rosenbergh (8435) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 6/25/14. At the Dobra Zupas, Beckley, WV.
Cloudy amber colour with a tiny off-white head.
The aroma is surprisingly mild... some floral hops, mild bitterness, sweetness and malt. The flavour hits the bank. Strong bitterness, sweet fruity, piney and resiny hops, sweetish maltiness and some alcohol warmth. Very tasty. All the 10% are very craftily hidden. And gotta love the label.
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slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
damn Lou...another winner! Wonderful bittersweet flavor with a slightly sticky body. Aroma was nice as well, though not as awesome as the flavor. tropical fruit(pineapple, peach), slight honey on the back end, bitter lingering finish. This beer would maybe be too bitter w/o the sweet, and vice-versa, but as it is - VERY nice! And at 10%, it kicked my butt quite nicely."
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From notes. Tasted on 6/30/12 at the 1st Annual Chimipalooza, from bottle. Pours clear dark amber with an average white head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is vegetal green hops with some caramel malt. The flavor is sweeter malt than I expected, with the same vegetal green hops that have a some nice bitterness. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long lightly bitter vegetal hops finish.
Maxbier (681) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured for me by server. Dark cooper color very small head. Aroma is slightly musty dried tropical fruit. Taste is sweet malt slight bitter. Followed by bitter fruit finish. Nice mouthfeel.
maltman53 (432) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy marmalade-orange w/ a palate that is full-bodied cooked marmalade. The balance hides its 10% ABV quite well. The aroma and the taste do not deliver much distinctive hop profile. Overall, this is for those DIPA drinkers who like a more malt than hop profile.
Caytinator (1000) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper color, head fades off quickly, slight lacing. Nicely done, boozy, double-boozy, strong, and wild. Lots of different ingredients, pretty fun beer!
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
As of late I can not find the time to take tasting notes of each beer I sample. I would like to track and record my thoughts of each so I will just use the simple scoring rubric until more time is available.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 backlog. 12oz bottle. Pours a hazy burnt orange with a half finger white head that left nice lacing. The nose is caramel, light citrus and faint pine. The taste is toffee, earthy hops, ripe citrus and a nice resin finish that lingers. Medium mouth feel. Tasty DIPA. 3.7
Luvystypotables (1016) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good looking beer with a clear burnt caramel colour and a lasting thick well laced head. Aroma of malt and bread, with a hint of hops. An oily feel with a rich taste of malt, honey and hops. A very bitter finish with a hint of malt in the aftertaste.
AndyW68 (1209) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper pour with minimal white head. Aroma is primarily grapefruit. Taste follows nose. Good stuff.