mkel07 (4836) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle from Archive. Pours a dark coppery red colour with a big rocky foam. Awesome hop aromas are very good, fall and piney. Strong flavour which is very intense. Full body ad strong aftertaste.
drjoeng (619) - SINGAPORE - JAN 10, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured out a brown Amber. 16ºSRM.
Nose has some nice pine, orange, tangerine sweetness but with a lemon tartness.
Mouthfeel is soapy. There are full-bodied roasted malt flavors of caramel, toffee, and a wonderful creme brulee sweet richness, this is accentuated by some nice vanilla hints. There is a beautifully rich sticky date pudding sweetness. There is marmalade palate with bitter, sweet, tangy and even the briefly alcholic tang of a wonderful Orange marmalade that I had made in Tasmania. There is also the palate of a single malt whisky with a slightly cloying mouthfeel, then a subtle smoky sweetness then it’s all in the back of throat and nose.Nutty and sweet like freshly roasted chestnuts.
The hop ride is bitter up front with a resinous hyssop like body, then sliding into bitter slightly herbaceous haze.
Finish is short medium and has the aftertaste of a macadamia chocolate chip cookie.
Goes on Favorites List! All times favorites list!! A real sleeper hit because I came at this one with zero expectations.
jesperhammer (3922) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
10-MAY-2012, bottle @DØE Ølfestival 2012.
Hazy orange with lasting beige head.
Hoppy, fruity and bitter.
Creamy, long bitter finish. Sweet fruits and hoppy bitterness hand in hand. Nice malty fruity backbone.
Really good. IIPA’ish.
Istur (15) - ITALY - SEP 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Una birra bilanciata e buona, gusto da ipa ricercata. Colore ambrato scuro e schiuma quasi cremosa e persistente.
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 15/08-2012) Large beige head, unclear amber color, hoppy aroma, good bitterness. BB date 12/2013.
chrisv10 (14133) - DENMARK - MAY 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ DØE Øl Festival 2012. Hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, little caramel and a little grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, little caramel, little grapefruit, little sweet and medium bitter.
daje (3163) - NORWAY - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Open Baladin Roma, august 19th 2013. Hazy orange body, big beige head. Aroma of caramel, grapefuit, peach and flowers. Taste of lots of crystal malt, several tropical fruits, yeast. High bitterness and very dry aftertaste.
shoulderbroken (3320) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Gar Eden. Very fruity, slightly funky barrel taste, gum tape. Light bitterness followed by funky sweetness. Peach, and something citrus. Bit of gin! Weird yeastiness.
HKdIPA (611) - HONG KONG - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Craftissimo at home. Hazy/opaque dark amber pour. Hoppy - pine and fruit - biscuity aroma. Taste is similar - big bitter hops with healthy malt background. Very bitter finish. Much more traditional flavor profile than other Borgo beers - really good IPA. Big flavor, very bitter, but balanced. Yum.
Westchesterco (1654) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at rustico on Alexandria it is a clear amber with a slight head. The aroma is citrus and pineapple the taste is bitter and the pineapple resonates at the end