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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (9833) - 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 (1698) - 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 (2977) - 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 (3859) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (4888) - ITALY - JAN 5, 2013
bel ambrato buona schiu adiscreta persistenza tanto lupolato radoice quasi terroso salato fruttato leggero agrumato resina discreto malto leggero caramello luppolatura intensa rabarbaro buona attenuazione leggero warming

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (3854) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2013
Bottled, courtesy of skortila. Orange - brown colour, tan creamy head. Nose is pine hops, sticky resin, caramel, slightly alcoholic. Flavour is caramel malts, toffee, resin, touch of alcohol, grapefruits. Fairly bitter finish. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (1756) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle shared by KyotoLefty. Thanks! Big sourish and prune aroma, with some candied fruit and fumes. Dark straw color. Sharp tingly hop initial; mid comes through with complex fruitiness and some hop balance; strong alcohol and hoppy finish. Medium body. Pretty damn good. But really more like a barley wine. Hides the alcohol to some extent. At least it doesn’t hit the palate like a 13% brew usually does.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (5894) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle from Alex. Huge fresh hop nose, grassy, light brown with orange color and a pretty lace. Sweet and resinous, somewhay syrupy with pine and enormous bitterness. Very earthy, much like an American BW. Don’t feel the 13% alcohol. Very interesting and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Alex420, grazie a Lei! Clear deep amber color, thick cream colored head with good retention and solid lacing - a beutiful beer. Aroma is sweet pine and caramel. Taste is sweet, malty pine resin. Straightforward stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle (Thanks a lot to Alex) at home - shared with Mette. Clear dark amber - white bubbles. Ok hoppy, rather bitter, sweet malty, dried fruits, light alcoholic notes, toasted malts, knækbrød, grape fruits, citrus, resin, nutty, grassy, raisins, lots of hops, a mix of DIPA & a Barley Wine...... Nice...


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