tom10101 (3157) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (650 ml). Shared by sir__v at 1st RBFG, thanks! Hazy golden/orange with a medium off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is of piney hops, grapefuits, caramel, mineral notes and light sweetness. Taste is moderately bitter with grapefruits, pine, caramel, mineral notes and light sweetness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dry finish. Very good DIPA. Drinkable for the abv, tasty and quenching.
erickok (3885) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Misty dark golden body. Strong hop aroma, fresh, fruity, grapefruit, clean yeast. Strong yet pleasant bitterness. Long bitter ending, heavy stuff. (65cl bottle shared by Valentin at the 1FRBG bottle share)
BierMug (16) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours nice orange with white head. Orange and yeast nose. Good bitterness but again yeadty taste. Bit oily in the mouth, but overall a quite good India pale ale.
SimplySike (990) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl. Bottle. BB Apr. 2014.
Pours hazy orange with white head.
Aroma caramel, malts, tropical fruits, pine and citrus.
Taste strong piny bitter. nice caramel sweets.
Great Imp. IPA
bastarda (131) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
shared @ DE-CH-F TriStateTasting, with special thanks to bartlebier!
nose: wonderfully balanced hop notes, quite complex with aromas of resin, dried fruit, oranges; fruity taste, well rounded by a dry and bitter finish - a great DIPA!
jaghana (4221) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAY 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 65cl @ 1st RB DE-CH-F Tasting. A slightly cloudy golden beer with medium head and good retention. Nose is very hopy on mango, resin and almond. Aroma is rich and complex, sweet malt, caramel, toasted grain, resin, high amount of bitterness long duration, grassy hops, mango, dry feeling, good body, almond and marzipan touch, well done !
TBone (13118) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml (BB 06/2015, Saveur)
Hazy orange color, good white head. Orange, citrus, alcohol, some sweetier fruityness in the nose. Medium to full-bodied. Mellow fruity hoppyness. Drinkability is good despite of ABV. Quite sweet fruity, bitterness hits in the aftertaste. Enjoyable.
Jow (2322) - New York, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home as I watch my beloved bruins lose to the dreaded habs. Pours orange with big pillowy head. Nose is nice citrus and yeast. Tastes of tangerine, mango, yeast, ginger, and quite grassy. Lively and smooth for a dipa. Dry finish and not overly sweet at all.
mmahut (1184) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darker pale body with high white head. Aroma has a lot of fruits, mango, pineapple with some background sweetness. Taste has high fruity bitterness, mango notes, medium sweetness with long bitter after taste. Very fruity. Body is full, medium bitterness. Yummy.
Case (279) - GERMANY - MAY 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from biernavigatie.nl. Pours beautiful golden orange with large off-white head. Aromas of pineapple, candy sugar. Taste is caramel, turkish delight, oranges, grapefruit and tropical fruit. Good bitterness, ends semi-dry. Medium carbonation, medium-full oily body, alcohol well hidden. Deliciously moreish.