ogreface (1344) - Budapest, - OCT 24, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nagyon szép, borostyán színe van, ami kicsit opálos. Habja vékony, krémes és hamar elolvad. Rengeteg déligyümölcs, szőlő, füge, mazsola, melasz és fűszerek vannak az illatában, komlógyantával és borókával kiegészítve. Édesen, lekvárosan, rengeteg aszalt gyümölccsel, fügével kezd az íz, fűszerekkel, aztán jön rengeteg komló, sok keserűvel, gyantával, ami teljesen kitölti a szánkat. Igen sűrű és kevés buborék van benne. Utóíz is gyümölcsös, keserédes és igen száraz. Az egyik legjobb a kategóriájában!
tectactoe (1851) - Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Murky amber-copper, nearly opaque with an off-white, semi-chunky, two-finger layer of foam. Decent lacing. Spicy hop aroma... Certainly earthy. Moderate resins & pine with a largely sweet, caramely malt backbone full of toasted, slightly under-attenuated maltiness. Big, heavy, sticky, thick mouth feel, almost too "robust" for a DIPA. Hops give off flavors of spicy white pepper, coriander, grapefruit rind, alpha oil, resin, lemon & orange zest, almost with a PineSol vibe. Liberal malt; heavy caramel, toffee, even a touch of honey or molasses injecting a big sweetness. Sticky brew with a slight metallic & stale off-tone in the aftertaste. I’ve had this one a few times now, & while I don’t think it’s "bad" per se, I never understand the high(ish) ratings it gets. Too sweet for me.
doctahdj (8) - Newport, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well balanced. Nice hoppiness. Not too bitter. Malt notes balance the hops well. Notes of honey in the finish really stick to the palate.
rajendra82 (953) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a shade darker than the typical DIPA amber with a smallish head of fine foam. The smell of the beer was earthy, a little citric, and milder than I was hoping. The taste was more hop-centric than the smell, as the citric flavors seemed to kick into overdrive at the start of the sip. The beer stayed citric mid palette, and allowed a touch of watermelon to slip in towards the end of the sip. The finish was surprisingly a little sweet, and the aftertaste was herbal. This was quite complex for the style. The body was medium dense and the feel sticky. A balanced DIPA.
mmargarucci (23) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - AUG 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The malt is a bit overpowering. Some honey and sweetness aroma notes. Too much malt and not enough hop bitterness for my preference.
Darkmagus82 (1204) - - JUL 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-18-12 -
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a orange/amber color with a one finger white head. The head faded fast to give a decent level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a sweet and citrus hop aroma. The citrus is mainly grapefruit in nature with the sweet being of a caramel aroma. Mixed with these are other hop aromas of a earthy and piney nature.
Taste – The taste begins with some caramel sweetness and a good dose of bread and a citrus hop flavor. As the taste moves on the bready flavor grows stronger and is joined by more hops of a earthy and pine nature. Toward the end the earthy flavors overwhelm the citrus. With this larger earthy taste comes a nice oaky flavor which in the end creates a woody taste that is left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is slightly higher than average in thickness with a carbonation level that is rather moderate. It is rather fitting for the brew’s oaky and hoppy flavors; allowing all the tastes to sit on the tongue and be experienced, but yet giving just enough carbonation to give an invigorating mouthfeel.
Overall – A tasty more earthy and woody flavored IPA. A nice one to try.
bubblehouse (381) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good. Sweet aroma with a nice peppery finish. Hoppy but not overload. Would drink again.
BeerdedDave (339) - - JUL 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
amber color; citrusy hop aroma; a great, very hoppy, bitter IPA with lots of citrusy hop character and a medium bodied malt base and warm alcohol notes
joeworrall (83) - USA - JUL 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured from a 22oz bomber, this is a clear orange color with a nice head. I liked the over-ripe fruit aroma and flavor, though my son (who likes sours) did not. The smell is of ripe apricots or plums or cherries, with a bit of pine or spruce resin added when tasted. Mouthfeel is average carbonation, slightly boozy and a bittersweet aftertaste
angel77 (948) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 65 cl en el lúpulo en septiembre de 2012. Doble ipa con gran sabor, toques maltosos dulces y afrutados con un buen cuerpo de 9.5 vol con paso por boca algo pastoso. Bastante buena, para repetir de nuevo.
teemoney (59) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Poured from 22 ouncer into tulip glass. Translucent amber with thin white head that breaks down quickly. Scent is floral/ pine hops, strong but not overwhelming. Taste is a good balance of sweet/ malty and bitter/ piney hops. Smooth with no boozy flavor. Nice mouthfeel, not too sharp or carbonated. Overall pretty nice beer, pretty close to a perfect DIPA to me.