TURDFERGUSON (3760) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by emacgee. Thanks bro fro ano mot! Pours a bright orange golden with a sudsy white head. Kinda smells like the Founders Double Trouble I had recently which I am pretty sure was at least 3 months old. The dude there said it was fresh, but it did not taste like it had in the past and isnít that a seasonal? Anyway, my point is that this beer tastes like a double ipa with some age on it. Or maybe this is just how this beer is designed. A strong, sweet, slightly syrupy malt character predominates the nose and it follows suit with the flavor. The lingering hop flavors are there as well but the malt seems to take center stage. Alcohol is there and evident, but not too overpowering.
emacgee (3751) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky peachy amber with a one finger offwhite head. Nose is grapefruity and piny, lots of sharp citrus zest and herbal/woody tones. Malt is pretty forward as well, caramel and bread. Flavor is rich and citrusy with a sharp bitterness and big pine/herb character. Too much interfering with hop goodness for my tastes.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[3246-20100802] Bottle. Rich hoppy resin tree bark aroma has hints of wood barrel. Clear, amber orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Bitter resin hops flavour lingers with a rich and leafy characteristic. Medium body. This is more or less the perfect marriage of breweries making an awesome beer.
(fonefan Masters Division Celebration @ The White Horse, London, England)
bb (6480) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit and pine aroma with rich malt. Grapefruit and pine flavor with summer fruit. Medium-plus bodied. Good bitterness. Sumemr fruit and grapefruit linger with pine and caramel.
zvikar (2518) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 9, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
t a tasting, many thanks DSG, pours an hazy orange with a white head, powerful aroma of peach, orange, tangerine and cheesy acids, bitter flavor with tangerines, grapefruits, pine, honey, vanilla and nice sweetness, full bodied, excellent.
andyhwcinc (1263) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2010
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I picked this up at Armanettiís in Chicago, IL, enjoyed on a early November warm night watching TV. A beer named "I Hardcore You" was something I just couldnít pass up, and Iím glad I didnít. Appearance is like a sludgy golden amber with a large white frothy head. Aroma rich in caramel malt and extensive hops. Taste is excellent and unique for a DIPA. In a way, the melding of caramel and citrus hops results in a unique strawberry-like flavor that I havenít had before. The alcohol does kick you a bit, but itís very smooth as well and somewhat creamy. Everything blends together very well though, excellent.
Taverner (1067) - San Ramon, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brutal and bitter! Awesome transeuro IPA! Pours a golden/amber clear with lots of head. Nose is juniper, pine and grass. Flavor is juniper, pine and grass. Excellent collab!
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - NOV 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At a tasting, thanks DSG: in the aroma huge hops, citrus, guava, mango, lychee, peach, rose water, very aromatic, in the flavor there is a strong malt backbone with less hoppy flavor, bisquity bready malt with some caramel, very bitter aftertaste, great beer.
ben4321 (3356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 11/5/10
Aroma: The nose has fresh, ripe grapefruit, peach, apricot, a little orange, and some pine
Appearance: A murky orangish-brown colored beer with a small, frothy white head with decent lace
Flavor: The taste is rather hoppy, like the nose, sweet citrus fruits and lots of bitter hoppiness
Palate: The body is medium-full, with soft carbonation, and it is smooth, sticky and chewy on the mouth
I thought this one sounded like a pretty good collaboration idea right here. Two of the most experimental European breweries working together on a big DIPA? Yes, please! Well, this one was pretty solid, but not quite as great as I wanted it to be. I thought it has a very nice nose, but could have been a little bigger, despite that small criticism, this is still a very good beer for sure.
edwardbass (367) - Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2010
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic brew and very well balanced. Pours golden yellow, Aroma is a bit lost on me, but thatís a running theme with me. Has the mouthfeel of a very hefty, malty ale, but has a taste thatís not so malty-overwhelming as the mouthfeel makes me expect. Very citrusy, floral hops with a solid malt backbone thatís not overly sweet. One of the most well balanced beers Iíve ever tried. Unfortunately four of us shared this 12 oz. bottle, so it was gone way too fast.