Martinus (4385) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of melon, citrus, passion fruit, pineapple, hops, honey and malt. Quite bitter flavour, good malty backbone. Bitter finish, quite fruity, some honey.
More bitter than the TIPA of the same age. Held up quite nicely for a 1yo IPA.
(From 33cL bottle @ home. Batch 06. 14 A)
geophagus (664) - Lubin, POLAND - MAY 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color, hazy, yellow medium sized, medium fast falling, lacing head. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, oily texture. Aroma: Medium sweet, medium strong alcohol, caramel malts, a bit bready, slightly yeasty, dominating hoppy notes (citrus, pine). Taste: At first a bit malty, medium sweet then strong, pleasant bitterness, herbal hops, effect ruins too strong alcohol, hoppy, medium long, dry finish.
zenkis (747) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 I like this herby, grassy hop aroma, but its not dipa usual, seems like very good ipa, but to be dipa lacks deepness and intensity in flavor, too easy drinkalbe for dipa. not so much maltyness in taste so more like ipa or other very good hopped beer.
Leepe_steven (205) - Lede, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 Not a very fresh bottle. Pours amber colour with little head. Aroma is not that hoppy, i get some hops and pine. Taste is bittering from the hops, and finishes with some sweet, malty aftertaste. Medium body.
Acid303 (665) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAY 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle, served in Shaker. Dark orange colour with a big off-white head. The aroma is caramelish, flowery and yeasty...soft. Lots of toasty notes and earthy hops when tasting. Looks like burned caramel. Strong lingering bitterness, not for beginners. Medium body, good carbonation. One does not expect this to be that strong considering the smell. Not bad, although it’s far from being a top beer.
Douberd (4637) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle, at home. Poured into a tulip glass. Lots of sediment visible on the bottom of the glass. ABV 7.9%
Pours a deep orange colour, slighty hazy although I was carefoul not to pour any of the sediment in. Two fingers of white, thick head, with average retention and light lacing left on the glass.
Very nice aroma, lots of citrus and mango aromas on the side, at least at first, after a swirl of the glass, more of pine aromas are coming forward.
Taste is moderately bitter, I expected it more bitter up front. Pine, citrus, a little bit of caramel, quite hoppy. Aftertaste more bitter, but still nothing extreme.
Medium thin body, light carbonation but on the good side. Light dry on the palate.
Overall good IPA, easily drinkable besides the almost 8% ABV.
Abijen (2458) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful golden orange beer with a good white head. Smells also really good. Fruity. I guess strawberry, grapefruit and cherry. The taste is nice. Medium bitter. The palate is good. Nice medium body and a good carbo.
altonbrownd (5416) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from De Molen online shop. Nice bold orange body with medium head. Nose is citrus, oranges, spices and hops. Taste is similar with citrus and hops up early and then warming into a spicy finish. Quite nice.
Vignale (3212) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 14B. Flaska från beernavigator. Bärnstensfärgad, lågt skum. Söt fruktig doft av kolaremmar och mogen ananas och mango. Smaken är söt och liknar doften, lite kolsyra och lite platt i munnen. Rejäl beska som känns lite sträv och oren, torrare avslutning. Helt okej DIPA.
Foffern (1625) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. The colour is golden light amber and is pretty clear with a light beige medium head. Aroma of pine, grassy hops, some chocolate, caramel, oak and pale and sweet malt. Balanced flavour of grapefruit, pine and fades out with powerful grassy and herbal hops. Has a rich and slick mouth feel, and a lingering medium bitterness. Well-balanced and hoppy.