tarmok (649) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6.1.16 Clear amber liquid with frothy white head. Aroma of caramel and goatweed. Tastes same, heavy sweet, medium, light sour. Medium body, oily feel, soft carbonisation, long bitter finish.
Hermod (4981) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@ Tommyknocker bar, Helsinki.
Pours deep amber with a thick white head.
Pine, resin, malt, stuffy, heavy stuff. Fruity, but not nearly as much as I had hoped for. Dried apricots, pine and sweetness. Bitter finish.
altonbrownd (4605) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Chevy Chase. 10% ABV!! Nice golden amber body body with medium, puffy head. Nose is floral, hoppy, citrus. Taste is hops, caramel, pine, oranges. Really nice. Well done IIPA.
Quick3Beers (527) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber from a bottle, thin white head quickly dissipating but leaving some lacing. Aroma of mixed tropical fruit, a little pine note in the background. Flavor similar, some guava, mango, a hint of caramel maltiness, lots of bitterness. Rather well balanced, not too alcohol-y. Good beer.
conway (2174) - - OCT 8, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper with white head. Pine, fruity sweetness, moderate booze. Rich mouthfeel. Not my favorite.
MarcoDL (3219) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at tasting. Aroma of malt and pine. Taste has caramel, dry pine, butter, mild peach and grass. Strong malty backbone and some booze. Good stuff.
MaBeer1972 (1565) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single bottle from W&M Mansfield. Pours out a deep golden amber with a frothy off-white head. Big oily pine aromas. Body is heavy with layers of strong bitter grapefruit, burnt rubber and pine. Thick sweetness in the middle followed by huge bitter pith finish. Somewhat muddled and unrefined compared to other DIPAs though.
Goodgrief (1907) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from SL. Hazy golden pour with thin head. Aroma of tropical fruit and booze. The alcohol burn is there. Loads of tropical fruits, some bready malts and a boozy burn with a spicy hop finish. This is a big beer with a big sweetness as well. It almost tasted not quite fresh and makes me wish I could get this on tap. Still, pretty good.
Beersiveknown (4409) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at home from brewdog online
hazy dark amber orange, ripe pithy tangerines and passion fruit on nose, thin pale cream head. Sherbetty, pithy, spruce, dank, sweet, fruity, minty, growing spruce, spritzy carbonation. Super pithy and bitter, honeyed malt, well balanced. Slight wintergreen and menthol notes. Long dry pithy finish. Fab DIPA.
jc1762 (387) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber into a taster showing half a finger of clean white foam.
The nose shows subtle notes of cannabis.
The palate is full bodied and well carbonated with biscuit-like sweet malts, and a slightly less hop emphasis.