JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with big pine notes. Huge body of hops that drive spice, pine, and a deep long finish.
Arve_Christian (2677) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Amundsen
Golden hazy color
Full body & high complexity
Distinct, but a little bit more integrated then Brother Low
Extremely long aftertaste
A bit heavy for my liking, but still very enjoyable
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gyllenbock (3952) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö, April 2012.
Hazy orange with a large white head. A lot of hops both in the aroma and taste. Citrus, tropical fruits and some notes of "rubber". Long bitter aftertaste. Good but not excellent.
drjay44 (2449) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml. bottle. Served at cellar temperature. Pours a thick, lasting off white head, with extensive lacing, over a slightly hazy amber (SRM 8) body....nose is toffee/caramel, light citrus, floral honey, pineapple, sweet fruits (apricot, peaches)....taste is toffee/caramel to start, then waves of hop tones arrive, including pineapple, licorice, floral honey, finishing with a lingering bitter bite, with tropical fruit sweetness throughout....mouth feel thick, sticky, alcohol adds a light bite, carbonation leads to a rich creamy texture. This is a solid example of the I/DIPA style. The hop back bone is in ascendance for aroma and complexity, but the malts just manage to balance them. BJCP 8/3/15/4/8
Gr0ve (2110) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Hazy golden. Ashy aroma, likely from the suspended yeast. Clean, slightly citrusy aroma. Peaches. Narrow spectre of hops. Dry and papery flavourz. Burning bitter finish. Very nice.
Drake (7850) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Slutfest 3, Richmond, VA, 4/21/12.Pours a hazy amber color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus and tropical hops. The taste is grapefruit and resin hops. Lingering hop burn. Medium bodied. Solid.
SirLimpsalot (1910) - SWEDEN - APR 21, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smakar och dofter gummi. Smaken är humlig men inte så jätte lyckad tycker jag.
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Butters (3665) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Slutfest 3. Hazy orange pour with ample tan head. Sweet but not syrupy. Nice grapefruity notes and a little resinous green hoppy. Even holds up pretty well despite crossing the ocean.
visionthing (2308) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Kihoskh. Slightly hazy golden with a white head. Hoppy aroma with tropical fruits, citrus, pine, malt and a hint of alcohol. Sweet, fruity and malty with a nice bitterness. Well balanced. Flavour of peaches and mango with hints of spices and alcohol. Thick and almost syrupy with warming alcohol. Dry and bitter finish. Lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Quite decent IIPA.
gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle thanks to Reza! (not on ratebeer) On April 20, 2012
BB 21/11/17. Label looks very different, I had a black and white version with other graphics, but bar code is the same as was put in on this one.
Cloudy orange color, yellow head. Sweet, citrus, lemon, alcohol, grainy scent. Citrus, alcohol, hoppy, lemon taste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Warmiing aclohol, too much lemon.
I like that the bitterness is kept low, but then haven’t managed to hide the alcohol well. Feels like perhaps Citra hops have been used, and to a too high extent for my taste. Not very balanced, I’d like it maltier and with a lower ABV. Still fairly nice, and the guy next to me loved it, so it’s not for my taste but others can still love it, so go try it if you have the chance!