ACD (652) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with thin white head; decent amount of lacing. Aroma is caramel, orange, grapefruit, slight resinous pine - big hop hit, but not quite as zingy and in-your-face as I’d like. Note of booze on the nose too. Taste is much the same with a somewhat sticky caramel malt hit balancing out the aggressive orange/grapefruit/citric hopping; plenty of sweet tangerine stuff going on, before a brief hit of pine, and then a lengthier hit of booze - pretty warming as it goes down. Lingering mouthcoating resiny bitterness (yep, it is an "overall" coating!). I do love a good powerful IIPA, but the booze notes and the heavy sweetness in this are a bit distracting from what it should be about - hops hops and more hops. Still a pretty exciting beer though, enjoyed it.
Patrik (266) - - OCT 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice Mikkeller. Nice carbonated. Lots of hopp. Nicely balanced beer. Yes hopfully Mikkeller will brew more of this kind.
toffeeslot (118) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge aroma of hops and caramel. Pours a deep toffee amber with off white foam head.
Taste is what a IIPA should be - malt, toffee, caramel, dark fruits....but then giving way to floral, zest hop tastes. Alcohol taste of course.
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very cloudy orange. Aroma is a sweetness, grapefruit, and some pine. Taste is similar. Starts with a nice malt then the massive amount of hops.
lusikka (6343) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Rated on 14.10.2012.
Pours a hazy murky orange colour with a small head. Aroma of piney hops, caramel and exotic fruitiness. Flavour of strong caramel malts, exotic fruits such as kiwi and floral piney hops. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and high carbonation. Great bitterness paired with the exotic fruitiness, but overall (sic) this is a bit too rough.
haukur (1309) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
lost my notes on this one. Floral and spicy aroma, obvious Simcoe. Sticky palate with a bitter finish.
steview (1021) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth, resiny and juicy. Very good balance for my tastes. Sweet with notes of caramel and orange. Funk and cheese here and there especially in the aroma. Floral as well as with a twist of pepper, but overall sweet yet hoppy. Very tasty and interesting. I’ll have another.
pintbypint (2646) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
300ml borwn bottle. Dark gold pour, hazy. Creamy white cap, a few fingers thick. Some good clingy lines of lacing in the glass. Sweet nose, big malt, tropical fruitiness. Taste, sweet malts, fruity hops with notes of tropical fruit and grape. Ends with grapefruit and tangerines. Alcohol is not well hidden. Medium bitter. Big thick body, mild carbonation. Pretty heavy handed and sweet, yet enough hoppy enough to keep me drinking it.
JoseBravo (9) - SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly sour giving an awesome balance to the taste. Great aroma. A very good example for an IIPA!
reebtogi (4239) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle pours a cloudy golden orange color with a 3 finger white head that leaves some really nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and light toasted cereal grains with a nice blend of citrus and hints of alcohol. Taste is light toasted and bold caramel malty sweetness with a pleasant citrus and grassy hop bitterness. Medium to heavily bodied with some decent carbonation. A little malt forward for the style, but still a very enjoyable brew. Has a barley wine flavour to it.