dEnk (3135) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ press Deanís button tasting. Aroma is hoppy and fruity, some caramel. Flavour is quite bitter and sweet at the same time. Great
kermis (3730) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Press Deanís Button tasting. Pours clear orange amber with an off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, fruity hops, grapefruit. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Zer0 (826) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper. Aroma is grassy, grapefruit, sweet malts and citrus. Medium sweet and quite bitter. Nice. Full bodied and medium carbonation.
sic1314 (2007) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured medium amber with a small disappearing white head. Aroma of zesty citrus, soft malt. Medium body, flavour of sweet, deep tropical fruit.
deanso (4155) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared @ JMDST
Thick creamy white head. Cleat golden/amber pour. Nice smooth bitterness. A lovely DIPA. Very drinkable/enjoyable
Philym (358) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear medium amber with a 2 finger thick off white head.
Aroma: Biscuit, pine/resinous, syrup, apricot/mango, subtle marzipan and vinous/spiritous notes.
Taste: Medium sweetness, medium bitterness and low sourness. Syrup/honey sweetness with biscuit and an apricot/mango fruitiness.
Palate: Thick rough texture, medium body and mouthfeel, average carbonation, and astringent. The finish lingers with an initial fruity sweetness and maltiness. This is then followed up by bitterness and a slight alcohol warmth.
Comments: Tasty and left a glass lace.
MannyGoldberg (105) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Stormbird- 4th September 2013. Bottled in February. Deep golden colour. Tiny bit of head retention and minor lacing. Nose is quite orangey but quite quickly a fair bit of malt and alcohol punching through, probably due to the age. Full satisfying mouthfeel with a pleasing balance on the booze. Lots of marmalade. Probably a lot better fresh.
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nealblind (379) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange pour. strong aroma of peaches and grass hops. Tastes of medicinal hops, caramel, warming alcohol. Bitterness is well met with alcohol and sweet. Mid thick palate, but relatively light for such a strong one. Well balanced.
pinkie (321) - New York, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear and deep orange color . Darker than you might expect with an orange tinted head of creamy off white foam that settled reluctantly to a thick layer on top. Then a ring and cap, Then a film, and plenty of loose bubbles. Sticky lace and plenty of it. Looks thick.
Nose is ripe oranges. Itís the juicy part of the orange with the pith and the sweet zest of the fruit to back it up. There is a little tart grapefruit on the nose and a moderate pine. Those pine needles are light but dry. The malt has plenty of caramel sweetness on the nose which makes me think this might be a little heavy. Thereís some tropical fruits int his and they are exotic. i want to say guava or papaya but I am just not confident enough to name them. They lend a deep sweetness to the nose.
Taste is dense with sticky sweet oranges to greet the palate. Like fruit candy with the malt sweetness right behind. The malt is full. The grapefruit make the mouth water and pushes it across the palate and the pine stays pretty light. The body is full and has moderate carbonation. Itís a little chewy. Pretty sweet and thick on the palate. There is a wonderful hop bitter and some nice oil to save it through an aftertaste that lets all that fruit sweetness accumulate. The malt really does itís job to balance the bitter and if only it were more breaddy and a just a tad lighter.
While this drinks the fruits play out more and more to the delight of the palate. You get used to the sweetness and accept the moderate heaviness and stop begrudging it. Of course that could be the abv talking. There is no alcohol on the nose or on the palate and itís only at the bottom of the first glass that I start to notice the warmth at the back palate. While itís raw and unpolished in some ways itís not a bad drink. Itís not light but it is flavorful and has a certain mettle and a nerve towards it ís character that makes me think they took a chance. I like that.
tderoeck (3640) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 7/VIII/13 - 1Pt. 6 Fl. Oz. bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: n/a (2013-700)
Clear red amber beer, creamy irregular yellow head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: honey, sweet malts, very fruity, toast, molasses, some citrus, sweet ripe apricots and red fruit jam (which you can often find in American barley wines). MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet sugary start, malts, honey, citrus fruits, grapefruit bitterness, bit grassy. Aftertaste: citrus, sweet honey flavours, pretty bitter, grassy notes, grapefruit, piny, passion fruit, sweet mango. Hell yeah, great stuff!