Panzuriel (2465) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2017
Appearance: Medium Hazy copper. Finger of small white bubbles.
Nose: Strong bitter bite of pine, dank, resin and earth. Caramel malts. Touch of sweetness
Taste: Large bitter and dank. Citrus zest, dry pine needles, resin, a little onion and a bit of earth.
Body: Medium to a touch fuller. Lively with good bubbles
Parting thoughts: A big and dank IIPA. Perhaps not exactly my style, but very well done.
Alengrin (6011) - BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2017 Conan the Barbarian-themed IIPA by Three Floyds, bomber shared by Ster, big cheers for this one sis! Tightly lacing, thick, regular, stable, egg-white head, hazy ochre-tinged orange blonde robe. Strong and very ’dank’ aroma: pine resin, wet marihuana, stale armpit sweat, moldy grapefruit, old oranges, frying oil, biscuit, sweet cicely, green olives, gin. Lush fruitiness in the onset, ripe mango, yellow kiwi, lychee, granadilla; softish carbonation, oily and somewhat vinous but also ’fluffy’ mouthfeel, thick and full but not betraying its 9% ABV at this stage. Soft biscuity malt sweet backbone provides structure for the construction of a long, very aromatic and very dank hoppiness, with grapefruity bitterness and strong retronasal aromas of moldy oranges, stale sweat, pine and red onion, mingled with a dash of warming, bourbon-like alcohol. Anything but subtle and among the most dank double or imperial IPAs I had to date, I think, but a great one if you like this style. I sure do. ctipping (2299) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2017
650 mL bottle. Pours a rusty orange. Smells of grapefruit, resin, alcohol, caramel malt. Strong aroma. Tastes just as strong. This is abrasive in many ways. Grapefruit, sweet caramel malt, intense resin and accompanying bitterness. It’s so bitter that I can tolerate the sweetness. Alcoholic, though, which I don’t like. Medium heavy. As I said, it’s abrasive. Not easy to drink, but it’s got a good ratio of over the top flavors. arminjewell (9744) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy dark orange-red pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of grapefruit, peach, orange, some pine into a bit of caramel, toffee, touch of booze. Taste was a mix of caramel, toffee, orange, sweet peach into some slight pine, touch of spice, finishing bitter. jgb9348 (6646) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Super hazy amber and copper coloured body with a thinnish, fast-dying tan head, about a centimetre tall. Aroma of rich resinous and piney hops showing some perfume and a good deal of both alcohol and a big malt backbone. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich malty flavours show first with a nice metallic and astringent quality that shows well, along with some grassy and perfumey hoppy flavours near the end, along with a steady stream of sugars from apricots, pears and a touch of caster sugar. Aftertaste is rich and strong and hits hard up front with the metal and malt strongest along with the alcohol warmth and the pungent hops that shows all the way to the bitter end. Overall, a nice beer, but hardly a stellar Imperial IPA or beer worth searching out for. Peel off the label before sampling this and you’ll rate it the correct way. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from King Richard’s Wine & Spirits in Michigan City, Indiana on 09-September-2015 for US$10,99 sampled at home in Washington on 20-February-2017. Bottled on 24-March-2015.
Bottled On: 24-March-2015 // Purchased: 09-September-2015 // Sampled: 20-February-2017
BrewHaMeister (457) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle poured murky blood orange with a medium white head and nice lacing. Aromas of citrus, mango, dark fruit, and spruce tips. Flavor is medium bitter. Tasty. DialSquare (5198) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2017 Draft at Daily Growler: Amber gold thin bright white. Aroma of fresh hops.
Tastes are moderate even bitter, floral bitter, background caramel malts, great balance - very drinkable. Yeasty tangy citrus vibe. Herbal, grassy, pine, only slight oniony (thankfully). very nice. drpimento (3870) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Yum, great stuff. Lots of grapefruit, some malt in the aroma. Flavor’s similar to nose, balanced bittersweet with a little resin in the Finish. willisread (3944) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Crowler from J’s. Pours a deep gold to pale orange with a finger of foam that lingers. Huge orange nose with pineapple, mango and resin notes. Clean and hides the abv fairly well. Crisp carbonation. Lighter in body than some other 3F beers, feels more west coast in body. More citrus and resin. Bitter finish that lingers, orange marmalade. Awesome. ICEatALAMO (1358) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle. The pour is vibrant orange with a think head. The aroma is a hop bomb, sweet and piney. The taste is a mouthful of hops. Very nice profile.
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