smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large three-finger head that settles into a tight foam dome. Some streaky ring lace after every sip. The liquid is orange-amber with a mild chill haze.
Darker pale ale malt aroma. There’s some alcohol to the nose as well. Low floral hop nose.
This is a surprisingly smooth IPA. This leans to the malt for the style. There’s plenty alcohol warmth. The hop is spicy but not biting--this beer could stand to have a little bit more hop in it. Full bodied with a lower carbonation level.
I am surprised this is from Brazil as this is a very good DIPA.
borre_m (1539) - NORWAY - OCT 30, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear almost copper. Aroma is malty, not the hop I was expecting. Taste is malty sweet, has some bitterness, but not as much as I was expecting.
Braudog (6623) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A Mexican IIPA. Ariba! This is a meaty beast, an opaque, muddy orange with robust foam topping. It’s earthen and full of flavor, with a plentiful mouthful of woodsy hop bitterness. (#6049, 10/15/2015)
ruigo (2706) - PORTUGAL - SEP 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle. Clear dark copper colour with a frothy white head. Caramel, peaches, citrus, light pine and yeast in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is medium bitter with some peach and malt notes. Dry and bitter finish. Overall, a very good beer.
Lagerboy (2159) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
310 ml undated bottle. Opaque dirty brown-ish orange, lotsa chunks, mostly lasting off-white foam. Pungent alcohol aroma, herbal citrus hop. Taste is bitter herbal citrus hop, quite boozy, leaner caramel malts. Average carbonation, medium-full bodied, aggressively hopped. Just drinkable. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
Marcius (435) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - AUG 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber color, hazy liquid and nice head.
Strong hoppy aroma (Passion fruit and pineapple).
Taste is heavy bitter with some caramel notes (brazilian Rapadura).
Palate has a long dry finish.
Great Imperial IPA!!!
TattooJack (515) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the 20oz. sorta bomber, looks brown with some red and amber. Smells like a Belgian which is not what I look for ideally in my Imperial IPA, but being 9.5% makes up for the little mistakes. There are hops, get some metallic taste in the back round (hopefully from the water purification process, if not I’ll be back to revise this rating tomorrow speaking about it) I’m pretty sure that if I spent any amount of time in Brazil I’d be drinking quite a bit of this beer. Definitely worth taking a flyer on.
stantheman (1014) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small bottle from Liquor Barn in North Burnaby.
A medium reddish amber beer with moderate pale yellow head, good lacing noted, and a bitter citrus nose. Tasting confirms the bitter citrus hop note, but also balanced with a strong and delicious malt component. Finish is long and slightly bitter. Bravo! 3.9.
bhensonb (14964) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bottles N Bins in Monterey, CA. Pours copery gold with a slight transient whitish head. Aroma of cooked stone fruit and caramel. Med++ body. Flavor is lighter stone fruit, caramel, and repeat caramel. Trace of heat. That may not sound super, but it really is. It has a bunch of hard hop notes. It has a lot of malt. It has heat. It really all works together incredibly well. No skimping on ingredients here. Excellent. Get it if you can.
mauroruellas (792) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coloração âmbar,límpida,boa carbonatação,espuma inicial belíssima alta,cremosa mas com baixa manutenção;aroma talvez seja o seu ponto + forte,cítrico,com boa presença de lúpulos aromáticos, notas de maracujá e abacaxi e um leve caramelo ao fundo;Sabor encorpado,extremo,marcante,envolto numa boa base maltada o bom amargor dos lúpulos dominam o paladar de uma forma dominadora e persistente,notas terrosa e cítricas e álcool percebido mas bem inserido complementam o conjunto. IPA poderosa e bem feita.