GRM (3081) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 50 cl, lot 590, best before 04.2015, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on July 28 2014; eye: orangey with a caramel hue, hazy, khaki head that turns into a ring, light lacing; nose: tropical fruits, dryness, resinous hops, light Cointreau; mouth: tropical fruits, dryness, resinous hops, lots of astringency, bittering hops, dry finale in resinous hops wit presence of astringency, full body, good carbonation, quite bitter, slightly sweet, harsh texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 50 cl, lot 590, meilleure avant 04.2015, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 28 juillet 2014; œil : orangée avec une teinte caramel, trouble, mousse kaki qui se transforme en un petit anneau, légère dentelle; nez : fruits tropicaux, sècheresse, houblon résineux, léger Cointreau; bouche : fruits tropicaux, sécheresse, houblon résineux, beaucoup d’astringence, houblon amérisant, finale sèche en houblon résineux avec présence d’astringence, corsée, bonne carbonatation, pas mal amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture rugueuse; en résumé : bien
Beerconnaiseur (109) - BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the brewery beer release day, served in big crystal wine glass that closes like a snifter (very important which glass to pour beer in! Not always the designated glasses of the brewers/bars are the best! Test different ones for yourself and see for yourself - try to trap the released aromas this way, in my opinion the aroma makes or breaks a beer). Full orangy citrus india pale ale with balanced bitterness (slight; thank god!). Beautiful aroma-taste balance and what a lingering mildness! 9.4 ABV, full bodied, pouring dark orange with consistent foam head. Lacing is viscosy. Plums, citrus, creamy aftertaste. Beautiful DIPA, although the title Imperial (D) IPA would be in order. Glad to have 11 left.. Gluttony all the way!
jandd1983 (2753) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at ESBLS. It poured a hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma was of citrus, mango, tangerine, dried fruit, bread, caramel and grapefruit. The taste was dry and bitter with notes of citrus, caramel, grain and bread. Thanks strykzone.
Strykzone (5067) - 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 (1381) - 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 (411) - 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 (790) - 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 (1342) - 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 (107) - 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.