TBone (15911) - 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.
brokensail (15600) - Dublin, 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.
Beerhunter111 (15451) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit mittelmäßiger Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, fruchtig, malzig. Geschmack sehr malzig fruchtig, stark exotisch fruchtig, wunderbare Aromen.
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at CPH festival. Clear gold with off white head. Moderate hoppy and malty. Very well balanced. Bitter sticky. Surprised how moderate/well balanced this is!
Oakes (15292) - 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.
MiP (15183) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at KØ07. Clear copper colour, very small head. The flavour is very malty with a good pepperiness. Fat and sweet and nice.
Theis (15096) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear amber - white head. Weird thick feeling, high malty, sweetness, a lot of hop, resin, high bitterness. burning feeling on the tongue.
chrisv10 (14813) - 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.
jtclockwork (14594) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally rated this. I have no idea what took so long. Pours a clear amber with nice white head. Nose is very floral with lots of hops and citrus. Taste is citrus, bushel of hops, dark malts and almost a bourbon taste in background.
gunnfryd (13975) - 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