mjs (7259) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2015 (Re-rate, bottle,0.375, at Pikkulintu) The beer had turned very dry. Both the aroma and the taste were the such resembling a barley wine. A pity they have put this beer in barrels.
(Bottle at Pikkulintu) A hazy and amber beer. Aroma was quite hoppy and also strongly malty - as would be expected. Palate was bit too fizzy. Flavour was closer to the boozy and hoppy mess DIPAs way too often are also quite musty. The flavour wasn’t really bad, it was just too messed up. Aftertaste was bitter. Old rating: 8-3-7-3-12 ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Lots of carbonation. Sweet nose, lots of golden fruit. Taste is moderately sweet, lots of peach and pear, some pineapple, golden raisins. A bit boozy. EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Bottle from Stateline. Pours a slightly hazy orange brown with a fluffy tan head. Lots of carbonation. Caramel malt aroma with lots of hops. Hoppy flavor with a very bitter finish. Lots of alcohol on the tongue and nose. Really too heavy to be enjoyable at all. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2010
375ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, hops, honey, slight caramel, light Earth, wood, and a hint of grapes. Poured orange in color with a huge, foamy, frothy, off-white/beige head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of tiny and small-sized particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, honey, wood, hops, slight yeast, and some grapes. Medium body. Slick, then lightly dry and slightly chalky texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, light to medium bitter, malt, wood, honey, and grape finish is lightly dry. More like a barley wine than an IPA, IMO. 11%ABV is completely hidden throughout. phaleslu (10246) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2010
375 ml bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a massive, foamy eggshell white head. Aroma of sweet malts, tangerine, apricot, grapefruit citrus, floral hops, and yeast. Flavor of sweet malts, toast, bitter floral hops, spices, earth, pine resin, yeast, and grapefruit. Medium-bodied, with frothy carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Couldn’t detect much of the 11% ABV at all. Good base beer to start this project with.
madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Bottled. Amb er coloured. unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma of fruits, light citurs, spice and vague alcohol. Flavour of frutis, herbs, alcohol, light caramel. Medium bodied. Is quite alcoholdense alnd light bitter end. vyvvy (6460) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Pours amber / orange with a good sized off-white head. The aroma is very malt heavy with minor toast, lots of nectar fruit (especially nectarine) and some light earthy hops. Medium / full body with lots of sharp frothy carbonation. The flavor starts with toasty brazil nut maltiness, lots of peppery spice and a prevalent hoppy bitterness. The finish has plenty of earthy hops, resin, abrasiveness, pine and grapefruit. Interesting beer and the 11% abv was nowhere to be found. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2010
(375ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of lemon, peach, light soap, caramel, and grass. Flavor of grass, lemon, herbs, and pineapple with a dry, bitter finish. skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2010
A nice blend of Belgian inspired ideas combined with a mild Northwestern IPA. Malty and grassy on the nose, while mildly orangey and yeasty in the flavor and body. Fairly carbonated. Gentle and smooth IPA style hop blast towards the finish, very clean. Lots of fruit notes. Not overly complex. 11% ABV WELL hidden. Good stuff! dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Pour thanks to daknole! Cloudy orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet malt and grassy hops. Flavor shows the same with additional peach/orange. Overall body is moderately sweet, moderately full, and finishes relatively dry.