beerplace (1691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2017 ACHops (1582) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Stumbling Monk. I’ve tasted this before but never a full glass. Here we go... Pours golden amber with medium head that thins into steady laciness. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and big citrusy hop notes. Taste is thick syrupy caramel malt, balanced by sizable hop backbone - bitter pine, floral, and citrus notes. Heavy, thick mouthfeel. Kinda obvious, but the step from 90 minute to this is huge. Big, big beer. Really more of a barleywine. Quite big, but surprisingly well balanced for this abv... in fact I can’t remember anything much over 12% that was this balanced. Calling this an IPA may set expectations incorrectly...at any rate, a truly world class beer and worth seeking out.
355ml bottle from Elizabeth Station shared with George on Greenpoint campground. Slightly hazy golden with a tan head. Aroma is slightly bready, candied citruses. Taste is similar, very boozy. Quite good. rboozer (7) - - JUL 15, 2017 does not count
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12oz bottle clear amber pour with tan head aroma booze and pine taste the same a very burning sipper thorongil2 (3073) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2017
(bottle) clear, bright orange amber colour with a small white head; aroma of stewed fruit, jam, dried longan; rich, intense boozy flavour with a long, light bitter finish, excellent DavidWoodruff (619) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Hazy dark orange with thin off white head. Orange, malt aroma. Sweet, boozy bittersweet flavors. Big, thick, juicy body. Long malty, bitter finish. Heaven on steroids.
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Had to rate because of all the FB ranting about it and in bev. Sam wants it pulled. Don’t know if I blame him or not but thought I’d get a rating in. Dark copper penny color and incredible hop aroma. Thick and kind of sweet it only downside, alcohol well hidden. Really good and really expensive. snoot8726 (98) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2017 Bottle into snifter. Pours a deep amber with a white head. Notes of floral hops and booze on the nose. Same on the palate with a bit of caramel. Nice slight booze burn on the finish. Great brew but not worth the price tag.