Hotspur (16) - Nara, - JUN 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Citrus hop aroma. Big full IIPA flavor. I couldn’t drink a pint of this; it’s well over the top. I’m glad I’m just having a snifter.
Idiosynkrasie (6055) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Moderately cloudy, orangey golden to amber colour with small to average, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Citrusy and piney, hoppy aroma, caramel malty basis with an almond touch, hints of oat flakes on apple purée, zesty notes of lemon and orange, hints of grapefruit. Taste is citrusy hoppy, moderate but insistent hop bitterness, zesty notes of lemon and orange, hints of grapefruit, pale and caramel malty backbone with cautious almond touch. Hits you hard: first you get thrilled and become wide awake - but immediately thereafter you feel tired, laboured, hammered...
Lubiere (12561) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A murky dark amber ale with a thin lacing light mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light sulfur notes, resinous floral hops, grapefruit pulp, pungent and intense. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with vinous character, barley wine like, treacle, light butterscotch, resinous and piney floral hops, grapefruit pulp, alcohol warmth, very nice.
Beersiveknown (4918) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home from McHughs, Dublin
big, heavy, fruity, pithy, piney, sticky, moderate carbonation, full bodied, opaque deep amber-brown, fluffy beige head, warming
Kosmokrator (813) - ITALY - DEC 2, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Clamorosa IPA fruttata, caramellata e luppolata all’inverosimile. Unisce alla perfezione le tre caratteristiche emblematiche dello stile in un fantastico abbraccio dolce (zucchero caramellato e albicocche) e amaro (luppolo, luppolo, luppolo!). Corposa, liquorosa, clamorosa. Epica!
gcontano (20) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours light hazy gold with a small lasting white head. Aroma is resiny, pine and grapefruit, caramel malts, sticky sweet malts with loads of hop and a very bitter and boozy finish. Medium bodied, sticky texture,
Svesse (7698) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Hazy amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, treacle-toffee, crisp-bread, citrus, orange peel, lychee, grapefruit and some boozy aromas. Malty, fruity, vinous taste with notes of caramel, crisp-bread, orange peel, grapefruit, burnt rubber, dried apricots and a heavy citric, resiny bitterness in a finish with a certain alcohol glow. Full body, fairly sweet. Some of the hops get lost in the heavy malt character, but it’s still quite bitter. Quite sweet and boozy, so it’s not really in perfect balance, but quite enjoyable in moderate doses. Nice one.
jc1762 (569) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Into a teku showing half a finger of clean white foam and dark honey. Low filtration.
The nose shows a lot of sweet caramel malts with some faint hints of mango and pineapple.
The palate is full bodied and lightly carbonated. Mostly malt on the attack. Some tropical hops on the finish but faint.
Koelschtrinker (16252) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heller, hopfig malziger Antrunk. Ansprechende Würzigkeit, angenehme milde und unterstützende Alkoholigkeit. Mild herb, der honigartige Hopfen steigt. Dies intensiviert sich zum Ende weiter, vollmundig, weich. 11/11/12/12/8/11
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, pours light hazy gold with a small lasting white head. Aroma is resiny, pine and grapefruit, caramel malts, sticky sweet malts with loads of hop and a very bitter and boozy finish. Medium bodied, sticky texture, soft carbonation.
BlazerT (440) - POLAND - JUN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sensoric glass. Deep amber, hazy with medium, white, semi-densed head. Medicore lacing and head retention. Strong malty, mainly caramle aroma with some booze in the background. Medium to high piney and resinous aroma, light tropical fruits notes. Taste is medium bitter in the beginning, but after a while it opens and becomes quite strong. It’s countepunched with sweet caramel flavours. Medium to full body, sticky texture, medium carbonation, finish is semi-sweet with bitter hoppy accents. In general not my best type od IIPA - heavy malty beer with strong hoppy bitterness. But still good and balanced IIPA.