bookman10 (731) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep golden-copper. Aroma has some floral and some fruit elements. Flavor is strongly bitter hops, with a lot of sweetness. Not my favorite approach to a double IPA--I’d rather have more citrus and less of the biscuity sweetness.
rzymol (118) - - MAR 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with medium, white, homogenous, long lasting head of very good retention and giving a beautiful lacing. Aroma of resin, coniferous needles, flowers and peachy fruits. Taste of sweet and dense malts and biscuits countered by an intense but not over-exagerated bitterness. Petfect body and oily syrope-like palate. Reminds me of good Belgian Strong Ale. A very well-balanced drink of impressive quality, not overloaded with citral notes and example that dIPA doesn?t need to be only on the hoppy side.
fugitive (1681) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color hazy amber with medium white head. Aroma fruits, malt, spicy. Taste sweet, fruits, caramel, hops, spicy.
HammerTroll (819) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2015 Hazy amber color, medium sized off-white head. Bready aroma, lots of hops, grapefruit, pine. Medium to heavy bitter, well balanced, slightly sweet, medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Long bitter finish. Very nice.
(Pivoljub 0,33l bottle)
Gurthnar (3022) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Seoul Plaza. Aroma pineapple, fruity hoppiness, then also quite strong caramelly biscuity malt. Clear deep golden colour. Good sized head, moderate duration. Taste has relatively moderate amount of hops, both in terms of bitterness and flavour, pineapple and citruses showing among the general fruitiness. Also moderate body, with moderate caramel malt flavours. It is apparent that the journey overseas impacted the quality of this beer. But it still remains an enjoyable one.
tomekboniek (237) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Butelka. Barwa bursztynowa klarowna z wysoką białą pianą, która ładnie zdobi szkoło. W aromacie, cytrusy (mango, ananas, marakuja - bardzo delikatny aromat), karmel. W smaku grejpfruty, żywica, miód z przyjemną niezalagającą cytrusowo-żywiczną goryczką. Bardzo dobre piwo!
dresden (1153) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Big juicy fruit and pine aroma. Somewhat sticky and sweet, pine hops are strong, grapefruit is big, malty and easy to drink. Cant complain
MrBlueSky93 (500) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brewdog.
Pours amber, clear, single finger white head. Pine, caramel, citrus, malt and alcohol on the nose. Medium carbonation. Taste of malts at the start, caranel, pine then massive citrus and tropical fruits. A nice balance on the bitterness! Lovely beer
BeerBaboon (1765) - FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear gold with thin white head. Aroma is caramel, birch, pine and fruity. Flavour is medium to heavy bitter, medium sweet and pine.
ABS (701) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours clear amber with a medium sized, thick, white head. Heavy resin and pine nose. Some caramel, malt and alcohol. Very bitter. Some sweetness as well. Thick, oily body. Soft to medium carbonation. More than expected from an IIPA. Resin, pine, malt, caramel, honeydew melon flavour. Some citrus and tropical fruit. Quite good. An attempt at balancing a very bitter and hop heavy beer, resulting in a bit too thick beer which is still a bit too bitter.