rederic (3156) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle, slight amber-orangeish hue, with a big frothy pillowy white head. Mild honeyed candyish lemon, grapefruit peel nose, with some honey, lemon candy lollipop, soft lemon marmalade, lemon pie crust, floral citrus, leafy, minty hop accents, and a subtle orange, peach jello, cracker, caramel, rice, toasted, pale cerealic malt note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a warmth yeasty, panettone cake dough, sweet sticky rice cake pastry, candied lemon, grapefruit peel, flowery citrus, leafy, grassy hoppy character, with a honeyed rice, pale, toasted, caramel, bread malt, lemon pie crust, toffee, subtle tropical fruit flavour, leading towards a warming mild sweet honeyed pale, toasted, caramelized, rice, bread maltiness, candied lemon, grapefruit rind, light lingering citrus, leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish.
Jur (411) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home, from Vancouver.
Hazy yellow, full finely bubbled white head. Buttercup, orange peel, boozy, hoppy, balanced and rounded. Double barrel, but it works well.
crossovert (8330) - Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
650ml bottle. Might be slightly old in the tooth but not more than a month or 2. Hazed golden pour into my ipa buttplug glass, large foamy white head that sticks for awhile leaving nice lacing. Sadly the aroma is quite malty, almost barleywine territory, like caramel rice cereal. If it is all mouteka that is quite a fragile hop variety imo. Flavor is again malty, there is a decent lemon limey hop characteristic and a bit of finishing bitterness but the caramel note dominates. I also have a lugged nose so everything is against this beer on this one.
ryecatcher (876) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. A DIPA to enjoy while watching the State of the Union Address (drinking beer always makes these things more watchable). Pours a hazy, burnt orange with fluffy white head and good lacing. Nose is cakey malts, Juicy Fruit gum and grassy hops. Mouth is medium bodied, mildly sweet, oranges, crackers, clover honey, soap, mild tannins, bitter dryness handsome astringency to finish. I’ve had a few of P49BC’s beers now and while this isn’t my favorite one from them (although it’s decent) I’m very happy that they have become available here in the Midwestern US.
Metalchopz (2485) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy golden-amber with lots of particles through it. Warm cap, frothy, creamy, good retention and some nice lacing. Aromas of hops (which I am not a fan off) with caramel and orange notes. The taste is a little better with the grassy hops balanced with the fruity malts. Hints of wax (and even mint) in the finish. Not the best Imperial IPA, but a true one that is still worth trying. Smooth overall.
TheBeerGod (5404) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden amber with a medium white head. Aroma is rather sweet with floral hops and light fruit. Taste is sweet with rice notes, booze, floral hops, fruit notes and a light spicy zest. Body is medium with a strong, dense, bubbly carbonation. Slightly sticky. Ends with more sweet rice notes, floral hops, light spicy hops, fruit notes and soft booze.
MarkoR (589) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear golden colour with a large white head. Aroma is hops, orange. Taste is orange, hops, caramel. Pretty enjoyable.
lusikka (6687) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of sweet caramel, butter, dill and some fruitiness. Flavour of herbal bitterness, caramel, dried fruitiness, grass and some mild yeastiness. Medium bodied and dry mouthfeel. Probably not as fresh as it should be.
tiong (4147) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle from Whole Foods Bowery, New York
Pours dark orange with a sticky white head. Aroma of sweet caramely malts, toffee, some fruits and aged hops. Taste is sweet, caramely and stuffy with loads of toffee, some grassy hops and fruits. Finish is stuffy, sweet and caramely with some malts and toffee. Doesn’t feel very fresh, way too sweet for my taste.
olio (6798) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle.
Pours clear pale golden color with a large white head. Piney, resinous hoppy aroma, some caramel there too, sweet orange also. Orange, pine, some resinous hops on the flavor, caramel-y malty hints. Feels a bit old. Meh.