aronvarga (402) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle @ home. Cloudy; dark amber colour; short-life off white head; mandarin, pine and pineapple aroma; heavy body; medium fizziness; candy sweet and metallic bitter taste; pineapple, mandarin, peach in palate. Complex brew, but too syrupy.
GoufCustom (1217) - HONG KONG - JUL 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle bought at The Bottle Shop in Sai Kung.
Appearance: Translucent dark amber colour; One quarter finger head and off white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Small but good sticky lacing with near zero carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant and refreshing grapefruit, orange, honey, nice floral / pollen, sweet malt, lime and light grass; Aroma can be smelt more than a feet away.
Taste: Nice and refreshing sweet taste of grapefruit (fresh and juice), strong orange peel, honey, molasses, ale malt, spices, medium liquorices, strong lime and herbal grassy hops.
Body: Mid to light, thin but slick palate.
Mouthfeel: A full bliss of grapefruit and orange attack - grapefruit is intensely refreshing, fruity and juicy, back by nice and strong orange peels. Ale malt taste took a back seat, with spices and herbs take over. Wow! The 9.2% booze acquits itself very well. Always a sign for a good beer.
Hoppiness: the Amarillo put up a lively show with very nice fruit and floral nose and taste, not to mention the Saaz did well with nice spicy and herbal grassy taste. Liquorices is just right for some nice bitterness good enough to balance the sweetness. Long-lasting finish. Very nice!
After Taste: Fairly dry, sweet, spicy hoppy and very attractive to mouth.
Comments: As IIPA, I expect more and this one delivers: amazingly fresh grapefruit, strong orange peel and fresh, lovely sweetness, fragrant floral characters, strong but subtle booze, and just-right bitterness. A great IIPA from a great brewery. Highly recommended!
Jur (458) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bierkoning, Amsterdam.
Hazy amber pour, with very light white head.
Unfortunately waited bit too long to open it (bottled Feb, opened July). Missing the dryhopping aroma. Not much of a nose.
Full flavoured: strong cara, malty, slightly sour. Moderately dry finish. Not very hoppy. Nicely boozy.
HopfenWeisse (1352) - - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color with small head. Aroma is hops, mango, fruifs. Flavor is hops, caramel, alcohol.
davidm (1996) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at never stop. Different. Aromas of apple and strawberry. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, very long length. Creamy and full bodied.
Aniela (4198) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at De Molen BrewPub. Deep amber beer with a big offwhite head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Hoppy and grassy flavour wth nice fruity notes.
hawanna (2815) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: orange-amber color, minimal tan foam
Aroma: caramel, citrus, dried fruits (plums), quite sweet aroma, bread.
Taste & Palate: medium sweetness, some spicy hops, fruity, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish
SuperTiti33 (820) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
330ml, 9.2%. Impériale IPA. Fruité, abricot, pêche, agrume, mielleux. Bouche: fruité au max, lychee, abricot, aigrelet, fruit exotique, bonne amertume, sucré, vin de glace, miel finale sèche. Un petit bijou.
argo0 (12509) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Small beige head atop hazy dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some bread, grapefruit. Resiny medium-full body, some alcohol warming.
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 33 CL. Courtesy o hermod. Pours hazy orange, brown with small lacing head. Notes of orange, citrus. Pretty good.