reberiii (242) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 version from bottle. Pours deep golden with substantial light colored foam. Citrus/grassy hops without being overpowering. Well balanced.
krumbum (325) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy reddish copper. Sweat hop aroma. A tangy piny citrus hoppyness, well balanced for how big it is. Leaves a nice sweet stick on the palate.
commonshawn (233) - - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at devils advocate. Copper color with frothy head in pint glass. Smells hoppy, piney. Malty to start then some bitterness. Full body, finish not great. A muted celebration for me.
MattiasA (242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog. One of the standard winter-seasonals that show up every year, never really made an impact with me.
Meilby (6228) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355ml @ home
Pours slightly hazy orange/amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, orange and hint of pine. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long malty and orange fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
varanid99 (403) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 version. Dark amber, slightly cloudy pour with thin pale brown head. Aroma mostly malt, some citrus and a little resin. Malty, sweet, slightly citrus and slightly resin taste, medium bitterness which persists a while, it ends with darker caramel /burnt sugar and still slightly bitter.
SamTheBarrel (273) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
350ml bottle, 2013 years vintage. Appearance is clear dark amber with a large frothy beige head with good retention, that when reduced left some lacing. Aroma of orange peels, apricots and grapefruit. Flavours of orange peels, grapefruit, dried apricots, resin and a hint of caramel. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, soft texture and average carbonation.
Grzesiek79 (2899) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2012. Piwo super. IPA ale wyjatkowo dobre, smakuje prawie jak Imperial Double IPA. tyle ze ma sporo mniej alkoholu. Ale cale mnostwo roznych chmieli, amerykanskich. Wszystko pachm=nie jak dobre perfumy. Piana spora i trwala. Po wypiciu piwa jeszcze zalegala na dnie. Minimalny osad na dnie butelki. Gozdikowy posmak kwiatowo goryczkowe. Piwo. Polecam na swieta szczegolnie, ale i nie tylko
Geraldusek89 (9) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great offering by SN. Aromas not as strong as I had hoped, but I was pleasantly surprised by the taste. Worth the try.
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AdiBeer (423) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: typical IPA hoppiness, flowers, some grass, some citrus, but also hints of malt. Appearance: hazy dark gold, medium head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: getting very bitter, average-long finish, bit dry. Overall: really nice IPA. Pint at Craft Beer Rising festival, London.
vikage (162) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Resin and a bit sweet citrus like tangerine in the aroma, unfourtunately accompined by some metal. I guess my bottle is a bit old ’cause the hop aroma is a bit on the weak side
Appearance is clear amber with nice white head
Taste begins malty sweet, has a short spice interlude and finishes bitter, The bitterness is really nice and long lasting. After a while the bitterness gets accompanied by some spicyness
Medium body, dry texture average carbonation. Would prefer a bit lighter body due to the style
It is really nice tastewise with an interesting spiciness, A pity it couldn’t be more aromatic.