Benzai (9931) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by my uncle Ino. Clear dark orange to light reddish color, medium sized beige head. Aroma is malts, lightly caramel, slightly a distant hint of dark fruits and lightly hops. Taste malts, decently bitter, caramel again lightly, lightly dark fruits, light to moderately hoppy and perhaps a slight hint of alcohol. Decent body and quite soft carbonation. More easy to drink than I had expected. OK beer.
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beauty pours a dark murky orange with a nice beige head. Aroma is of pine, resin, toffee, grapefruit, and caramel. Definitely tastes the booze in this boy. Tastes of strong toffee and caramel malts with powerful pine, and bitter grapefruit. Quite a full bodied syrupy mouth feel with warming alcohol feeling. Has kind of a boozy bitter finish, which I welcome during the Winter months.
guil0000 (296) - New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy copper color with a decent white head. Dark caramel nose with some hops. You also get some dark fruits like prunes and raisins. You also get some Spruce notes, A bit creamy mouthfeel. You feel a bit of the alcool and then there’s the long hoppy finish.
BrunoVille (50) - BRAZIL - NOV 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coloração caramelo alaranjado típico das imperial IPA, com espuma bege de média persistência.
Aroma de malte, caramelo, pão e levemente lupulado. No sabor sobressai o caramelo.
Não percebi cítrico. Bom corpo, álcool perceptível mas bem inserido.
Boa imperial IPA.
Mindwarp (129) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice med dark orange ,opaque, thick white head.
Aroma- citrus, floral, nothing overpowering to the nose.
Taste- light sweetness, lightly bitter, once again nothing overpowering
Palate- medium body, sticky, average carbonation, light bitterness,
Overall- Nothing stands out quite easy to drink.
smaynard6000 (770) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber-red color with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma is hoppy with caramel and toffee notes and a bit of spiciness. Grapefruit flavors are first to hit the palate. A bit of maltiness and some alcohol warming round out the finish. This is more along the lines of a hoppy barleywine than a Double IPA. I enjoyed it.
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rusted copper pour with an eggshell head that doesn’t leave much lace. There’s a lot of raisin and prune on the nose here with some dank spruce notes. The same can be said of the palate. I’d have guessed this was old as shit but the BB date is June 2015. This stuff drinks like a light barleywine. Decent enough but godawful if we’re talking style.
EricDodge (2) - Waterloo, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Holy crap this is a good ipa. It felt like a hop punch to my mouth. Im shocked its only 70 IBUs.
pintbypint (2885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz brown bottle. A clear orange pour, head is tan. Some ok looking lacing. Hoppy nose, big citrus peels, some caramel notes. Taste has caramel and toffee sweet malts, zippy citrus hops. Finishes with lingering caramel, pine, orange peels, a little alcohol and a grapefuity bite. Medium level of bitterness. Overall, an alright double IPA, not very agressive, drinkable and balanced for it’s size, better than I was expecting actually. From The Shipyard IPA mixed pack.
matis (212) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Piney and caramel nose. Very dry character with huge veltage of alc. Wet cones and herbs in taste. Full bodied and heavy worrior. Long fermented.