glennmastrange (2530) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of roasted and caramel, moderate to heavy pine and grapefruit for the hops, moderate soap for the yeast, with background notes of date, pepper, band-aid and green tomato. Head is small, frothy turning wispy, light orange tan, with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky medium orange/brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic and bitter, then the extra long finish is moderately acidic and heavily to harshly bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, creamy with a soft carbonation and a a moderately to heavily astringent finish. Full of great DIPA flavors, if a bit out of balance, and everything else is what I like from the style.
obeast (15) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well here it goes. This is the first of hopefully many ratings. I have tried so many beers over the years I will never remember them all so this will be my virtual memory. I just bought this beer a couple weeks ago so I think it was sitting quite a while in the store. I can’t really say how long because there are no dates on the bottle but I can definitely tell with the amount of sediment resting on the bottom of the bottle. It smells very sweet, almost like a dessert wine.medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, caramel, nuts, floral, raisin, hazy, golden, frothy,
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
head: bubbly, lacing , off-white
colour: dark amber , caramel
smell: lychee, hops, orange peels, oranges/grapefruit, mangue , peaches , bitter and sweet , jummy !
taste: starts out very smooth , moyeux , caramel , sweet , maple syrup ,all of that is found in the taste altough it isn’t that sweet as it sounds !! underneath is a bitter , yeasty and very hope character that blends over nicely from the sweetness in the start , allot of fruity character too , dades, raisins, grapes, fruity hops , lime zeste , and other exotic fruity flavours end is soft but dry and with grassy /fruity aftertaste
amazingly good in my opinion and it seems more and more to me that multiple dry hopped beer or beer with high ibu tend to turn out sweeter than some regular (I)IPA’s , other than that i’m deffinitly a fan and to date it’s the best i’ve tasted from brewdog , but then again mikkeller is involved hehe ;-)
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
THOUGHTS: Very well balanced. Hid alcohol very well, too. Nothing all that unique. Just a well-made DIPA.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a cloudy, medium to dark, brownish amber with reddish orange highlights and an average-sized head that was tan with a slight greenish hint. The head mostly diminished, but left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy caramel; heavy to almost harsh pine and resin hops; and alcohol. The initial flavor was moderate to rather sweet and rather bitter; while the finish was rather sweet and somewhat to moderately bitter with a little longer than average duration. There was caramel, citrus hops, pine and resinous hops; brown sugar, grapefruit rind and alcohol. The medium to full body was very oily and then dry with fairly fizzy carbonation and a lightly astringent and lightly alcoholic finish.
Terminus (3446) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap-hazy amber with a small sudsy white head-very lumpy looking. nose of aged pine needles, reson, dark malts (carmel) -smells a bit aged and oxidized. however, knowing the 2 breweries, thats maybe what they were going for with this brew. A IIPA? tastes more like a barleywine-big musty/resinous hops (think aged bigfoot). carmel, toffee and aged resnous hops. as it warmed, there was a hint of sourness in the mid of the sip. lots of woody hops on the finish with a lingering tingle on the toungue. decent but cool that i got to try yet another beer from this brewery (or 2 for that matter)
Benzai (11841) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice smell immediately upon opening. Taste very good as well, very hoppy; just how I like it.
KyotoLefty (8480) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Q-Brick. Big earthy hops, caramel malt and dark chocolate aroma. Cloudy amber-brown color with lace. Huge hop flavor: grass, hay, lots of pine and a bit of citrus. Very nice. Great balance and complex tasting hops.
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 4, 2011
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tra le IPA più sopravvalutate in assoluto. A me non è piaciuta affatto, l’ho trovata quasi imbevibile.
Hermod (5150) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @Kitty´s, Helsinki. Poured hazy dark orange color with a thick, frothy head. Lots of grapefruit and tropical fruits in aroma. Oily. Flavor is Pine, grass and grapefruit. Sweet. Very bitter finish. Nice but on the sweeter side for me.
Koelschtrinker (14596) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hopfiger Antrunk, weich, malzig-süß. Hierbei wird die Süße intensiver, gleichzeitig machen sich alkoholgestützte Gewürznoten breit. Die Biere ergänzen sich zwar hervorragend, Höhen und Tiefen heben sich dabei gegenseitig auf, so dass es in Teilen fast etwas zu rund wirkt. In der Nase etwas brennend, durch die Süße sehr süffig. Erst langsam kippen im Abgang die hopfigen Aromen zu bitteren. Ein wirklich gutes Bier! 8/12/13/12/6/12