ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fresh draught at Sunset Grill, 2/7/09
We don’t have a tap handle for this, so someone just used the Hop Ottin handle. I actually was surprised to learn this wasn’t Hop Ottin, so that’s not a good thing.
Plain old cascade/chinook-like citrus in the nose has touches of spiciness and bits of light pine, but is otherwise completely drowned out, on the end, by an overly bready/doughy maltiness and strong honey-caramel character.
An initially pleasant, if somewhat light burst of hops produces peach, grapefruit, candied orange and cherry flavors, but is gone before you can analyze it, leaving in its place honey dough and sweet caramel, and surprisingly little bitterness on the end. I’m not in to much bitterness, but this has to have more, just to balance the malts. There’s nothing bad going on here, as far as off-flavors or unpleasant malts/hops, but it’s like they were just planning on making a pale ale. This isn’t a double IPA by measure of the hops and something obviously went wrong here. Way, way, way too reserved/muted in the hop department, especially given this stuff is brand-spanking new. Looks nice, as always, from AV, though.
Iznogud (565) - CROATIA - JUL 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 355 ml from Za Popent, Ljubljana. Pours hazy orange with medium white head. Sweet malty, fruit hoppy aroma and flavor. Hoppy bitter finish. Full bodied.
miquelcrush (1172) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
yy0pp (509) - - JUN 28, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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mateuszk (178) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours yellow orange with lasting white head. In aroma hoppy - floral, citrus, pine. In taste big hoppy bitterness with great malty back. Medium carbonated, full bodied. Great IIPA!
Lothore (542) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours a orangish yellow hue with a small, off white head that leaves lacing on the way down.
S- Smell is very hoppy, a bit floral, indistinct sweetness, caramel, maybe a little pineapple.
T- Very malty, lots of light fruit, banana, pineapple, perhaps a bit of melon, with some grapefruity hops that balance the back end pretty well but are not anywhere near the level I expected.
M- Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation.
D- This was a nice little DIPA that was definitely on the malty side. I would recommend it if it is easily obtainable.
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit geringer aber schönen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig herb, fruchtig, tropische Früchte. Geschmack stark malzig bitter, fruchtig herb, minimal würzig.
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra flaske 0,355l på Bishops Arms Kiruna 20 Apr 13. Mørk aprikosfarget. Høyt luftig skum med kniplingslacing. Skummet varer lenge. Litt uklar. Veldig god aroma av tørket frukt med innslag av plommer. Syrlig fruktsmak. Stikkelsbær. Behagelig tørr fruktig ettersmak som varer lenge.
Beergeek23322 (2130) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/18/2010. From bottle. Aromas of malt, hops, caramel, citrus and spice. Some alcohol burn, but good balance of flavors and finish. Not bad at all.
hallinghansen (1870) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ bandlys blålys. Clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, hops, fruity. Flavour is hops and way to much caramel.
MarcoDL (1995) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very strong tasting IPA. Lots of malt, hops and fruits. Nice beer, but it could have been a bit more balanced.