bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2011
(Bottle 22/01-11) Highly enjoyable beer with a great malty/hoppy balance. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Awesome beer. Assertive, hoppy, dry and clean. Flavors of peach, apricot and tropical fruit. light caramel obguthr (6350) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Juicy apricot, rosehip, and tangerine nose. Cloudy copper, medium yellow head, good lacing. Intensely flavorful, fruity, and hoppy, almost to a fault. Full body, mouthfeel is frothy. Apricot is dominant, finish is overripe oranges. Rosehip notes are abundant. Alcohol is tasteful. It isn’t cloying, but the hopping is so extreme that it seems to cease to be beery. These aren’t necessarily bitter hops, but insanely fruity. With better balance, this could be the perfect DIPA. GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Copper pour iwith a tan head. Aroma is hoppy. Lots of hops! Taste is nicely balanced. Hops are fruity, they meld nice with the malt backbone. It leaves a nice aftertaste. This is one of those beers that you enjoy the aftertaste so much, you hesitate to take another drink. A fine quality in my opinion. Nice lacing. This beer is worth its price. arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Deep amber in color. Heavy carbonation with off-white, fluffy head. Solid grapefruit/piney hops with some citrus. Flavor is a huge malt backbone. Caramel, toasted malts, and even some roast on the finish. Thick and sticky. On the line between excellent and too much. Background bitterness not quite enough to balance out. Very good, deep.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2011
11.2 oz bottle. The nice, strong bitter hop aroma makes this one hard to take your mind off of. Lots of herbals, sweet mango, tropical fruits, and earth. Also, caramel malts, cereal grains, mixed fruity esters, and light boozy port. A light, delicate white head, about 2 finger widths, and a mostly opaque burnt red-orange appearance on the pour. Quite pretty. The body is slightly chewy, highly bitter, lightly boozy, and lingers both estery sweet and sticky bitter. A fair amount of fruitiness to this one, but also herbal hops are in abundance. Really, the bitterness kind of takes over, though there is some caramel cookie malts that try to balance. In all actuality, I have no problem with this discrepancy. There’s also some grassy, earthy, and subtle sweet citrus hop working here as well. Even though I’ve had stronger ipas (as far as abv goes), there’s not too many that pack the bitter punch that this one does. Probably one for hop heads only, but well done in that regard. jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
33cl bottle. Dark amber brownish pour with medium tan head. Aroma is resiny and hoppy. Deep malty rich toasty dark fruit and piney grapefruit hops. Bitter dry finish with fruity dark malt sweetness. Overall, excellent. RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Pours hazy, burnt sienna. Very full, billowy head that takes a bit to settle. Lots of good caramel character preceding some tropical, resiny, citrusy, medicinal hops. Lots and lots of hop aroma. Nice and sweet on the forepalate and the bitterness really creeps up on you after the finish, where it lingers a few moments. Not as bitter as I was expecting, and I think perhaps slightly less bitter than the I Beat yoU. Definitely a bit more balance. Pricey, but nice to have tried. fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Bottle. Aroma of lots of grapefruit, lots of malt, and lots of alcohol. Flavor heavy sweet, heavy bitter, alcohol still abounds. Pretty straightforward, hops are nice but very one-note. Just too much alcohol to be enjoyable for more than a few sips. LilBeerDoctor (3930) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dirty orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel malt, acetone, tropical fruits. Flavor of rich caramel malts, fruits (apple), some citrus, apple skins, sweet malts. Strong, heavy palate. Seemed ok to drink at first, but became more and more overbearing as I continued to drink. Just too strong and unbalanced.