BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
So this one is underrated. I understand it is different and doesn’t conform to "traditional standards" but what an amazing beer. There are few that can compare with the aesthetics of this brew. Murky 24 karat with a hint of tangerine. The huge dense cotton head never leaves...I mean, never. It’s kind of like that relative that overstays their welcome in your guest bedroom. We need HARDER BEDS. Anyway, sticky foam clings to the inside of the glass like ivy. Aroma of a sour...extremely tart and fruity. Flavor is sharp bitterness (but not like that of a traditional DIPA) and ends with a touch of honey. Show this beer the LOVE!!!
Cybercat (5111) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear coppery with a fairly thick buff head. Aroma features caramel, fruity and hoppy tones. Fruity flavor has firm woody hop and subtle fresh malt notes. Mouthfeel has average fizz and body. One of my beer pals won this at a HMOG and generously shared it at Alpharetta.
Christpuncher (2792) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 vintage. Aroma is hopps and straw. Flavor is super hoppy, slightly sweet, with a slight bitter bite. Very crushable for the age. Pours dark brown / copper with a thick sticky tan head. Had at home out of a bottle. Awesome IPA
Douberd (4824) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Struise / Mikkeller Elliot Brew) 330 ml bottle at home, served into a shaker, vintage 2013.
Dark orange colour on the body, with lazy activity in it, a bit hazy. Two fingers of thick off-white head on top, with very good retention.
Aroma of caramel malts, oranges, biscuit, faint citrus, light tangerine.
Taste is quite bitter, with oranges, orange peel, citrus, grapefruit, pine, caramel malts, notable alcohol, grass, biscuit.
Medium thick body, good carbonation. Very dry on the palate.
oRos (1545) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch one so it’s been aged 7 years. Pours muddy brown with no head. Aroma of toffee. Taste is Carmel an dark fruits. Not a dipa anymore but aged quite nice
Lele (423) - Padova, ITALY - DEC 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Imperial IPA che non mi ha particolarmente colpito. Da colore ambrato e dalla schiuma non persistente, al naso presenta note caramellose, di frutti rossi ed erbacee. In bocca, all’inizio si avverte la dolcezza del caramello, ma che evolve subito in un amaro erbaceo che persiste sulla lingua anche nell’intenso retrogusto. L’amaro, però, ricopre altri sapori, e questo fa sì che la birra mostri soprattutto 2 sentori: il caramelloso e l’erbaceo. Birra comunque dissetante, ma che risulta un’eccezione (un po’ sul negativo) rispetto alla vasta gamma delle delizie Struise
altonbrownd (5628) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/24/2009 1:37:39 PM Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Opal body with frothy head. Very hoppy nose. Bitter taste with lots of hops. A wonderful IPA. Fruity and ginger, sure. But hops and bitter aplenty. A superb beer. Love it.
PauloAG (251) - BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours orange with white off head. A bit piney, herbal, orange peel, tangerine, peach, floral and a bit caramel. Nice bitterness. Stays coating the mouth but it gets never harsh. I am not sure if the whipped cream head with a low carbonation body, much like Guinness, is a good idea. I kind of missed a more intense carbonation once and a while to push around all that hoppy goodness. A great brew anyway
Nische (1880) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
130 IBU. Hazy reddish amber. Thin cream coloured head. Aroma is caramel, honey, rye bread, apple, hay and some alcohol. Taste is rye bread, orange, honey, grass, apple. Holds up well even though the hops are mellowed out by age.
liinis (1767) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2011 IBU216. Strong hoppy character aroma and flavour. hazy orange colour. lots of lace leaving head. Not too bitter as a imperial IPA many times is. balanced by sweetness. Happy to have found it.
ippopotamo36 (1635) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At the Alvinne Craft Beer Festival in Vichte-Belgium with markoijelana. Ciao. Pours orange hazy, off-white head. Nose: amber caramel malts, mild citrus notes. Mouth: a bit too aggressively bitter, malty in a way but not that terrific.