MaartenRF10 (1689) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost clear amber beer with off-white head. Nose is delicious fresh floral fruity hops. Taste is mango, some hop bitterness, with sweet malts backing it up. Body and carbonation are fine.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, hops, grapefruit, pineapple, citrus, and tropical fruit. Poured orange/amber in color with a tiny white head around the edges only. Cloudy. Not sparkling. Full of tiny and small-sized particles throughout. Tiny lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, grapefruit, citrus, pine, resin, and some oranges. Medium body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Malt, hop, citrus, resin, slight pine finish is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. 9.2%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
Saurononline (135) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just tried it this Christmas and it was a perfect combination with Cheese, better than average.
Storm_Warning (82) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Currently drinking while typing. First thing to hit you is the aroma of this beer, after pouring it gives you a wonderful full aroma of pears, peaches, apple, floral hops and gentle malts. The head on this beer is non existent which is a shame, and what I did get out of it dissipated in seconds leaving a view of the pretty golden hazy amber beer underneath. The taste is also exceedingly good full of floral hops, dry sugar, pear and a nice apple hoppy after taste that stays in the long run. A lack of carbonation makes it feel a bit thin in the mouth and not as good, if it held better carbonation it would be a seriously good beer! Worth buying for the aroma alone I think, but I do prefer De Molen’s Vuur & Vlam to this despite the different styles. Worth trying though!
_angst_ (3451) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle @ The Rover on January 19. Pours cloudy pale amber with a small creamy white head. Smell is malty sweet with pine, unripe peaches, grass, lemon zest and grapefruit. Taste is sweet and malty with peaches, mango, caramel, grapefruit, pine, grass, wood and some resin. Finished is sweet, bitter and fruity. Balanced and quite nice.
gnoff (8393) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle at City Pub, Göteborg, on January 14, 2012
Date on bottle state 05/09/2011
Hazy amber color, small white head. Hoppy, citrus, bitter almond, cheese scent. Malty at first, caramel taste. Fruity and alcohol, sweet aftertaste. Medium to moussy mouthfeel, high bitterness.
Scent is a bit off, taste is better. A bit too evident alcohol.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dated Sept 5, 2011. Pours a green-amber with a thin white head. Aroma is fruit, pineapple, citrus, apple, pear. Taste is vanilla, bitter, dark fruit, light caramel, citrus. Mild considering the strength. Drinkable, enjoyable.
jcwattsrugger (11436) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-shared by jtclockwork-pours light gold with a disappearing white head. Aroma is spice/resin, light malt. Taste is spice/resin hops, some light malt-caramel.
Maris (1137) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330ml bottle on 27/12/2011. Pours an extremely murky dark apricot with lots of light yeasty chunks, and a billowing head, due to the excessive carbonation (took quite a while for the head to die down to become drinkable). Has a moderate but pleasant fruity, caramel, honey aroma, which is not over the top by DIPA standards. Flavour wise, it’s very sweet with caramel, toffee and fruity notes. But it’s remarkably lacking in bitterness for a DIPA. I’ve had the standard pale ale with a bigger hop kick. The texture is fairly creamy. Reasonably enjoyable but a long way from being top flight.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Amarillo IPA
Date: October 08, 2011
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: opaque burnt orange, dense beige head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, lots of floral hops, touch of earthy funk
Flavor: big funky hop flavor backed by sweet caramel malt, light citrus, fruity tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4