klas (396) - SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. A very good Sierra Nevada beer, but still not one of the best Double/Imperial IPAs that I have tried.
MrHult (467) - SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska delad med @thaalcoholic, tack! Klar bärnstensfärgad vätska med ljust skum. Doftar kåda. Kraftig jävla bira
Jens_thogersen (31) - - AUG 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not Much on the nose. Mostly dank and grapefruit peel and orange zest. Can tell from the nose that this should be an overly bitter beer.
Full mouthfeel. Quite bitter compared to the fruitiness. Very similar to nose. Quite one sided.
Mostly different layers of bitterness.
It is a tad disappointing. I had very high hopes.
beermajstro (15) - nykvarn, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mycket gran, citrus mysig sötma från malten o en trevlig munkänsla. Bra beska o fyllighet
JoTheO (76) - 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 (258) - 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 (18) - changwon, SOUTH KOREA - AUG 17, 2015
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 (394) - 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
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SamTheBarrel (745) - 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 (1561) - 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.