olsvammel (6293) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at ÖÖWF 2012. Smell of fruity hops. Similar taste with a strong bitterness. Lots of hops overall. I didn’t recognize the typical Napa house flavours. Very nice, one of the breweries better beers.
bs476 (80) - - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chalky malt on nose (good) with good hop aromatics and only modest bitterness. Good, would recommend.
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Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy amber with minimal head. Not too many bubbles. Aroma is a stale malt smell. Drinking, however, does not taste stale at all. Some hop bitterness and some florals, but not the hoppiest.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours dark orange copper red with a sand-coloured head. The aroma holds woodsy, resinous and citric hops alongside sticky caramelly, nuttyand light grainy malt. Light oxidation, syrup and green apples. The flavour is light to medium sweet, near heavily bitter and light acidic with notes of sticky malt and aggressive/sticky hops. The mouthfeel is syrupy and round with a light carbonation. Lingering resinous woodsy and citric bitterness. Medium to full bodied.
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured up on tap at GABF 2012 with a sort of matte gold mostly clear body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sort of pine and citrus hops and then a little bit of spicy oak around the edges with wafer thin rings of thick malt sweetness even further out on the periphery. The taste is a nice burst of citrus and tangelo and some pine and then some oak spiciness. It then fades into malt flavor and a little bit of sweetness as it heads into the after taste. This is pretty darn good and my favorite so far from this brewery.
Nisse666 (6310) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Befeeter cons 2012-11-02 Göteborg
AR: havey caramel, hoppy
AP: hazy mahoghny, frothy ofwhite head
F: caramel, hoppy, heavy bitterness, bready, tropicsl fruitiness,
PorterPounder (7425) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 22 oz bomber. Murky dark orange pour, nice sticky off white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Floral accented aroma with some sweet papaya-like fruity notes, a hint of excess crystal malt. Flavor is syrupy and sweet, a little too malty for an IIPA. Some brief bittersweet grapefruit notes, a bit of caramel, maple syrup finish. Sticky mouthfeel....but not in a good way. A little too much of everything.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: September 16, 2012
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, spidery lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, spicy pine, candied orange
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, earthy, sweet orange, light bitterness, touch of spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Great label, shooting stars of hops. Aroma of hops, mmm good. Sweet caramel malt backbone. Deep orange color, thin white head. Oily textured, heavy bodied. Whoa, loads of hops. Huge resin, fruity florals, big C-note flavor, some citrus, pine hops. Rich malt body, well made, to carry all of these hops. Very nice, big American IIPA. It’s a huge beer. (3480)
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2013 Boy this tastes d e l i c i o u s. Bitter and sweet is what I look for in an IPA. They could go in a lot of other directions with this tweaking it toward Belgium styles.