ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a mildly hazy copper color. The head is three fingers high and offwhite in shading, quickly receding to reveal rings of lacing on the glass. Ultimately, the head settles at one finger.
S: The hops here are rather spicy and piny, rather than (preferably) citrusy. All this hoppiness is hidden behind a ton of crystal malt - again, not my cup of tea. On the plus side, the nose has little in the way of booze.
T: Lots of sweet malt open the flavor profile, with notes of honey, caramel, and toffee. The hop profile here is a bit sneaky, building a mild piny tone on the finish and aftertaste. At the end of the day, though, it’s not what I’d call hoppy by any stretch. Nor is it boozy. It doesn’t really excite the taste buds, but I enjoy its balance.
M: It starts off with a medium body, but the mildly strong carbonation helps lighten it up some. The finish is dry and resiny; however, it’s not overdone. This is quite easy to sip on due to the well-hidden booze and pleasant dryness.
O: It’s pleasant and easy going, almost to a fault. I think this would be a good beginner DIPA due to its malty yet balanced nature and great price point. Still, it can’t really compete with some of the readily available elites of the style. The booze comes out strongly when it warms up, so drink it colder.
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 9%. Caramelly aroma. Clear copper colour. Big stable creamy white head. The flavour starts off quite peppery, but also malty and sweet. It has a high, clean bitterness and a nice caramelly malt flavour with a hint of pine.
tomer (1803) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At a tasting, thanks Stas., small stable bubbly head, aroma of dark bread and nuts with some jam in the back, jammy flavour with a strong shrubby herbal bitterness and some bready maltiness in the back,. Boring.
jamestulloch (1580) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Jake’s Place. Clear golden body with a thin white head that quickly fades. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of honey, pine needles and orange. Flavour is intensely bitter - notes of biscuit, orange, caramel and fresh hops. Medium body with a chewy mouthfeel. Lively fizz. A decent DIPA with lingering hop bitterness.
Pyrmont (9) - - NOV 18, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Great color. Good hoppy taste, you can taste there are 90 ibu in it, and thats not bad.
DSG (6337) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Stas & Vova. Clear golden. Weak aroma with malt, a bit of caramel, stale hops and a bit of alcohol. Sweetish flavor with malt, a bit of caramel, stale hops and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.
ken1 (1041) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
@Voldby ølmesse 2014 -
Aroma: Fruity and floral bitter.
Flavour: Very grape like bitter with a creamy mouthfeel.
Color: Golden orange with an offwhite head.
drcboehm (71) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle from craft 12 pack. Nice hop. Very drinkable. Great malt complex. Delicious.
remice2 (137) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Trouvé a Chincoteague mi Août. nez de pamplemousse sucré,quelques traces de lime poivré,des notes d’herbe et d’épices sont présent. au goût c’est presque juste amère.. super sec. coté résineux et floraux qui domine mais c’est bien fait quand même , mais c’est très amère.j’aime bien
dlovell2 (895) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a white head. Aroma is citrus with floral notes and pine. Flavor starts off caramel malt followed with grapefruit and finishing with a pine resin bitterness. If nothing else it’s got a nice label.
BBHansen (165) - Køge, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draught @ Hugos. Appearance: pours golden/orange with medium white head with good lacing. Aroma/taste: caramel, citrus, pine and floral notes.
Palate: average carbonation, medium to full body, some caramel sweetness, distinct bitterness, long duration and an oily texture. Overall: excellent pa