thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Growler from natedogg on BA. Thanks. Pours slightly hazy bright orange with a nice lasting off white head that leaves some lacing. Grapefruit and sharp pine on the nose. Grapefruit, spicy pine, and some caramel malts with a little bit of alcohol in the finish. Nice and dry with plenty of carbonation. This one was a real surprise. Quite delicious. emerson430 (95) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2008
On tap at one of the Karl Strauss brewpubs at CityWalk in Universal Studios. Very aggressive hop profile and luxurious mouth feel. Watch your tastebuds on this one, you may find everything else tasting like water. jgb9348 (6198) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Very hazy, chewy looking, orange coloured body with a light copper glow and a dense, thick tan head. Aroma of potent citrus and piney hops with some honey and perfume in the mix as well - nice and balanced and STRONG. Medium to Full-bodied; Deep fragrant and complex floral and perfumey hop presence which draws you in to deal with the good malt backbone and the lingering sweetness and almost fruity character. Aftertaste shows more of the hops than anything else, but when they are this complex and strong, it’s nice. The alcohol is a bit present on the end, with some lingering potency, but not overly so, especially for this style. Overall, a good imperial ipa, bordering on a normal IPA, but still a bit high in alcohol and in palate with the malt especially. Worth trying it if you can find it, especially if you like Nelson hops! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Olive Tree Market in San Diego, California on 08-February-2011 for US$5.79 sampled at home in Washington on 18-February-2011. Sammy (12099) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
The Nelson Sauvin hop was really interesting in the Mikkeller single hop, and it is masterfully used here. First comes the "white wine" taste (and the aromas are lovely grapes) and a good one at that, then in the finish, other hops put the beer into 90 IBU territory, so hops in your face. Nebver harsh, this was an absolute delight and worth seeking out. Above average mouthfeel, a great smooth drinker.
Kudos to my southern neighbour that sent this one. cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2012
copper color, aroma of citrus fruits, caramel, flavor of grapefruit,
tangerine, orange, strong caramel finish, very balanced, very solid DIPA
beer-yum (1656) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2016 Alluring tropical citrus pine aroma in a hazy golden amber pour. Superb hop-malt balance and lovely finish makes this one of my favorite brews of the breed (DIPA). Another winner from KS (just like their Tower 20).
teddybeer (3737) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2015
Golden color with a white head, good retention and nice lacework. Aroma has notes of citrus, grapefruit, medium maltiness. Flavor has a decent bitterness with good duration. Very fruity, notes of grapefruit, light tangerine and slightly citrus hints, notes of resins and pine as well. Bittery final, very fresh with good duration. melush (3964) - SPAIN - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle 66cl / Botella 66cl.
@ XXXII The Great Power of Beer & Wine.
A: Golden / Dorado.
T/S: Hops, fruity, bitter, slightly malty and sweet / Lupulo, afrutado, amargo, ligeramente a malta y dulce. Torrefacto (1667) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2015
Anaranjado ligeramente turbio con espuma blanca compacta. Aromas de melocotón, albaricoque, menta fresca, pino y fondo de malta. Cuerpo medio-alto maltoso, sabor intenso de fruta naranja, hierba fresca y pino con final de amargor resinoso e intenso agradable. euniceradio (525) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2015
22 bomber to cervoise. Pours cloudy bright orange, big white creamy head. Aroma is grass, earth, mango, pineapple, banana, sweet malts. Taste is trop fruit, lots of cocoa, oak, cherry, bergamot, roasted biscuit malts. Different, but I like it.