kajser27 (643) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deeper amber colored, cloudy, lots of floaters, medium to strong off white creamy head. Aroma is of fruits and floral hops, caramalt background but also carob and walnut. Taste is medium+ sweet caramel malt, some fruitiness, carob and walnut and lots of them, some toasted notes, alcohol, low+ bitterness. Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation, thick and sticky. An old bottle, so lots of aged notes and a dead IPA unfortunately. A shame, especially since I’m sure it was delicious when fresh :(
(ancient bottle, Bottle Park, Bratislava, SK)
Niller (1082) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@ølmesse, Voldby (29-08-15). Pours hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma and taste is hops, citrus, pine, grass, caramel. Full body. Soft carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice bitter finish.
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An incredibly rich and hoppy Imperial IPA. Malty enough to be almost a barley wine, but intensely fruity, mainly because it is dry hopped with generous amounts of Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand.
This beer has a reddish brown appearance, more towards amber brown and was quite murky. Not the prettiest of DIPA to look at due to the cloudy body but this is long forgotten when one moves on to the aroma and taste. This type of beer I could spend hours and hours just sniffing it, I LOVE the aroma to this beer where it has all my favorite characteristics, tropical fruits, hugs amounts of sweet citrusy fruits, sweet malts, pine and resin.
Right away one can tell that this beer is highly hopped but also has huge amounts of malts to back this up and the balance is just perfect. The body was sweet, oily and quite meaty with an abundance of exotic fruits bursting out. The sweet malt backbone is very caramel/toffee on the tongue and it is easy to see why many people say this beer is between a very hoppy IPA and a Barleywine.
bgb1991 (131) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Salty and bit solvent like aroma. Great looking beer. Palate is awful, mouthcoating, milky, thick no carbonation, awful. Nothing I look for in an IPA. The actual taste is alcoholic, mid palate bitterness, fruity, dates not bad.
Percy0103 (317) - MEXICO - AUG 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 500ml. A cloudy dark amber beer with a small white head. Balanced aroma of hops and malts, with hints of dried fruits and spices. Taste is bitter with a sweet hint. Dense with some carbonation and astringency. Strong imperial IPA character.
Sdaniel90 (589) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 650ml. Murky amber/orange, with a minimal head and visible sediment. Pungent aroma of fruity hops and caramel, with hints of nuts, dried fruits abd alcohol. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet with heavy bitterness. Fiery roasted character with a fiery alcohol finish.
GlasgowTAD (841) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Little Dublin Norrtalje. Pours a copper orange yellow. Aroma is caramel and malty bread notes. Taste is caramel, sweet fudge, some ripe tropical fruit and a hint of orange bitterness. Full bodied with with sticky mouthfeel.
waiake (534) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
wow the taste is pretty full on loads of hops with spice & herbs & citrus fruity malty flavours with alcohol igniting everything in the background rich creamy mouthfeel & an aftertaste that’s a bit over the top not as good as expected
bursprak (1582) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chunky dark golden pour with a generous head. Noes of urine, sweat, grapefruit with some vanilla. Might have been something wrong with this bottle?
tmrmwel (1432) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, batch 1294. Pours hazy golden, with a nice, finger thick creamy head. Aroma is bitter hops, with pine needles, resin, sweet citrus and tropical notes of mango and peach, as well as a nice back of roasted malts with grain and toffee. Full creamy body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is bitter hops with resin, pine, orange peel and grapefruit, some tropical notes, and a solid malt backbone with light roasted malts. Lingering bitter finish,with a kaleidoscopic mix of bittering hops.