yankeefan21 (129) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle: [bottled 11/2/12 tasted 12/18/12] Pours a clear effervescent honey amber color with a thick tightly laced white head.
Citrus, pineapple, and a little alcohol in the nose.
The taste is an excellent balance of bitter and sweet with grapefruit notes in the early tasting giving way to some hints of pine in the finish.
This is a medium bodied beer with a sticky texture and soft carbonation that has a long finish.
Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. There is no hint that you are drinking a 9.5% beer outside of that initial aroma. It goes down way too fast and way too easily for a beer of this strength! I will absolutely be buying this again.
Scopey (5276) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to. It pours orange-amber with a medium white head. The nose is orange, nectarine, peach, toffee, brown bread and orange sponge cake. The taste is bitter-sweet, pine, orange peel, resin, peppery, warming alcohol and muffin with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit sweet perhaps, but ok.
Vaiz (3099) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy orange pour, thin white head. Aroma of rye, citrus, resin, floral hops and some yeast. Flavor is fruity, bitter hops, very full bodied and with some spices. Slightly warming finish. Smooth and nice balance.
JonMoore (1761) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - hazy gold colour with creamy white he’d and good lacing. Aroma sweet malt, caramel, resin, hops. Very nicely balanced. Great creamy mouthfeel, very well hidden alcohol. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Excellent.
PriorL (1134) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thx Joris for sharing.
APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, small stable off white head.
NOSE: alcohol, fruity, sweet, florar.
TASTE: alcohol, pines, wood, fruity, sweet, florar, hoppy. Sweet and dry aftertaste.
tderoeck (3986) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11/I/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ JorisPPattyn’s place - BB: n/a but should be pretty fresh (2014-31) Thanks to Joris for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark orange beer, creamy irregular off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: little sweet, fruity touch, pineapple, sweet caramel, citrus, bit piny, passion fruit. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little sweet, caramel, bit piny, pineapple, some honey, nice fruity hops. Aftertaste: citrus, pretty piny, honey, nice fruitiness, pineapple, some passion fruit, bit of caramel. Lovely stuff.
Patjeadam (47) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At first a bit stale smell, even some faint chocolate, followed by a powerfull malted and hoppy beer. The finish has some sweets and you can taste loads of amarillo hops, a personal favourite. If you like your imperial ipa's malty! Retribütion is your friend.
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Lowenbrau (1623) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65cl bottle @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Pours hazy dark gold with nice white head. Goodhead retention, poor lacing. Malty, caramel, some honey like aromas. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. Taste is caramel, spicy, quite dry, hoppy, mild bitterness. Well balanced and enjoyable.
larsga (5892) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium offwhite head. Clear deep amber body with light
carbonation. Resiny biscuity malt aroma with spicy citric notes.
Dry-sweet resiny spicy cardamom taste with citric fruity notes.
Mid-bodied. Mild, smooth mouthfeel. Dry resiny spicy cardamom
aftertaste with citric biscuit and wood notes. Very nice, full
of flavour, yet highly drinkable. Has that class US malt
character. (0.65l bottle, from Kihoskh, Copenhagen.)
wyzzywyz22 (1842) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Kris Wines, London. Poured a clear amber colour with a fading white head and some lace. Nose was caramel malts, piney hop and tropical fruits. Nice. Fullish mouthfeel. Flavour was resinous hop, caramel malts, orange, pine and wood . Robust bitterness with some alcohol coming through towards the finish. Very solid IPA that just falls short of greatness.
Reynolds314 (2007) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overly sweet malty and oily DIPA. The malts are far too forward and the hops dont seem fresh or inviting. Stale metallic and hugely malty.