callmemickey (2971) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark orange-amber body. Moderate sized off-white head. Streaking lacing. Nose is fairly malty but is accentuated by floral/grapefruit notes and a bit of sticky resin. Flavor is similar, but is weakened by a pricky malt profile and hops that don’t deliver the same intensity as in the aroma. Medium bodied, assertive carbonation, prickly, crisp bitter finish.
KM (346) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown, slightly amber body. Large fluffy off-white head. Hoppy aroma, almost metallic, some fruit and hints of coffee. A little sour. Hoppy flavour with a quite heavy malty sweetness. Heavy bitter finish. (At home, 26.02.2011)
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Capone’s. Slightly light amber color with just a little head. Aroma is subdued, but there are notes of citrus fruits and slight pine. The flavor is really complex. It is both complex, showing a great amount of fruitiness, citrus fruits, even some apricots and maybe even some peach, but it also is incredibly easy to drink. Not hop-bombish bitter, but still has a lot of the over to the top characteristics. Really nice.
AWISLguy (1382) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Discount Waukesha. Pours an unclear coppery orange with a foamy head. Very nice lacing that sticks around forever. Aroma has sweet caramel and resin with some citrusy hops. Taste is of orange juice, caramel, resin and piney notes. A bit sticky. A nice blend of quite sweet and quite bitter. Finishes smoothy bittersweet with some alcohol showing up in the end. A good one!
Davros (1999) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with a large head.
Nose shows pine and aggressive hops along with a fair bit of rich caramel.
Flavours are very similar, more pine, grapefruit and resinous hops before a big hit of sweet, syrupy caramel enters. Finishes with an aggressive but well-balanced piny bitterness.
Carbonation could be higher to alleviate the thick, syrupy feel to the body.
HecRotweiler (3) - Drammen, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012 Bottle at home. Incredibly tasty and very aromatic. Dry and very hoppy and malty, some graphe and orange.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: Nice, but nothing exceptionally special. Well made and well balance. Hid alcohol fairly well.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy to murky, medium to dark, orange with an average, off-white head that kept a very thin sheet and left fair lacing. The aroma contained moderate caramel; moderate to heavy floral, grapefruit and orange hops; some resinous hops later as it warmed; slight brown sugar; alcohol; apricot; and peaches. The initial flavor was heavily sweet, light to moderately bitter and lightly acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet and moderate to heavily bitter with a long duration. There was caramel, brown sugar, orange hops, grapefruit hops, pine and resin hops, apricot, peaches, and a hint of coffee. The slightly more than medium body was a little syrupy and then a little dry with soft carbonation and a slightly astringent and ever so slightly alcoholic finish.
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy amber body with lasting white head. Aroma comes across a little sweet, orange and orange peel, taste is similar with the bitterness not too full on, drinkable but not my best IIPA.
jonnyguns (1044) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a reddish amber colour with with a nice 2cm head with solid lacing. Aroma is strong floral, with notes of pine and some tropical fruit thrown in. Taste is dry with lots of lovely tasting hops. Is a big beer but goes down easily for the alcohol level. Great beer!
AlexanderJanku (110) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ home. pours a brown-reddish colour with a small head. aromas are very hoppy, grapefruit, but also some caramel malty notes. the taste is very hoppy, bitter, flowery, grapes and piney too. A good DIPA