ineedbeer (181) - San Leandro, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma of this beer is overwhelmingly hops. Lots of sweet citrus and tropical fruit. As it warms some pine resin appears in the back end. This must be overwhelmingly Simcoe, Centennial or loads of fresh Cascade. No malt character in aroma but there is some alcohol noticeable.
Pours a very clear golden orange with a quarter inch tall white head that slowly but steadily recedes to the edges of the glass.
Flavor is fairly sweet with little malt character, just a hint of cracker and caramel. Flavor has more of a hop resin flavor but is still dominated by citrus, especially grapefruit as well as some tropical fruit. Solid bitterness in the finish helps hide the alcohol, but the alcohol is noticeable. Alcohol is clean and not fusel.
The mouthfeel is a touch thin, but that is how I prefer my IPAs so I like this but it definitely isn't a barleywine of any type that I am aware of. Mouthfeel, while on the thin side, is still smooth and almost creamy. Some warming from the alcohol.
Overall this is a really nice double or triple IPA with some nice northwest hop character in both the flavor and aroma. The rice is light and really lets the hops shine. The alcohol is clean and not obtrusive.
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Ungstrup (26193) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of lemons, straw, caramel, malt, and astribgent hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, peaches, hops, alcohol, and brewing cereal, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.
Sammy (7026) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweat aroma and a wine taste. A big bubbly head and lots of lace.
Gino’s bottle from 3 Floyds visit. A wild yeast strain, with bravo hops I think. Sweet and hoppy. A big mouthfeel, tangerine and grapefruit flavours. Not super drinkable.bee-aye 6600.
GuillaumeCL (287) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy orange with not much head. Smell is sweet, with some citrus, and a slightly sweaty hint as well. Palate is medium bodied with some good carbonation. Taste is quite complex with an initial sweet kick followed by some bitter hoppiness and s bit of a wild yeast taste. Very balanced aftertaste with a bit of alcohol warmness.
BlackIPA (706) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a tangerine dream haze with a Lucy in the sky with diamonds head. Nice citrus aromas. Light on the malt, heavy on the hops and alcohol. Not too sweet, actually quite perfect. This is a beautiful beer to smell and drink. Awesome.
Suttree (4444) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Trade courtesy of queenholly - thanks! This stuff is really good. Perfect mix of nice fruity notes, some bourbon, light grassy notes, as well. I get woody flavors, too. And it doesn’t seem like it 10%, either. Good stuff...
jkwood04 (2277) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of a caramel malts, rice, and a lot of citrusy and floral hops. Flavor has a lot of malts and hops. Smooth texture. A good beer.
mattyb83 (733) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy gold with a small white head. This destroys the previous barley wine I had. Big pine and citrus hop aroma. Smells great. Taste is caramel forward with a lot of candied orange and grapefruit. Really good hop forward barleywine.
Atom (987) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a murky golden/orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits with caramel malts. Taste is very sweet citrus and tropical fruits, the malt gives a nice lift to the body with some hops in the end. Really nice crispness and dryness in the right spots. This is how I like my Barley Wines.
bhiner41 (144) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Maybe it is because I have not had a goop in a while but this series is so excellent. Apricot aroma with a hint of dank must and citrus. Really crisp and lively on the palate. Dry sweet finish. Beautiful golden clear color, hinting towards orange. Another example of the way all beer should be made. Prost and cheers.
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