JoTheO (39) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh yes, hops is the word. Nice deep amber-copper with a slightly offwhite head. Aroma is hops and citrus. Taste is plenty of hops, but the balance of the sweetness due to the potent ABV and the hoppy bitterness is a bit peculiar. First comes all of the sweet and then, briefly interrupted by some fruit, all of the bitter notes in a dominant finish which seems to never end. First sip is a bit surprising, but it settles...
mambossa (175) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour from bottle to snifter, bright gold pour with monumental head. First whiff of the nose is supremely piney with a layer of sticky peach, mango, and pineapple underneath, a toasty caramel backbone as well. The taste is very pine-forward, astringently floral, very resinous. Lingering is not pleasant, not my style really. It has some nice flavor going on, but the astringency outshines any of the hop characteristics with a soapy linger that is far too long. Old bottle? Maybe my worn palate is burnt out on these high-gravity doubles. I’ll try another day.
jiwookdo (8) - changwon, SOUTH KOREA - AUG 17, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
floral, citrus, clear, amber, orange, medium bitterness, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation,
knasputte78 (177) - SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bärnstensfärgad med ett stort vitt skum. Humle i doft och rejält med humle i smak. Djup smak med bett av alkohol
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SamTheBarrel (695) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml brown bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada branded Spiegelau IPA glass. Appearance is clear amber with a large beige frothy head, that reduced fast leaving some lacing. Aroma of pine, grapefruit and a hint of caramel . Flavours of grapefruit, resin, orange peels, caramel and bread. Taste is medium sweet and heavy bitter. Palate is full bodied, slightly sticky texture and average carbonation. Sierra Nevada Hoptimum is a great Imperial IPA, maybe a little too sweet.
Turtles (956) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear, dark golden, big and fluffy, long lastning head leaving lots of lacing. Pine and grapefruit aroma with some sweet malt and bread. Oily mouthfeel and low carbonated. Taste is mild citrus, grapefruit, ripe orange, pine and cookies. Bitter finish.
AAEA (259) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fl OZ ($2.49 Bottle) this was a surprise! A good one too. coming in at 10.4 ABV and 100 IBU this is a monster. not just a smash in the face of power like some IPAs but a wealth of flavors that show you they thought about the flavor profile more than 3 seconds. This is not a beginners beer; if you’ve had this early on in your career go back and try it again. Glad to see real IPAs of substance for sale.
thehinge (287) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange pour with a decent white head. Doesn’t leave much lacing. Excellent aroma and lots of lemon and resin flavor.
Luvystypotables (1234) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of a resiny hops with a hint of caramel. Pours a clear caramel color without much head. A bitter taste with hints of hops and caramel. A dry chalky feel with a slightly metalic finish.
mike5326 (1328) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, medium white head. Oily floral hops aroma. Medium body with a resin flavor and a lingering finish.
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