Jur (465) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It looks like a WeiŖen, bit isnít! Donít let the pale hazy yellow looks fool you.†
Nose is not very prevalent, but taste makes more than up for it. Hints of apricot, orange, with some rice puffs (sorachi?) and loads of hop, which linger and linger... Some saison.
Original take on the genre, not as toffee-like as many IIPAs are.
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 36cl. It pours an almost clear golden-orange body with a small, lasting, off-white head. Citrus peel, some peaches and some malty sweetness in the aroma. The flavor has some sweetness in the back, with caramel hints, fruityness and bitterness. Full body, mostly bitter finish, with a pleasant fruityness. Certainly a nice one. Bet it would be even better when completely fresh. 120302
dfearnley (1559) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
360mL bottle to flute
Sweet caramel, grapefruit and lemon, pine and pepper aromas. Slightly cloudy amber colour with a large frothy and lasting off white head. Nice long lasting bitterness with a touch of sweetness. Medium body with a creamy texture and average carbonation.
zacgillbanks (4028) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from BrewDog website. Cloudy orange-amber coloured with strong bitter orange marmalade flavours, toffee notes and a bitter-sweet fruity finish. A fantasic American style Imperial IPA!
fletchfighters (1361) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A-- Poured a dark honey color. Head started off at two fingers and finally settled down to a little under one finger. Off white colored head. Lots of sticky web like lacing. Good head retention and a well put together head for the beer. Just a little bit of carbonation bubbles at the base of the beer.
S-- Honey, grapefruit, citrus, carmel, and some pine. Honey, grapefruit and the carmel stand out the most.
T-- Once again honey, grapefruit and carmel are the dominant tastes. Pretty decently balanced between the grapefruit and carmel. Both are fairly reserved though. Not an in your face Imperial IPA.
M-- Finishes very dry. The flavor does not last too long in the mouth. That would be the honey. Does not stay in your mouth and leave a real impression like others in this style. Missing that pine feel in the mouth when finishing. Medium to lower end of carbonation
D-- not too bad
gunnfryd (13804) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is peaches, malt, hop, pine, grapefruit. Flavour is peaches, malt, hop, pine, grapefruit. medium body. Nice beer.
Leighton (17225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours cloudy gold with a fine, white foam head. Very spicy and herbal. Medium sweet, lightly dry. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Reasonably sweet with a bit of hop kick in the end. Nice DIPA.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with white head. Aroma of grapefruit and malt. Flavour with caramel, fruit and spices.
Palme (3637) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.36l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This is a blurry glowing orange-honey colored beer with a small bubbly, lacing off-white head. The aroma is fruity and caramel sweet with passion fruits, strawberries, sticky caramel and some citrus. Itís average carbonated with a slick texture. Flavors are hoppy and caramel sweet. Almost a bit pungent, but not in a matter that itís to disturbing. Some ripe citrus fruits going on here as well before it ends in a light dry tongue. An OK DIPA. 16.06.2012
ClubGonzo (5089) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a clear orange body with a big creamy head. Nice. Aroma is caramel, malts, syrupy hops, hints of honey melon and citrus. Taste is bitter grassy hops, grapefruit, melon, hints of peaches and resin. The mouthfeel is good; soft and creamy. Despite this, the overall impression Iím left with is that this is not too balanced, somehow. Or exciting, for that matter. Decent enough, though.