Maris (1065) - Canberra, - DEC 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 500ml bottle on 24/12/ 2012 (shared by Butz with thanks). Pours a very dark golden with a small to medium head. Has a fabulous, very strong piney hop aroma, with some floral and caramel notes. Flavour wise, you get sweet biscuit and caramel malt, orange, lime, citrus peel, and a massive, lingering resiny bitterness. Exhibits a wonderful sweet bitter balance and great complexity while being exceptionally easy to drink for a beer approaching 9%. A sensational DIPA. Another cracker from 8 Wired.
Martin243 (819) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from Glug in the Grainger Market Newcastle served cold at home in a Hoegaarden tulip shaped snifter. Slightly hazed golden body with a white head that dissipates to a skim. Demerara sugar and tropical fruit in the aroma. Sweet tropical guava and pineapple flavour, with a hint of butterscotch in the background.. Medium bodied, slick mouth feel. The intensely bitter finish sets this one apart. As bitter as any beer I’ve ever had. Pungently puckering.
tombutlin (24) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong hop aroma and a meaty taste to back it up. floral, citrus, herbs, resin, licorice. Well balanced
anstei (111) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Finally got my hand on this one, probably my most wanted Kiwi beer - and it lives up to its reputation. Pours amber with a medium head. Intense grassy nose. Well crafted taste of citric fruity bitter hops, balanced with a strong sweet malty backbone that provides a long finish, leaving you asking for more. A prototype for great DIPAs.
Foffern (1343) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. The colour is clear, pale orange colour with an off-white head. Lots of hops in the aroma with pine, spices, citrus, grassy hops and grapefruit. The flavour is more dry with grapefruit, pine and grassy hops in the end. Has a slick mouth feel, and a balanced bitterness. A nice and complex DIPA.
Hop_Hedonist (288) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A perfect DIPA - so fresh, so massively hoppy - so vibrant - but low malt impact makes this so quaffable and refreshing - outstanding.
ReV2 (159) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From BrewDog, Leeds. Aroma of citrus fruit, lively in the glass with bubbles constantly fighting to get to the top. No sign of sediment but seemed like a bottle conditioned beer. The taste is sublime, malt, grapefruit, elderflower. A well crafted, powerful brew.
Pinball (10998) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from h.j. vine. cloudy light brown, small offwhite to light brown head. aroma of hops, caramel, malts, faint sort of fruity sourishness which i think might be some kind of 8wired hallmark (hops? yeast?), recognized it in several of their brews. Flavor is malts, bitter hops, fruity caramelly notes, pine hops, grapefruit hops. Very hoppy brew, but the malts manage to balance, and the hops are with lots of flavors outside plain bitterness, so quite interesting.
paganyu (2) - - DEC 24, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
good，but not perfect。I like the aroma，but the bittet in the mouth cavity is not keeping more time. p
MarcoDL (2502) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Golden pour. Delicious aroma of fruity hops. Taste is very hoppy of course, with notes of citrus, passionfruit, lime and pine. Good malty body. Long finish with fruity bittes notes. Very good.
cattrall (22) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - DEC 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorites ever. So this proves I like IPA's! Very hoppy but balanced perfectly with citrus grapefruit and not overpowering. Clear golden colour. Thin head disappears quickly. A quality beer. Will buy as many as I can.