Erzengel (4948) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Many thanks to John for sharing. Great floral but sweetish body. Fresh, easy to drink but you taste the alcohol. Bitter, malty, smooth but for me much too sweet.
Iznogud (1259) - CROATIA - FEB 23, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 650 ml from Whole Foods Bowery, New York. Pours unclear orange with off-white head. Strong fruit and citrus aroma. Caramel, tropical fruit, pine, citrus. Great fruity bitter finish. Balanced and refreshing.
Lodgewick (29) - Finland, Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Hazy orange colour with white head leaving lots of lace. Stunning outlook. Aroma is lot of sweet fruit, sweet malts and some backround spruce. Taste is well balanced with malts and grapefruit bitterness with hint of alcohol in back. Almoust full bodied. Excellent beer.
Zlotta (214) - Bonn, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,65 l bottle from Bierkompass, bottled on 6/5/2014. Minimally hazy, golden orange with a huge, fine pored, foamy, stable, white head leaving some nice lacings on the glass. Very fruity aroma of grapefruit, lemon, orange, passion fruit and mango with honey, resin, pine and biscuits behind in the background. A little touch of alcohol is in there as well. Really intense, sweetish, citrusy taste with the honey, resin, pine and biscuits being more noticeable than in the aroma. The finish is not overly bitter or long, but with a sharp and peppery alcoholic note. Medium to full body, oily and creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation. Very good DIPA with a heavy, tropical nose and a satisfying taste and mouthfeel. Only the finish deserves some critics as I would have preferred less alcohol and more hop bitterness. That’s moaning on a very high level, though. Awesome beer!
AlbusDumbledor (16) - Montesarchio, ITALY - FEB 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
floral, herbs, resin, amber, clear, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, medium body, light body, thin feel, flat, long finish, bitter,
k0mpsa (1541) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from saveur biere, france. Little hazy orange color, white head. Aroma is nice, sweet, fruits, hops. Balanced sweet body, fruity hops, grassy notes.
Brandman (2274) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Semihazy tolden body, white fluffy head. Aroma has huge grapefuity aroma, oranges and caramel. Quite lot of pines in flavour. Huge beer and im quite speechless. Holy f** k.
rosenbergh (7925) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bottle. Bottled 05/06/14. From saveur-biere.com.
Cloudy golden colour with a small to average size fluffy white head.
The aroma is super intense hops with grapefruit, fruits, pine and orange... some sweetish malt and moderate bitterness. Wow! This kicks ass!
The flavour is grapefruit, fruits, pine, moderate bitterness, sweetness and mild malt. Man... this is great! Absolutely amazing DIPA! Kill me now!
rumproasts (3575) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Slightly boozy big IPA with medium body. Strong bitterness. Very well constructed.
jc1762 (133) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a teku glass with a practically opaque dark honey brown with a clean but cloudy white heads. Bottled in May so I’ve had this for over 7 months before opening.
The nose shows very subtle but clean and refreshing tropical-fruits. Caramel malts seem to center stage here. Probably not so if fresh.
The palate is medium bodied showing the same subtle but clean & refreshing tropical fruit juiciness with moderate carbonation. A very strong malt backbone supports the beer with the distinct IPA bitterness at the end. Probably would be amazing if poured fresh but still very good.