bcurious (11) - - JUL 30, 2017 Maris (1588) - Canberra, - DEC 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 500ml bottle on 24/12/ 2012 (shared by Butz with thanks). Pours a very dark golden with a small to medium head. Has a fabulous, very strong piney hop aroma, with some floral and caramel notes. Flavour wise, you get sweet biscuit and caramel malt, orange, lime, citrus peel, and a massive, lingering resiny bitterness. Exhibits a wonderful sweet bitter balance and great complexity while being exceptionally easy to drink for a beer approaching 9%. A sensational DIPA. Another cracker from 8 Wired.
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2017 Not the bad boy they claim. While hoppy, not bitter or overpowering. Best thing about it, the aroma. Pineapple fruit punch. jinroh (2282) - ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2017
Pours golden-orange with just a slight haze. Full on ripe tropical fruits in the nose - should be sweet but all of these hops are making this feel quite dry actually. Without hops it would be barleywine but this one is still relatively fresh. OK, next I bite into a pile of hops. There is also some more ripe fruits, pears, some orange, mango and papaya. Finish is dry, bittersweet and displaying resins, pine needles quite well. Good stuff, really great fix for any hop cravings you might have. LesArgen (376) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2017
There’s loads of resinous hops in this absolute bomb, together with plenty of grapefruit and a heap of alcohol. It’s a little overwhelming, even for my tastes as a big IPA fan. rob19a (470) - - APR 11, 2017
15/20 mmm tasty, big orange taste, big alcohol kick but moreish. Slightly too bitter for me but really good
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone VDuquerroux (1869) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - MAR 6, 2017
Bottle, 33cL. Home. An orange light opaque beer with a medium white head ; medium retention ; ok lacing. Fruity+ (tropical fruits, red berries, citrus), resin, herb, light alcohol, light biscuit. Medium round sweet, medium to heavy dry bitter refreshing, sunny atmosphere, light spicy. Good body, medium oily texture, average to soft carbonation, bittersweet dry fruity finish. Overall, delicious !
MelvinKalksma (1727) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2017
Moolesen (593) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2016
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, grape, orange, tropical fruit, hops, citrus and grapefruit.
Turbid/opaque yellow/golden beer with heavy yeast and with a slight/medium white head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, grape, orange and tropical fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops, citrus and grapefruit.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. What a bucket full of a perfect mix of hops. Sweet orange, mango and a mix of soft grapes, melon and pineapple; with a superb finish of rather bitter citrus and grapefruit. Great aroma and appearance as well.
Bottle 33cl. Cloudy yellow with a white creamy head. Hoppy aroma with hints of malt. Very concentrated flavour, citrus, pine, malt and heaps of hops. Long lasting finish. kerenmk (5169) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom’s place. Thanks zvikar. Clear gold with white film. Ripe orange, a little stale aroma. Sweet and then a little bitter with honey undertones. Medium body, honey finish, rather sticky and fizzy. Ngejo (1000) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - NOV 16, 2016
Tap. Clear, orange, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish. rayaron (1997) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting Tom’s place. Thanks Tom. Clear golden with off-white head. The aroma has notes of caramel, some fruitiness and some graininess. Sweet flavor, light hoppy bitterness, notes of grains, caramel and citrus. Medium-bodied.