NordicV (2464) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2017 ACHops (1616) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Super Deli Mart. Pours dark burnt orange with a thin creamy head. Aroma is fragrant grapefruit hops. Taste is big: sticky sweet caramel malts balanced by an array of hop flavors: piney, floral, citrus. Doesn’t taste like 11% abv though. Tough to complain, but if I had to... a little more body and fresher taste on the hops would put this at the head of the class for imperial IPAs. Outstanding nonetheless.
Lätt disig orange öl med ett gulvitt skum. Doft av olika citrusfrukter, där grapefrukt framträder. Även en hel del karamell. I smaken tillkommer en kådabeska. MrTipple (6000) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2017
Intense, overripe, candied tropical fruits, mango, papaya, passion fruit, candied bitter orange, marmalade, tangerine, caramel, honey, pine, resin. Hazy, dark gold, medium, creamy, off-white head. Light bitter. More candied tropical and citrus fruits, mango, bitter orange, more pine, intense resin, alcohol, massive marmalade, soft carbonation, full bodied. Outstanding IIPA, old-fashioned, yet well-executed, rich and intense. Can from Milk & Hops Astor, Manhattan. jbethea (67) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2017
This is heavy hitter. Beautiful balance of caramel maple and orange zest. 10.2 abv.?? Damn you would never know... I'm gona be drunk now. Thanks- i guess. Jfc.. Jorn69 (3320) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2017
Can @ The Bishops Arms Marina Plaza, Helsingborg 20170922. Hoppy, fruity and caramely, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter and fruity. jinroh (2131) - ESTONIA - SEP 18, 2017
Can from Jiyugaoka AEON Liquor. Pours nice amber, or light copper, whichever way you prefer to look at it. Not much foam or much carbonation. Nose is sweet, sweet, sticky with orange marmalade, light booze and some sugar-coated melon. Light hop bitterness as well, bit definitely malt-forward at this point. Taste has some more bitterness, but that sweet and sticky herbal orange marmalade is still very strong. Doesn't really feel like IPA, more like hoppy barleywine - which it probably actually is. Strong and boozy double IPA, balance is still good - but would have loved to try this beer when it was 6 months younger, that would have been something different I believe.
luttonm (6658) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2017
QFC Cork and Tap, Bellevue. Lingering cream, hop hazed deep orange body. Looks rich. Deep, rich hop on nose. Despite the weight, this tastes bright and balanced. Dank richness, deep caramel malt flavors. Very good. balloonbuffoon (533) - - SEP 11, 2017
12floz can, COD: 01.18.2017, $1.50 unit cost, pint glass. Orange-amber in color with lots of head stickiness. Caramel apple nose turns rose honey, biscuit, and pine mouth. Chewy, full-bodied beer that has huge flavor to mask the alcohol content. This may not be at its optimum for hoppiness, but that is okay. Balance is great as malts amply support the bitterness. One of my favorite DIPAs. Bacchus66 (905) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2017
From bomber at home. Hazy golden orange with a thin off white head. Orange, citrus rind, pine resin, caramel. Thick oily texture with a full body. Loaded with dank bitterness, but enough malt balance to make this really top notch. Huge. Scipio (1185) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2017
Pours a cloudy, darker golden with a medium white head. The aroma offers sweetness, with grapefruit, floral hops, pine, minor herbal tones, and some resin. Not surprising, the taste is sweet, while its also heavily bitter. Among the flavors, I find resin as the strongest, although there is a lot of grapefruit in here as well. Lesser impressions include mango, caramel, alcohol, and pine. Throughout the sip there is a potent herbal presence. Resiny, boozy aftertaste. Full bodied, with a thick, sticky texture, and some big carbonation. If sugary, powerful Imperial IPAs are your thing, then look no further. KansaiBeerLvrs (5305) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2017
Can from AQ, I was pretty sure I'd already rated this and had it before but this is the first time I've had one all to myself and also in my IPA glass rather than a snifter. The deep honey copper had a thick pillowy beige head that left copious lacing behind and also was blessed with impressive staying power. My initial sniff was honey and hops, the next one was semi-sweet dank resisnous pine. Full bodied, bitter pine with sweet fruity hop notes and superbly balanced. This is a bang on point Imperial IPA that nails the style and reminds you of all Avery can do with High ABV beers.