HopsWarden20 (106) - Beijing CN / Vevey CH, SWITZERLAND - JAN 18, 2018 popery (2231) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
1000 IBU pours fire brick red/carnelian with a big thick ecru-colored head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is a smörgåsbord of hop flavors: floral, pine resin, candied oranges, spruce, grapefruit rind, marijuana, grass, crushed leaves - leaving hops - caramel, bread, malt extract. That said, it’s not nearly as strong of an aroma as I was expecting and this is the biggest fault that separates it from the heights of the style. The flavor loses nearly all of the malt flavor and just hits with a huge pine resin bitterness. This isn’t the bitterest hop bomb I’ve ever tried, but it has the longest bitter hop finish. There’s some sense of malt sweetness, but it’s hard to appreciate as my palate takes refuge from the ceaseless onslaught of hops. A good five minutes after my last sip, it still feels like my mouth is full of resiny essential oils squeezed from pine needles and grapefruit pith. Mouthfeel is about medium and I would actually prefer it a bit thicker.
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2018 330ml bottle @ Beijing China
嗅觉：重焦糖，葡萄，葡萄柚， bartlebier (4217) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2018
33cl bb:(cap lost), shared by impuritylaw at Jan18 tasting, merci. - Kort: pine resins and mango boiled down to undercarbonated, sticky hop oil marmelade. Remains drinkable, if too dank and jam-pectinous in aroma, only slowly opening to more appealing peach, mango sugared ice tea nose. Coats the palate, tongue and tastebuds with condensed alpha acid pectins, laying a coarse claim more on presence than intensity - maybe a metaphor for Mikkeller's PoMo marketing by/through design. FireCorner (21) - - JAN 2, 2018
Ampolla 33cl. Color ambre amb una fina corona d'escuma. Àromes llupolats a pi i fruites cítriques/tropicals. Gust inicial dolcet però ràpidament invadeix l'amargor, molta amargor. Poca carbonatació i cos més dens que una IIpa qualsevol. Una cervesa extrema però que es pot veure (si s'està acostumat a les IIpes). Fullpintofbeer (497) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2017
Bottle long time ago @Szynkarnia, Wrocław, Poland.
Small, frothy head, ruby/amber, hazy. Aroma: hops, hops, hops - grapefruit peel, pine, spruce with lots of roasted malts. Very bitter, very heavy, full body, long bitter finish, heavy, soft carbonation. Very extreme, but very nice. polishonion (30) - - DEC 22, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2017 My treacherous faces-Pours dark and unclear amber with a large fluffy white head and lacings. Nose is fresh hops. Lots of pine and grapefruit.Flavor is massively hopped but also some caramel to back it up. Alcohol is very well hidden beneath a flavor of pine needles and grape &taste of tobacco.Lots of hop juice. Smooth, sticky and oily. To me this is nothing like a media stunt but just a dammn drinkable and powerfully hopped beer.The cat went away?
vipinvelp (4580) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2017
Clear amber with Hughe lasting foam, leaving drinking rings. Aroma is strong hoppy, so is taste. A very nice IPA. (Velp 201712) DavidSvinth (377) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2017 Ekstrem øl.
Dufter af humle og også ret tydeligt af malt.
Smagen er bitter og sød, men langsomt eksploderer en bitterhed, der næsten føles som tanniner.
Sjov oplevelse og god reference. gyhallmanti (809) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Pours a hazy amber colour with a big off white head with good retention. Aroma of hops, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, candy sugar, slight resin. Taste is moderate sweet, medium bitter with a high dry finish. Notes of candy sugar, caramel, grassy hops, citrus, mango, tropical fruit, hops. Texture is oily to creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation SimonBlok (874) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: slightly hazy amber with medium, longlasting, off-white head. Aroma: hops, candied sugar, grapefruit, grass, tropical fruits. Taste: high sweetness and high bitterness. Notes of candied sugar, papaya, tropical fruits. Palate: medium bodied, sticky texture and lively carbonation. Obviously this 1000 IBU is a theoretical bitterness, since this beer is actually drinkable and in balance. Expected more bitterness, but fortunately this beer turns out pretty good. limbonicartbeer (127) - - OCT 24, 2017
Cerveza color cobrizo de corona de espuma de baja retención poca carbonatacion de aroma a pino, dulce, cítricos al paladar consistencia ligera con un dulzor al inicio con notas a frutos rojos que posteriormente se opacan por un amargor moderado que perdura en el retrogusto sin llegar a ser apabullante
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