianBeerGal (3856) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Fishale. Murky gold pour with a head that lasts forever. Aroma of sweet, sticky hops. Good bitterness with a sweet kick and a little booze. Finished with grapefruit juice bitterness. Fine.
willisread (2543) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep goldish orange with a tiny white head. First impression of the nose is very Belgian, like Westmalle Tripel or Duvel Triple Hop. Good yeast character with some mango and pineapple present. Boozy on the nose as well. Alcohol stands out pretty clearly on the palate. Quite a lot of bitterness that is noticeable on the finish. A big, bold beer with a high ABV that doesnít necessarily come together perfectly.
jc1762 (845) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to willisread for sharing the bottle!
Poured into a taster showing translucent dark honey and amber tones with a thin ring of clean white foam.
The nose shows deep sweet nose close to a Belgian ale.
The palate is well carbonated and full bodied. Flavors of subtle malts and barely perceivable hints of mango and pineapple but a strong biting IPA bitterness that reaches its apex on the finish. A lot of finish on the linger but good hints of mango also.
jamestulloch (3490) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bottle Baron. Hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. Steady carbonation. Aroma of melon rind, lime chutney and peppery earth. Flavour of honey, menthol, alcohol burn and lime sweets. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Intensely bitter, which I usually like, however I found this quite heavy going.