GenkiGonzo (655) - Kyoto, - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from CBB. Pale gold colour,small head. Aroma has reisin, floral notes and hops. Lots of bitter hops with grass, pine and reisin. Very well balanced.
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber pours with a slightly hop hazed deep gold body that supports a light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up resiny sappy pine hops, some mild malty sweetness and just noticeable citrusy sort of tropical fruity hoppiness. The taste starts with a blast of resiny pine hop bitterness grounded in an adequate layer of malty sweetness. To midway it picks up a thin layer of juicy mango and clementine citrus hops before the resiny nearly brash pine hops take over and ride into the finish rimmed thinly by some boozy notes. This is a fine bold nearly brash IIPA that is scratching me where I’m itching at the moment. If you want a soft timid juicy IIPA look elsewhere as this one has a bit of old school teeth to it. GODDAMN!! YES! I’ll take more of this anytime.
Idiosynkrasie (5016) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. Hazy, dark orangey, deep golden colour with average to huge, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Malty aroma with notes of almond, marzipan, hints of flavoured sugar powder, a minimally sweaty resinous touch, hints of (candied) lemon zest. Taste is initially citrusy hoppy, hints of lemon and lemon zest, slightly sweet malty background with almond and marzipan touch turns into papery, neutral cardboard and reaches almost a vacuum in the last third, just some lemon flavours can survive. Not the freshest specimen, I must admit.
ALLOVATE (2652) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A little excited to meet me as the cap came off. A swift spurt of foam so into a chalice it went. First pour produced up a brilliant orange amber beer, almost still, with a sudsy, just off-white foam. Fresh mown grass, bitter green herbs, pine wood, soft spicy phenols, sticky marmalade, camphor, fresh toasted white bread, pumpernickel - the nose has lot going on! Boozy, heated palate with a sherryish, vinous and fruity backdrop. I’m guessing this sample is a little over drink-by as this is more barley wine than IIPA. Tangy, sweet marmalade and nutty, chewy malts fill the mid-palate. Bready with a scorched fruit finish. Strange all round really. (1 pint 6fl.Oz, no date stamp, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
rblib2 (27) - - MAY 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hop bomb. Bitter and boozy!. This fits the mold. I’m writing more words to satisfy the requirements of 75 words or less, but ultimately it’s still summed up as "Hop bomb. Bitter and boozy!
TychoJames (539) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fat bishops örebro. Bärnstensfärgad med kraftfull humledoft. Tallbarr, moget hö och citrus. Tjock och fyllig smak. Aningen gräddig med barr, citrus och gräs. Kraftig och tjock beska.
HerrBierkoenig (611) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at Beergeek, Prague, amber liquid, Aroma plenty of citrus, orange, litchi, mango, raisins, / malty, herbal, hopy, citrus.
angel77 (1506) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 65cl en el momento en el kraken el 07-02-2015. Aromas y sabores finos algo dulces maltosos y afrutados y con final amargo duradero. Cuerpo medio, fácil de beber algo pastoso. Bastante buena.
kaser (4181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark orange pour from 22oz bottle from Blackwells. At Lakehouse . White head. Has a massive rotten fruit, bitter, grapefruit smell. Hoppy bitter peach metal and Citrus taste. Not my favorite but it does the job
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 650 ml from Za Popen’t, Zagreb. Pours orange with small white head. Hoppy floral aroma. Fruity, floral, malty caramel flavor with bitter finish.
SNL (435) - - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear caramel pour, small White head.
Nice hoppy Nose, taste is hoppy, with a note of citrus and alcohol.
Medium body, soft carbonation. Medium bitter finish, with a note of alcohol.