AgentAle (1071) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a sweet rich malt flavor. Taste is a deep sweet malt flavpr balanced well with a smooth bitterness.Appearance is an orange/amber body with some fruit suspention.
J_man (789) - Tustin, California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is malty and slightly skunky with a ripe vegetal taste. Color is slightly murky tangerine pumpkin yellow with a fluffy of white head. Sharp bitterness hits the tongue first but is immediately followed by a very sweet caramel malt flavor that balances it out very well. The bitterness mellows out into a more full bodied earthy bitterness which then evolves into grapefruit and pineapple notes. That bitter flavor hangs around for a long time in a delicious way. Very evocative of Pliny the Elder. A delicious double IPA and another stellar Mikkeller beer.
DuffMan (7991) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy light orange-gold with a light golden head. Very hoppy aroma, citrus rind, conifer, light phenols, sweet malty undertones. The palate is sticky with sweet candyish malts holding up the massive hop load. As hoppy as this thing is, it is equally malty as well, with a fair bit of residual sugars, lending this beer a distinctly barley wine feel for me. Yum.
Habanero (3251) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours hazy pale amberwith a large and lacing, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, piney notes, peach and citrus. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and solid bitter. Medium bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An excellent 2x IPA.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Muddy orange pour with small white head. Aroma is orange, bread. Taste is caramel, sweet malts. Lighter bodied and bitter finish.
I think this may be an old bottle. No points off to the beer for that...I’m sure this is splendid when fresh.
curepute (140) - New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy darkish orange, looks great. Nose of dank hops and fermented dark fruits. Loads of flavors going on here, tobacco, orange, grapefruit, toffee, some sort of sugared candy(can’t pinpoint it), caramel malts. Bitter finish that softens to reveal wood and earth flavors. Big big hoppy flavors, your certainly not going to have a kolsch after this.
bu11zeye (12255) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(330ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a moderate white head. Aroma of herbs, grass, manure, grapefruit, and caramel. Flavor of grass, herbaceous, citrus, sugary, stone fruit, and a noticeable alcohol bite and sticky finish.
dfearnley (1234) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to pint glass
Aroma of spice, grapefruit, dark rum, plum, and motor oil. The appearance is a cloudy brownish amber with a thin head. The taste is a heavy bitterness, with grapefruit, resin, and grape.
williamherbert (1383) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Might not be entirely fair to rate this one as-is, since it’s clearly not in optimum condition, but I am not going to be headed to Copenhagen or to Belgium anytime soon, plus they charged me $6.99 for a 12oz. so here goes.
The head is not much; it has a slushy look that leaves spots of residue on the sides. It’s not so much lacing as it is the kind of spots you get after you take a glass out of the dishwasher.
Aroma is definite chlorine, kind of reminiscent of what you get from BrewDog after it’s been on the shelves for a bit. You can tell it was probably a highly-hopped piece of work, but it’s softened up considerably. What there IS is a grainy husk, a little sweet, but akin to a barleywine. It does have a sting of resinous, dank hop after it warms up a tad.
The flavor is ... well, it’s not lightstruck, but it’s off. The malts, again, are closer to a barleywine than an IPA: they are more sugary and the alcohol is not masked even a little bit. It’s metallic, with a hint of lacquer/nail polish. (That could just be the booze.) The hop mostly lingers in the aftertaste. It’s not bad at all, just not that distinctive.
The palate is thick and chunky, but with an oily exterior. It works mostly. This baby is a slow sipper, and I doubt I’m throwing the curve off too much here. I’m sure off the shelves in Denmark it’s a hell of a beer, but you might expect some unexpected changes to the flavors stateside.
maneliquor (3468) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours hazy, dark orange with a small, firm yellow head with good retention. Quite sinisterly for an IPA. Nose shows tones of dried fruits - apricot, banana, apple. Some dampened wood and toffee comes through as a big malt back bone. Touch of pine there too. Taste is very resinous and sticky like caramelised dates and fig, some huge dried apricot and tangy citrus notes with pine and a big sweet caramel back bone. A touch too sweet with a bit of heat from the alcohol. Done well but not as classy as some other To Ol beers I’ve had. Although this bottle is a touch older than most of them