fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle orders hazy dark orange with medium lighte tan head laces well. Aroma is grapefruit lots of citrus hops rind and light booze. Flavor is well balanced carmel malt and strong bitter citrus hops and a floral honey sweetness ending with a little booze.
drpimento (3021) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent beer! I let it warm to a good temp out a the fridge first. Then, poured with a grand, foamy, frothy, fluffy, sudsy, cream colored head with peaks and lots of lace. Color is a hazy medium amber. Aroma is hugely hops with malt, caramel and a little floral. Flavor is like nose, but with some additional spice, pine, and old leather. Body is soft and so is carbonation, but not too. Finish is like flavor and alcohol is present not overly so. Fun to try one of and maybe come back to in a while or Iíd be interested to see how it would lay by, but couldnít call it a session in any sense.
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(330ml bottle best by 7-29-11 thanks to bu11zeye) Pours super cloudy with a light walnut color. Smell is HOPS! hops amd more hops- sweet orange, light grapefruit, sweet pinesap, some butter. Taste is hoppy, but less than the smell- more caramel and nuttiness. Hops come out as pine needles, dark grapefruit pith. Good, a beer that youíd like to just smell and not have to drink.
DutchDrebus (5536) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I enjoyed this beer very much and i think it will be one of my top beers. The colour is almost perfect to me. Nice orange, clear IPA colour. Smells really intense like hops, grapefruit, freshness.. Lovely. Smells accordingly. Great mouthfeel. I absolutely love this beer!
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lacing beige-khaki head with a deep golden body. Aromas of mangos and apricots. Flavor is honeyed malt, tropical fruit hops. Finish is lasting pineapple and passion fruit that is slightly dry.
peteinSD (1460) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy copper/orange in the glass with a thinnish, quickly fading white head. Aroma is pungent resinous pine, bitter hops, and a biscuit malt backbone. Smells better than expected. Taste is dominated by bitter hops of front, some (but not enough) pine, and a balanced malt back bone. I have not idea on the freshness of this bottle but I suspect itís months old. That said, it has held up fairly well and presents with a nice aroma, decent bitter hop taste, and a nice malt backbone that sits under the hop bitterness.
glennmastrange (2623) - 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 canít 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 (1308) - 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 isnít 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)IPAís , other than that iím deffinitly a fan and to date itís the best iíve 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.