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Summer Wine Maelstrom

Brewed by Summer Wine
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Holmfirth, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
atrox (129) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Sweet malty aroma with citrus and sweet fruits (grapefruit, peach, mango, papaya). Taste is sweet with herbal and hoppy accents. Medium-low bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IluvatarMilan (236) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Draught at Euston Tap - beautiful opaque honey coloured body. Aroma full of apricot and citrus, taste adds a hint of biscuity malts and pine. Solid hoppiness in aftertaste, very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle @ tasting, courtesy of Dennoman. Pours a clear orange beer with a small white head on top. Aroma of oranges, tangerine peels, cloves and other citrus fruits. Flavor is moderately bitter, loads of sweet citric notes with some caramel in the background. Nicely balanced, long, dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4741) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Dennoman. Pours hazy dark golden with an off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, grass and caramel malt. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomekk1978 (404) - POLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Barwa: bursztynowa delikatnie zmętniona. Piana biała, drobno pęcherzykowa, średnio obfita, szybko opadająca, ale ładnie oblepiająca szkło. Aromat: słodowy, lekko chmielowy (ziołowy, przyprawowy, nieco cytrusowy) oraz wyraźnie alkoholowy. Po chwili występuje również lekki aromat siarkowy. Smak: słodowy, pełny, zdecydowanie gęsty i słodki z chmielową kontrą. Goryczka niewielka, choć zdecydowanie zaznaczona. Pierwsze piwo z tego angielskiego browaru, jakie miałem okazję spróbować. Jest to imperial IPA raczej bliższa oryginałowi, bowiem użyte chmiele są raczej ziołowe, a cytrusów jest to , jak na lekarstwo. Mimo tego piwo jest całkiem przyzwoite i konkretne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilverfoX (191) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
hoppy, peaty and metallic, syrupy burnished copper colour. bitter and sweet thick and rich very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1009) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle bierhuis ossett. Copper colour thin head. Aroma is tropical hops pine. Taste is similar alcohol warmth. Good body oily mouthfeel. Good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weaselkenievil (1606) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Kind of dark for the style, almost mahogany with a solid off white yellowed head. Nice strong aroma, some barnyard, citrus fruit, some toffee. Flavour is similar, this was a pretty good one. Would like to have this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (3681) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2014
Bottle @ home. Thanks John! Aroma is orange, lychee, pine, caramel, lemon zest, some yeast. Flavour is big caramel coated in piney fruity hops, tangy zesty and bitter, in the start some sweetness but overall the bitter hops dominate. Some alcohol in the finish. Dare I say this beer is a bit too much??

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Keg at the Earl of Essex, 08/04/14. Very lightly hazed golden orange witha big old eggshell white head that retains well. Nose is candied fruit peel, grapefruit, dank hops, citric pithdom, bitter orange, pine. Taste comprises caramel malt, sweet pangs, mango, orange pith, grapefruit. Medium + body, soft carbonation, grassy hop bitter load at the curtain call. Solid enough DIPA, quite an easy drinker considering the ABV.

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