N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Like an 8th grader giving the last weird clap, like a joke that makes you laugh long after the chuckles in the room have subsided, this beer makes a late awkward appearance long after you’ve swallowed your mouthfull. It’s a hoppy poke in the uvula that stays with you for a while. Another beer in the already bloated category of Imperial IPA. Tastes like aspirin and raw hop pellets.
Muggus69 (1609) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL bottle from Slowbeer.
Hazy orange body, holds a creamy white head.
Luscious aroma of hops - bitter orange, mandarin, resiny leaves, pine sap, pink grapefruit juice, with biscuity malt underneath.
Seriously slick, chewy, resiny, almost tannic texture, very full moderate carbonation.
Malt more pronounced on the body - biscuity, pale caramel/golden syrup, some toastiness - doesn’t last long, assaulted by BIG resiny hops, stacks of sweet mandarin & bitter orange-like citrus notes, leafy, pine, dried herbal undertones linger. Bitterness is all-conquering, lingers for an eternity with a subtle warmth.
Very aggressive, very bitter, yet almost a sweetness to the hops, very nice.
The_Osprey (3841) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber at home watching RWC 2015. 9.2%, undated. Vibrant dark orange, still, big foamy creamy head, thick lacing. Aroma is rosewater, pine, fresh mint, toffee-ish sweetness. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is very punchy - a mouthful of spice up front. Pine, resinous, strongly floral, lots of booze, perfume. Loads of sandalwood in the finish. Woah - probably the hoppiest, most bitter beer I’ve had. A bit too much maybe - slow drinking! Sort of enjoyable and hard work at the same time.
StoutHead (888) - DENMARK - SEP 17, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Pours a hazy amber with a small white head. Hoppy aroma. Taste is if malt, lots and lots and lots of hops, resin and citrus. A bit sweet but it is completely dominated by hops. Bitter and dry. Very good.
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BRW (1581) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at BBF Lab. Golden colour with white head. Herbal, hoppy aroma. Sweet, bitter, hoppy, pine and herbal taste. Medium body.
jjsint (1556) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bacchalalia, Cambridge. Drunk at home. Dark yellow-orange, somewhat murky. Aroma is pine resin, dough, mango, caramel, raspberry, vanilla (in tha order more or less). Big bitter taste, balanced by some fruity sweetness until the end, when the intensity of the bitterness whacks you over the head like a ton of bricks. Focussed bitter finish. Thick, gooey texture, but not so much that you forget that this is an IPA, although a monster one.
tandembrauer (682) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours cloudy light amber with dense off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine needles, bitter herb tea, some caramel. Some sweetness, smooth mouthfeel, extremely bitter finish.
cinesr (23) - ITALY - JUN 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Un tripudio di gusto aroma amaricante come una frustata. ....Amara da far "schifo"veramente molto buona
gunnar (6720) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy deep golden/amber with a small creamy off-white head. Strong and intense fruity hops aroma, resins and malts. Taste is strong resiny bitter, backed up by a good malty body, light sticky mouthfeel. long lasting bittersweet finish.
AgentAle (1167) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is an earthiness, light funkiness, citrus, lemon grass, crystal malts and caramel. Taste is a very fresh and fragrant hop profile that is balanced with caramel and medium dark malt profile. Tanin and pinecone bitterness lingers til finish. Potent so one bottle is plenty. Nice overall. Appearance is a hazy orange with a medium pearl head that retains fairly well.
spacecube (1425) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle, pours orange gold, white head. Medium sweet caramel malt base and very hoppy, grapefruit bitter citrus. Medium bodied with a very long, dry bitter finish. Carbonation is soft. Very moreish Imperial IPA.