gunnar (5296) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours almost clear amber with a big creamy white head.Aroma is fruity, pine cones. Taste is light sweet, powering fruity crispy hops, mango, peach in front. dry lingering end, more than acceptable this one.
ej (708) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep golden with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of malts, toffee, yeast and pine. Taste is slightly astringent, but well balanced with hints of pine and resin.
5lickv1c (112) - DENMARK - OCT 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Powerful aroma, very fruity and bitter taste. Very dry, full body. Good dipa.
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Franzen (323) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from systembolaget.
Nice grape and pine aroma with some caramell. The aroma should be more powerful in a Dipa however.
Nice clear light amber color but with with to thin head.
Start of a bit sweet and caramell, grape interlude and finishes of on a bitter note. The bitterness however is accompanied with some unpleasant dish soap taste. The bitterness has some unpleasant harshness.
It’s medium light in body with a pretty short finish.
Not a really god dipa. The aroma should be more powerfull but the main problem is an unwelcome sweetness in the taste and the bitterness is hars and dish soapy.
jookos (2161) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Coppery clear. Piney good caramel, grassy hops. Bitter, full body. A bit of murky leaves in finish. Good though.
RexTalionis (2437) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Clear amber in color with an off-white head. Sweet tropical fruityness, some light dishwasher notes as well in aroma. Light piney, some grassyness and more of some greenish hops in taste.Just some faint sweeter maltier notes in taste later on. Decent, but not mindblowing.
SamTheBarrel (451) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2014 330 ml bottle poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Cloudy amber with a beige small head. Aroma and taste of grapefruit, apricots, lemon peels and herbs. Bitter and slightly sweet, medium body with soft carbonation. A very tasty and pleasant DIPA.
7stern (387) - Bromma, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange with dense foam. Malty aroma, fresh, fruity, raisins. Grapefruit and pine gives the taste. Also sweet fruits in combination with nice bitterness.Tasty.
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Cask, Pimlico, 30/08/13.
Clear amber with a moderately sized off white head.
Nose is candyfloss, candied sugars, caramel malt, light hop resonance.
Taste comprises light pine, orange pith, caramel malts.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, dryish finale with a good dose of hop bitterness.
Whilst no great a solid enough DIPA.
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
August 26, 2013 - on draught at Cask Pub & Kitchen. Hazy graduated gold/amber with a smallish bubbly creamy off-white head. Smells like either a DIPA or an American barleywine - heavy sweet citrus malt, alcohol, tons of resin/citrus bitterness - very malty. Taste follows, even more alcohol presence, grapefruit and light pine needles - very fruity and malty. Thick body, modestly carbonated, a little drying from the alcohol and reasonably long-finishing; dangerously drinkable, and a very appealing hop combination.