saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, pine, peach, caramel and malt. Long bitter finish.
Benzai (7301) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle @ Sorbon, Bromma. Clear dark orange color, medium sized off-white head. Smell and taste llight to moderately malty, bitter, fruity, hops, slightly citrus, slightly peach and some resin. Medium to very bitter aftertaste. Sticky texture. Medium body, medium carbo.
jackl (4344) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. Pours deep amber with a medium white head. The nose is light mango, woody big hop aromas. The taste is herbal hops, dried grass, peppercorn and lemon citrus. Medium body, slightly astringent. This bottle tastes a bit knackered. Decent on this showing, I want to try this at the source...
chrisv10 (10787) - DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 9.5%. Slightly hazy amber with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, peach, little citrus and a little grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, grapefruit, little peach, little citrus, piney and bitter.
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
36cl, American brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex bitter brew, bitter/sweet and slightly fruity/woody, very bitter, yet balanced, clear, good head, good brew, yet expensive!
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy blood orange color with a ring of off-white head. Big tropical fruit aroma, mango, papaya, pungent and some toffee. Full-bodied, light carbonation, lasting finish. Big hop flavor, balanced but leaning heavily toward hop bitterness. Very little astringency, though. A powerful hop-head brew!
wingnut640 (7) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great orange color. Nice hoppy resin smell and taste but with enough malt to keep it going. Really good beer.
Gription79 (2235) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. The aroma is mainly grassy hop notes, some caramel. This is more of a barley wine. Lots of malty sweetness/caramel. The hops are very muted. Meh.
mjs (4490) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.355 l, at Kahdet Kasvot, 20120811) The beer poured deep amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had pine, grass, resin and malts. Palate was almost full bodied and somewhat warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were pine, resin, malts, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy, boozy and bitter. A beer with good hop profie but alcohol pushed through too much.
CamdenD (1070) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extremely solid and well-’rounded’ IIPA. Bitterness is sustained throughout the gulp. Aftertaste is a bit fiery from alcohol, which is nice. Good stuff.