Marduk (1690) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ SBWF 2012. Hazy golden color. Huge thick white head, stays forever. Packed with fresh floral, grassy, fruity hops in aroma. Mellow sweetness, hops, fruity, somewhat buttery/greasy in flavor. Very drinkable.
tiong (2796) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ SBWF’12, 10 days old
Pours dark copper orange with a massive white head. Aroma of fresh fruits, grass, floral notes and hints of malts. Taste is quite sweetish with malty notes and hints of fruity hoppiness, floral notes and caramel. Finish is sweetish and hoppy with a lot of floral notes and caramel. Okay, quite tasty IIPA, not very bitter though.
yiannnos (615) - , CYPRUS - OCT 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ SBWF12, Amber colour, Malty and floral hop aroma, taste is more malt and hops, was expecting better.
rlgk (8517) - Skövde, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample at SBWF 2012. Hazy golden beer with a quite nice off white head. Malty aroma, fruity, manure notes, hay, grass, peas, really strange. Hoppy floral flavor, grass, hay, pear, peas, some apples. Quite a disappointment.
larsniclas (5217) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at SBWF12
Hazy golden with a white head.
Slightly mashy aroma with wet peas.
High bitterness; a bit unbalanced.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, citrus, floral, and pine hops with some sweet caramel and bready malts.
T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, and orange hops with some bitterness and sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some floral and pine hops come through with some more bitterness and some bready and biscuity malts. The finish is a mix of tropical, citrus, floral, and pine hops with some bitterness, sweet bready malts, and a bit of booze.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice hops profile with good bitterness and pretty decent malt and hop balance.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from papago 9/3/11.
bright coppery color with a creamy and dense looking whitish head.
dank initial aroma...followed by pine, gf pithiness, oj, caramel, wet wort, cereal, florals, green onions, honey and earthy hops.
the flavor and palate have a ton of alcohol, spice and boozy drying... florals, spicy finish, mild tartness in the mid palate, pine, caramel, pithy and a nice bitterness. reminds me a lot of west coast ipa but bigger. gets sweeter as it warms but booze and hops keep it lighter.
drpimento (2042) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, greabt beer! Poured at a good temperature with a large, foamy, frothy, cream-colored head that slowly settles and lots of lace. Color is a clear amber with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is hoppy, miialt, grain, fruit. Flavor is like nose, bitter/sweet/carbonic tang well balanced. Body is soft, carbonation muted, and chewy. Fiinish is like flavor, long, boozy, and easy drinking.
ddemmingjr (638) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours opaque apricot orange, minimal cream ring. Fair amount of bubbly carbonation. Nose- earth, herbal, dank weed, fresh, pear, tropical fruit. Flavors are clean, herbal malt, dough, citrus hops. Fairly bitter, dry finish. Spicy heat letting you know the alcohol is there but it's not overbearing. I find this quite good and balanced
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unclemattie (3917) - Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle. Gold color. White head. Heavy hop aroma. Loads of pot smell, citrus, and pine. Very strong, high alcohol flavor. Sweet malts, loads of hop flavor. A very good American Imperial IPA. (3309)