tandembrauer (108) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cardinal, 2014/03/24. Sweet, very bitter, well balanced, caramel. Smell of raisin.
coachd (101) - Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very pungent, hoppy smelling IPA. I could smell it while I was pouring it. Great overall aroma - fruity, citrus, a little malty. Love the champagne-style bottle; I’m including that in appearance. One of the darker IPA’s I have seen. Beautiful amber color. Giant head of foam that takes forever to go away. Head sticks around for too long in my opinion, the only thing keeping it from a 5 in appearance. Taste is all malt up front, hops only in the aftertaste and even then the hops are not all that strong. A bit metallic as well. Kind of a basic tasting IPA. Palate is fairly thick for the style with good aftertaste, but again the metallic taste comes out there. Perhaps it was just this bottle. Worth drinking, but I’ve had better.
Sigmund (5116) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8.5%. Hazy deep orange to amber colour, large off-white head. Delightful sweetish aroma of fruity American hops, notes of oranges. Very hoppy flavour on a solid malty base, notes of oranges again, the bitterness is distinct but not too extreme. A very fine beer!
Treesh (6) - - MAR 17, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrusy, slightly sweet, nice head. Barely boozy, very smooth, would have liked more hops, fairly mild and smooth all around for a brew of its type. Nice head, heavy malt, really enjoyed the beer, easy to drink.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
c/o UncleMike. Thanks again!
Aroma - this is a 1st electric wire insulation and citrus.
Appearance - nice orange/brown body; liquid is hazy; the head was awesome about 2 1/2" and beige; nice lacing as well
Taste - not super bitter, very complex there is a Centennial hop quality, a little effervescent champagne yeast about it. There is a little citrus going on as well.
Palate - the body is medium; the texture just barely oily; the carbonation average to lively; the finish almost champagne like
TomTron (376) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange pour with a soapy head. Fruity nose. Flavor is packed with citrus and other fruits hovering over a malty, caramel base. Alcohol is masked really well and it is highly drinkable.
Bygers (775) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,75l. Pours a clear amber colour with a big foamy head on top with massive lacing. Aroma has citrus, pines, tropical fruits, sweet toffee malts and grapefruit. Taste starts with sweet fruits and toffee malts, then zesty grapes and citrus kick in before bitter pines, hops and floral ending.
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desrochesb (40) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
une bière forte à tout points de vu! forte en alcool, chargé de goûts de grains multiple et une amertume qui ne laisse pas indifférant. tout ce à quoi je m’attend d’une double ipa
MrFecesious (959) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at baileys. Hazy rose/amber with a dense off-white cap, nice lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus zest, caramel, bubblegum, pine needles, juice. Taste is a forward fruity sweetness with a soft approaching hop/citrus bitterness. Medium carbonation, silky mouthfeel. Sustained dry finish. Brilliant balance.
Hartung32 (216) - Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very well balanced DIPA; great malt balance for a DIPA. That said, I actually like my IPAs balanced and DIPAs overly hoppy. Because of this personal preference, this isn't in my first tier of DIPAs.
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