madsberg (10598) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. amber coloured. unclear. beige dense head. aroma of herbs, caramel, pine, flowers, light bread. flavour sweetness, caramel, spice, loads of grape, flowers and herbs. Medium to full bodied. Dry herbal and grapy heavy bitterness in the end.
Pinball (11065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy orange, smooth beige head.
strong flowery hoppy aroma, good malty base.
very hoppy, very bitter from hops, good malty base, strong, flavor is pretty well balanced. ends sweet.
Plovmand (6809) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle provided by hallinghansen. Thanks!! The beer pours hazy amber with a creamy off white head. The aroma is peachy hops, caramel, passion fruit, mango and barley. The flavour is sweet caramel, barley, citrus, grapefruit, mango and peach and ends up very bitter and citric. Nice!
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Rating# 84. Bright orange with a nice white head. Citrus aroma, a little wet cardboard and a bit nutty. Light sweetness, floral and some pretty good hop flavor left and a pretty smooth. (1411)
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found muddled notes from a stop @ Humpys in Anchorage a month or so ago...pour deep amber/brown with a fluffy thin head. Nose was surpisingly caramel and tobacco, with the background bitterness of what was to come. Flavor is bordering on insane levels of piney/woody hops. Sticky (as one would expect) mouthfeel. Just light notes of the caramel from the nose, but they’re pretty much clobbered by the bitterness here. Good, but one is more than enough and pretty much toasted me on anything else.
GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz courtesy of savnac. Poured a clear cinnamon red with a massive, towering, yellow head that has absolutely unreal retention and enormous poofy lace. Looks like a vanilla ice cream float. Aroma is sandalwood, birch, rich caramel, slight piney hops, slight strawberry candies. At first I was like, here we go again- another expired hop bomb. But the nose allows for more complexity to spew forth: cinnamon, gingerbread, birthday cake. Lots of rich, sweet, spicy goodness. Taste at first was very alcoholic, big 10%+ abv presence, but soon it settles down to a very dry, bitter, lots of beechwood, ending in a bit of a chalky, cardboardy finish. Still very drinkable for the insane specs and pretty refined and not over the top.
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a glowing orange color with a really nice white head and some spots of lacing.
S: A strong hop presence, though certainly on the way out. A nice resinous pine note along with nice citrus aromas. As the hops have begun to die out, there is quite a bit of caramel malt.
T: While the hop aromas are certainly dying down, the flavors are still nice. And although I’m not the biggest fan of sweeter/maltier IPAs, this one still has quite a bit of pine and bitterness to it.
M: The body is medium, but almost chewy. A moderate carbonation to go along with it.
D: I wish I could have tried this beer super-fresh, but alas that is not exactly possible. Still quite good, all things considered, and perhaps another batch is in the future.
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased at Gold Rush in Anchorage -- the last one in town I could find. Live rate. Pours a brilliant copper color with a thick off-white head that leaves gorgeous lacing -- this is one pretty beer. Brimming with white pepper, hops, and soapy mint. Tastes of further hops, salt, red apple skins, and caramel. Very nice. I would have never thought this would hold up so well.
daknole (10100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep orange pour, smallish white head. Aroma is loaded with citrus and resin along with lots of sticky sweet honey and caramel. Flavor is very hoppy, tons of citrus and honey. Resinous finish. Nice! Thanks nbutler11.
beernbourbon (1366) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to savnac. Pour is deep caramel copper with a thinnish white head that lasts. Aroma is initially huge on two main things: resinous hops and caramel malt. As I continue to smell, I also get notes of oranges, light spice, and cane sugar. Flavor is also huge on spicy caramel malt. Hops are present, but a little bit more of a background here initially. Then the hops dominate. Hops are mostly resinous and piny early with a light floral character in the finish. Actually, now that I look up at the description, this seems to be what they were going for. It’s not subtle. Presumably that’s why it’s a "triple IPA" per the label. Guessing loads of summit hops in this one. Somewhat reminiscent of the most recent Obliteration. It’s certainly a great beer, I think I just like more citrusy hops. thank you for this rare treat Ira!