ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Oliver Twist, shared with omhper. Clear amber with a small white head. Big elastic grapefruit aroma with peppery undertones. Thich hoppy grapefruity flavour with sugary undertones. very long finish of grapefruit and pine with a peppery heat from the alcohol.
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear amber, no head. Concentrated sweaty grapefruit aroma. Sweet with dense mouthfeel. Extremely hoppy with shampoo-like perfumy notes. Arousing alcohol mingles with massive amounts of grapefruity hops, somewhat sugary and with a slight burning sensation. The malt only provides a foundation - getting completely overrun by hops. Finish? Well the 153 IBUs speaks...
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
TITW Part Deux - Thanks for sharing Growler. Clear orange, thin white creamy head. Deeply hopped nose of pine, grapefruit, and pineapple. Heavy tropical fruit, earth, and citric bitterness throuhgout that slowly blends with the light sweet caramel malt character. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitter finish. ABV well hidden too. Very nice...
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle-pours a foamy light tan head that laces and copper color. Aroma is sharp medium hops-grapefruit. Taste is bitter medium hops-grapefruit, alcohol, solid malt backbone, sweet/syrup, vanilla. OK carbonation.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2006
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Blue Dog Family Tavern. Poured into a Chimay glass a dark amber/copper with small off-white head. Hops and sweet caramel in the nose. Big hop flavor and mellow at the same time. Sweet maltiness balances out a delicious brew. Sticky on the mouth, lip-smacking good!! Excellent.
nijuro (63) - USA - NOV 11, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
really nice, flavorful, sticky ipa. nice bitterness and earthy aromas (duh) and a hell of a long finish.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber. Modest, frothy, tan-ish/off white cap. Nose is earth, resinous pine, leather, subtle citrus, lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Flavor adds more bitterness and cannibus. Full, balanced body. Excellent.
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2008 In short: A brutally intense IIPA going over the top in all departments. Surprisingly excellent.
How: Bottle 22oz, drank fresh (two month after getting it straight from the brewery)
The look: Clear copper body topped by a small off-white head
In long: Thick caramel and resinous hops on the nose. Tree roots dipped in caramel and hops resin covered by honey. The beer is very sweet and a little syrupy but there’s a top of hops in there so that’s ok with me, balanced is almost achieved. Hopping is foresty, sticky hops resin and citrus fruits. The 11% is rather well hidden when cold but by this is not a beer you drink quickly and by the end of my bottle the beer had warmed up and the alcohol was rather apparent yet surprisingly not annoying. Also as the beer warmed up the thick round caramel became crisp caramel candy. The Unearthly is out of this world… makes sense.
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - NOV 6, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Enjoyed a sample of this beer at Tasting in the Woods, Part Deux. This beer pours to a beautiful, bright, amber color, with a thick, rocky head, and a good carbonation. The nose on this beer is very pleasing, with lots of good citrus and hebal hop aromas, paired with some peppery alcohol and light caramel malt aroma. The plate is slightly slick on the tongue, with good pale and caramel malt flavors, with nice, subtle, estery fruit flavor, and hints of citrus and herbal, "green tea" hop flavor. This beer finishes with more caramel and pale malt flavor up front, then finishes with a very interesting, "green tea" citrus/herbal hop tange that lingers, and a touch of warming alcohol. Interesting and flavorful Imperial IPA.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, many thanks to OhioDad for the trade on this one. Pours clear, gorgeous copper-amber color with very little head. Rich honey and caramel maltiness, dried apricot, orange, dusty floral character, spruce and pollen with lemon zest and perfume. Bold, sweet, hoppy and spicy as expected. Rich fruity malts, with huge hop flavors, pine oil, grapefruit rind and pepper, leading to a dry finish. Full body with light to no carbonation.