blankboy (6426) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev, jerc & mabel -- courtesy of jerc. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with an average size diminishing bubbly white head. Aroma of caramel malt, less hops then I expected, some fruit and just a touch of alcohol. Nice, interesting flavour starts malty but then hits you with a hop medley (resin, citrus & pine) and a big, long, slightly alcoholic bitter finish. Pretty dry stuff. Medium bodied. I quite enjoyed this.
joergen (22603) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber coloured with a small off white ehad.
Fruity aroma of spices and yeast with notes of citrus.
Sweet flavour of fruits, caramel, yeast, hops and pine needles with notes of cardemomme.
Hoppy and spicy finish.
yespr (33873) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blind tasting at Papsoes place, another great session, thanks Henrik! Beer #15: Pours hazy orange with a fully diminished white head. Dry pine and woody hops aroma. Flavour is solid woody and hops. Light liqourice note. Ends with a light sweet caramel malt base complimenting the dry and slight liqourice hops note on top.
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
# 15 Bottle. [Papsoe’s great blind tasting, thanks Henrik!]
Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Hazy amber color with particles in flow. Aroma of fruit, spice, toasted malt, some underlying floral hoppy feel. Over the palate came heavy hoppy notes with pine, grapefruit, wood, alcohol. Full bodied with an average carbonation and heavy dry texture. Moderated bitter and good counter sweetness. Dry bitter lingering finish. Think it might be a D-IPA or a heavy hopped Barley Wine.
8-3-8-4-16 = 3.9
Indra (2689) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz. bottle. Huge citrus hop aroma, fresh and green with notes of lime, grapefruit, orange and watermelon, also featuring a certain doughy, cookieish sweetness and plenty of toasty caramel malts, perhaps even a hint of vanilla in the background. Lightly hazy deep golden color with a faint amber cast and a lasting, fine head. A rather large amount of sediment left in the bottle. Flavor is surprisingly well-balanced for the style, with nearly equally massive malt and hop profiles, the hops contributing a copious amount of citrus and pine, as well as a resinous, drying bitterness, countered by a colossal malt base, bringing sweetness in the form of honey, caramel and light brown sugar, almost candyish, some bubblegum and cake-like notes present. Finishes with a blend of tingling bitterness and warming alcohol. Mouthfeel is full, creamy and oily, body is appropriately massive. Really tasty stuff here. Thanks to Josh!
fg8080 (37) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber/ orange with arromas of hops and pine. Taste really hppy and bitter.
jercraigs (8294) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008-04-18. Hazy orange body with a small white head. Strange aroma, floral, dried leaves over resin, citrus notes are well overpowered. Flavour is quite bitter and has a powerful resiny hop character, decent amount of alcohol is revealed. Back of the throat is grabbed by cumulative hoppy growth. Average plus palate. Interesting, I want to love it but its just a bit rough around the edges for me. Bottle from trade with SDbruboy
"They were in some kind of hop cone Trojan horse..." - Tupalev
dwyerpg (4755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some floral hops in aroms. Nothing but bittering hops in the flavor. Very bitter throughout and afterwards, but it’s okay since I only feel like drinking one beer right now.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 3/31/08. 22oz bomber. Hazy golden hue. White spotty head. Fresh! Flowers and citrus in the nose. Wonderful! Big bitterness. Smooth malts but all hops. Sticky and piney. Nice bitterness. Pow!
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good copper color with nice sized head. Hoppy citrus nose with hints of malt. Flavor was hoppy grapefruit with a real nice blance of malt that had a nice sweet bready taste. Nice mouthfeel that wasn’t too over the top. Good amount of alcohol, yet not too much.