Mittenator (1252) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown/gold with a small, off white head. Mild, citrusy hop aromas. Bitter, a bit syrupy and highly hoppy.
Thebullshornbar (72) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a hazy caramel orange color with a nice head. American hops jump out on the nose with grapefruit as the most prominent aroma followed by lighter notes of lemon, orange, and the noticeable strength of the alcohol. As with good Imperial IPAs, the malty sweetness balances the intensely citrus hop and provides a medium body and slightly silky mouthfeel after the carbonation washes away. This is a nice example of an Imperial IPA that gets better as you let it open up and let the ethanol notes dissipate but unfortunately doesn’t have as much depth as I like to see in this style.
EithCubes (4756) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Best By 03/10/14. Nose of leafy floral, piny hops, lightly resinous and only sparingly citric, shies away from newer-fangled tropical highlights. Does have a bunch of dough in the glass. Pours hazy orange-golden with a dense, sudsy beige head. Taste of medium-strong bitterness, medium-dry with some cool resinous and astringent accents, even if they’re a little sharp. Dough and pine, orange peels and floral character that is subdued at first but pick up with volume. Smooth and rounded medium body. Alcohol is utterly, utterly hidden, whoooooa what a dangerous thing! Clean, cleansed palate, a little juicy but more of a solid caramel foundation -- happy to have an IPA with a real sense of malt possibility, like the East Coasters are known for :)
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hazy light orange with two fingers of whitish head. Big hop aroma, floral, resinous, pine, grapefruit. Taste is like the nose, with a pretty good punch of bitterness. Smuttynose doesn’t go light on the bitterness with their IPAs. This really is like a vamped up version of Finestkind, but a bigger aroma on this one, much more floral as well, definitely getting a lot of Centennial and Sterling. Good stuff.
tony_gorilla (156) - Fiskum, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from systembolaget enjoyed at home. Hoppy and well hidden alcohol. Didnt realise this was a over 9% before i felt a bit dizzy and read it on the bottle. Perfect beer!
Lilja (1553) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smak och doft av malt, humle, aprikos, honung, karamell och citrus. En aning trött humle men för övrigt en trevlig IPA. Fruktig, välbalanserad med lagom sötma. Trevlig beska.
k0mpsa (1084) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at rattle n hum. Clear deep golden color, small white head. Light aroma of malts and hops. Malty body with fruity dry hops, alcohol is there but hidden well.
queenholly (2863) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet caramel malt, and floral orange hops aroma. Hazy deep honey gold with a large ivory head, nice lacing. Sweet caramel malt, citrus peel hops flavor. Medium body, average carbonation.
pilsnerrogge (2468) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy amber with a large and thick head. Aroma is surprisingly hard to catch, but eventually there’s pine, resin and orange peels. Flavour is not hard to find; a big, hoppy bitterness with notes of tropical fruit, resin and pine needles. Long bitterness. Really good!
TheJestersBeer (2036) - SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep, slightly hazy gold, with a white head.
Hoppy, resiny aroma, apricot, grapefruit, spruce, caramel, marmalade, cinnamon.
Off-dry, medium to full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Fruity, resiny taste, hops, apricot, marmalade, spruce, grapefruit peel.
Really nice. (2013-12-15)