Jjg226 (71) - Staten Island, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep golden with thick two-finger head that dissipates rapidly. Good lacing. Aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, grass and a slight whiff of soap. Sweet malt hits the palate first, followed by earthy, citrusy hops. Soapy and astringent finish (and aftertaste). Medium body with light carbonation. Overall, a decent imperial IPA, balanced and well crafted but the astringent finish and soapy aftertaste diminish its drinkability.
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JackMandarin (217) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Bridgend Service Station, Freuchie. Pours clear. Light amber. Decent wee head with staying power. Great lacing. Aroma has lots of juicy marmalade and citrus. Matched well with resinous pine. A little floral. Some pineapple and over-ripe mango. The nose hides the alcohol well. Taste is sweet with jammy notes. Bit of brown sugar. Banana bread malt. Well played sweetness without being overwhelming. Bitterness comes through quickly but is well-balanced. Citrus flavours with grapefruit and some orange pithiness. Bittersweet finish with some dryness that plays this out well. Fairly restrained carbonation. Slick, oily mouthfeel with medium-weight. No heat from the alcohol in the tasting either. This is a very (dangerously) easy to drink DIPA with excellent balance.
Karol (827) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at the Alpine Brewing company pub. I can’t sense much aroma because it’s a taster and ai did not get a full glass. Golden clear color. Taste is grassy, citrus bitter hops, grapefruit, good maltiness. Well balanced. Boozy. A nice imperial IPA.
sulawang (1031) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Visual: Pours deep copper orange with a small but lasting foamy head, sticky lacing, lots of steady clustered streams.
Nose: peachy-grapefruity citrus hop oils. (lvl-6)-pungency - (optimal at cellar temp)
Attack: crisp, thick and smooth mouthfeel
Mid-palate: tangerine hop oils, (lvl-4-sweetness), toffee’d barley malt, subdued zingy alcohol
Finish: big-rounded orange citrusy hopped bitterness, dry grassiness, clean finish
Summary: Seemingly simple yet it’s because it is so balanced. What surprised me was how superbly sippable this was - the hops linger just long enough, without being overly harsh at any point. Very nice.
Plumb7 (5) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A great dipa. Very well balanced. Bitter but also smooth. Amazing beer. Worth all the hype.
TychoJames (1060) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska ölrepubliken, Göteborg. Smågrumlig orange vätska. Maltig doft med mycket barr, torkad frukt och druva. Kratfull smak med citrus, barr, hö och spannmål. Fin efterbeska.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Green Flash brewpub. A clear straw-golden with a resilient white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, melon, cantaloupe. Flavor is lemon, lime. Finish is resin, grapefruit, some conifer. Lingering hop flavor, some bitterness. Medium to full body, slightly flat, weak carbonation.
Gerbeer (3134) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with moderate head. Aromas of doughy malts and spicy, piney hops. Flavors of caramel, muted tropical, rubber, and resin/pine. Bitter piney finish. May be a little old but still quite nice
NordicV (1946) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dimmig orange öl med ett smutsvitt skum. Doft av karamell, fruktighet och tallbarr. I smaken tillkommer grapefrukt och kåda i eftersmaken. Bra balans mellan sötma och beska.
kevinator (1852) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong dry-hopped aroma of pine, spice and some citrus. It hits all marks, honestly. Not so bitter that it masks other flavors. Some earthiness and a mild sweetness. Decent color and weight.
zacgillbanks (4454) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy, bright golden coloured with a thin white head of foam. It has a very rich orange marmalade and pine flavour with smooth toffee notes and more warming orange on the finish. Superb!