ElManana (102) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best blonde beer I’ve had in a long long while. Very hoppy, lots of citrus.
77ships (3036) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
1 week old. Sampled draft @ ZBF 2013. A murky, hazy orange with a wonderfully, very creamy white head. Nose is huge creamy caramel combined with lots of USA, grapefruit hops, thick pine, hints exotic fruits, creamy toffee, sweet & bitter balance and counteract one and another. Taste starts of with IIPA caramel, toffee, touch exotic fruits sweetness, malt base leading very quickly into very bitter grapefruit, light floral touches, leading into almost grass, strong pine resin, light exotic fruits. Very creamy body. Wonderful, makes me think a bit of Belle-Fleur on steroids.
zinneke (48) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Words cant describe how i felt when drinking this. The aroma’s, the colour, the taste.. A perfect balance between IPA and malts, brings this drink to another level of beerbrewing. I recently discovered DochtervdKrnr and i’m really impressed with their exquisit brews. Ace, ace, ace!
Gerbeer (1229) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours a yellow/brown with full head. A hop bomb. Big aromas of grapefruit and pine. Flavors of fruity grapefruit, pine, toasty malts and light sugar. Beautiful balance for such a bomb. Excellent.
gEUS (785) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
660 ml bottle at home - Pours clear dark orange with one of the creamiest heads I have ever seen, sticks like a mofo to the glass, beautiful. Aroma is is an explosion of citrus and exotic fruits; I get tangerine peel up front, peach and pineapple and soft malty and caramel notes in the back. Huge body with a incredible bitter mouthfeel, especially towards the end (before that, it is well balanced with the sweetness). Dry finish, a bit smoky. Taste of grapefruit peel, dark bitter chocolate, coffee beans (as if you eat them). Yeah folks, this is a beast, and I put right next to the Pliny The Elder. Well done!
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013
Slightly hazy orange golden colour, firm off-white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, hay, tropical fruit, pine. Hops, quite a bit of them. Bitter flavour, light sweet, alcoholic touch. Lots of aromatic hops. Creamy body, finish bitter hops, tropical fruits, resin and pine.
Great IPA. Fierce, but still balanced. I could drink this all day.
(Draught @ ZBF, Leuven 2013)
Update 12 May 2013
Compared in a tasting of three fresh double IPAs, head to head with a fresh Pliny the Elder and Borg Úlfur Úlfur, all bottled in April 2013. The Extase was the most dry one, with perhaps the best flavour profile. I was surprised there was no clear winner, I was maybe expecting the Pliny blowing the others away, but the other two stood their ground and shone brilliantly. Great beers, nice tasting!
(From 66cL bottle @ De Dochter van de Korenaar brewery)
PotjeBier (1290) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber @ home, on International IPA Day. Hazy orange color. Dense, rocky, off white head with some retention. Aroma’s: flowery hops, some resin/pine & citrus, some malty sweetness. More citrussy retronasal. Flavor is bitter, with malty sweetness for balance. Medium to full bodied. Long, herbal & bitter finish. Really excellent!
Gurthnar (958) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is hoppy, strong. Grassy, zesty, orange, grapefruit. Hazy orange colour. Taste is strongly hoppy, but in a pleasant way. Earthy, zesty, orange, grapefruit. High bitterness but has underlying malt too. Finish is long dry citrusy zesty hoppy. Dessert citrus bitterness explosion.
Cuso (3372) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from trade with Martinus, many thanks. Hazy orange color with medium off~white head. Aroma of grapefruit, tangerines, grapefruit zest, pineapples. Taste, solid malty base, followed with huge portion aromatic hops, grapefruits, grapefruit zest, tangerines. Long dry hoppy finish. Very tasty.
DutchDrebus (3088) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ZZT7 thx to martinus. Hazy orange colour with a full white head. Smells hops, fresh, fruity, pine. Tastes very hoppy, bitter, fresh, fruity, apricots. Medium body, lasting taste, great carbo.