cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at brewdog bar ... hazy copper ... sweet juicy orange pine nose ... soft fruits ... lots of orange ... light toffee ... soft fruits ... little spicy
hallinghansen (2669) - Odense SV, DENMARK - APR 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy mud brown/orange body with a huge offwhite head. Aroma is sweet, hops, light malt and fruit, I didn’t get the chardonnay in the aroma. Flavor is fruity hops, caramel, malt. The chardonnay comes thru pretty clear in the flavor. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice lacings. Great beer.
FatPhil (13051) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2014 330ml bottle (Helsinki Beer Festival 2011) - rating from small sample
7 Huge melony and mandarin aroma.
3 Mid orange.
6 Bright hoppy taste, which is a pick-up at first, but I believe in any quantity would get oppressive.
4 Full, but refreshing, palate. Carbonation low. Finish fruity and quite bitter.
12 Well, I’ve never been a fan of either so-called IIPAs or of white wine, so this was always going to struggle. But in small quantities it was pretty OK.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (Pudel, Tallinn) (6:3:6:3:13=3.1)
Very malty mashy aroma, sweet and sticky, almost raw. Some tutti fruity sherbetty sweeties. Nice re, but hard to pour, as it’s massively over-carbonated. Sweet and mashy. Finish is so sweet, later some cardboard. As it warms, I get some cakiness, chocolate. Underfermented. But not bad. Only covers the alcoholby smothering it with a ton of sugar.
BrewBoxer (2542) - New York, New York, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Tan brown. Really thick head. Smells of grass, hay and champagne thats dry. Taste is the same with hibiscus and ginger added. Abv is well hidden. Really good
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Havnens Vin & Tobak, Vejle.
Gusher. Deep brownish red colour with a big, bubbly, white head. Disappears in large banging bubbles. Lovely hoppy aroma, grapefruit, apricot, resin, pine, some grapes and a bit of oak to boot. Highish carbonation, dry and creamy mouthfeel. Though still a bit light. Flavour is elegant. Grapes are apparent behind good grapefruity hops. Quite bitter and fairly vinious. A really nice beer, actually.
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - APR 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown look with a thick foamy light brown head. Powerfull citrus and grape hop aroma. Flavor is high in the bitterness area, with a nice fruity citrus sweetness leading to a dru finish. Great
jesperhammer (4041) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 19, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16-APR-2011, bottle @home, from "Fish & Beer".
Pours out of the bottle on opening. An IIPA that is bottle conditioned???
In the glass it is 5/6 fluffy white head that lasts a long time and 1/6 almost brown body.
Nose is extremely bitter with grape fruit and piney stuff. Taste is more the same with a malty addition that I like.
Chardonnay? Perhaps. At least there is a winelike aftertaste that is extremely bitter.
oh6gdx (24589) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, fruits, wood, some earth and mild spicyneess. Flavour is herbal, sweet malty along with fruits, wood and some mild resiny notes.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - APR 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a really dark amber color with a hughe off white head. Aroma is very hoppy with citrus, grapefruit, hop juice, sweet and caramel malts. Flavor is also very hoppy with alot of citrus, grapefruit and orange notes, I also get some white grape like notes along with some resin and wood. The body is light with a powdery dry mouthfeel. Overall a pretty different but good DIPA.
KnutAlbert (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge head, the foam seems to have a life ot its own. Deep hazy amber. Brutal hoppy nose and flavour, more aromatic than dry. Alcohol in the background.