Maris (1322) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 650ml bottle on 10/10/2014. Pours a slightly cloudy medium golden with a small head. The nose is features some light fruit and resiny hops. Take a sip and you find a decent caramel malt background, lots of sweet fruit (orange, peach, apricot), and marmalade, which is set off against a nice resiny hop bitterness. Itís nicely balanced with the sweetness just prevailing. The palate is a touch creamy and the carbonation moderate. I canít really separate this from the Black Market Liberation imperial I downed last night - itís very enjoyable and well made, but lacks something to make it a really memorable DIPA.
aracauna (3409) - Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus and tropical fruits in the aroma. Flavor is a little sweeter than ideal, but not heavy. Just a little candied.
TheBear11D (364) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rampant pours a golden yellow with a decently thick off-white head that lasts a while. The aroma is citrus, floral and peach. The flavor favors the peach more, but the citrus and floral is still present. Overall this is a decent beer.
tderoeck (7668) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/IX/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: 21/IX/14 (2014-973) Thanks to Fem for the bottle!
Clear deep blond beer, big creamy irregular yellowish head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: spicy, bit dusty, sweet malts, honey, resinous, bit rubbery. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet malts, very bitter hops, resinous, some citrus, lots of grapefruit, bit sourish. Aftertaste: lots of citrus, grapefruit, resinous, exotic fruits, lychee, little sweet, malty, bit of caramel, dry ending.
Strangebrewer (1106) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Poured slight hazy with a frothy off white head. Citrus hop aroma. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel with a sticky herbal finish. Fresh hoppy flavour with some caramel malts, orange citrus notes.
Hermod (5872) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ sbwf14. Sample. Amber color, thick white head. Piney, grapefruity aroma. Caramel malty with a decent fruitiness. Medium to full bodied. Slightly too sweet perhaps. Decent.
jookos (5032) - FINLAND - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@sbwf14. Golden. Grapefruit green berries. Caramels. Real good rate here. Pretty nice, not too cloying or thick. Fruity hoppy. Drinkable.
beerbaaron (1926) - Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light golden amber with a large frothy white head. Aroma muted, like its too balanced, hops donít shine through. Similar with flavor, hops donít really shine through, too sweet. Low bitterness. Not too big or heavy. Decent beer but does not stand out in a crowded style.
BeerdedDave (1184) - - SEP 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
light amber color; wonderful citrusy hop aroma; great, bitter, piney, citrusy hop flavor on a medium bodied bready malt base and a dry, bitter aftertaste; pretty easy drinking for such a high gravity beer
STLGoldendog (61) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light bronze. Smells of must and funk. Smooth taste with a slight bitter finish. Nice full flavored IPA