SlackerMads (851) - DENMARK - AUG 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, canned on 20130411. Clear copper with a small off white good lacing head. Alcoholic nose with caramel and tropical fruity hops. Luckily the taste isnít boozy, but soft, sweet and warming. Sweet fruits all the way into the finish. Gooseberry, caramel, bread, light spicy. Light late bitterness, full body, carbonation is a bit to low for my taste. Overall interesting, but Iím not totally convinced, perhaps would have been if the can was larger.
BeerBeCue (84) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can poured into snifter. Pours a nice, semi-cloudy golden with a finger-thick head. Aroma is citrus hops and herbal hops, and on the malt end I can perceive the rye in there. The malt base is REALLY solid here. This one doesnít purely focus on the hops profile, this is some really good, balanced aroma assemblage. One of my friends told me about some weird "onion bread" aroma but I canít seem to detect that...well...maybe at bit...maybe Iím lacking your imagination?! Sorry Jimmy! But I have to confess that I can pickup some "spice" I aromas I canít really name though. Taste medium-sweet, medium bitter, and I have to say that the aftertaste is a bit the same, albeit with a larger proportion of bitterness. Overall, well, itís one of the best Imperial IPAs Iíve ever had! To me this scores as high as Alchemistís Heady Topper or Founderís Double Trouble. But that doesnít mean it can be compared to them, as this one is pretty unique. Iíve tasted a few nice American Imperial/Double IPAs, and quite a few lookalikes (or tastealike!) and they were more or less generic (shared aroma profiles) but this one is quite unique really. Kudos Oskar Blues, I was blown away by Daleís Pale Ale and now Iím Imperially blown away by Gubna. Thank you for brewing such a gem.
Concealer (454) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap. Light orange copper with caramel white, foamy head. Smells of sweet malt and citrus. Taste has a big sweet malt front, light citrus, pine and a lightly bitter end. A bigger malt character than any IIPA I have had so far.
leaparsons (7483) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Hazy gold with a white foam. Aromas are pineapple and lemon with toffee and biscuit. Pine with herbal notes and mellow grapefruit. Spicy with marzipan alcohol. Flavours are piney with bitter grapefruit and woody notes. Toffee and caramel with spices. Peppery and dry on the finish. Very good.
niday2288 (115) - - AUG 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a cloudy orange with a ivory head. Nose is hop with some tropical, pine and flowers. Taste has a nice malt backbone with good hop bitter. Tasting notes are biscuit from the malt, sweet pineapple and pine from the hop. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall pretty nice.
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NikkTwist (1235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Tulip. Hazy orange pour with a large frothy off-white head. Tastes of thick honeycomb and bitter violets. Good stuff.
S_Side_Smitty (326) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet & tropical with passion fruit, & honey. Taste is heavy duty nectar of syrupy, but not cloying, pine and mango. Finish is a slowly realized insidious bitterness that is very very appropriate.
Yorker (840) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35 cl can @ home. Pours clear golden with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, caramel, and peach. Flavour is much like the aroma Ė with a slightly bitter finish. ABV is well hidden.
estover (41) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler with my FIL and neighbor on the new deck!
The most balanced and quaffable IPA I have ever had. There was just enough hop to call this a IPA but no more. I think the IBU number is a bit high. The malt base of this was strong and the dark Munich and rye malt really stood up and played well with the hop bitter.
The first blast of hop from the growler was a tad muted but opened up like crazy as it warmed. The feel was perfect not too thin or thick, the finish was longer than the brewers description mentions, this is not a bad thing. The finish was fairly long and enjoyable, morphing from the hop bitter to the malty bite of the rye then to a soothing dark. One thing the shocked me was the 10%. It is nowhere to found, except in the bottle of the bottle.
Abrakarl (189) - SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not everyday one gets to taste an IIPA at 10% and at this quality in The southern parts of ÷land. Great beer with excellent aroma and taste. Lovely!