77ships (6539) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to tderoeck! 355 ml. can sampled @ “Hot & Sweaty RBBSG 2015”. Hazy orange, creamy white head. Nose is light doughty, touch sweetish, exotic fruits, mango, tropical fruit,… Taste is some aspirin bitter dough, unbalanced with a tad too dominating dough, some sweetish candy, biter floral, bitter grass, dough, lightly grainy, tad exotic fruit, mango, tad too sweetish,… Body is some yeast, faintly grainy,… Not bad but a bit too unbalanced.
deyholla (9265) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro at the Hop Shop. Pours a near clear yellow gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma is grass forward with some earthy citrus, pine and a bit of earthy grain. Flavor has a nice grass note with a bit of earthy citrus and a light must.
domienS (250) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells hoppy, fruity, some pine and citrus. Tastes slightly bitter with a nice gentle bitter.
Great refreshing beer for a hot sunny day.
rikstar (1762) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33l blik met lion tijdens de bbq. Goudoranje mrt een witte kraag. Mooi aroma en smaak met citrus en perzik in de afdronk ook pine. Body is medium. Goed
Alengrin (3884) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from the Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Very thick and frothy, creamy, dense, yellowish white head over a misty orange blonde beer, becoming ever more cloudy with deposit, with pale yellowish yeast bits floating around everywhere. Strong aroma of pine needles and cedar, buttermilk (diacetyl?), tangerine, mango, fried eggs, butterscotch, grapefruit, green olives, flowers, raspberry. Crisp fruity onset, exotic mango and pineapple impressions, very smooth mouthfeel with softish carbo; slight salty touch over a lightly caramelly backbone, yeasty but especially intensely hop bitter, very long and resiny, very piney but somewhat restrainedly citrussy, peppery and drying for a long time, with just a slight hint of pleasurably warming alcohol in the end.
lusikka (7624) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml can. Pours a hazy orange golden colour with a small head. Aroma of fresh citrus, herbs and some orange pith. Flavour of juicy orange, citrusy hops, grass, caramel sweetness, herbs and mango. Mild graininess. Juicy and sweet, but nicely hopped too.
Lodgewick (58) - Finland, Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33l can at home. Amber colourer beer with white medium head. Some dark particles. Aroma is sweet malts, tropical fruit and mango. Pretty mild and not that complex. Taste sweet malts, fermented fruit and bitter ending with piny and resin notes. Over medium palate and low carbonates. More like an usual IPA than an imperial IPA.
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear warm golden colour, white head. Hoppy aroma, tropical fruits, apricot, pineapple. Bitter flavour, quite sweet, pine, resin. Bitter finish, light caramel, hops. Nice.
(from 35.4cL can @ Rock Werchter, Belgium)
Idiosynkrasie (5559) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Barely clear, deep golden colour with average to huge, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Caramel malty aroma, citrusy hoppy overtones, notes of orange, tangerin, some pine. Taste is slightly sweet caramel malty, citrusy hoppy overtones, mild bitterness, a minimally soapy touch, some orange, tangerine, a zesty touch; almost a bit watery (especially considering it being an IIPA). Flawless, but rather boring. (and btw, quite horrible "artwork").
BlazerT (358) - POLAND - JUN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Teku glass. Golden, hazy with medium to big, semi-densed, white head. Good lacing. Medicore head retention. Strong piney and citrus (grapefruit) aroma, also some medium earthy notes, light floral notes. Malty profile is not so distinguishable - some light caramel and grainy notes. The taste is medium to high bitter, but at first you fell some semi-sweet grainy notes. Medium to full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, finish is dry and bitter. In overall potent IIPA in terms of hops, but not in terms of malts. Something between high malty and hoppy IIPA and super dry, highly armoatic, almostly perfume-like IIPA.