fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a moderate head. Aroma is heavily hopped. In the mouth, the hops are well balanced to slightly sweet.
yespr (31624) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl oz bottle@Ølbaren, thanks to Ungstrup for sharing. Pours hazy orange with a lacing head. Thick dried fruity and citrus fruity aroma. Dry raisin flavour. Heavy malty caramel flavour. Slight spiced. Goes quite dry in the bitterfinish with a warming alcohol.
Ungstrup (29661) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A slightly hazy dark orange-red beer with a huge orange head. The aroma is sweet and very hoppy giving it citrusy notes of lime, grapefruit, and oranges. The flavor is powerful with notes of caramel, hops, grapefruit, and lime, the alcohol lingers in the background. The end is very bitter - no wonder at 112 IBU’s.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Vintage 2005. Clear amber colour. Hoppy, caramelish notes. Loads of sweet caramel malt, loads of aroma hops but somehow I had expected more of this. Just glacing a sweet caramel base with a ton of hops doesn’t necessarily make a great Double IPA. I want some more complexity here. Will this grow with age or just grow tired? 120805
joergen (21291) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled at RBESG 2005.
Clear orange coloured with a small off white head.
Sweet aroma of caramel, hops and pine needles.
Sweet flavour of caramel, hops and pine needles.
Long hoppy finish.
oh6gdx (20821) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark golden colour, beige small head. Sweet fruity aroma with weak alcoholic hints. Sweetish alcohol and fruits in flavour. Sticky palate. Hoppy flowery aftertaste.
omhper (19797) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Hazy orange/amber. Strong aroma of grapefruit and alcohol. Sweet and sugary, boldly malty. Full bodied with clean mouthfeel. There’s lots of pine needles, resin and syrup. The finish is resiny and really bitter. I am really a fan of the older products from Avery, but the new extreme ones seem always to be raw and primitive in mouthfeel with excessive alcohol and syrup. They try to hide these shortcomings with ridiculous amount of hops. Despite this, I don’t think this is a bad beer, but I don’t like they way this great brewery is taking.
anders37 (17201) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark orange colour with a small white head. Sweet malty and very hoppy aroma with hints of pine needles. Sweet malty hoppy flavor with hints of citrus and pine needles. Sweet warming hoppy finish. A nice one.
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color; small head. Very nice hop aroma, fruity and a bit resiny, with caramel. Full body, a bit oily; good malt flavor, toffee; high bitterness of course; salty, with a hint of sweet liquorice and macadamia nuts. Excellent, but I have the impression that it’s not fresh enough.
cgarvieuk (14960) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at toms ... Copper colour ... Good american high hop ... slightly sweet high hop ... intense lime citric piney hop ... Very full flavour ... very intense ... lots of lime tart sweetness. A great beer. Like tom i could easiy have had the full bottle.