obguthr (4599) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rather pungent odor of feet and apricots, not so good but strangely not so offensive. Clear auburn, thin cream colored head. Medium body. Peach and apricot with tastefully complimentary maraschino notes. Orange peel and lemon grass also present, particularly in the end. Alcohol hidden. Not so in your face as a lot of DIPAs. Very drinkable, which I personally prefer in a DIPA. Very good.
nick76 (4314) - 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.
sonnycheeba (4251) - 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.
Pyrmir (4228) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Copper with small white head. Aroma of pine and flowers hop with malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with a fairly balanced hop punch; pine mostly.
tkrjukoff (4172) - 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.
olsvammel (4140) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It poured a dark hazy reddish liquid, with a small light dirty orange foam. It had a strong smell of caramell, malt, bread, something sweet and alcohol. It tasted of caramell, malt, something sweet and had a warm alcoholic finnish. It had a smooth and thick mouthfeel and it tickled my mouth. A very nice beer.
mansquito (4117) - 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.
kaser (4084) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not good and not bad. Huge hoppy and bitter. Sweet apple and grape fruit flavor.
Cavie (4042) - Fort Worth, 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.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the brewery.
Deep amber colour with medium-sized beige head. Big floral aroma along with citrus and pine. Very steady body with jellyish mouthfeel and a HUGE hop flavour - this beer is green from hops by all means. Am I in San Diego? Still good malty, with lots of sweet fruits. 80 IBU’s is hardly noticed after that insane amount of flavouring hops. The bitterness just lurks behind the sweetness. A brutal beer!