Beer5000 (5058) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
660 ml bottle @ Melkebaren. Unclear yellow/golden body with a big creamy white head. Aroma is mostly fruity with some spicy yeast and light malt. Flavor is quite sweet pale malt, some complex fruitiness, spicy and grassy bitterness with flowers. Fine body and fruity bitter aftertaste. It was probably a mistake to have this after an imperial black IPA from founders, that one probably took away a lot of the hoppy edge from this one. It’s definitively not made as an American IPA, that’s OK, but still I feel this beer is too sweet and I miss some fresher hops here. Must try it again later when the opportunity calls.
Pinball (11408) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear yellow, smooth offwhite head.
super nice ipa and double ipa aroma, quite tight, quite bitter, with some flowery notes too. this bottle is a little old, but the aroma is really good nevertheless. Flavor is malty, bitter and flowery hops, sweet flowery note too, very bitter, lots of both malts and hops, and the sweetness is not cloying. probably the best double ipa from belgium i have ever tasted.
witthatsbier (399) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a mid yellow with a thin white head
aroma light grain with citric acidity
taste is mildly bitter with a long dryish finish
ok but nothing special
superspak (3409) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2015 22.4 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/2015. Pours hazy bright orange color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, peppercorn, light caramel, bread, floral, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, peppercorn, light caramel, bread, floral, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of peppery yeast spice and pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and moderate malt flavors; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, sticky, and slightly creamy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Belgian DIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of big citrus/pine hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the the ABV. Very big on bright hop flavors with supporting malt and yeast notes all around. A highly enjoyable offering.
Lore (1475) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 1, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
hazy orange colour, huge, not too stable off-white head; amazing aroma of tangerine, peach, some overripe tropical fruits, grassy and resiny notes, tea leaf and biscuit; taste is the same with a bit less complexity and harmony; excellent IIPA
Franksv6 (545) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unclear amber colored beer beer with a whitehead, medium carbonation.
Taste likes hops, slightly spicy, some citrus, sweet tropic fruit.
Nice long bitter afthertaste. Another good beer from this brewery.
Icedwarf (722) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Troebel licht oranje bier met veel schuim en koolzuur. Smaak is erg bitter hoppig en kruidig, gras , lichte citrus ondertoon en zwarte thee. Smaak blijft lang hangen. Erg goed en verrassend bier.
Maakun (1536) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy dark golden with very big white head. Massive hops with mainly tropical fruits and citrus, but also some pine needles, strawberry and peach. Strong sweetness going into strong bitterness. Sweet malts, creamy, light spices. Medium to full bodied with creamy feel. Very nice!
HenriqueBraga (125) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Âmbar escuro, volumosa espuma. Bem persistente. Aroma intenso de caramelo, laranja, toranja, mel, pinho, resinoso, mas com o malte aparente também e a levedura idem. Parece uma imperial belgian IPA. Amargor bem intenso. Final amargo persistente e levemente adocicado. Corpo alto.
Vili (146) - FINLAND - JAN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Pours golden amber with thin white, lacing head. Aroma mainly citrus and old wood, some grass thrown in. Taste full-on bitter hops accompanied by brawny, malty body. A bit creamy palate with soft carbonation. Finish is soft and balanced. Good and well-made DIPA and true to the style.