Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by OmegaX. This brew was big and full of flavor - not so much that you would think 11.25% though. The taste was full of honey, yeast and some dank hops all about. Not bad at all - and went down smooth as well.
OmegaX (1344) - Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks, Jason, for the trade. Aroma is big citrus and tropical fruit with some alcohol, candy notes, Belgian Yeast and some honey notes. Flavor is pretty consistent with not much of an alcohol flavor for the surprising ABV. Sweet and hoppy.
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange with a thin head and little lacing. Smells of strong citrus and pineapple with a hint of bubblegum, just like the description claimed. Taste doesn’t back up the aroma. Its good, with a good mix of Belgian and American Ale combo. Palate is a little flat but leaves a strong hop flavor in your mouth for long afterwards. Good beer.
Beerman6686 (5321) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a hazy darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was belgian yeast and spices, light hops, and pale malt. Flavor was sweet belgian candy sugar, some light spices notes, alcohol and mild hops. Not enough hops for what I was expecting.
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Yeast & bubblegum in the nose; arguably more bubblegum than I’ve experienced prior. Exciting on that alone. Golden orange in color with a solid, consistent, filmy head. Great flavor; one of the more earthy IPAs I’ve had, while also gently floral. I appreciate a balance that allows spice & bitterness to be maintained, as opposed to increased sweetness that often appears in imperials - and this with . Not to say there isn’t evidence of honey - it’s there, including that floral/lavender aroma & sensation that comes with it. For this reason, too, I enjoyed this beer immensely while cold. Overall, a very unique beer, even within an extreme and encompassing genre - Only at the brewery, snatch one quick!
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Clear, light copper ale with a small, fleeting, white head. The aroma is straight-up armpit muskiness and cat piss earthiness accompanied by only a hint of caramel. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. Surprisingly sweet, but there’s a boatload of Simcoe hop flavor to go along with all the rich caramel and toffee malts. Finishes bittersweet - more sweet than bitter. World class brew – provided by biggsbowler!
tricyclist (1044) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half snifter pour of rich gold with a light white head. Nose is fairly simcoe hops with some sweetness of citrus notes. Flavors include moderate hop without being too bitter. Plenty of pine comes through with a little citrus, mostly grapefruit and lemon peel. As it opens, a spicy yeast is definitely present. Not a bad ale, but I may have wanted a little more bitterness.
superspak (3400) - Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, Winter Solstice 2012 bottling. Pours fairly crystal clear golden orange color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, orange zest, pineapple, mango, banana, clove, bubblegum, pepper, pine, honey, herbal, and floral hop earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of hop and yeast ester notes. Taste of tangerine, orange zest, pineapple, mango, banana, clove, bubblegum, pepper, honey, floral, and herbal earthiness. Light peppery spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, tropical fruit, banana, clove, bubblegum, pepper, honey, floral, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic balance and complexity of hop and yeast esters; with zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Belgian DIPA! Great balance and complexity of hop and yeast ester flavors; and extremely smooth to sip on for 11.25%. An extremely enjoyable offering.
DrSilverworm (8541) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, huge thanks to umich03jm. Great piney nose. Mostly clear golden - orange color. Good thin off-white head. Good lace. Big body. Smooth texture, very smooth. Lighter carbonaton. More dry texture. Incredible piney hop aroma, and flavor. Big belgian yeast characteristic gives an interesting sort of vanilla flavor. Works well with the piney hop, which is fascinating. Very unique, never had anything like it. It’s also extremely drinkable for 11.25%. Dangerously. Alcohol warmth is there in the finish, but no bite, at all. Very smooth. Sweet taste otherwise, little bite if any at all. Awesome. With this being my 2nd ever Kuhnhenn brew, officially now ISO all other unrated.
mcberko (9325) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a hazy amber orange with a small white head. Aroma is very Belgian-esque, with Belgian yeast upfront, candied sugar, and fairly prominent honey. Flavour brings a mesh of honey, candied sugar and Belgian yeast upfront, with all these qualities fighting each other for the front position. There is a soft doughy malt in there as well and some alcohol notes, though quite well-hidden for 11+%. Not really much hint of the hops. A little amateurish tasting - the various flavours could be better integrated. All in all, still a decent American take on a Belgian strong, but flawed.