tderoeck (5695) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
5/XII/13 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - bottled: 2/IX/2013 (2013-1122)
Clear deep orange to red beer, aery off-white to beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, lots of passion fruit, pineapple, lots of citrus, little sweet, honey, ripe mango. MF: ok carbon, medium to full carbon. Taste: very fruity start, citrus, grapefruit, pretty bitter, some honey. Aftertaste: very fruity, mango, grapefruit, bit sweet, some alcohol, soft bitterness, sugary malts, dry fruity ending.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent, i wish i could leave it as that but, toffee/caramel with a fruity aftertaste, peaches were at the top of the range. A great beer
Douberd (2963) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 330 ml. Into a tulip glass at home. ABV 8%, bottled on 2/9/13
Pours a deep orange/brown colour on the body, quite murky. More clear when hold against the light, but still hazy. Something more than one finger of head on top, off-white in colour, with good retention. Bubble islands and light lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of light pine, floral notes, grass, orange peel, light citrusy.
Taste of orange peel and citrus, grapefruit, with not so high bitterness but with a good long duration. Some malty sweetness that quickly gets eradicatd by the hoppy bitterness. Well hidden alcohol, only notable later when the beer has gotten warmer and even then only as a touch.
Medium thin body, low carbonation. Dry palate.
Overall quite good DIPA, classic De Molen
Bosbouw (1572) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heldere oranjebruine kleur met een aardige kraag. Frisse geur, fruit, hop, orange. Beetje rare smaak. Smaakt bitterzoet, grapefruit en iets craramel.
McNeillR (1576) - SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Firm dark orange and small ringed head. Biting and moreish initial taste, pithy and caramel. Really evenly spread sweetness and a nice richness as it comes to the home straight. Lovely smooth finish of warm light booziness.
Bottle, November Tasting.
cgarvieuk (16229) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home... Deep copper... Thin tan lacing... Soft dry toffee... Soft roast... Sweet toffee... Juicy maltz... Soct fruits... Big toffee... Very nice
BenH (2832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark ambwr with off White head. Strong resinous pine aroma with some mango. Taste is very resinous with lots of orange. Sweet and quite bitter. Very nice
kraddel (4329) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle at home
pours very ( extremely ? ) dark amber
very small white head
smell is sweet - almost sugary hops
taste is very sweet. hop, honey , maybe even sugar ? , prob a sweet kind of malts , too .
might very well be the sweetest IIPA i ever had ... 99 IBU but nearly no bitterness coming trough ...
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Pibar, Lausanne
Hazy dark amber color with small frothy head. The aroma is sweet, fruity, a bit sweaty. Sweet, full bodied, malty, caramel, strong but balancing bitterness, very fruity, impression of Parmigiano.
American strong, very sweet.
Very good sipper.
dEnk (4159) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ De Molen. Aroma is huge fruity american hops, big caramel and bready malt. Also rye notes and some candy like sweetness. Flavour is quite full and sweet almost cloying with a huge amount of big american hops. A bit too sweet for me but still very nice.