ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. pours out in a clear reddish brown colour topped with a large long-lasting white foam. Bold aroma of caramel, nuts, cherries and raw green US hops. Grapefruity flavour with notes of grass and fudge with sticky undertones of chocolatesauce. Grapefruity bitter hops in the finish with notes of sweet black cherries.
Ungstrup (29849) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a medium tan head. The aroma is sweet with notes of both malt, caramel, alcohol, grapefruit, and brown sugar. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and grapefruit, leading to a very bitter grapefruity finish with a hop bite.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fairly clear, dark brownish-amber body. A large, foamy, off-white head leaves behind thick, sticky ribbons of lacing. The aroma shows sweet brown sugar malts, hints of molasses, cream, and moderate piney hops. Caramel and molasses flavors are balanced out by floral and piney hops. Cream adds a smoothness to the flavor and the consistency, making for a milkshake-like, satisfying beverage. The body lies on the heavy side of medium. Clean finish. Alcohol is undetectable. Lagunitas continues to pump out really solid, strong American brews. This one is no exception.
Gachupines (954) - USA - SEP 28, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color with white head. Aroma is mainly hops and some citrus. Taste is also strongly of hops. Malt backbone in the finish. Decently strong, but not overpowering and alcohol is decently hidden. Overall, quite good would definitely pick it up again.
Kodos (205) - USA - SEP 28, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Heavy pine, citrusy, lemons in the nose. Starts off sweet with heavy caramel notes, some fruit, apricot?. Finishes sweet then bitter with an alcohol overtone. Really tasty
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Classic hoppy aroma with hints of lime and exotic fruit from a deep amber, clear beer with lasting, fluffy tan head, The flavor is intensely bitter with a good balance between hops and caramel malt. Long aftertaste with a in- your-face alcohol punch. Very nice beer, but I cannot understand why it is not classified as a Double IPA.
jcwattsrugger (11223) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2010 22oz bottle -pours a foamy light tan head and deep amber color. Aroma is northwest hops-citrus/resiny/pine, syrup, medium malt. Taste is tingly on the tongue, northwest hops-citrus/resiny/pine, syrup, medium malt, pick up of alcohol at the end. Good effervescence, could be an American Strong Ale, but best I2PA I think I’ve had.
100430-just had this in the 12oz pkg, not as impressive as 2+ yrs ago, but still pretty tasty. Leaving the score alone, just adding this comment.
hombrepalo (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. dark red bubbly pour. Smell of citrisy hops and yeast. full body head, lots of carbonation. Taste of strong hops, with a long lasting astertaste of many flavors. Strong beer!
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dirty copper with a great, dense head. I’d guess this as a barleywine from the nose alone. Lots of citrusy hops, caramel malts and earthy yeast. Medium body, with full profile. The malts dominate at first, noting residual caramel sweetness, dark bread and bitter cocoa. The finish is nicely hoppy with plenty of pine resin and grass. Leave a tongue scraping numbness from the hop onslaught as well as the high ABV. Beautiful hop burps taboot.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 Good and flavourful, but a bit too strong on the alcohol smell and taste, hoppiness, and a little too bitter at the end. This all tends to throw the balance a bit and make it rather harsh, but otherwise, it has some complex flavours, a good head, and deep amber colour. It just doesn’t come close to their outstanding Lucky 13 or Imperial Red.