UDBeernut (1979) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden amber hue with off white head that reduces to a lacing cap that attempts to coat the side of the snifter. Nose is all malt and caramel goodness with slight flowery bouquet. Taste continues the theme with ample bitterness to consider this well balanced. Body is medium to full with mainly slick qualities, but is prickly and drying in the end. Aight?!?
Nische (1015) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a cloudy rust color with a white head. Aroma of burnt rubber. Thick and syrupy taste. Overly sweet and not at all what I expected. Bad bottle?
Koskela (356) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hope and malty sweetness aroma come from this hazy deep blonde brew. Bitterness and hops battle over a base of malty alcohol. The outcome is pretty well balanced leaving a grapefruit flavor in the aftertaste of this full bodied brew.
Gerbeer (2195) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy dark amber with light head. Aromas of pine sap, rubber, caramel, and over-ripe fruit. Flavors carry same - full and intense. Chewy. Good.
LordBrew (36) - Ziemnice, POLAND - APR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pianka drobna, szybko opada, słabo oblepia szkło. Aromat bardzo dojrzałych owoców, intensywny. Smak niezwykle złożony. Piwo bardzo słodkie, niemal jak barley wine, potężne smaki owocowe, typowo amerykańsko owocowe. Goryczka niska, dyskretna, daje czadu dopiero w posmaku. Posmak długi, bardzo karmelowy, ratuje go goryczka. Nie aż takie wspaniałe jak by się można po marce spodziewać. Czuć alkohol, grzeje w przełyk. Brakuje tu balansu. Imperial IPA nie powinno być takie słodkie.
BlazerT (150) - POLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep, burnt orange, little hazy with small, very light brown, densed head. Poor lasting and lacing. Very rich and strong aroma of tropical fruits (mainly melon), citrus and pine. Some booz noticable, but it’s still very nice. Taste is sweet along with bittter hoppy accents, great balanced malty profile sweetness. Medium to full body, medium carbonation, sticky and oily texture. On general very nice and drinkable DIPA. Sweet, but still with strong bitter accents.
MrFecesious (1191) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Hazy orange. Heavy aroma of pine, caramel, apricot juice, woody. Taste is sweet and bitter. Palate is astringent, very sticky, and lastingly dry.
20107589 (405) - randers, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nutty aroma appear brownish with a frothy head. medium/heavy sweet, medium bitter. soft carbonation heavy bodied,long bitter aftertaste
nihtila (1288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.11.2013. Tuoksussa reilu humala ja sitrus, greippi, raikas. Maussa huomaa prosentitkin. Ensin tulee raikas sitrus, humalan purenta, voimakas greippisyys, lopussa vielä kuiva humala.
schiza (45) - Kraków, POLAND - MAR 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled, with date 15 VII 2015. Pours golden/light amber and clear, with yellowish head which is rather frothy and disappears quickly. Very good aroma! Intensive malt sweetness mixed with strong melon scent, with a pleasant alcohol (rather liqourly) background. Taste is very sweet and also white fruits, but right from the beginning it’s attacking - those flavours mixed with alcohol power and bitterness, which is quite unusual: again white fruits and powerful, but quite short. Like a quick punch, and then only leaves some milder taste on the tongue. Medium to full bodied, a little oily, medium carbonation. Alcohol warms the throat a little, but it’s well composed in the beer, yet perceptible and pwoerful. One of the best IIPA I tasted - the smell is amazing, as well as the taste. But really a hardcore one.
swampwater (37) - Preston, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Day 14 of Julepakkekalender from Mikkeller. Bottled.
Aroma: Malt and hop aromas. Slight whiff of cinammon.
Appearance: Pours a copper colour. Light head.
Taste: An upfront taste of treacle and molasses, with a malt finish. Hint of caramel, and a bitter aftertaste.
Palate: Smooth and sweet at first, with a bitter lingering aftertaste. Medium body. Light carbonation.
Overall: Not a very heavy drink, considering the ABV. Despite the sweetness at first, the bitter aftertaste can be overwhelming.