dsw4b (5) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2009
4.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer was an impulse buy prompted by a surprisingly low price. I took note of the brewery and little else. It should come as no surprise, then, that I expected a very malty beer with little hop presence and a very full body. It seems a large number of beers brewed for the holiday season fit into that mold. The initial aroma did little to convince me otherwise. My wife disagrees with the mild aroma assessment, so maybe I’m imagining that (or have a cold or something). Anyway...
Wow. Lurking beneath the mild aroma was a mouthful of hops. The body is medium-light and the head is soft and seems to last forever. But the hops... There is almost no balance contributed by the malts, and for me, that is a good thing. A little more in the area of aroma might be desired (if for no other reason but as a warning to unsuspecting drinkers), but overall, this could easily be my favorite beer for now.
Had I known at the time of purchase that this beer was this good, I would have picked up a case or seven.
fiery_1 (314) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Elizabeth Station. Pours a clear amber. Nose of sweet grain and malts. Flavour is essentially bitter hops with a slight malt sweetness.
Maracuja05 (743) - Mainz, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[backlog] 25-06-16 // bottle at Sixties, Mainz. Pours amber copper coloured. Sweet malty body, some barley. Some caramel. Then nice herbal bitter hops.
Geokkjer (7346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, bread, some herbs and floral notes. Flavor is sweet and malty with some bitterness, herbs and bread. Medium body, average carbonation.
Brandman (2852) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber body, offwhite head. Aroma has caramel, malty bread, spices, some earthly notes, grapefruit. Flavour add dried fruits and some nuts.
aleksander9 (1377) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep red with bubbly white head. Citrus, caramel and burnt sugar. Sweet, harsh tea and green finish. Overall: nope. Where’s the hops?
IPAgutten79 (922) - Skui, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mørk gylden med høyt hvitt skum. Aroma av humle og karamell. Smaker søt, så en vag bitterhet. Bær av noe slag? Medium konsistens.
nilsas (3560) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lukt: Citrus og karamell.
Utseende: Honning farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Citrus og karamell.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Kvadrat, Nydt@Tasting kveld hos Untapd Jostein med Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@6,8%, Når@28.07.2016
Drukket Som Alias@Sierra Nevada Celebration Fresh Hop IPA
Arve_Christian (4846) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Vimonopolet Norway. Deep golden color, slightly hazy with good foam. Medium/high
Aroma intensity; hops, caramel, malt and some fruitiness . Medium body & complexity. Some immediate sweetness,
Ok bitterness - ends up a little
Bit too sweet. Very enjoyable
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AnG_BrgNor (534) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2016 Bottle. Hazy dark amber with nice lasting head. Aroma is caramalt, pine, floral and malt. Taste is much like the aroma but the malty parts stands out. For beeing a malty ipa I think its very good.
OminouSC2 (469) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orange color. Sweet caramel aromas, fruits and alcohol, some hops. Sweet bread taste, caramel, sugar and pine hops.