GSH1976 (191) - Delaware, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with a bottling date of 2/18/13 so this is very fresh. This is listed as having an abv of 10.2% here but the back of the bottle says 9.0%. Anyway, it pours a light orange/amber with a slight haze and lots of head. The smell is not typical for a DIPA and is predominantly a candied sweetness, caramel malt and alcohol. Despite this beer being very fresh, and some of the reviews mentioning hops, I am not noticing much of a hop presence at all in the aroma. The taste is bitter but there is also a sweetness there. I would prefer if it wasn’t as sweet but at least it isn’t cloying. The body is medium and the finish is dry. The alcohol is also hidden very well. Closer to a barleywine than a DIPA.
Lowe1983 (1322) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of some caramel malts and plenty of citrus and pine hops. A little bit of alcohol as well. Flavor is slightly sweet at first from the caramel malts but give way to the bitterness of the citrus and pine hops. Slight alcohol warming on the finish as well.
dojken (136) - - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromen kommer starkare efter en stund. Påminner då om en barley wine i doften. En väl balanserad öl med en fin god beska som ligger o lurar länge i munnen.
Bragesnak (5328) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cockney Pub, Aarhus, Dk.
Amber with off-white head. Aroma of spruce and spices. Flavor with caramel and malt.
bth122 (1110) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. From sampler case. Poured a light copper color with one finger tall head. Aroma is citrus floral hop, caramel, pine notes. Medium bitterness at least. Medium heavy body. Big bitter finish but has a malt backbone. Some tropical citrus flavors. Good mouthfeel. Not bad.
Desverger (1153) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Fish & Beer, CPH - Golden slightly amber coloured pour, with medium white head. Aroma and taste of citrus hoppy goodness, mandarin, lemon, grapefruit, peachy, pine needles, sweet caramel malts, good bitter finish.
Dal9000 (132) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost sweet honey flavor with a finish of cinnamon spice. The hop flavor is much later after swallowing.
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Patrik (189) - - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Klassiska IPA dofter med blommor å ganska lite frukt . Lite pilsner toner. Mjuk krämig smak med viss sötma å pilsner inslag. Bra sommar Dipa . Men men lite mer tunga fylliga friska frukter saknas..
Valgreen (421) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ cockney pub. Clear orange, medium white head that last, good lacing. Aroma and taste, hoppy, fruity, orange, piney, malty. Bitter pine aftertaste, with hints of alcohol. Lively carbonation, slightly oily mouth feel.
malrubius (1559) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Save On. (Labeled 9%) Bright clear new copper with lasting flat head and nice lace. Mild aroma of pine grass flowers. Dry complex toasty crackery sweetness with a mild peachy sweetness and fairly assertive woody pine resin and some rind dry slightly lingering bitterness. Effervescent medium body accentuates the bittering hops. Pretty much fucking nailed it. Way underrated. Excellent.
Jorn69 (494) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Omena Hotels, Köpenhamn 7/2-2014. Flaska från Kihoskh, Köpenhamn. Fruktig och medelhumlig, en del sötma, citrus, låg till medelbeska. Ganska kort avslutning. Lite för tam och försiktig.