TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darkish golden color, good creamy off-white head. Barley and rye-bread in the hoppy nose. Bready, hoppy - in the edges sweet - flavor. Medium-bodied. Nicely balanced IIPA and extremely drinkable for such a high IBU.
Rasmus40 (14262) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Voldby. Hazy orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 191013
brokensail (13623) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: I gave this one a vigorous pour into my Moonlight pint glass. The result is a dark caramel color with two fingers of a fluffy white head and some nice carbonation.
S: The smell is much more of a mix of hops and citrus than our West Coast IPAs. A nice balance of citrus and pine hops along with a sweet, caramel malt backbone.
T: The hop flavor is mostly bitter grapefruit. There is also a very strong malt component that has a very roasted, yet sweet flavor. The finish is a bit of pine and some more grapefruit.
M: This is actually quite full bodied, but that’s not too surprising for a double IPA. The tiny carbonation bubbles help to keep things from getting too heavy.
D: For a 9% beer, this is surprisingly lacking in the booziness department (and a welcome change from certain other DFH beers). That said, I still find it hard to stray from our West Coast IPAs which are just so much more hop-centric.
Oakes (13598) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber, brilliant colour; florals, herbs, caramelly nose; body is full of woody bitterness; big flavour with citrus, cascade. The bitterness really comes on strong late in this beer, detracting from the overall balance and coating the mouth. I wanted to see a more expressive nose and less bitterness in the finish.
Koelschtrinker (13106) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hopfiger Geruch, leicht nach Kaffee. Der Hopfenantrunk ist dementsprechend recht malzig und karamellig, zudem alkohlisch. Die leichte Kaffeenote ist schmeckbar, röstig. Karamellig bleibend, vollmundig, die Hopfiegkeit gerät teilweise in den Hintergrund. Sehr würzig-malzig werdend, cremig, hefig frisch, aromatisch. Sehr gut!
Test vom 13.8.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,13,12,13,12,13 - 12,40
chrisv10 (12977) - DENMARK - MAY 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy amber with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit and lots of hops.
Theydon_Bois (12870) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on my balcony of the Shore Hotel, overlooking the Pacific, that was probably the highlight of this number acquired from Surf Liqour Santa Monica, 16/04/14.
Clear golden amber with a moderate off white head that retains well.
Nose is caramel malt, straw, bitter grapefruit, bitter orange.
Taste is caramel malt forward, orange pith, bitter citric tinges, straw, light grapefruit, pinch of spice.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close laced with hop bitterness.
OK DIPA but can’t see how this acquires such high scores. I’ve had this many times in the past prior to joining RB, including on tap at Rehoboth and remember it being far better than this, perhaps an old bottle?
gunnfryd (12622) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2008 Bottle at Københavnske øldage 07. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is very hoppy, pine. Flavour is hop, alcohol, sweet, pine. Nice beer. 7-4-7-4-14. Rerated with friends at home. A pleasent world class hoppy beer. Nice
bhensonb (12587) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle; in my possession over 3 years. Rich aroma of ripe light stone fruit. Hazy ripe apricot color with a creamy beige head that flattened, laced, and did interesting things. Medium bodied, with crisp carbonation. The flavor starts with pale raisin, citrus, and something floral. The malt approaches caramel, but it is quite balanced by the hop - bitter and floral. It really pleases the mouth, and the finish is primarily dry, a little fruit lingers, and surprisingly unbitter. Well, it’s bitter, but it is so nicely set off with fruit aspects, like apricot all of a sudden. This is one of those ales that just demands full attention for savoring. This one makes bitter non-bitter, but bitter. Try it.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2007 (Bottle) Hands down the best IPA that I have tried. Pours a dark amber color with a small head. Great flavor that makes your taste buds crave for more.