Suttree (6010) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
You know what I think is overrated? balalnce. When I hear people talk about a balance in beer as some sort of holy grail, I usually have to strain to keep from rolling my eyes and think to myself that balance usually means boring. That being said, this was a perfect balanced beer, with a sturdy malt base - a lot of chocolat eand caramel paired with a solid grapefruity hop that remains in sync from the first sip to the finish. And the beer continues to reveal new flavors as it warms - some smoke, some citrus. Really nice stuff.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Typical american style IPA. Light brown colur. Lots of hops and bitterness. Anyway quite tasty beer. Hints of grapefruit. Shared with Mirjukka and FatPhil in Pikkulintu.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Bitter and Sour 2008. Shared with FatPhil &JK54B
Scent:strong pine hops
Taste: strong hops,pine, grapefruit bitterness. Typical American IPA
speedywinger (29) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the depanneur down the road from the Dieu Du Ciel Brewpub. Thick beige head atop a cloudy auburn color body. Outstanding lacing...like other beers from this brewery. Strong aroma of hops, fresh earthiness, pine, and orange peel (or some under-ripe fruit). Flavor is piney with caramel malts and honey. Soapy long finish. Very nice medium body IPA. Props to Dieu du Ciel for another fine brew.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Dave. The beer pours to a deep amber body with a really creamy off-white bubbly head. The aroma is extremely hoppy with strong grasses and weeds with herbs and a strong cereal grain. The flavor has a bitter grassy hop and earthy Chinook or something like that. Dark amber malts. Bitter grassy palate. It’s dense and moderately bodied.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with big carbonation bubbles and a medium off-white froth on top. Sweet waxy malt, honey, and very fresh grapefruit hop aroma. First taste is honey, grapefruit and a little bit salty. Finishes with quite a bit of dark caramel malt, honey and pine. A very rich bold malt. Trademark Dieu du Ciel spiciness. Medium light bodied, lots of smoother carbonation. [anything garlic pairs well with this]
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(33cl bottle) Small beige head atop clear, dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/floral, caramel, some grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, some caramel, nectarine/mango, light bread. Soft medium body with light acidity. Seems more like a hoppy amber than an IPA, though it’s quite tasty however it’s categorized.
TBone (15911) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color, small beige head, lace. Piney, ryeish fruity hoppy nose. Pale malty, very bready hoppy, bitter flavor. Very IPA-like, malty pale ale. Long bitter aftertaste.
jazz88 (2655) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A cloudy orange amber color with an off-white head. A citrus and fruity hop aroma. Earthy, pine, and caramel with a nice bitter finish. Well balanced.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle courtesy of NimbleProp Thanks!!!! This is a definite malt balanced IPA, going for a good flavor rather than eccentric bitterness, its very easy drinking and goes down smooth with some cararmel and light bitterness in the end... leaves almost no aftertaste.... not bad.