mansquito (5042) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
NBD, NY 500ml ($6): Pours a quickly dissipating loose head over a brownish body. Aroma is mostly malty with very subdued hops. As other people have noted, this beer might not be the best traveler, which I find strange because of the high alcohol content and what not. In any case it is not bad; it is just not all that hoppy. Kind of on the sugary side. It has a few very minor ’off’ notes. Some astringecy, and a bit of bitterness. I don’t know if I would have called this a DIPA when drinking it, but oh well. Still drinkable and enjoyable.
Miksu (5039) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at SOPP 2008, Helsinki. Reddish brown color with creamy tan head. Sweet, caramelly, berryish and hoppy aroma with lemony-flowery hops as well as grassy dry hops. Bittersweet, berrryish, caramelly and hoppy flavor with flowery, lemony and black curranty hops. Chewy and caramelly mouthfeel is detracting and masking the hops.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, diacetyl, light hops, slight caramel, and slight herbs. Poured copper/orange in color with a small, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, diacetyl, hops, and light caramel. Medium body. Slick, lightly oily, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, and diacetyl finish is medium sweet and slightly bitter. This beer did not survive the trip to the US very well.
sonnycheeba (4874) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy amber with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is floral and grassy hops, citrus fruit, caramel and cereal malt, and light earthy notes. Flavor is heavy hops with light sweet malt and citrus esters; dry, hoppy finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ The Rover, Göteborg. Medium-sized tanned head with long duration. Clear, dark reddish brown colored body. Massive aroma of fresh and fruity hops up front. Grapefruit, lime and tropical. Then a scent of caramel and mild chocolate. Taste is full malty, deliciously sweet with an intense, fruity and resiny hopbitterness. Grapefruit, pine and berries. After a while some tones of chocolate and toasted dark malts develops, giving assosiations to a hoppy Stout... Full body and no traces of alcohol, only a light heat in the mouth. Texture is smooth. Long hopbitter finish. A punchy and extremely refreshing IIPA.
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught@SOPP) Clear, dark reddish brown with a small, tanned head. Caramely-roasted-malty aroma with some grainy alcohol presence and hints of vegetables. Smoky, caramely-malty flavor with some color maltiness, licorice, peat, quite bitter and aromatic hops. Hides the alcohol well. Medium to full body with soft carbonation. Pleasantly hoppy, smoky and well-balanced.
nick76 (4368) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is beautifully hoppy with citrus, herbs, and hay. The malt is there too. The appearance is amber. The taste is like the aroma and bitter sweet. The palate is typical for the style. Overall a nice beer.
tkrjukoff (4293) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear copper brown with big head leaving nice lacing. Great aroma of piny and fruity hops, citrus fruits, caramel and maybe a hint of chocolate. Pleasant hoppy-sweet mouth feel. Flavor is malty and sweet, piny bitter and fruity. Lean palate. Finishes longlived bitter hoppy.
Cavie (4221) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy blutt59. Clear orange color with a light ring of white. Aroma is....man I don’t even know. Strange though. Flavor is slightly hoppy, with some lemon flavors that dry out bigtime. Weird finish.
DialSquare (4123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Liquor Loft. Copper-orange pour with thin bright white head that leaves a ring. Aroma is herbal, caramel, pine and citrus peel. Tastes are butterscotch, apricot, earthy hops, nuts and alcohol. Slick medium palate with little carbonation. Strange stuff this one. A unique DIPA, but not sure I’d need to try it again.