Strykzone (6172) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at ESBLS. Hazy golden with a white ring. Sweet tropical fruit in the nose is very nice and rich. This is a sweet beer. Fruit and rich soft malts. Not caramel. Bitterness grows and is citrus. Heat is well hidden.
Bosbouw (2455) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mooi oranjegele kleur met een goede fijne kraag. Ruikt erg fruitig, hop, orange, citrus, tikkeltje honing. Smaakt bitter, fruitig, hop, kruiden, grapefruit. Goede bittere afdronk.
venom666 (744) - Elche, SPAIN - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange color with white persistent head. Aroma is very hoppy and fruity, full of tropical notes such as mango and peach and; orange and pine are also present. Taste is intense, very hoppy and fruity. Again, tropical fruits and orange are predominant. Aftertaste is dry and so bitter, persisting for a long time. Very solid and extreme Double IPA.
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle generously shared by Finn 18.06.14. This being the fifteenth (and last) brew sampled at our XXXVI Rating Session, me and my fellow ratebeerians were probably guilty of gluttony in the form of excessive drinking. Fruity aroma. Amber orange body. Citrus, wood, herbs and dry finish.
RW80 (1781) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange medium sized head. Ok
Apperance: unclear orange with a vey nice packed (2 fingers sized)slightly tanned head, with a excellent retention.
Leaving light amount of lacing
Aroma: Citrus(lime,grapefruit,oranges), a bit of grass, spicy/peppery yeast notes int the back
Taste: Big bitter citrus and tropical fruit taste, the some sweet caramel ones, a hint of grain and pepper come in before it finishes
the fruity and piney hops come back for a bitter finish.
Medium body,creamy texture, Moderate carbonation
At first is very impressive, but the problem here is that overtime bottle it becomes very one dimensional and the diverstiy
and complexity of the first sip is missing.
This would be solved with a smaller bottle. But now the last part of the 0,5 L is he part that you start to think was it really that great.
Don’t get me wrong this is still a very good DIPA, but the first sip was really much more then good.
tricksta_p (2912) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Potent hoppy aroma of citrus and tropical fruits, pine, caramel malt. Flavour is very fruity, a little sweetness, with a long lasting bitter aftertaste. Quite thick body. Powerful DIPA.
hank37 (193) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tart citrus and pepper notes on the nose.
Head formed well, loosely packed larger bubbles.
Medicinal tastes at the front of the mouth alongside some stonefruit.
Bitterness lingers at the back of the tongue, but despite this, actually finished quite dry.
vtafro (5900) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Orange pour with tan head. Light grassy and herbal hop aromas. Pretty clean and crisp hoppy, finished hoppy.
llkc (1106) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
duft: grapefrugt. lime. appelsin.
smag. lime. citrus, grapefrugt. appelsin. gran.
Bamsen78 (4768) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours hazy amber wit airy off-white head. Clear aroma of hops, malt and fruit, with touches of yeast. Intense, bitter, hoppy flavour, with well-pronounced notes of fruit and citrus. Lingering, bitter aftertaste. Lively carbonation. Rich, round body. Good.