JPDIPSO (6236) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 25, 2017 guinnesses (11) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty much an California Common on steroids. Great aroma, earthy, minty, some roast. Flavor follows suit., nice Northern Brewer hop profile. The mouthfeel is where it starts going downhill. It just begins to taste awkward. It finishes a bit sweet and borderline cloying. Most imperial versions of a classic style fail, and this one is no exception.
Clear orange/amber color. Light ecru head. Sweet floral aroma with a dry caramel and toasted floor malt quality. Quite sweet. Nougat, marzipan, and light alcohol. Nutty bitterness in the finish. A strong amber. 6/13
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Pours a clear dark golden orange color with apricot edges and a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Pretty good retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Grassy, spicy and slightly herbal hop aroma with a sweet malt backbone and subtle booziness. There’s an odd caraway/sunflower seed presence as well but it’s complimented by the sweeter malt notes. Bready, biscuit-like presence along with toffee, caramel and biscuit. There’s a strange perfume, slightl adjunct like character that I can’t really put my finger on but overall the aroma has a decent balance of earthy hops and sweet malt notes.
On the lighter end of medium body with a bitter grassy hop presence up front that’s countered by a very sweet malt backbone and an unpleasant metallic adjunct like character that lingers long into the finish. This sweet adjunct flavor was evident in the nose but is much stronger here and really hurts the flavor of the beer. I’m not sure if it’s just in my head but there is a sweet corn or rice flavor that is really sweet, overtaking over the hops and interesting malt notes. There’s a touch of boozy heat in the finish but the high ABV is nicely masked. Not harsh per se but the hop flavors are muted and the off flavors make it tough to finish a small serving. Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2015
Flaske 355ml spandert av Rune. Delt på Nerstranda 27 Okt 15. Mørk gyldenbrun. Veldig lavt skum. Søt fruktaroma. Myk munnfølelse. Preg av barleywine. Litt mandler i smaken med en anelse sherry. Svakt syrlig avslutning. Blir vel søt etter hvert. Rune (12960) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2015
355ml bottle picked up at Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo a few years ago. Pours a next to clear amber coloured body. Filmy layer, fragile lacing. Brittle caramel and herbal hops on the nose. Blended taste profile of grassy hops, dried fruit and brown malts. Warming finish with a malt-fruity touch. Fine bodied. Good drinking (shared with Finn, Tromsø 27.10.2015). hophead1234 (46) - - JUN 9, 2015
Appearance- Clear amber with a small white head. Long lasting with good lacing. Aroma- Sweet, hoppy, caramel, Slightly fruity, maybe a little honey Flavor- Honey, bready, bitter hops, a touch of citrus.
jamaty (2183) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
Ambar, anaranjada. Bonito color. Apenas espuma, insignificante. Aroma a tierra. En boca bien de gas, con sólida base malteada, y rica textura, que e principio tiene predominio lupulado, seco y amargo que prolonga el aroma y pronto evoluciona a un tono muy acaramelado, que perdura... y pide otro trago. Los lúpulos acercan a IPAs americanas, pero es bastante más malteada y menos lupulada. Está bastante rica la verdad generallee08 (773) - New York, USA - APR 16, 2015
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.
Appearance: It has a light orange amber colored body with a light haze. The head is just off white in color and hangs on well. As I sip it makes lots of cool lacing on the glass.
Smell: The aroma has a good bready base with a balanced orange citrusy hop presence.
Taste / Palate: The flavor matches the aroma. It has a solid bready malt base with notes of orange marmalade and citrusy hop bitterness. arminjewell (9688) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pour on tap at All Pints North, clear orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, some earthy, yeasty notes into a bit of grass, some pine into a bit of orange. Taste was a mix of orange, grain, slight grapefruit, hints of caramel, toffee, lots of spice, hints of grass, finishing slightly bitter. jackafholmes (1017) - - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. Clear amber ale, off white head. Aroma is pine resin, hops and hops and malts. Taste is rich woody bitterness. Slight carbonation with a rather thick body. Lovely ale. Taboada (1375) - Compostela (Galiza), - OCT 18, 2014
330 mml bottle tasted on the 18/10/2014. Clear golden colour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of yeast, fruity and malt. The taste is moderate sweet with floral and caramel notes. Good aftertaste and medium body. Next one please!