ThreeCats (523) - ISRAEL - DEC 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear copper with a nice off-white head. Aroma highly oxidized with a strong veggie note, some tropical fruit and citrus underneath. Taste bitter and fruity, first in a good way, then in a not-good way. I have a feeling this beer would be awesome fresh, but it does not keep or travel well, aparently...
Abrakarl (241) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this last year and remember it as a great dipa. Was not disappointed. Especially nice after having a Sol and Aguila before. But it is very sweet and 1 beer is enough.
Lunkie (1362) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet fruit hop malt candy aroma. Amber colour with good head & lacing. Stone fruit malt hop flavour. Smooth lingering palate.
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vanvenlo (1145) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slowbeer bottle (22-Dec-2013) Big sweet luscious passionfruit. Clear amber red tinged colour, sheet lacing and good head. Biggish Passionfruit medium spice flavour. Soft balanced broad passionfruit light spice finish and light herbal tangy aftertaste.
johanjacobsson (17) - SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Åh, Lagunitas. Var jag inte ett fan av er förut (och det var jag) så är jag ett fan av er nu. Så här ska en IPA smaka om jag får bestämma; mycket men samtidigt balanserat. Och, om en extra bonus, är Lagunitas Maximus ett mycket vackert öl i all sin simmiga beigehet. Stor kärlek.
PotjeBier (1391) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Beer Temple, shared by Martinus. Clear golden blonde color, white head. Aroma’s: caramel, biscuity malts, piney & citrussy hops. More malt and less hop retronasal. Flavor is moderate sweet & moderate bitter. Medium bodied. Finishes with a solid bitterness. Perhaps a bit past its prime.
SamTheBarrel (282) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 355ml bottle poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Appearance is clear amber with floaties with a medium sized foamy beige head with good retention. Aroma of pine, orange and lemon peels. Taste of grapefruit, orange peels, maple syrup and caramel. Light sweetness and medium-heavy bitterness. Medium body, slightly sticky texture and average carbonation. Overall a great tasty Imperial IPA.
JulienHuxley (2416) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at BeerTemple. Crystal clear gold pour with white head. Biscuity aroma, quite piney, nice american C-hop, light caramel notes. Taste is malty, biscuity, maybe falling off a little freshness-wise, hop flavor is still quite enjoyable, piney character. Palate is med-full bodied with med carbonation. Good.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled about 120 days ago.
copper with a finger of fleeting white foam. Some spotty lace. The malts have come through on this one, and they are nice and fruity, apricot fruity. Some hints of grassy and resiny hops. A little hint of citric essence.
Bitter and malty with a spicy tone. I like the fruitiness of the malt backbone here. I feel compelled to find a more fresh bottle so I can dig on the take with the hops. This is a thin brew with moderate carb and wet finish.
I like how the beer comes together being about four months old. I appreciate that the hops are still complimentary, but are subdued revealing a truly appreciable malt profile.
Serving type: bottle
wnoble (1207) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is citrus and earthy and some flowery hops. Herbal and citrus hop flavor with noticeable sweet malt. a touch on the sweet finish side. meh