Jaksmart (357) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice clear amber colour with a beautiful creamy foam with nice retention. Aroma is a symphony of exotic fruits, hops and well-balanced malts. Lots of pine, simcoe, mango and caramel. Also some sugar and maybe a slight bit of honey. Taste is equally equilibristic and awesome. The sweetness and bitterness is perfectly balanced, and, coupled with the many exotic fruits, this blend becomes a better beer than either of its contributors. Carbonation is mild and pleasant and it reveals little of the high alcohol content.
Hair6a11 (1238) - Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Local Option ; Pours a solid dark, cloudy golden hue with whitish head I guess (low level lighting) - I had this one right after the Green Gold; Anyway - Poured into a trappist glass, I guess. Which I find questionable - Whatever. Nice lacing here in comparison to the Green Gold - Aromas are fairly similar - a floral bouquet on the nose with an earthy quality as well. Flavors are much bigger though, sticky to be sure. What this brew retains is that creamy element which I do quite enjoy as its a bit different than what I’ve come to expect from an IPA of any kind thus far - Nice earthy malt tones try to overcome the very big bitter piney floral hops - Again I don’t get much citrus here, however, which is my only disappointment. Excellent brew
tomer (1369) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At a tasting, many thanks DSG, smallish head, hazy deep rusty orange colour, aroma of herbs, sweet grapefruit and lemon, flavour of citrus, tea, herbs and some floral notes, strong and mellow bitterness melding with precise fruity sweetness to create a wonderfully balanced finish. Very good and satisfying.
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle.Pours a cloudy amber with a full poofy head.Nose is pine and citrus hops with candied malts.Taste is sweet candy malts,bitter,pine and citrus malts with a creamy malt backbone.Big time IPA.Wow!!!!
JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good, fine yellow head over veiled amber-orange beer. Grapey aroma, cake, some nutmeg and fresh baconfat. Very present rich-estery hoppy nose. Bitter, resiny, grapey flavour with again meaty/fruity esters behind; X-mas pudding; mandarines retronasal. Rich body, viscous, warming. Long petering out of the main taste. Quite good IIPA, certainly not the strongest, nor the bitterest, but rewarding.
pantanap (3328) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mikkeller hardcore you. Draft at bier temple amsterdam..... Pours murky medium
caramel brown with a thin to medium soapy white...aroma of sweetened
caramlozed cruit and pniapple juiciness. Mostly swee ... Flavors a
supremely sweet with caramel/toffee with sweetened pineapple and
tangerines with an assertive citrus rind bitterness. Syrupy bodied
with medium carbonation. A little too sweet for me but ok.
DSG (4715) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting. Hazy orange with a white head. Hoppy aroma of citrus, some piney notes and some tropical fruits notes. Flavor has some slightly biscuity maltiness and a bit of caramel, continues bitter and hoppy with some citric notes. Medium-bodied. Tasty and pretty easy-drinking.
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap på Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico 4 Okt 10. Dyp rødbrun. OK luftig skum. Sterk fruktig aroma. Smaken er eksplosiv med mye frukt. Litt malt. Pærer. You name it. Toppøl.
Rune (6965) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muddy orange in body appearance. Off-white patches on the surface. Powerful hoppy aroma with sweet dark malts behind. Heavy hopped with citric shells combined with sweet caramel malts and a spicy touch. Long-lived dry, bittersweet finish. Rather heavy too drink. A solid nightcap, it really was. Half pint from tap at Cask Pub & Kitchen, London 4 Oct 10.
gvmdw7 (180) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange hued with a big head. Earthy flavor behind a hop explosion. This beer was phenomenal! I would compare it to Pliny the Elder. It was light on the palate and had a huge hop character to it. Don’t let this one pass you by if you have the chance.