oobawa (1318) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Not sure about the age of this beer; overwhelming caramel on the nose makes me think it’s not the freshest bottle available. (Never sure about an IPA whose description tells you aging it makes it better.) Hops are almost an afterthought, with the massive malt front making up most of the beer. Mostly caramel, honey, sticky bun, maybe a little nutty undercurrent, with the hops relegated to a slight orange-tinted middle and a piney but manageable finish. IBUs add a nice postscript, but this beer is shockingly malt-centric, with a boozy fade that assures you you’re indeed drinking a 12% brew. More a strong ale than an IPA, but after a pint you won’t give a damn. gripweed57 (2314) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Copper color topped by a frothy beige head that dissapates quickly. Big boozy malt nose. Bittersweet toasted malt flavor has a huge bitter hop component. Intense and personal. Lots of body, lots of malt, lots of hops. Excess at its finest. mjik83 (1562) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2017
30cl van de tap bij Zeezicht, Breda
Alcoholpercentage van 13,6%
Uitgetapt in Zeezicht glas
Uiterlijk: donkeroranje met redelijke schuimkraag
Aroma en smaak: mooie fruitige neus van lychee, smaak is tropisch fruit, grapefruit, snoepjes, flinke bitter, warm van de alcohol maar niet overheersend
Conclusie: echt een stevige super ipa bobalau (1) - - MAY 13, 2017 does not count
a nice balanced beer, great fresh flavor. But at 12% alcohol may be my last for the day... well, perhaps until this evening. Nice Carmel notes and strong hops but not too citrusy. Highly recommended.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone brigg (672) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2017
(Bottle) Cloudy copper-brown body with a medium beige-cream head. Aroma of malt and tropical fruit; grapefruit, papaya, pine, brown sugar. Medium body, creamy. Flavor is very sweet, malty with citrus and pine hop finish; lots of floral notes and fruit; alcohol is noticeable with warm finish.
bp (922) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Draft: pours clear dark amber with a thin white head, hoppy aroma and very hoppy favor, a touch sweet and a bit sticky, dry finish dnstone (3386) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Murky, hazed apple cider-like color with and off white head. Dulled hop and cardboard aroma. Sweet malty flavor, with nice balanced piney-earthy hop character. I can tell this beer was great but it has definitely aged which has effected it; would love to try it fresh.
Notes: Bottle picked up on MA visit, Mar '17.
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Bottle. No date. Pours amber, iridescent, big white head. Very fruity aroma. Lychee, sweet fruits, malts, grapes, berries, fresh plums and honey. At fist, briefly sweet, than dry and bitter. Well hidden alcohol. Thick, low carbonation. I think that unfortunately this bottle wasn’t fresh anymore. mjmoen (523) - - FEB 28, 2017
C. Pours a clear amber color with white head. If you let it warm up a bit, it isn’t quite as harsh. Full flavored, but still harsh. Would probably really like the single slowrunner77 (11938) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Pine wood and sweet fruit from the aroma and flavor. Pretty bitter, and pretty sweet. Says you can age it, but I wouldn’t. I’ll get a barleywine if that’s what I want. Good fresh, though.