yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. An orange-colored beer, unclear, with a small, off-white head leaving some lacings. The aroma has lots of piney, citrusy hops, some grass, grapefruit and resins, and a sugary maltyness. It’s full-bodied and lighlty warming, with a nice carbonation. Far from dry, yet not cloying. Sweet flavor with a lovely bitterness. Grapefruit, citrus zest and pine cones. Lasting finish. This is pretty much like a double IPA should be. Flavorful, tasteful and really pleasant. 140111
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, some biscuits, malt, bread and floral hops. Flavor is sweet and bitter with some pine, grapefruit, malt, bread and herbal hops. Medium body, average carbonation.
Enjoyit (3470) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange of color with a nice white head. An aroma of sweets, pineapple, grapefruit, dill, hops, weak spiced and exotic fruits. A flavor of dill, sweets, grapefruit bitter and pines.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @tasting. Pours orange, slightly cloudy, hazy. Lemon-grass on the nose with some grapefruit also a hint of caramel. Well balanced on the tongue with a huge grapefruit equalled out with soft sweet caramel.
ktingleff (145) - - JAN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite interesting take on an American IPA. It has a nice yeasty twist, a pleasant bitterness and a beautiful complex nose
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JK (4520) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a bottle at Kyle’s tasting. Gold color. Rich, sweet malt and lots of hop flavor. Heavy palate, almost like a barleywine.
McNeillR (1239) - SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light cloudy golden, ringed filmy head. Spritzy lemon, cheesy nose. Decent bit of a hop burn, but clean enough finish. Fairly steely.
Bottle, Beers of Europe, Sinner Series Tasting
BenH (2386) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, pine and grapefruit. Taste of grapefruit and honey. Nice sweet and bitter balance.
allmyvinyl (3592) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle shared with Jeevan, from Beers of Europe. Hazy golden yellow pours, nice white head. Grapefruit and pine aromas, some sweet malt. Taste has big bitterness. quite light bodied for the strength. Creamy texture, bitter finish. Good.
Theydon_Bois (9054) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, last beer of the year (driving tomorrow night!), 30/12/13.
Very lightly hazed golden amber with a good sized off white head.
Nose is orange sherbet, caramel malt, pine resin, grapefruit, sticky tropical fruits.
Taste comprises bitter grapefruit, orange, caramel malt, floral, pine, faint soapy backnotes.
Medium bodied with a little kick, fine carbonation, boozey tones showing through in the closure.
Solid enough DIPA but a few notches shy of being one I’d return to bearing in mind the competition.