hawthorne00 (3941) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2017 tillmac62 (733) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Release no.18 2014. Medium amber pour with a slight ruby cast. Excellent head and good lacing retention. Nice complex nose of citrus (grapefruit, mango, orange) and spruce hops over a rich caramel background. Almost full bodied with a creamy texture and a slightly above normal carbonation level that has a bit of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is complex, but a bit unbalanced due to the alcohol content bite. It begins with the hop flavors of the nose, flows to a rich caramel sweetness which is accompanied by a medium well rounded bitterness. It progresses to the finish where alcohol predominates over a residual sweetness, leaving an alcohol burn on the tongue and back of the throat. While outstanding, it could be improved by reducing the alcohol content a percent or two to achieve better balance.
Can. Slightly murky amber with a cream head. Aroma is pretty subdued but nice enough with tenor-register citrus (grilled grapefruit, kumquat), sugar plums, pine. Full bodied but nicely short of sticky, carbonation is lowish but enough to lighten things. The citrus pops much more and carries the heavy sweetness well, as well as helps the strong bitterness and drying finish emerge from the sweetness like an obvious progression. Some pine and pepper there too. The finish makes it for me. bugsizzy (70) - USA - JUL 14, 2017
Not much aroma that I could detect. Appearance semi opaque amber, poured from a bottle with a decent head and lacing. Relatively high alcohol level was nicely concealed under a smooth palette, and smooth hops as well. Mildly bitter with not as much bite as expected, but that was not necessarily a bad thing. Nothing really distinctive but nevertheless very enjoyable. What stood out to me was its smoothness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Dacrza (975) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2017
DATE: July 11, 2017... OCCASION: watching the All-Star game and needed an accompaniment... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... pours a dark amber body with palpably active effervescence... its white head thickens and remains a finger thick, which arches of coral reaching up and around... loads of tangerine and grapefruit invade the nostrils, with watermelon, tangerine, and passion fruits... herbal accents like ginger, rye and bourbon suggest a robust profile... first sip is warm but smooth, chunky and substantial... sweet honey, tangerine, watermelon, boozy sweetness, with caramel, bread malts and a late charge of citrus... small resin too boot...a lethal cocktail of hops that lifts the spirits in a soft, inviting package... the Maharaja sneaks up on his constituent before shiving him with fruity hops and a smile while doing so.... Soupoftoday (75) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2017
Although it does finish nice and dry for 10% the flavors of this beer are a bit too sweet. Subtle caramelized pineapple, candied fruit, lollies, honey, grapefruit, strawberry and melon are overpowered by a dominant sugary/candy malt sweetness. Leaning towards English style IPA flavors. Not my kind of Imperial IPA. Reminds of the confectionery like malt profile of Deschutes IPAs - will appeal to sweet tooth’s andrepintado (3396) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 1, 2017
33cl can. Cloudy orange color. Thin white head. Taste is medium bitter and light to medium sweet. Finish is long. Body is medium and silky. Aroma is orange, hops, grapefruit, blueberries. Flavour is orange, hops, pinneapple, honey.
fillepolo (945) - SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2017
Can @ oliver twist Stockholm. Pours a golden colour beer with a small head. Hoppy and fruity with notes of caramel and sweet alcohol. Dry finish. sjogro (4128) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2017
Can at home. Canned on 2016/12/14. Hazy amber with white head. Big sweet malts with excessive resiny and fruity hops. Caramel, resin, pineapple, grass, nettles, grilled onions, oats, chalk, biscuits, sweetend orange tea. Big sweet and firm yet softened bitterness. Full body, juicy feel, soft and foamy carbonation. Nice and probably amazing when fresh. Chachy (5) - - JUN 16, 2017 does not count
This beer is so good it makes you want to smack your bartender for not serving it to you earlier.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ordybill (1758) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2017
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a mild hazy light amber-color with some orange highlights. The head is a medium sized off-white color. The aroma is mostly grapefruit with some earthy notes tossed in. The taste is similar to the nose. Psytron (2277) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2017
No smell. Copper colour, white head. Aroma of alcohol, oak, whisky, spruce, hops. Bitter with alcohol sweetness. Oily texture. A bit of a disappointment, considering Avery overall.