mkel07 (4305) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 100515. Vibrant golden orange colour with a level layer of foam. Pine needles and floral citrus hop aromas, with some passionfruit thrown in. Flavour smacks you in the mouth and leaves a resinous coating on the tongue. Big bold beer.
Onslow (1265) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear amber brew, small head. Aroma of caramel, over ripe fruit, a little citrus and alcohol. Taste is caramel malt - surprised at how sweet - with a fruity hops expression towards the end of the swallow. A little resin emerges towards the end. Stays sweet through the end. I was expecting a hop bomb but this was restrained and rather malty. Bought a single and find no date on the bottle - maybe this one was past its prime.
heyden (110) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good hops notes and taste, the main thing that comes through is the alcohol. Tough to make a beer that strong, good job
Maris (1153) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 355ml bottle on 18/4/2015. Pours a cloudy apricot with a small head. The nose features caramel malt, some fruity hops and honey. In the mouth, you get a big caramel malt backbone, mandarin, peach, apricot, honey, grapefruit and a hint of pepper. The hops are big, sticky and resiny. The palate is creamy and the carbonation soft. On first sip, I wasn’t entirely sold, but as it warmed, the complexity and balance became increasingly evident. Very nice indeed.
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - APR 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber in the glass with an offwhite head. Aroma is mild, some light floral hoppiness. Flavor is dominated by caramel maltiness and a pronounced pithy bitterness. Not great.
mitchh200 (20) - - MAR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of floral notes and citrus. Darker red color. The liquid was clear. There was minimal foam. Heavy bitter taste. Full bodied beer. Thick texture. Soft carbonation. Has a bitter finish. Overall a decent dipa
Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Like sticking your nose deep into flower. That floral sweetness grabs you early. It has same effect on tongue before the drier finish. A sipper. 9.7%. 2.72std drks. 355ml.
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trith1 (53) - - MAR 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was hoping to have my head blown off by this: 5 different hops used, and transfer from sweetness to bitter on the finish, a whopping alcohol content, but all in all... I'm not fussed. It's a good beer, definitely well made, but its just lacking a certain something. I'm going to have to try the straight IPA and see if they hit there mark.
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy amber color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose is sticky and quite resiny, making this a DIPA that you really have to like the hops on. Taste is quite bitter and just a little bit harsh on the palate, so it’s not all that accessible. OK.
anstei (323) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Local Taphouse. Pours clear amber. The aroma clearly states "yup, I’m an IIPA" with its flowery sweetness. The taste feels challenged by that and punches you with a nice combo of sweet bitterness. Punchy and strong, nothing to hide. Almost too much.