Temptation (220) - - MAR 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Correct, but quite bland for a DIPA. The hoppy aromas are weak and confused, and the watery texture doesn’t help. Not good nor bad. Hoi-poloi...
triskaideka (135) - Killarney, IRELAND - MAR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2014 Bottle from Tesco. Pours copper with white head. Aroma is citrussy/floral. Taste is malty/caramel/fruit cake with warmth from the alcohol. Not as hoppy as I expected with "double" in the name - more like an ESB. Nevertheless - very good, very enjoyable. Hopefully, this will move from seasonal to a regular beer. (Initial Rating: 18-MAR-14)
Tried a few (4) bottles of this - and found the degree of sweetness in the finish to be variable - some were very sweet indeed but others were better balanced.
veceo (430) - CROATIA - MAR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color, thin white head. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Aroma is malts, caramel, hops, herbs, citrus. Medium sweet, medium bitter taste. Nicely balanced. Good one.
culchiem (2479) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Deep orange with a massive head. Aroma is fruity grain. Flavor is sugary sweet, malt and grain on a dull bittersweet finish.
HammerTroll (410) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2014 Beautiful hazy golden color with nice medium white head. Nose is fruit with some herbs. Medium to full body, no carbonation. Creamy. Nice fruity medium sweet aroma with bitter finish.
(Vrutak 0,5l bottle)
vami (331) - Poznan, POLAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is mainly English style, caramel, even some liquor candy. White two-finger head, lively carbonation, clear amber color. The bitterness is rather herbal, not much fruit there. Very big malty backbone. This is really a full-bodied IPA. It could be more bitter for me and American hops would do better. It has got his grassy and liquory thing to it. Alcohol burning in the aftertaste.
fdomig (363) - München, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Aroma is light citrus, light pineapple. Appearance is pale amber with a thin white foam. Taste is bitter, sweet. Medium carbonation, very little dryness. Ok.
LarsEngen (357) - Sandvika, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle from Brewery Int. Pours clear amber with a medium off white head that leaves fast. Leaves a ok lacing. Aroma is moderate hoppy with some spicy notes. Flavour is hoppy with some tangeringe notes. Quite thin body, soft carbonation and a light bitter finish. Boring DIPA but easy and ok to drink.
ogivlado (5666) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 500ml. -from Magic Beer Room Zagreb. Golden coloured, medium sized off-white head, fruit drops in the nose. Sweet malty, fruity and hoppy with some herbal notes. Notes of alcohol in the finish. Rather sweet one and nearly not the best DIPA I’ve tried.
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Was hoping for more because the brewer usually does better than average. This however, was not one of them. Malt forward DIPA that is still in the range of a good IPA, abv-wise. Cloying cereal malts, overly sweet. Hops are the English traditional variety that no one really likes anymore.