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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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A huge 13% IIPA. A Hop Animal produced with every hop infusion you could have imagined: Hopmash, First wort hopping, hopburst, continuous hopping, hopback, dry hopping, dry hopping, dry hopping, dry hopping, and more.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (1757) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 5, 2013
At a tasting, thanks DSG, ckear quite deep red colour, aroma of jam, lemon, biscuit, nuts and very ripe oranges, flavour of jam, butterscotch, lemon drops and flowers, bitter but overpowered by an extremely strong sweetness. Fair but unbalanced and quite hard to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3264) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 Bottle from Alex at home. Pours a clear cobber with a very small off-white head. Sweet and quite bitter. Sprucy aromas of hops. Also hints of resiny hops and tiny hints of licorice. Some alc warming. Full bodied and quite heavy with an oily texture. Very soft carbonation. Long very bitter finish. Thanks Alex!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (6261) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Alex420 for this bottle! Clear amber color. Aroma of malt, caramel, cookie-ish notes, some piney hops, slightly stale, and a bit of alcohol. Sweet malty and alcoholic flavor with caramel, cookies, jam and a bitter alcoholic finish. Medium to full-bodied, oily mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2013

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ Courtesy of Alex ]. Clear medium orange amber colour with a average to large, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, light heavy hoppy, pine, resin, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long to average duration, wood, resin, hop oil, pine, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20130102]

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (2499) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2013
33cl bottle, courtesy of Alex. Thanks Sir! It pours a mostly clear deep oragne/ ruby colour, like Grand Marnier. On top a small beige head that dissipates turning into a ring on the side of the glass. Aroma is sweet but hoppy at the same time, as the hops appear to have conferred mainly fruity notes. Loads of persimmon and ripened prunes in this one. Alongside big caramel and vanilla notes. A very subtle smoky note as well. The malty notes resembles a good bourbon profile. Taste is bittersweet, though to say for certain, and certainly well balanced. Hoppy bitterness on the palate, but the flavor profile is all on the sweet notes as, once again, hops confer mainly a fruity character. Once again persimmon and prunes, peaches and mangos. But all ripe fruit, sweet and bold. The malt profile in this one is simply outstanding then: vanilla, caramel, leather, tobacco and booze. In terms of profile, this really resembles a fine whiskey, obviously muted and way less boozy, but the sort of flavours are in that ballpark. Also, this reminded me of some very fine old style barleywines, just hopped up. Like a hopped up JW Lees Harvest. Honestly, I could see this being a great brew also without hops in the traditional barleywine style. Mouthfeel is bold and quite sticky with good carbonation. Overall, this is truly a masterpiece, and as I said, also without the hops this would be a great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JAN 19, 2013
Sweet toffee/candi sugar nose with a slab of citrus. Hefty body with solid bitterness. Super sweet with toffee running the show. Very much a BWine IMHO.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11665) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle shared at a CBC - Clerkenwell Sunday Tasting, London - thanks to whoever brought this one! Pours clear copper with a light, white foam head. Big and sweet, lots of ripe orange, toasty sugars, old pine. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm and sticky finish, loads of heavy resinous pine, thick mango, papaya and grapefruit. Sweet and piney. Plenty of ripe citrus. Good if a touch too bold.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2160) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle at tasting, thanks Mark. Dark amber, small golden head. Aroma is full on malty, sweet, bit chemically. Taste is sweet, not so bad, quite butterscotchy. Hides booze well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3299) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 13, 2013
Amber golden color. Caramel and grapefruit citrus hops dominate the nose. Very big, mildly sweet. Very big, but not unbalanced or horrible. Not my type of IIIPA as it is too much of everything. Still for 13% IIIIIIIIIIIIPA it holds together well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4797) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Thanks to Seth for sharing! The pour’s deep amber/brown with a small off-white head. The nose is rich caramel, berries, plenty of grapefruit and toasted grains. Notes of hot booze. The taste is caramelised berries, sweet jammy fruit salad. Big, hot treacle and raisins. Lightly sprucy hop accents. Not particularly bitter. Malt characteristics feature quite prominently. Full body, sticky. Overall, not bad. I’d call this a nice barleywine.


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