wombat23 (1511) - Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Shared 20 oz. bottle. Amber with a lasting soapy white head. Good lacing. Aroma of citrus, malt, and faint pine. Caramel, malt, citrus, pine, and alcohol flavors. Malt has the upper hand in this one. Hops flavors are there, but more in the background. Medium-bodied. A somewhat bitter finish. Decent. darbeer75 (914) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Aroma: classic IPA hoppy aroma; Appearance: dark amber with billowy head and good lacing; not as dark as typical IIPAs; Taste: definitely on the bitter side; a bit unbalanced; pretty smooth; not too bad; Palate: medium body with long, bitter finish; Overall: decent, but in a crowded field of good beers. Would probably not get again, but that’s just because there are other choices -- not necessarily a reflection on this one. felip989 (199) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 2, 2016
Deep amber with a small light beige head. Aroma is lenongrass, pineapple, passion fruit, oranges, honey, biscuit, floral notes, brown sugar. Taste is citric fruits, herbal notes, honey, bread, biscuit. Bitter aftertaste. tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2016
5/I/16 - ?cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: 6/III/16 (2016-12) Thanks to marlos for the trade!sulawang (1168) - - JAN 26, 2016
Clear deep orange to almost pinkish red beer, big irregular creamy yellow head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: sweet, bit funky, heavy sugary notes, banana, honey. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very bitter, resinous, bit chemical, soft fruity touch, sweet, sugary, paint thinner. Aftertaste: alcohol, sticky, some caramel, malty, pretty bitter, more alcohol.
Visual: Pours translucent bring amber orange with lots of large bits of suspended sediment, barely any head, thin ringed retention, singular streams scattered about.
Nose: honey brown sugar barley malt. (lvl-4)-pungency
Attack: slick-thick-half crisp, micro fizzy, incoming alcohol heaviness
Mid-palate: alcoholic heat, (lvl-7)-sweetness, (MAIN) cane sugar, toffee barley malt, alcoholic bitterness & numbness
Finish: citrus hints, malty alcoholic finish.
Summary: Yikes there’s a whole lotta detectable alcohol in this one. Drinkable, but somewhat crude and unrefined.
vidmidia (286) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - JAN 5, 2016
Cobreada, límpida. Espuma abundante de longa duração. Aroma de lúpulo com notas gramíneas. Sabor amargo com notas herbáceas e cítricas. Álcool perceptível, sem exagero. Retrogosto amargo com final mentolado e uma leve nota metálica. Holmen1 (6028) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2015
Kveldens sist4e flaske på Mi2, Cardinal des-15: klar kobbergylden med kort skum. Citrus, stikkelsbær og rognebær i aromaen, og smaken har et visst barley wine-preg. Innledningsvis ganske saftige saker, men den blir litt flat og endimensjonal etter hvert. Tørr avslutning. Fair enough. tandembrauer (1492) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours clear amber with off-white head. Aroma of caramel; fruity. Tastes sweet with bitter finish. Not an imperial IPA, rather an American barley wine. DandyWolfFloyd (1212) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Aroma - caramel malt, floral hops, and some citrus
Appearance - clean orange with a decent white head
Taste - caramel malt, floral hops, and citrus (grapefruit).
Palate - medium bodied, lively carbonation, hoppy finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bulldogops (2702) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
Rating #1409 - 25.12.2014 - 330mL Bottle #20 in the 2014 Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Pours a cloudy amber, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is spicy, earthy hops, mild berry sweetness, mild citrus. Taste is extremely hoppy, lots of piney, resinous notes, again subtle orange sweetness. Fairly balanced in terms of hop profile, and managing the ABV, this is a solid DIPA.