BuckeyeBoy (2710) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle. Pours out a hazy dark gold topped with a white head. Nose is great sweet malty citrus and candy. Taste is as the nose with lots of sweetness belg yeast tons of malt and a citrus hop not. A grapefruit peal bitterness on the end. Wow I like this.
wlajwl (3877) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is bready malts, tropical fruit, pine and a hint of funk. The flavor is grapefruit, tropical fruit, hop resin, funky notes and a sour/slightly dry finish.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013-10-30. Lightly hazy dark orange body with a modest beige head, second half of the bottle is much hazier and has some floaties. 3+ Aroma is alcoholic, hoppy and yeasty, mute hoppy citrus, very light yeasty funk to it, it has an Orval meets IPA sort of quality to it which I assume was the plan based on the name. Flavour is similar, warming alcohol, moderate bitterness throughout, light funk, moderate citrusy hops throughout wane and grow cyclically as you go. Lingering oily orange hops in the finish and alcohol. Leaves the mouth tingly. Smooth medium bodied palate has moderate carbonation. 3+ Pretty nice, the alcohol is just a touch too prominent for my tastes though. Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle
This would have been excellent even if it had not been a freebie. Lately I have been staying away from Mikkeller beers only because I have such a backlog of ones to rate already. However the labeling and description made this one too impossible to pass up. If you’re inclined to spend a little more on an imperial IPA buy a fresh bottle.
Aroma / Appearance - A warm bronze base shimmers with life as the sticky legs crawl down the sides. Equal parts malt and hop it smells of sticky pine sap. Orange glaze spread over a fresh piece of cheesecake brightens the air like recently polished hardwood floors.
Flavor / Palate - Orange polish, cheesecake, and a delayed release of bitterness opens with a bang. It doesn’t have the same urgency of a beer like Dreadnaught but maybe that has to do with the trip over the ocean. This might have been a better crisper when more fresh; by the time I got to sample the bottle it was more like a new barleywine. Whatever it is the result is a top notch dessert beer.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pour is cloudy orange with particulates floating and creamy white head. Aroma is intense orange, fruity, slight sour. Taste is sweet malt sour orange, bigger dried fruit, more barleywine than iipa, ends on a woody dry note. I think this bottle had some age as there is no freshness as some have noted.
TaktikMTL (5761) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 330 ml achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arôme: Légère odeur d’agrume acide avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est orange opaque. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’orange et de pamplemousse avec une pointe de citron acide. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’agrume en arrière goût. (Rating #5213)
Inbreak (2129) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Old rating, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Fyldig konsentrert fruktig lukt med preg av malt, humle, brett, tørka frukt, karamell, jordbær, gras. Konsentrert fruktig lett beisk smak med preg av malt, humle, tørka frukt, karamell, brett, beiskt gras, sitrusskal, sukker. God bitterhet som set litt. Grei.
JPDurden24 (1579) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Bright orange pour with an small white head. Sweet and malty aroma with a some citrus and tart, pretty damn good.
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, orange in color with peppery pine aroma, flavor has some cocoa, pine and red hots candy
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz at Markus'. Aroma is raison hops. Taste flavorful floral and slight spicy hops. Finish is medium floral hop. Mouthfeel is medium heaviest for an ipa.