rajendra82 (986) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The orange amber colored body body looked very cloudy, and the head was creamy and craggy, and crowned above the rim of the tulip. The smell was subdued for the style, with a citric floral hop presence hidden under the thick foam. The taste was a good balance of citric and herbal hops and sweet and sticky malt. The beer lacked the in your face bitterness of the really good DIPAs, and instead provided a more laid back session. The body was quite thick for the style, starting approach on the Barleywine levels. This was a good beer, but I liked Mongo better as a DIPA.
dhatton (215) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cloudy orange with ample white head. Amazing smell of grapefruit and light citrus, very inviting. Huge juicy hop flavors of citrus, pine, and some caramel malt. Dry finish with long-lasting bitter pine taste. Excellent IIPA.
ABT_S54 (284) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
65cl bottle served in a shaker. Deep orange/amber colour with a pillowy white head which lasts throughout and some good lacing. Aroma upfront is juicy and oily hops - orange, pineapple, grassy which considering the density of the head and shape of the glass is very pronounced. Mouthfeel is medium to thick (for its style) and sticks your lips together with the honey sweet maltiness which then turns to the hops which assault your tastebuds in a good way. I would guess at the IBU being in excess of 120 here. If it wasn’t for the ABV this would be quite an easy drink to consume a lot of. It needs to be treated with respect at 11% and such a large bottle. A worthy addition to the Port brewing lineup.
TET (2206) - Kaarina, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2015 650 mL bottle, 11.0%. An orange beer, a head is big and blond. Aroma is great with lots of tropical fruits, mangos, pineapples, some pine needles, also marshmellows, caramel malts in the background. Taste has caramel maltyness, fruit candies, tropical fruits and lots of pine needles. Strong bitterness is balancing the strong maltyness. The bitterness and hint of alcohol is noticed in the throat. Full bodied, not sticky. The great beer, strong maltyness and strong bitterness but balanced.
c0fein (388) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle @ Vesakkotien virkistyskeskus. 2015 bottle.
Dark orange stuff with a white head. Fruits, strong, bity, alcohol, dry end. Ok.
melush (1453) - SPAIN - SEP 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 66cl / Botella 66cl.
@ XXXII The Great Power of Beer & Wine.
A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio.
T/S: Hops, citrusy, malty, sweet, slightly bitter / Lupulo, citrico, a malta, dulce, ligeramente amargo.
ogniskowicz (487) - POLAND - AUG 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Totalnie ekstremalna IIPA, z mocarnym żywiczno-cytrusowym aromatem, totalną pełnią smaku, totalną goryczką i totalną owocowością. Totalny jest też poziom alkoholu, tak jak i totalne jest jego idealne ukrycie. Totalne piwo.
hawanna (2743) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
spruce, citrus, golden, cloudy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, thick mouthfeel, medium bitterness, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,
halfonit (1243) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is of big time hops, floral, citrus, bread, malts, and some booze. Carbonated mouthfeel. Still a little hot. I think another 6 months would have aged this nicely. Flavor is very similar to what i said about the aroma.
MarcoDL (3087) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at tasting. Golden pour. Aroma of malt, grain and tropical fruit. Flavor of caramel, hop, mango, peach, pine and citrus. Very good.
mmargarucci (177) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUL 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is filled with herbal hops and sweet caramel. Taste is first sweet then followed by bitter oily grassy hops. Beer is full bodied but missing a nice crisp refreshing palate. Good but not great.