beerbaaron (1651) - Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Unclear deep orange amber with a lasting, sticky head. Big hop flavor and aroma as you would expect. Strong bitterness but balanced by enough sweetness. Full body. Alcohol hidden well. Oily and a bit sticky. Surprisingly easy drinking. Its a mouthfull of hops.
c1raider (73) - New York, USA - APR 3, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Citrus, hoppy bitterness, wet on the palate but dry aftertaste. I won’t to like this IPA but it does nothing will and barley makes the rank of marginal. Citrus, wet, bitter, dry fully summarizes the experience of this beer. Not again
badhack (400) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
You can’t tell the 11% at all. Very strong citrus/pine hops. Bitter finish. Malt to balance, toasty.
trancecyclist (46) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Perch Pub in Philadelphia. Golden color, decent head and carbonation. Hard to think of another beer of comparable alcohol that hides it so well. Even the high IBUs are well balanced in this really impressive beer.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled March 2, 2015.
Glass: Tired Hands wine glass.
Appearance: Crystal clear amber body with a beautifully messy white dense head on top.
Aroma: Nice mixture of marijuana, earthy notes, floral notes and a bit of grapefruit and orange. This is a unique combo that I haven’t really come across yet. Booze shows though.
Taste: Not even close to being overly bitter, though not really malty either. This is the lightest 11.25% beer I’ve come across. A tad boozy, toasty malts, bits of earthiness and maltiness by the end, but overall a bit boring.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Drinks way lighter than the ABV and drinks way milder outside of the booziness by the finish. Maybe my palate is a bit soaked up from the mead before but this lacks hugely.
kerenmk (3206) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks DSG. Clear gold with a white head. Onion, poppy, ink, hoppy aroma. Mild bitterness, a little juicy taste. Hardly any carbonation, medium body, bitter finish.
Cool_Bond (1983) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely aromas of fruity and floral. Well hopped fruity taste but also some bitter. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Good beer but slightly bitter. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared at a tasting. Slightly hazy golden with a thin fizzy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of candied citrus, citrus, tropical fruit, pale malt. The taste is bitter citrus, tropical, piney hops and some candied citrus. Medium bodied.
DSG (8366) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’s place. Clear golden with a white head. Fruity and dank hops aroma with some pine and "green" notes and an oniony hint. Flavor of "green" and fruity hops, some malt sweetness and nice bitterness. Medium-bodied. Pretty easy-drinking for 11.25%.
NikkTwist (1971) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Moriartys. Slightly hazy yellow amber pour. Soft foamy ring on top. Not much lace. Lots of hops here. Strong oaky resins. Good balance between citrus and earthy/leafy hop flavors. Enough honey sweetness to keep the bitterness in check (mind you your tongue will still burn after multiple glasses of this). Feels big but - for 11.2% - the alcohol is impressively well hidden. Palate feels wider and more subtle than expected. So far, this is the best Knee Deep brew I gave had!