fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber color; medium sized creamy head. Nice fruity hop aroma: citrus fruits, with a complement of resins, and apricots, sweet and jammy. Strong body, with sweet toffee flavor; powerful hopping, with a pleasant mix of soft resins and fruits. The finish becomes more bitter.
Quite elegant. A straight and sweet Double IPA, it suits well my taste, but there is no surprise in this beer.
Leighton (18695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Quite a Lovely Double IPA. Yes, Lovely. It packs the bitte punch of most DIPAs, but with a sublte, restrained touch. Highly fruity, this beer masks its bitterness with a charming, sweet bouquet and an equally sweet first taste. After a few sips, you begin to notice the strong hoppiness, and the slightly sticky aftertaste hammers home the point. A nice departure from the typical, over-the-top hoppy DIPA. I loved it.
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to larsniclas. Amber/orange colored beer with a big offwhite/yellowish head. Pine apple aroma, citrus, bread, milky notes, pear and sweet apples. Bitter hop flavor, fruity, cereal notes, pine apple, grass, hay, strong without bringing too much alcohol.
Koelschtrinker (17681) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stimmiger, eher dunkler Hopfenantrunk mit ansprechendem Hefearoma. Dieses in Teilen milde Aroma wirkt hier etwas muffig. Die Hopfenaromen bleiben gleich intensiv, sprich auch dunkel. Zum Ende etwas intensiver, der Hopfen steigt leicht. Hefiger, stark hopfiger und frischerer Abgang. 12/10/10/12/11/11
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a clear light amber color with a fluffy white head and some sticky lacing.
S: The nose is full of tropical, fruity hops which give it that nice pineapple and tangerine aroma. There’s some definite sweet caramel malt in there as well.
T: The flavor is a bit on the sweet side with the same fruity qualities that are present in the nose. Luckily, there is a good amount of piney bitterness to balance out the sweetness.
M: The body is a bit thick and sticky and the carbonation is moderate, which helps the beer from becoming syrupy.
D: I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. It was balanced (which isn’t always my thing with IPAs) and quite easy to drink for 8.5%.
Oakes (15803) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden-bronze. Citrusy, piney and lots of sweet, syrupy malts, too. Has a more balance finish, with the syrupy stuff dropping out leaving a hop focus.
Dedollewaitor (15575) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Copenhaniacs tasting, Pt.1. Pours unclear orange with a small creamy head and lacings. Nose is fresh hops. Pine and grapefruit. Flavor adds a lot of peach and a bit of bread. Medium bodied. Dry end
MiP (15296) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught. Clear copper colour. Very small white head. Good caramelly flavour. Very clean bitterness. Good piney hoppiness. Very well-balanced.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsř’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Sweetness, sweet malty, candy, nice hoppy, grape fruity, abricot, peppery, light cheese, nice bitterness, orange, zesty, grass. Lovely high hoppy - a bit simple.
mcberko (14659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle, split with manuchampions, pours hazy copper with aan off-white head. Aroma of intense pine hops and herbal flavours (pot?). Flavour of intense herbal hops, with the herbs lingering. Phenomenal IIPA.