Sarpa (1300) - FINLAND - DEC 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml @ Konttori. Pours pale clear golden, creamy white head. Sweet caramel, tropical fruits in the aroma. Sweet flavor too, hops, fruity.
bytemesis (6295) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber, medium beige head, dissipates fairly quickly, some lacing. Aroma is perfume, caramel malts, and pine cones. Flavor is medium sweet and hugely bitter, caramel perfume and pine cones again. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. M.E.H.
BrewHaMeister (415) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to Matt, poured hazy copper with a thin white head and lacing with a beer-logged hop cone floating in top. Aromas of floral hop, resin, lemon, and caramel malt. Flavor is mild bitter and a little boozy.
ThirstyBird (2530) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a hazy reddish amber with an off white head. The taste is caramel rich fruit, christmas spice. The taste is dense caramel, rich fruit, somewhat dry ending. Medium body with average carbonation.
Erzengel (7323) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Many thanks to Rian for sharing. Nice idea of putting a hop cone into a bottle. The beer has a sweetish body with a subtle layer of hops, that could be a bit more intense. Floral hints with malty sweetness in the aftertaste. Nice bitterness, but way too less hop profile. Still nice.
bookman10 (872) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy copper with small head. Aroma has some floral and some fruit. Flavor is bitter, with some underlying biscuity sweetness. Some citrus flavor, but kind of cloying and almost syrupy. Not my favorite.
Christpuncher (2659) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
an intensely hopped IPA. was suprised to see a hop cone pop out as i was pouring myself a glass of beer. smells dank and hoppy and tastes malty with a bitter hop finish. pours copper in color with a white head. dont eat the hop cone.
TattooJack (463) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the warning labeled bottle, both bottles had hop cone inside (had put it in the freezer for 10 minutes and wondered how it froze so fast, then I realized it was the hop cone). Really good looking and tasting glasses of beer. Great taste and strong, extra point for the 9%. $8 for the 4-pack also gets points consideration.
flatmatt (1414) - Northville, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle; no visible date. Pours a hazed golden orange amber with an off-white head. Spicy hop aroma, honey biscuit. Honey and spicy, grassy hops with a hint of pine. A bit of age on it. Still holds up fairly well.
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the brewpub, snifter glass. (I later had some bottles of this as well, which had the hop cone inside. Cool!) Strongly hoppy aroma with notes of pine, resin, fresh, herbal, leafy tones and florals, very dank overall with very light toasted malt in the background. Medium-dark copper in color with a very fine, uneven head and sparse lacing. Flavor is a veritable hop explosion, with plenty of green, leafy, piney character, some faint citrus and earthiness but really just as fresh as can be, with more than adequate bitterness and a mild malty presence, some toasted caramel and honey to be found amidst the hop onslaught. Body is full, mouthfeel is effervescent and oily, quite a heft to it. This is a substantial beer indeed. Very nice!!