Japalo (1328) - DENMARK - APR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honey sweet malty aroma. Amber slight hazy. Small head medium to heavy body. Dry medium bitterness with more malt than hops flavours. Thought it to be more hoppies. Strong brew.
Rasmus40 (12436) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, alcoholic and very hoppy - flowers. Flavor is quite sweet and extremely bitter. Dry and long lasting bitter finish. Nice, though not really balanced. 060510
Brandman (2251) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red brown body, tan head. aroma of sweet malt, some alcohol, raisins, and tight hops. Flavour has dark candy, lots of alcoho, fruits, wood and nice bitterness.
RasmusOtt (1353) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2014 Pours hazy brown with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of caramel, sweet malts, citrus, hops and some raisin. Taste of hops, caramel, citrus, sweet malts, plums and some spice.
Butters (3916) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber pour. Sweet hop. Smooth. Alcohol. Some vanilla. very good. Interesting
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark, cloudy orange, not at all the color I’m accustomed to from this style. Nose is odd: extremely malty and has a sort of metallic scent to it. Indeed, the flavor is so malty I would never guess this to be an IIPA. There’s just a bit of hop bite on the tale end, but otherwise this seems more like a barley wine than an IIPA. I recently reviewed the Thomas Creek Up the Creek Extreme IIPA and the similarities between that and this are really incredible. I’m a bit disappointed because this is not what I’m looking for in an IIPA. Malt lovers will be pleased, but if you’re a hophead like me, steer clear.
madmitch76 (16830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
20th April 2009
Sells itself as an Imperial IPA but balanced by intense maltyness! Cloudy chocolate coloured beer with a biscuit coloured head. Doesn’t seem like an Imperial IPA! More like a barleywine/Scotch ale hybrid. There is the richness of barleywine along with the briney hops but also the soft chocolate of a Scotch ale. Interesting!
Lubiere (10698) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A reddish brown ale with a thin reddish moka head. In aroma, herbaceous hops, vinous notes, raisins, very barley wine like, with smooth notes of alcohol and seaweed iodine. In mouth, a classic barley wine with smooth resinous hops, tobacco malts, quite nice and superbly balanced. Wow! Bieropholie import. Jan 1 2011.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with small creamy light tan coloured head. Big malt aromas of dark caramel, toffee and dark fruits offset somewhat by decent tropical fruit and citrus hop aromas. To me the malt backbone definate dominates the nose. Flavours are super sweet thanks to the malt. Decent hop bitterness on the finish. Full mouthfeel. Decent beer but not my favourite DIPA>
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a tasting, 15th January 2011. Pours a deep amber, with a small off white head, good lacing. Quite tropical in the aroma to go along with the pine. Bit boozy on the first couple of sips, but soon the tropical fruits start coming out, along with a hint of red berries. Slightly oily in body, nice bitterness at the finish.