SimplySike (1094) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange with white head.
Aroma tropical, citrus, grapefruit, caramel, pine, sweet orange.
Taste fruity caramel sweets, big piney citrus bitters.
Mouthfeel bit thin, oily, dry.
ClarkVV (4086) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at La Fine Mousse, 4/25/15
Deep amber with some light aburn highlights and an off-white head that is medium-sized and recedes to cover. Medium-high clarity.
Ruby red grapefruit and lots of caramel and sweet cream notes in the nose show quite a bit more malt than expected. Thought the 120 would be in here just for color, but it adds lots of sweetness and breadiness. Moderate acidity, some floral notes but mostly just citrics and light pine on the finish. Alcohol well-masked underneath all this maltiness.
Flavor is just too much maltiness. Heavy caramel, doughy bread and not enough bitterness to balance. Plentiful grapefruit, watermelon and orange rind hop notes are flavorful and interesting, but just don’t do enough to combat this malt. Furthermore, they seem a bit faded, as if the keg is a bit older. Medium-full to full bodied. Nicely masking the alcohol and no flaws, but just very fatiguing on account of the massive body.
yy0pp (813) - - APR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber color with tiny white head. Aroma - Citrus, pear, hops. Taste - Bittersweet, tropical fruits, bubblegum, pine.
Borup (7135) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Tap at Taphouse, Copenhagen. Hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, spice, caramel, pine and citrus.
skortila (4804) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ restaurant ’t Klooster, Delft. 33cl sample. The aroma, has toasty biscuit malts, quite some orange and little pine. Bit hazy, orange-amber coloured beer with a thin-medium, bit off-white head. The taste is moderate bitter, has malty sweetness, oranges, some citrus, some pine. Medium bodied. Pretty good.
martin00sr (1476) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Hazy amber, small sudsy offwhite head. Aroma has sweet, dark grapefruit. Juicy flavour, pineapple and grapefruit. Solid, but well controlled bitterness. Bitter and fruity finish. Very nice.
nordic (145) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Gambrinus, Tartu.
Fruity flavour, very hoppy. Bitter. Refreshing and enjoyable. Good double IPA, far above average.
Jarastlad (49) - Arlon, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl Bottle from Miorge-Mihoublon, Arlon, Belgium.
The aroma is quite classic : citrus notes more focused on oranges. Pours a nice clear orange. Very little carbonation. Taste is intense and focuses on citrus and fruit followed by some malty caramel notes. Bitterness is not overly present but the finish is still dry and to a certain point, quenching.
Beer was a bit old, which could be the reason for the "lack" of bitterness.
Pretty good beer !
ogniskowicz (368) - POLAND - MAR 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromat: mango, cytrusy (zwłaszcza grejpfrut), lekki karmel
Smak: świetna podbudowa słodowa, spora, ale szalenie przyjemna owocowa goryczka, piwo dość nisko wysycone, bardzo pijalne.
Alkohol totalnie ukryty.
Vells (925) - Riga, LATVIA - FEB 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intense malty background, caramel, citrusy hops, lemon, grapefruit dominating, bit pine. Moderate to high sweetness for DIPA finishes with moderate bittersweetness.
Enjoyable well balanced brew but nothing outstanding.