llkc (722) - århus, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
duft: sødlig duft af malt og humle. citrus appelsin og frisk frugt kommer frem når man dufter til øllet.
smag: fyldig malt profil med søde noder. sød smag af frisk frugt appelsin lidt citrus.og lidt mango. super øl med godt med smag i.
tricksta_p (1955) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of sweet ripe fruits, apricot, mango, grapefruit, pine, caramel malt, floral notes, hops. Flavour is medium sweet with a long bitter finish. Thick and full bodied. Really enjoyed this fruity taste explosion.
Rolfarild (146) - NORWAY - JAN 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber with a frithy white head. Aroma of grapfruit and meat. Tast dominated by greapfruit. Some malt, caramell, spice and herbs with yeasty touch. Aftertaste of grapefruit and tropical fruits.
RichTheVillan (4493) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy light amber pour with a frothy white head, sweet jam aroma, taste has some sweet action, some tangerine, bitter grapefruit, quite juicy hop action.
visionthing (3614) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks a lot! Pours slightly hazy golden to amber with a white head. Very hoppy with lots of grapefruit, hints of tropical fruits, pale malt, herbs and pine. Sweet, but balanced with dominating hoppy flavours and a very solid bitterness. Alcohol is well integrated. Nice one!
Arve_Christian (3942) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika ( October release) . Hazy golden color, good foam. Medium/ high aroma intensity; hops, some honey, citrus and good yeast influence. Very enjoyable
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wim (3092) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
at the beer festival dijleschuimers in kessel lo together with Yves and benny hazy golden blond colored body with a white head and with a spicy fruity yeast hops aroma a spicy sweet fruity hop taste with a alcholic bitter finish
Lowenbrau (2640) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 12-09-2014.
More dry and bitter than its sister Boogoop. Lighter body, oily texture. Dry and hot finish.
aristidcruz (10) - Alicante, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Una pasada de cerveza. American Barley Wine (Si me dicen que es una imperial IPA me lo creo) cargadita de lúpulos aromáticos y con unos integradisismos 10,4% Alcohólicos que no dominan la cerveza.
Redonda, contundente, llena de sabor.
DE esas que recuerdas con el paso del tiempo y esperas volver a probar.
matbli (133) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0,75l, cloudy orange with small head, but a beautiful lacing remains for a very long time. Aroma of citrus fruits, oranges, flowers, lavender. After itgets warmer the aroma changes to honey and cognac and gets more alocoholic, but also more warming while drinking. In taste noticable notes of coriander and amarican hops that are good balanced with light orange sourness and a strawy sweetness.
To be honest I have a big dilemma how to rate this beer, since I really think it was a very pleasant one. The think is it is definitly not a barley wine, so I had to deduct some score points from the overall rating.
For sure this is a beer that you can enjoy drinking, but rather if you expect a good AIPA or even a double AIPA. I was terribly missing some wine fruitiness and finally even if there were such tastes and aromas in it, they were all completly covered by amarican aroma hops.
In the rating I also took the price quality ratio into account. I could imagine to buy it again as a good AIPA for half the price it costs, but for almost 20$ shop price/bottle I won’t.