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3.71 | pDev: 8.36%
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Photo of StJamesGate
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours glowing cranberry amber with lots of speckles of sediment and a big puffy rocky tan head. Nose is musty orange skin and fresh hop oil. Some apricot in the malts and a bit of toffee then a big citrus resin stew with cinnamon oil for hops. Medium, chewy, no burn.

Can anyone really expect any clear definition out of 23 different hops that had 18 months to age? Time has killed the IBUs and maybe some of the brightness, but there's still enough deep sticky humulus to keep me happy.

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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 version from bottle shop owner in Denmark, lateral tasting of 2009 and 2008 . Going through my cellar, I noticed this recently expired beer and decided to double up tonight. 500 ml bottle that pours very cloudy grapefruit colour, with a huge soapy head with some reddish tinge to it. Zeus, Mittelfrüh, Brewers Gold, Crystal, Simcoe, Perle, Mt, Hood, Hersbrücker, Challenger, Fuggles, Liberty, Styrian Goldings, Columbus, Chinook, Amarillo, Bramling Cross, East Kent Goldings, Willamette, Palisade and Saaz hops, yet the hop aroma is something familiar that I have become accustomed to from this brewery, and its not substantially citrus. Altogether very drinakble complex, but alcohol warming in finish. Worth seeking out. A tad above average mouthfeel.

The 2009 version is even slightly more inetresting in flavour and complexity. There is more malt, here is the hop lineup: Centennial, Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Brewers Gold, Crystal, Simcoe, Perle, Mt. Hood, Hersbrücker, Challenger, Fuggles, Liberty, Styrian Goldings, Columbus, Chinook, Amarillo, Bramling Cross, East Kent Goldings, Willamette, Palisade, Saaz, First Gold, Pacific Gem og Northern Brewer.A different review is warrranted.

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Photo of FreshHawk
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark copper amber color. Has a thick and creamy, full beige head. Retention is very good and a good amount of lacing is left after.

S - Really good smell, with a number of hops mixing. Most prominent is citrus but also some pine and floral. There is also a lot of spiced caramel malt in the background.

T - Unfortunately those wonderful hop flavors didn't come out as much as in the aroma. Don't get me wrong, this is a hop-centric beer, I just got more of a bitterness from the hops and less of the playful citrus and pine that the nose promised. Along those lines, this is a very hoppy beer, and like I said bitterness is most prominent but there is also some citrus, pine, and a little floral flavor. In the background is spiced caramel malt, with the spices being mostly nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. Also finishes with a bit of a medicinal taste.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Creamy and smooth, not really what I was expecting, but not bad.

D - Not the greatest as it is a fairly bitter beer and has a fairly full feel to it. Palate would probably be worn out after 1-2 of these.

Notes: Not a bad beer, all things considered. I think I was a bit critical of the taste because it looked and smelled like a wonderful beer. Definitely has a decent warming effect. Reminds me a bit of a overly hopped, less spiced and balanced YuleSmith Winter.

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3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful deep red amber color with a thick creamy tan head that can rise well over the edge of the glass. Fades slowly leaving behind a large amount of lacing.

Smell makes my mouth water. I'm really looking for a beer to get my hop fix, and right away there are dominate floral notes, clove, some spicy hints and of course hops.

As was stated before it's not an entirely balanced beer. It is very much on the hoppy side (and if you don't like bitter beers you might under score it) but that's not the only thing going on in this beer! Starts out with a spicy clove flavor that then fades into a more floral bitterness that lingers and then heads more towards a soapy bitterness (that I don't normally like but it seems to fit this beer) It hides the alcohol very well, although it hits your head before you know it. Also has some tobacco notes and is a bit chewy. Nice leathery bite in the mix as well. Has a nice, but brief, caramel flavor in it too.

You'd think it was a DIPA

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Photo of drpimento
3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Seriously hoppy beer. Got this at the Barleywine beer shop Laederstaede 16, Copenhagen. Poured with a very big head (being served at room temperature) that's very foamy, frothy, and textured. Hazy medium to dark amber. Aroma is malty, celery, citrus, super hoppy. Flavor is the same but hops way dominate everything. Out of balance for me. Bitter in the extreme. Alcohol warming. Not a session beer.

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Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 6 ratings