MiP (12873) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 7.5%. Nice, sweet and caramelly hop aroma. Clear copper colour, small white head. The flavour is quite sweet, caramelly. Grassy from the hops with a good, cleansing bitterness. The finish has a little teaish hoppiness along with a good alcohol note. Quite flavourful but still well-balanced.
saxo (12796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers and citrus. Some caramel and malt as well. Very good balance.
cgarvieuk (12297) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home for Hugie and IrishBoys 60th Online Birthday Bash ... golden amber ... thin white head ... light malt ... soft pine hop nose ... some of that malt i dont like ... big hop ... some hop resins ... decent enough
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
18th April 2009
Beautifully coloured amber goldbeer. Soft silky palate. No bitterness - deep rich hops mixed with a toffee like sweetness. Lovely palate, lovely flavour.
Theis (12164) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650ml - Alone - hhmmmmm lovely. Clear amber - off-white head. Malty, sweet, very hoppy, grass, pine, citrus, resin, bitterness, honey.
harrisoni (12089) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Barley Wine in Copenhagen. I had been craving something hoppy all evening and finally I get around to opening this. Clear copper amber colour with a lasting ivory head. Big syrupy piney hoppy nose. Spicey hop with some kind of tangeriney citrus fruit too. I’d been saving this for 5 months to have on a special evening when I could really appreciate it and you know what? It hasn’t let me down. I love this brewery and this is another more than solid beer. They just take the styles and do it so much better. Just so remarkably fresh in its flavours. I mean I love the pale ale and this is just as good. God I love the hops on this. But the mouthfeel is deep and full as well. Really good carbonation. Beats stuff like Great Divide in my opinion. Less malty syrupy and more on the hop side without being stupidly hoppy. No alcohol unpleasantness at all. Bit of heat on end, but not excessive. The pale ale I think is perfect. This is almost as good but not quite as the pale ale I would drink all night, but a bomber of this is probably sufficient, but I would still want a bottle every night. Exceptional. It’s the mouthfeel that I just find so good. God that really is hoppy. Just what I wanted. I’m burping hop. Lovely. The carbonation is both soft and insistent at the same time.
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oz. (RBNAG 07) An orange-golden, slightly hazy beer, poured with an off-white head. Sweetish nose with all the joys of American hops dominating. The same goes for the flavor, lots of pine, resin, citrus and fruityness, as well as a lot of sweetness, but far from overpowering the hops. Full body, and so hoppy it almost feels a bit astringent in the mouth. A lovely beer, but maybe a bit too hoppy, meaning that it is more a hop juice than a beer. (071103)
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber color with a small, quickly diminishing head. Has a refreshing aroma of spruce, grapefruit, and orange peel. Creamy palate and a hoppy flavor.
TBone (11379) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber-copper color, small white head. Strong aroma of pineapple and hops. Quite sweet and malty flavor with lots of pineapple and resiny notes. Some citrus in the finish too. Not really powerful for IIPA. And seems that I am not a fan of pineapple and hop combination -to me this looks a bit overrated here.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one should bring hopheads halfway to heaven. Good citrus aroma serves as a precursor to the bite in store. On the one hand, there doesn’t seem to be much balance. On the other, when the hops taste this good, who needs balance? Appearance is penalized for the large amount of sediment.