RasmusOtt (1062) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy brown/orange with a big head. Some hops, yeast, fruit and grass in both the Aroma and in the taste. Sour/bitter end and with a very nice body. Pretty big IPA !
gunnar (5155) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Håndverkerstuene, Oslo. Pours hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity with some faint malts as well. Taste is bitter hoppy, with some strong resiny hops as well. Minimal sweetness. A bit over the top for a simple guy as me.
Forcina (52) - Bellinzona, Rome, Brussels, SWITZERLAND - SEP 13, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I had it on tap outside brasserie 4:20 probably on of the best experience i’ve ever had. Intense aroma of hops, citrus and fruits. Complex taste, bitter bbut ok balanced. A long end.
lusikka (6043) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Tap @ Olutravintola Konttori, Tampere)
Poured a hazy amber colour with a massive white head. Lots of CO2 here. Floral hops and citrus on the aroma with a bit of alcohol. Flavor of fresh and diverse hoppiness but also fruits. Full bodied, lively carbonated with a long finish and a warming mouthfeel. Nice beer from De Molen once again.
Nickls (1815) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured with a huge head by the bar tender, way too big for the style. Slighty tan head nevertheless. Murky, dark brown orange color. Big grapefruit hop aromas, light tinge of malt sweetness in the aroma as well, caramel come in but the hops really shine. Hops are a bit soapy in the taste, slight citrus. Viscous and oily, but very spritzy carbonation,. Decent enough.
gEUS (1001) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2011 Brown/Reddish appearance, huge head on the beer. Nose: grapefruit. Quite balanced bitterness. Full bodied beer. 3.5
Re-rate 02/10/2011. On tap @ De Molen - tulip glass. Pours dark orange/amber with an egg shell head - quite persisting (no carbonation left). Marvelous nose of caramel, grapfruit and some exotic fruits. Taste is massive and is in line with the aromas. Bitter and sweet in perfect balance. Niiiice!!
ClubGonzo (3936) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Absolute monumental gusher, this one had a near-exploding cork just waiting for me to touch the metal wiring and then BANG! Luckily I managed to get most of it into a ready glass, revealing a huge, foamy off-white head looming over a dark, cloudy orange-hued brown body. Smell is earthy hops, with hints of vanilla and raspberry beneath a shimmer of potato and cellar aromas. Quite nice. Taste is not quite as good in my opinion, with boozy notes of licorice, potato and hints of dark malts and syrup. A bit harsh on the palate, but this may be attributed to the fact that I’ve been on the wagon for almost a week since I got back from reveling in far too many über-beers in Belgium on vacation. Still, this is a pretty crafty beer, and while it is not among my favorite DIPAs it’s definitely one to be reckoned with.
Mjollnir (386) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle. Pours murky nut brown with a huge and long-lasting cream coloured head. Strong aroma of pine with some and passionfruit and other tropical fruit with some earthiness in the background, alcohol when the head settles. Medium sweetness and bitterness, some honey, caramel and earthy flavours. Medium bodied, lively carbonation and a bittersweet finish.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Huge head on this. Took about five minutes to pour. By then it was a very murky dark brown. Huge tan coloured head leaves plenty of lacing. Not the best looking beer unfortunately. Big amarillo hop aromas with heaps of tropical fruits. Good stuff. Flavour is definately dominated by malt. Plenty of biscuity malt seetness and light caramel. The tropical fruits do come through but certainly do not dominate. Finish is bitter but not overly so. Some resiny hops hand around on the finish. Mouthfeel is quite full. Good but definately not outstanding.
KolonelKlink (65) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge white head upon pouring. Very carbonated! Nice orange/pineapple/graperuit and pine on the nose. These flavours continue once you put it in your mouth, but a nice malty undertone keeps the whole thing going in a straight line. Pleasant, strong bitterness lingers for a while. Very good.