yngwie (16529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 Bottle at Københavnske Øldage. Clear, golden beer with a small, white head. Very hoppy nose, with lots of pine, and beef-stock. Stinging bitterness in the mouth, with pine and beef-stock as well. Long piney finish and full body. Even though it is a nice beer, and I really like hoppy beers, it feels too unbalanced. Rating: 7-4-7-4-14-3.6. (070511)
Rerated at home. Bottle. Clear, golden pour, with a dense, off-white head. Could wish for longer head retention. The initial aroma is very hoppy, with pine, resin, citrus, the usual stuff, then the malt comes forward, with meat-stock and sweetness, as well as a little alcohol touch. The flavor is quite intensely bitter, yet under heavy influence from the malt. Residual sugar, beef-stock, pine, resin, citrus and citrus peel, some caramel and a little alcohol giving it a warming mouthfeel. A full-bodied beer indeed, finishing mostly hoppy, but there’s a well pronounced sugary touch as well. Definately not so unbalanced as it felt the last time I had it. The beer is so hoppy it feels a little astringent in the mouth, but combined with the warming sensation from the alcohol, and all the lovely flavors, it is really nice. Come on mr. Calagione, let’s have this beer in Norway! And big thanks to the_epeeist for sending me this bottle. (070906)
TBone (16197) - 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 (16057) - 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.
Oakes (15806) - 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.
Dedollewaitor (15580) - 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!
chrisv10 (15525) - 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.
MiP (15305) - 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 (15152) - 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.
jtclockwork (14999) - , 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.
mcberko (14686) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2011 12 oz. bottle, pours an attractive amber into chalice. Beautifully balanced aroma of intense hops, balanced by caramel malts and a potent grapefruit scent. Flavour is complex- high hops, but the bitterness is masked by everything else going on- grapefruit flavours are prominent as well as a considerable sweetness. Simply one of the best IPAs there is.