HughConway (829) - Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange yellow, white head. Aroma is sweet and slightly hoppy, taste is sweet - too sweet - towards the barleywine side of things. Finish has a slight hop bitter afterbite.
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel Room, Quality Inn Santa Ynez Valley, Buellton, CA
Pours slightly hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape and pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel, citrus fruity and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours golden with an off white head. Aroma pine, some floral notes, malt and pine. Flavor is sweety and bitter with some point, lime and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (15382) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 12oz. A hazy, orange-golden one, topped by a finger-thick off-white head leaving some lacings. The aroma is a bit bland for a DIPA I think, sort of low on hoppy scents. Some malty sweetness. There’s the same problem with the flavor, but at least it has a good bitterness. Orange peel, pine cones and a malty sweetness. Full body, pleasant carbonation. Mostly bitter finish, with both sweetness and bitterness. A beer that didn’t ring my bells. 130809
Gerbeer (2353) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2013 650 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with light head. Aromas of tropical fruit, dough, and citrus. Flavors similar though muted with additional element of ginger and white pepper.
Sigmund (5732) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8.7%. Hazy deep golden colour, large white head. Strong hoppy aroma of oranges / orange marmalade and grapefruit, hints of caramel and pine needles. The flavour is first fruity and fresh, then a ferocious attack of piney and grapefruity American "C"-hops sets in, and leaves you with a massive bitter finish - all on a background of medium sweet crystal malts.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, herbal hops, and some onion and garlic aromas. Taste is much the same with a pine-like flavor on the finish. There is a high amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but borders on vegetal aromas and flavors with the hop profile present.
njager246 (588) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at hopcat, Great citrus aroma and taste are hops and citrus... really good!!!!!
tiong (4736) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle @ St. Urho’s Pub, Helsinki
Bottled February 28
Pours clear golden orange with a smooth head. Aroma of sweet crispy caramely malts, hints of aged hops, sweet toffee and grassy pine. Taste is sweet, malty and caramely with some aged hoppy notes, resinous grass, pine and nettles. Finish is sweet, malty and hoppy. Not very fresh, quite malt-heavy and sweet DIPA.
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35,5 cl bottle @ St. Urho’s Pub, bottled 28.02.2013
Aroma is sweet with caramel, exotic fruits, some gluey notes and biscuits. Flavour is sweet with caramel, exotic fruits and hints of gooseberry bush. Biscuits and and hints of glue in the finish. Also some woody notes at the end of the glass. Too sweet.