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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Overpowering perfume. Dripping with luscious hop flavor. And, oh what a body. You’re in for one helluva experience!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (28463) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2006
An amber beer with a disappearing orange head. The aroma is sweet and very hoppy and with strong notes of fruit. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of caramel, towards the end the hops grows in intensity with notes of grass and grapefruit, in the end the alcohol shows its presence with a slight burn. The finish is dry and bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a clear amber golden with a small, off-white head. Incredibly delicate and aromatic hop aroma. Full-bodied with lightly sweet caramel, overripe fruit and then a hoppy, but not overly bitter finish. Close to a Barley Wine crossover. Thanks heaps to my Secret Santa JCapriotti for this gem. 151206

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2007
Bottled (thanks heemer77!). Hazy nutbrown colour with mediumsized beige bubbly/foamy head. Aroma is grassy and hoppy along with some fudge and even more hops. Flavour is very grassy hoppy along with lots of caramel and fruits coming in. Really fruity and nice aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (19671) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, hops and pine needles. Flavour of caramel, cardemom, hops and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (13425) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
22nd July 2008. Brown beer. Soft palate and low carbonation. Plenty of hops but more aromatic than bitter, light on the grapefruit acidity. Malt with a pinch of salt in the semi dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13204) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2009
Bottle at home ... thanks to BDR for this one ... copper ... sweet pine hop nose ... juicy fruity hops ... syrupy ... rich and resiny ... medium high bitterness...little toffee malts

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (11947) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
Bottled
Amber color, steady creamy beige head. Rye bread - fruity - hoppy aroma. Very strong nose. Medium to full bodied. Nice fruity hoppy flavor. Lemon and pine needles. Despite of name: this is not overly aggressive, quite pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with an average white head. Bountiful aroma of grapefruit and pine. Flavor of hops and caramel malt does not live up to the aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2010
12oz bottle-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-pours a tan head and copper color. Aroma is resin, sweet medium malt. Taste is resin/pine hops, sweet. OK effervescence.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 10/22/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

clear amber, pours a big fine beige head leaving behind nice lace, sweet fruity pine aroma with soft floral hops, creamy body, medium hop flavor on a nice sweet carmel malt base, touch of sticky sweet pine sap, good fruity character shows up after warming, nice bitter finish but much more flavor than bitterness, very drinkable for an IIPA as it does not overwhelm in any aspect but just intensifies as it warms
-------- /> Date: 08/14/2007
Mode: bottle
Source: roadtrip

still very balanced and drinkable, no sign of age,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4


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