kryon (1888) - SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber with medium frothy white head
Aromas of pine, citrus, grapefruits. Caramel malts. Clinical and smashingly fully hopped.
Extremely bitter. Round sweetness from the caramel malts. A lot of citrusy hops in taste as well! Too bitter? Extreme caution when drinking this beer! Too fast will shrink your mouth from the bitterness. Too much will also make you addicted!
wlajwl (4618) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2013 Aroma is deep, complex piney hops. The flavor is grapefruit, underlying malts, a decent hint of tobacco and a big and very bitter finish.
cfrancis (2699) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear copper with a small white head and great lacing. Aroma is citrus hops, caramel malts and almost sweet honey. Taste is as expected a palate wrecking blast of citrus and earthy hop flavours. Love that taste! Sweet caramel. So well balanced, better than the original but I love the hop kick of the original as well.
Headbanger (3536) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle 8/4/12 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-44° in Snifter-Pours a hazy orangish amber with a small white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, alcohol, and malt. Taste of the same with a nice hops balance.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Golden pour with an off white head. Floral, citrus, pine, and straw. Tastes of citrus, juicy, pine, floral caramel, and rinds.
Trev (2011) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2012 Huge citrus nose, pine and caramel
Low carb. Soft slightly syrupy mouthfeel.
Grapefruit, caramel and pine flavour.
A bit too sweet and syrupy.
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Doghair (294) - Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sort of dark cloudy amber with a light foam. Aroma is big fruity hops. Taste is hops. Then bitter. After it warms you get more hops. Like a each in the head with a board. Hops! Nice mouthfeel. Good carbonation. Excellent Double IPA. Gotta line hops though.
More beer please...
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of citrus, herbal, grass and cat piss. The bigger these things get the closer they get to cat piss on cut grass this is no exception. It’s kind of a turn off. Appearance is nice,amber clear with a large head, nice lacing. Taste is a decent amount of malt for the style but then in comes the hops and the lasting taste is more cat piss. Palate is a bit thick. Overall it’s a big IIPA with big hops but somehow these big IIPAs are starting to feel like complete overkill, like they’ve gotten so big that what made them good is starting to collapse on itself.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich and chewy in every aspect. This brew packs a punch. Although I do think this is over rated, it is still a classic. Deep in color with strong malt and hop aromas. think on the palate with a strict hop element balanced nicely by the fat malt body. Long on the finish with excellent bittering,
Tasherrill (10) - - AUG 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not sure how this compares to ruination, but this was a palate wrecker for sure. Good if you want a beer to just punch you in the face.
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