Migmar (214) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dry, some grass and spruce, earthy too. Hoppiness not too overboard, reasonable bitter. Yet somehow harsh and not very balanced. Appreciate the homage to Darwin, not sure if he liked beer though.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: A messy and very yeasty dirty blonde semi-hoppy beer of some kind
How: Bottle 500ml Consumed 3 months before expiration date
The look: Cloudy blonde-orange body topped by a large off-white head leaving a moderate amount of lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is sports locker, citrusy hops (apricots, grapefruits) and banana peels yeasty esters. Taste is also has a dirty component to it. Again, sports locker comes back to mind, some caramel, marmalade, banana puree, grapefruity bitterness, orange peels, Caesar salad dressing (I’m not kidding!), quite a bit of yeast (dirty mishandled yeast) and bread crumps. This beer is total chaos, but no an unpleasant chaos. An overall sensation of moldy/rotting bread. Sweetness level is a bit too high for the style and bitterness is far from assertive. So what we have left is some kind of yeasty half-bitter dirty amber ale. Drinkable, but not enjoyable. Nothing really memorable here, but I drank it anyway because sometimes I’m just so thirsty for a beer. The rest of the time I’m asleep.
Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Green Lion Inn in Malmo, Sweden. Recommended by bartender. Pours a hazy golden hue. Like a hefe. Powerful earthy citrus nose. Some West Coast hop action mixing with some Old World hoppiness. Very nice nose. Great mouth feel. Heavy body, probably due to a hell of a grain bill, but with a lively crispness. Different from the American IPAs that are my go-to brews. Very interested in the yeast used for this beast. Very enjoyable Danish IPA. Highly recommended.
DutchDrebus (3336) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My rating got deleted by my mbile phone. Too lazy to type it out again. Short version: nice beer, not realle a double ipa because of some red feuit influences.
Benzai (6229) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear amber color, medium sized off-white head that leaves a nice lacing. Smell malts, fruits, lightly yeasty. Taste malts, overripe and dried fruits, medium bitter. Weird, nothing like any oher double IPA I know. Medium to full carbonation, medium body.
Meilby (6228) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ CBF 2012
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, floral and grassy hops. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long sweet malty, dried fruity, creamy finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
str0mma (20) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Grain, fruits, booze
Appearance: Golden with a short lasting white head
Taste: British hops, malty, quite barley wine alike
KingCecil (2028) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.... It pours deep hazy golden/orange with a small white fluffy head..... The aroma is caramel, fruits, melon.......The flavor is sweet, toasted malts, flowers and caramel.....
Beerhammaren (856) - FINLAND - MAY 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy orange with a foamy head. Aroma is fruits, hops and malts. Some nuts, too. Flavor is fruity bitter. Some alcohol and hops. OK!
_angst_ (2257) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Bishops Arms Örebro. Pours hazy golden with a very small white head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is very sweet and malty with caramel, honey, sweet dark bread, golden syrup and hints of grass and orange zest. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter with caramel, honey, orange peal, grass, pine, sweet bread, overripe plums, mango and pineapple and hints of metal. Mouthfeel is round, sticky sweet and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with bread, honey, grass and orange peal. I remember pouring this down the drain the first time I tried it about a year ago. Found it incredibly sweet and not at all good. This time I wanted to give the beer another chance and was more prepared for the sweetness. It’s still not my kind of IIPA but it’s still a pretty good beer.