Klimaet (154) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can shared with Vestergaard and rasmusott. Boom! Pours hazy orange with a thin white head. Aromas of a sweeter grape, peach, some tropical pineapple, sweet ripe orange. Smooth malt profile. Taste is booming with peach, sweet orange, pineapple, slight pine, slight caramel malt, lots of resin. Some grassy hops but not a lot. Veryyy smooth.
Vestergaard (372) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fairly fresh can. Pours hazy yellow-amber with a small white head. Aroma has sweet, tropical fruits, pineapple, lots of peach, pear, crispy hops, a bit of caramel malts and citrussy mandarin. Taste has a nice body with lots of peach, orange, grape fruit peel, a nice hoppy bitterness, some grassy and resin notes. Great balance between malty and hoppy sweetness and fruits, and the high bitterness. The bitterness is also carried very well by the fittingly full body. High carbonation. Great double IPA for sure!
Reimer96 (1222) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow...Thanks to cfrancis for this one! What a wonderful double ipa. Smooth and delicious! Pours a hazy golden orange with a huge frothy and lacey white head. Aroma of caramel malts, resin, pine, grapefruit, citrus and orange peel with nothing standing out and nothing out of balance... Hops are ever so pleasant to the nose upon cracking the can. Taste is resin, grapefruit, pine, light spruce tips, caramel, sweet pale malts and an excellent smooth bitterness throughout that?s balanced perfectly with the sweet malts. Love this beer!
badhack (315) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well balanced, tremendous fresh hop flavor with peach and grapefruit. Full flavored and refreshing. Not too bitter. Some tropical and pine flavor as well. Unfiltered orange in appearance.
biggsbowler (292) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can - Not much else I can say about this great DIPA that hasnít already been said. From start to finish, itís well balance between the malts and hops. Itís one of the best DIPA made today.
Dr.Drei (22) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
There is not much to say about this beer that has not already been said. It is an outstanding DIPAS.
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ericdevin (770) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from unknown via Michael K. Canít say much about color, it looks tan, or thereabouts. Aroma arch and a bit resinous, some bold citrus as well. Body is big and full, I am prepared for a total bitter finish, but it recedes nicely before leaving a lingering citric tang. Nice, but not quite worthy of the hype.
vanelst (150) - AUSTRIA - AUG 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First class DIPA. Drank it from the can. Next time I will try to drink it out of a glass. Might be a marketing-gag? Anyway, aroma of grapefruit and tangerine, tropics, malty backbone. Almost perfect symbiosis of (not too) bitter and sweetness. Expensive in Europe, but worth spending bucks on it once in a while.
ScipioA (302) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The pour (screw you can, I do what I want!) is hazy mango-orange body with a pillow of a tan head that sticks around as long as the beer lasts. Aroma is tropical fruits, orange, some yeast a little alcohol. Flavor is the same only a little bit better and with the addition of bitterness. Tropical fruit continues and is joined by pine. Sweet backing to round things out. Mouthfeel: Perfect. Itís thick and sticky without being too heavy. Just a hint of alcohol warmth and flavor toward the end of a sip. Carbonation feels very fine and refreshing. Totally agree with the hype, this is the best beer Iíve ever had. BUT: quite a few brewers are catching up! Iíve had a couple by my locals and others that are only a few steps and a few points behind. Weíll see if this is still the best in 2015, 2016 and beyond.
My opinion on a few controversies:
Can or glass: Definitely glass. When this was first canned I think haze was seen as a flaw when it came to IPAs, thus the brewer wanting you to drink from the can to not see it. In 2014 though all the best IPAs are hazy, so ainít a problem.
Draft or can: Pretty much indistinguishable. On tap itís served at the right temperature, but you can get the same effect by leaving it out of the fridge for a couple minutes before cracking it open.
JerseyBrew (35) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfect fresh DIPA as you can get. Everything about this beer is great. Awesome aroma. Great flavor. Perfect amount of body and dry finish. Love it all around
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