sir__v (2571) - FRANCE - NOV 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2015 Bottle shared at home from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear amber beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: hoppy domination, grassy and herbal notes. Taste: high bitterness and hops domination. Aroma hops with notes of grass and high viscosity. Aftertaste: high bitterness and small alcohol taste.
On tap @ Zeitgeist, San Francisco - CA. Color: clear amber beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: hoppy domination with resin notes and grassy finish. Taste: nice high bitterness, resin and grassy with hoppy blast. Aftertaste: high bitterness. Resin finish. Better and fresher on tap!
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle -
It really wouldn’t surprise me to find out that this is a reproduction of their 20th Anniversary IIPA because it had many similarities. A balanced approach to the aroma and palate was well served. Aroma of orange juice with pine needles. Flavor of grapefruits with white sugar...bitter but sweet enough not to be harsh.
Bediddleby (13) - - OCT 28, 2014
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
On tap at Flying Saucer. Any other flavors are overpowered by booziness. Harsh.
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eduardovl (1401) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 330ml bottle served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a slightly hazy orange color. Forming a big and creamy white head. Great retention and lots of lingering lacings formed and left in the glass.
S: Strong notes of caramel malts and tropical fruits. Grapefruit, pineapple, mangoes. Pine and citrus hops profile. A must.
T: Slightly sweet upfront. String malt backbone. Strong notes of tropical fruits in the mouth too: Grapefruit, pineapple, mangoes. Notes of vanilla and sweet cake. Great bitterness. Amazing balance.
M: Creamy and smooth heavy body. Medium carbonation that fits to the style. Great sweet malty and fruity AND hoppy aftertaste.
O: Excellent drinkability. Magnificent IIPA.
ZodiacM (1060) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Een heerlijke Amerikaanse Imperial IPA. Mooi goudkleurig bier met een bescheiden schuimkraag. Geur van hop, mout, bloemen, citrus. Smaak is uitermate hoppig, bloemig (rozeblaadjes), citrus, bitter. Heel lekker!
SNL (736) - - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden pour, very frothy tan head.
Lightly roasted malty nose, notes of citrus. Taste is malty at first, with a sweet hoppy finish. Some hints of alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation.
olanenok (11) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Хоп хоп хоп, но бывает и лучше, в принцип& нормаль& крафтов& горько, крепко, по-амери
weordie (1087) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of toffee. Pours a dark orange with a thin white head. Initial sweet toffee taste with a very bitter finish.
Alengrin (5105) - BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2016 West coast ’imperial IPA’ with medium thick, coarse, sticky and very stable head staying closed all the time, over a deep and warm orange blonde robe, clear with very little sparkling. Strong aroma of grapefruit, the white underside of fresh orange peel, mango, passion fruit, cognac, vanilla, freshly grated ginger, vermouth, rose petals, paprika, walnuts, strong old cheese (probably ageing of the hops), cumin seed. I could not stop myself from sniffing the glass. In the mouth: totally refreshing onset, a basket of exotic fruits, orange and apple, initially sharpish carbonation, slick, rounded and somewhat oily mouthfeel, honeyish sweet malts in the background, from the middle onwards overpowered by a citrussy, resinous, spicy hop bitterness, dry and very long but not too much ’bite’, very elegant and balanced and leaving just enough room for a lingering fruity sweetness and warming but very agreeable, brandy-like alcohol. An IPA of great finesse and elegance, I have fallen in love with this style a long time ago and I’m happy to find these beers are slowly but steadily penetrating the Belgian beer landscape as well.
CraftBeerNick (2304) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Beer Temple, 24th October 14. Easy drinking DIPA, nicely hoped. The aroma has some pine and perfume, taste is smooth and well balanced, good one