bartlebier (1555) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2014 Draught@ZBF 2013 and BBF 2014, joint notes. Original upfront Simcoe and ¿Centennial/Chinook harshness accomodated and cushioned by soft yeast profile and luscious pillows of malt. Bitterorange and lychee bitterness and canned peach dominate over citrus rind and pine. Another exquisite blend of BE (balance, yeast) and US (hop profile, dry ale) traditions, and in that sense far more subtle than the hybric "disturbingly good" epitet would lead one to suspect. // Rerate 65cl bottle bb 02/2015 @1st Freiburg Tri-state tasting. A layered wealth of exotic hops create a vibrant feel to a rich almond biscuit (UK) malt base. Very well done, especially keeping some of that DvdK trademark BE yeastiness to link hops to malts. +0,2
evergreen0199 (1942) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brugge beer festival 2014, Belgium. A hazy golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, tropical fruit, malty, marmalade and bitter with some sweetness too.
Gerardgathier (266) - - FEB 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
orange beer with big white frothy head,
floral fruity aroma, some piny and yeast in aroma.
grapefruit bittering aroma, slight dry finish.
medium body medium carbo
ruigo (1037) - PORTUGAL - FEB 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared a 33cl bottle from Mi-Orge Mi-Houblon. Pours a dark golden colour with a fluffy big white head. Aroma is hops, fruity and floral. Average carbonation with medium body. Taste is really bitter. Like a kick extending to a long bitter and dry finish. Overall, a very aggressive but delightful beer. Another one please.
Anatole (90) - BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Forte amertume persistante en bouche. Bon retour.
Orange, raisins, agrumes et un peu d’épices. Une excellent IPA !
hobsch (420) - Cologne, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0.66l. Pours hazy orange with medium white head. Aroma is resin, floral, grapefruit, yeast. Taste is medium sweet, medium to heavy bitterness, grapefruit, resin, citrus. Aftertaste is heavily bitter, with a sweet and fruity touch. Excellent IPA with a good balance.
Beerhunter111 (6909) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Helle bernstein Farbe, schöne stabile Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig würzig, hopfig, fruchtig. Geschmack startet süß malzig, dann kommt eine angenehme fruchtige Bittere die sich etwas hält. Leicht alkoholisch.
Dedollewaitor (13766) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Dranken Geers, Ghent. Pours hazy orange with a creamy large head. Sweet tangerine, orange and mild yeast. Flavor is Belgian yeast, pine, grapefruit and citrus. Dry and resiny. Crisp and oily. Delicious overall.
Saeglopur (273) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierkompass.de. Golden to amber, hazy body, with medium, frothy and creamy white head, that leaves a fair lacing. Nice, fresh aroma of grapefruit, citrus, some mango and other fruits, candy, grassy notes. Taste of grapefruit, candy, some tropical fruits, yeast, grassy and bready malt backbone. Mouthfeel is medium, pretty creamy, with a lively carbonation and a complex and alcohol warming finish, with bitter grapefruit and lemon peel, some fruity and candy sweetness and also pretty dry. Tasty! Although I’m missing a bit more of the noble Belgian yeast, this is still one of the very best Belgian DIPAs, greatly balanced and with interesting aromas!
Cunningham (4340) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Hazy golden color with a fine white head that leaves an ok lacing.
Aroma: Grapefruit hoppy, mild fruity and malty.
Palate: Medium + body. Slightly sweet and a nice bitterness. Average to soft carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Lovely tasty grapefruit hoppy, tropical fruity, malty and some alcohol coming up in the end.
Overall impression: Tasty and pleasant evening sipper.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Martinus