Ratman197 (8532) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness and light pine. Palate was medium bodied anbd smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, fruittiness and pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering fruity finish.
SNL (74) - - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber pour, frothy White head.
Minor citrus Nose, malts and a little citrus in taste.
Not as bitter as expected. Good though.
AgentAle (134) - - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Hoppy light aroma
Taste: Hoppy/Malt taste , very hoppy finish
Appearance: Cloudy medium brown body and very lacy retaining head
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Pyrmir (2448) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Slightly hazy copper with beige head. Aroma is sweet; tropical fruits, pine, caramel and alcohol. Taste is fresh; pine, resin, tropical fruits and caramel. Fairly high bitterness
Frovigalning (2526) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jerntorgets Brygghus in Göteborg. Milky and creamy smell with hops, fruits and a flowery aroma. Some green apples. Similar taste, round long bitterness.
KnutAlbert (5571) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at 137:ans, Södertälje.
Lovely barley wine nose, lots of barley turned to sugar. Glowing amber. PAst its sell by date, but this has blended into a flawless, sweet beer. Some bitterness in the back to keep it form getting to sugary. Next time I’ll try a fresh bottle to compare.
bgb1991 (62) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Awesome caramel malt aroma. Gorgeous amber colour and lacing head. For a double IPA, quite subtle on punchy flavour. Finishes with copper tones and a prominant malt character. Seems like they didnt try to dry the beer out. Nevertheless still an interesting beer.
andrewturba (756) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a little hazy copper colour with an average sized dense beige head with bits of lace up the glass. Aroma is sweet tropical fruits, pine, faint alcohol and sweet caramel malts. Flavour is pine, resin, tropical fruits, caramel, medium-high bitterness balanced by a med-high sweetness. Easy drinking though a little on the sweet side.
Mattress63 (48) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Archive. Rather surprised at some of the previous ratings. This beer did it for me. Great colour and nice aroma leading to a good hoppy taste. Not too boozy for a 2IPA and thoroughly enjoyed with a feed of Thai food. I would have to say my favourite Holgate. Good beer.
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was as fresh as possible. I’d tried last years offering and it wasn’t in good nick, this was though. Smooth hoppy nose over a sweet malt body. Poured a deep amber/red-brown body. Smallish head that hung around. Hoppy upfront but in a smooth combination over the crystal malt notes. Surprisingly sessional for the abv, alcohol in well hidden. A really good IPA if fresh.
pintbypint (2291) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz brown bottle, best before Jan 31, 2014. The colour of this beer is dark orange/amber. The head is whitish, small, but lasting. Nose has some rich caramel and toffee, some hops that are citrusy and piney. Overall, leans on the sweet side and lacks enough hops for me.