pkbites (708) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Slight haze in the pour. Nose of nuts, grapefruit, and flowers. This is not well balanced at all. The mouthfeel is light and watery with no detection of alcohol. IPA’s are supposed to be super hoppy but this one is waaay too bitter up front. The malt and other flavors are blocked by the over bitterness of the beginning of this. Then the finish is super short leaving little aftertaste. Odd. Not horrible but I won’t be having this again. Bottle at the hotel lobby bar Hilton @ the Ball Park, St. Louis.
GJF (1352) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Found this bottle at Craft Beer Cellar in Columbia. Nice. A bit bready and slightly sweet. Crisp finish.
BrewBoxer (2400) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the saint louis brew house. Lighter flavor then I'd expect from a double iPa but it makes it very drinkable . Very good
DiarmaidBHK (3682) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at taproom. Pours light orange with a thin white head that leaves a lot of lacing. A little bit of floral on the nose but it’s really faint. Feels really faint to be called a double IPA. I’m not saying it has to be a hop bomb but it feels rather subdued. Finishes clean. It’s not a bad beer but it’s not particularly memorable either.
kdm1984 (784) - Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Muted, but sweet and resinous aroma. Flavor follows suit. Not as hoppy as you might expect for an imperial, though. Slightly heavy feeling. A little too malt-forward and thick to be especially enjoyable, plus the hops are too muted for it to have any real balance. Disappointing, as I just discovered this brewery recently and have liked some of what I’ve had. So far, I’ve been much more impressed with their lagers than their ales, and this is no exception.
blipp (6722) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Mild fruity hops, lighter bitterness, faint apple, and moderate sweetness. Not bad.
bartlebier (2483) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bulky Germanic 50cl bottle, Biervana. Honeycoated orange marmelade pour. Sweetish mango and gentle resins in aroma turning into well-behaved citrus zest compote, smooth honeyed crystal malts, semi-sec. Decent, but a but too well-behaved for its 8% and bulky offering - a smaller bottle would have sufficed me.
kambei70 (762) - - MAR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 bottle. It poured a cloudy orange/amber color with a white head. The aroma was of citrus hops and some pine. The taste was of citrus hops and minor pine. A very tasty DIPA.
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Koelschtrinker (12210) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malzig hopfiger Antrunk, süßlich. Exotisch fruchtiger Mittelteil, mild herb, hopfig bleibend. Klebrig, etwas süß, alkoholisch angehaucht. Im Nachgeschmack getreidig. 12/10/9/9/10/10
Skinnyviking (7595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Braukunst Live Munich. High creamy lasting white head. Hazy amber body. Mild lemon oranges aroma. Pine lemon oranges flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short finish.