jkwood04 (4367) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle in a shaker. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma strong of pine and citrus hops plus a good amount of caramel malts. Flavor about the same, really hoppy. Average to smooth texture. A good beer, but could be thicker and better balanced.
tcon25 (164) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour at home split thanks Andrew for sharing. Golden pour, tones of hops in this beer, smooth with a nice bite.
andrewje41 (994) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 Oz bottle poured. Thanks Dad! Pours a mostly clear golden color with a lasting head. Very very hoppy aroma and flavor. Iíve decided I love New Zealand hops and beers. Hop front with a nice mix of tropical fruit. Lingering, hoppy, fruity flavor. Solid IPA. Very nicely done.
Mjp12 (577) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly disappointed with this, a sweet fruit and malty aroma, with quite a biscuity taste, that has a hop finish, but not especially bitter. A good DIPA, but I was expecting better.
GlassBrass440 (185) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. ínuf said. Assertive hop aroma and flavor. A blend of American dank and New Zealand tropical fruit that melds perfectly. Flavor brings a slight malt balance. Outstanding beer thatís greater than the sum of its parts.
Bule (1042) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle pours a yellow amber color without much head. Tropical and piney hop flavors. Low carbonation.
Martin243 (829) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from Glug in the Grainger Market Newcastle served cold at home in a Hoegaarden tulip shaped snifter. Slightly hazed golden body with a white head that dissipates to a skim. Demerara sugar and tropical fruit in the aroma. Sweet tropical guava and pineapple flavour, with a hint of butterscotch in the background.. Medium bodied, slick mouth feel. The intensely bitter finish sets this one apart. As bitter as any beer Iíve ever had. Pungently puckering.
tombutlin (37) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong hop aroma and a meaty taste to back it up. floral, citrus, herbs, resin, licorice. Well balanced
anstei (154) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Finally got my hand on this one, probably my most wanted Kiwi beer - and it lives up to its reputation. Pours amber with a medium head. Intense grassy nose. Well crafted taste of citric fruity bitter hops, balanced with a strong sweet malty backbone that provides a long finish, leaving you asking for more. A prototype for great DIPAs.
Foffern (1363) - BodÝ, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. The colour is clear, pale orange colour with an off-white head. Lots of hops in the aroma with pine, spices, citrus, grassy hops and grapefruit. The flavour is more dry with grapefruit, pine and grassy hops in the end. Has a slick mouth feel, and a balanced bitterness. A nice and complex DIPA.
Hop_Hedonist (291) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A perfect DIPA - so fresh, so massively hoppy - so vibrant - but low malt impact makes this so quaffable and refreshing - outstanding.