Melnis (185) - LATVIA - MAY 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Barley wine tipa ipa. Loti salds, dzirkstoss. Ari zim- ka sodien bija atskarsme, parsaad atdzeseetu. Kategorija: sparkling. Nav mans stila tadel tads downrate
spacemonster (82) - Igo, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ok this is a wonderful beer. Lovely in the glass, a blaze orange. Nose is tropical fruits, pear and lemon rind. Taste is so balanced and delicious....the beautiful dry finish makes the next sip something to look fwd to. One the the best DIPA’s out there.
theOptimator (286) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is citrus floral onion. Appearance is crystal clear copper w off white head. Taste is clean malt hop flavor forward. A crisp caramel malt folllowed immediatelly by hop bitterness. Palate is crisp but has some malt as well. Overall a nice IIPA.
finol (2191) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Mikkeller Stockholm.
Pours hazy amber.
Very nice full and smooth mouthfeel. Caramel, fudge and some citrusy hops, but in total, more malt than hops.
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via trade. Medium amber with a large creamy off-white head. The aroma’s actually pretty peppery. Dusty countryside, plenty of grass. Moderate lemon sherbet and caramel-dipped mango fruit leather sweetness. Surprisingly smooth for a beer touching 10%. Slight heat, caramel and tree bark. Peppered flowers and orange peel. Moderately bitter finish. Oily, but not overly so. Crisp carbonation keeps things relatively light on the palate. Overall, quite good. The distinct peppery flavors set this apart from most IIPAs I’ve tried.
jkwalking05 (3811) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Copper in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, papaya, caramel passionfruit. Taste is of bubblegum, oranges, mango, cantaloupe.
travita (4053) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The look is clear, amber copper colored, and a decent head. The smell is fruits, hops, pine, mango, and great. The taste is hops, pine, tropical fruits, gum, grassy, and melon.
Barrelbelly (642) - BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with small head. Mango, herbal, piny, orange taste and aroma. Dry bitter finish.
Abio (1616) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber coloured brew. Hoppy, caramel and spices. Not bad at all. Maybe just a bit to simple to be with the real big players.
wyzzywyz22 (1969) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Beer Moth, Manchester. Dark amber pour with a decent off-white head. Nose was fragrant hop aplenty, booze, citrus and sweet malts. Flavour ploughed a similar furrow with robust hop bitterness and quite prominent alcohol. Overall the hops on show here are terrific and this is a very tasty DIPA. Liking all the output I’ve tasted from the Drake’s stable very much.