rosenbergh (8560) - 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 (4137) - 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 (230) - 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.
TET (2115) - FINLAND - JAN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A light yellow, slightly orange coloured beer with a quite big and blond head. The nose has peaches, grapefruits, citrusfruits and some pine needles, slightly caramelly malts, hint of flowers, not totally fresh. Taste has storng caramel malts, not too sweet due to bitterness, grapefruits, some pine. Warming alcohol and hint of that is also noticed in the taste. Medium+ bodied, balanced to drink. This is good beer but still "wow" feeling is missing.
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared between five at the January 2015 Shrewsbury bottle exchange group meeting. Misty golden pour, white head. Tropical fruit nose and flavours, mango, peaches and apricots came to mind as I devoured my share of the beer. Very, very drinkable.
rouhlas (1161) - GREECE - JAN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Light hazy golden orange color with white head. Aroma is malty caramel and hoppy pine, light fruity. Sweet and bitter taste, caramel, tropical fruits, piney. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
drfabulous (4806) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the shared bottle. Past its prime. Still light lemon aroma and taste and very drinkable.
msbernac (1116) - Krakow, POLAND - JAN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance-golden, hazy, white foam,
Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour,
Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish
PriorL (2776) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at semi-S&G tasting (since the music was shut down halfway through).
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head.
NOSE: pine, sweet, hoppy.
TASTE: pine, sweet, hoppy, nice, balanced.
Quack-Duck (8596) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Bierkompass. Hazy golden with a large white head. Full-bodied, intensive malty base with an alcoholic touch, quite warming. Lots of grassy and fruity hops, slightly piney, with mango and peach.