DuffMan (6532) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, actually probably my third or fourth at this point, and this one was graciously given by haukur-- thanks! Medium orange hue with an average white head that retains nicely. Malts are more bready/biscuity than caramel, hops lean toward grapefruit and pine, but there is an earthiness or tea-like character too. The balance here is very nice, so if you are looking for a hop-bomb then this will probably disappoint. I think it is a well crafted IIPA with a nice balance of flavours. Solid.
bjakk (296) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - JUN 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellow towards golden, nice white foam. Malt toffee orange apricot and flowers in the aroma. Malt, caramel with strong sweet hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium body medium carbon
Tmoney99 (10455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.This is a solid beer.
sic1314 (3074) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear orange/amber with a dense off white head. Aroma of sweet heavy citrus. Medium to full body, flavour of sweet mango and papaya.
alexsdad06 (5335) - Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malts, toasted bread, some oxidation, resin and grapefruit citrus, some earth, dry, moderate bitterness to the finish.
DrSilverworm (6011) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle, thanks to b3shine for sharing. Best before 300914. Clear golden yellow color. Thin ring of bubbly white head. Looks pale compared to your typical IPA. Pine, grapefruit, zest and grass in the nose. Mild bready malt. Moderate bitter, moderate sweetness. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish, Tasty double IPA. Pretty smooth and easy drinking for the ABV.
b3shine (5191) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to snifter (shared with the group; thanks DuffMan). Looks solid; light though. A transparent gold with eggshell head that quickly dissipates into thin lacing. Smells of bitter hops and pale malt. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Not bad.
hag14 (99) - Hafnarfj÷rur, ICELAND - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a nice white head. Not as bitter as expected but the bitterness seems to increase with every sip. Aromas of grapefruit, alchohol and flowers. Overall: 15/20.
Eirikur (369) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautifully balanced double IPA.
Nice thick head, fainting rather quickly.
Fruity on the nose, great thick mouthfeel.
Full rounded body lasting for a long time.
Great example of the style.
caesar (4950) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ZZT VII, thx to everyone for sharing their bottles. Aroma of lots of pine and pineapple, grassy. Bitter, bit dry. Great balance. They should make this all year round!