DSG (5812) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[10/18/13] Draught at Eurhop Beer Festival 2013 in Rome. Deep golden-amber. Aroma of grainy malt and musty “green” hops. Flavor has some sweet caramelly malt and pungent leafy and piney hops with moderate bitterness. Medium-bodied.
Ragnampiza (425) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - OCT 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from Birsciòp, Lecce. Served into a pint glass. Pours a moderately hazy sunrise orange, with a persistent off-white head that leaves excellent lacing. Powerful hoppy aroma typical in every DIPA, a bouqet of tropical fruits, freshly cut grass, pine needles, some bubblegum notes and a slight hint of caramel malts. Good amount of bitterness in the mouth, lovely creamy texture, and being quite dry I consider it extremely drinkable. Medium body, correct carbonation, no trace of the achool at all, but I wasn’t expecting it being only 7.8% for a DIPA. Quite impressed!
Countbeer (4427) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Served in a Van Moll Tumbler:
Medium sized white foamy head on top of a hazy yellow colored beer.
Aromas of hop fruits, peach, apricot, hay, plastic, yeast and herbal hay.
Flavours of hop fruits, peach, apricit, grapes, mango, some grapefruit, bitters, herbs, light yeasty, corn, light spicy, floral... Pretty good for a DIPA.
Aftertaste is bitter, hops, herbs, some bitter fruits and plant bitters and some hay.
Low to medium carbo, creamy lightly blown mouthfeel, medium to fuller bodied and a creamy texture.
Prokroustis (687) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - OCT 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy dark amber colour with a white head. Hoppy aroma with grapefruit, caramel, spices (mainly cinnamon), mandarin and pineapple. Balanced flaovour with malty as well as hoppy notes, with grapefruit, caramel, cereal, spices, grass, berries.
sfuen03 (334) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden body, sediment present. White, lasting and huge head. Pine, citrus and a little caramel in the aroma. Oily mouthfeel, low carbonation, smooth alcohol, fruity finish. Taste is bitter and fruity, very well balanced.
Swaroga (1342) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Hazy, orange/yellow with big head. Nose : tart, pine, grapefruit peel, some little mint, pineapple. Sip : medium body with low carbonation. Sweet and spicy from the start. Fruits and tart notes are dominating. it gets more earthy and spiced. The aftertaste is strong bitter pine and citrus seeds. Earthy herbal aftertaste on my tongue. The beer is quite complex and not that easy to drink.
jookos (2161) - FINLAND - SEP 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Orange, slight brown. Malty bready nose, with a bit of pine. Full bodied. Malts, yeasty remnants. Darker bready, almost rye- like. Good body, balanced bittered. The flavours are a bit dull though. I liked the normal IPA a lot better.
c0fein (210) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle @ home. Ordered from ABM.
Very refreshing double ipa from italy.
laiti (5694) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ RIP camp, BBE 03/2014
Aroma is musty with gooseberry bush, some strawberries and hints of hay. Flavour is hoppy with some fruity tones, strawberries and hints of gooseberry bush. Palate is a bit too high on CO2. Too much strawberries and gooseberry bush here.
tiong (3771) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Berlin Bier Shop @ RIP Camp
BBE 03/2014 - Pours golden orange with a large foamy head. Aroma of berries, caramely malts, old hops and soapy notes. Taste is sweet, sticky and messy with notes of berries, caramel, toffee and strawberry. Finish is sweet, malty and caramely. A bit messy and unbalanced, the berry notes don’t quite fit in here.