BuckeyeBoy (3531) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle thanks to Adam. Pours out a orangeish golden topped with a white head. Nose is tropical fruit citrus hops and a nice caramel sweetness. Taste is tons of hops 3x from a normal ipa. More of the tropical fruit citrus big grapefruit pithy bitterness and heavy malt bill. I liked this one.
beeratarian (160) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is orange to light brown, can’t see through haze, with a thin off white head. Aroma is caramel, pine, tropical fruit. Flavor is much the same. Nice pine and dank hops get quickly overpowered by malt and caramel. Drinks and pours more like a hoppy barleywine. Finish is bitter and lasting after the caramel fades. Very big and barley-like. Maybe fresh off tap would be a better dipa. Still worth trying if you like the big stuff!
kassner (1424) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice Golden color with a nice and frothy head, some lacing, Bottle from Dorothy Lane. Really big and full of fragrant hops with a bit more perfume bitter notes very subtle near the finish
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. Big hop bomb, big grapefruit & citrusy hops, caramel malt backbone. Big bitterness, quite boozy but solid flavor
AWISLguy (1694) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from waterboy, thanks Ric! Shared with ck1 on Spit Cup weekend. Pours golden orange with a white head. Aroma is hoppy sweet with caramel and pineapple. Taste is citrusy, with grapefruit and pineapple. Solid underneath with caramelly malt. Some alcohol presence too. Medium bodied and sticky. Finishes citrusy bittersweet. Solid one. 14.3
olio (7424) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Some kind of fruity aroma, too sweet. Flavor follows the same lines. Sweet and not tasty. Not my thing.
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ tiong. Bottled(?) 09.02.?
Aroma has strong citras notes with caramel and citrus. Also some sweet malty tones and caramel.Flavour has very strong boozy tones, fruits, caramel and hoppy tones, Burning alcohol too. Not sure what to think of this, but booze comes through too much anyway. Also too much glue here at the second glass.
lusikka (7038) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a golden colour with a small head. Aroma of orange sweetness, rich herbal notes, floral hops and citrus. Rich flavour of herbal hoppiness, floral notes, orange sweetness, grass, rich citrusy notes and some sweetness. Full bodied. Thick mouthfeel. Alcohol warms nicely. Really pleasant lingering bitter, sweet, juicy fruity finish. Great stuff.
tiong (4643) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle from Whole Foods Bowery, New York @ Varjopikkujoulut
Bottled 09/02/14 -
Pours clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of booze, floral hops, caramely malts, toffee and citrus. Taste is pure hoppiness with some booze, floral notes, caramel, toffee, citrus, pine, resin and fruits. Finish is floral, herbal and slightly malty with loads of lingering bitterness and hoppiness. Long lasting hoppy burps. Heavy and extreme stuff.
fletchfighters (1234) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Tamura’s wine in Lahaina
Amber orange color, Nice light tan head. Falls to a thin collar. Some ABV lacing.
Nose is a pine assault. Lots of pine, backed with citus. and caramel malt. Highly bittter at first but slowly backs off. ABV is aggressive but also mellows off pretty well. Total palate wrecker at first but does mellow off well. Lots of resin in this. Palate made the whole beer worth it.