RumRunner101 (764) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy copper pour with white head and a good amount of sediment. Aroma is corn bread, earthy and medicinal hops, candied grapefruit. Full bodied. Punch of citrus bitterness that lingers and doesn’t get cut out by any sweetness. Herbal, piney finish. Extreme bitter, not overly enjoyable.
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours an amber gold, somewhat hazy, big off white head, soapy lacing on the glass. Typical American DIPA aroma of grapefruit, citrus, some caramel malt. Same as the taste with some chalkiness and more of a malt profile than originally expected but still a hop bomb. Finish is long and bitter. More balanced than some of the DIPA, but very enjoyable as a hophead.
coachd (92) - Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of more malt and honey than hops. Very pleasant, sweet, non-aggressive aroma. Hazy light golden color with a big, bubbly, sticky white head. Taste is also not as aggressive as one would expect. Malt and honey up front with the only hop bitterness coming through in the aftertaste. 10% ABV is extremely well hidden. Palate is slick yet bubbly, it goes down smooth but reminds you that your’e drinking an Imperial IPA. I loved this, I must admit that I liked it even more than the Yin & Yang mixture. I’m glad I bought 4 of these rather than buying the single bottles just to mix. Very very drinkable DIPA. Highly recommend.
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden Dipa with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with floral hops, resinous and floral hops, very nice. In mouth, a nice fruity caramel malt with smooth floral hops, citrus pulp, alcohol warmth, grapefruit pulp, very nice. On tap at Torst.
Sask89 (414) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly cloudy lighter amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma is of floral and citrus hops with some grapefruit and noticeable caramel malts. Taste is a little sweet initially but is quickly overtaken by a strong bitterness. Medium body, lively carbonation, and creamy on the palate. Overall very good.
BRW (979) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber colour with white head. Aroma of hops, fruity, caramel, malt. Bitter, hoppy, fruity, caramel, malt taste. Medium body.
Karstenborg (229) - DENMARK - JUN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap Fermentoren Aarhus. Amber color with small beige head. Aroma is malt and orange.Taste is caramel, toffee and orange.tion
UXO (165) - CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly cloudy copper with a creamy one finger head with good retention and moderate spotty lacing. Nose is sweet malt, tropical fruit and piney hops. Taste leads out moderately to strongly sweet leading to moderate bitter, finishing with nicely balanced bitter and sweet. Medium bodied and slightly creamy, with moderate sustained carbonation and a slight warming.
A little more malty than I prefer my DIPAs, but a solid performer regardless. A nice balance of malt and hops on the finish makes up to some extent for the malt forward nose. Not world-class, perhaps, but definitely very good.
mathieuc (1226) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear light copper with a small white head that leaves pretty patterns on the glass. Nose is made of alcohol, caramel and resinous hops. Taste is moderately sweet and massively bitter, offers grapefruit rinds and various other citruses. Body is medium, carbonation low and mouthfeel really sticky. Alcohol shows pretty much everywhere in this beer and is almost disturbing, pretty intense would be an understatement. Anyway, not bad but I’m not impressed and I definitely won’t be back.
evergreen0199 (1995) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell, London. A hazy golden/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, citrus, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, citrus, tropical fruit, malty, pine. Slightly bitter and sweet. Decent DIPA from Evil Twin.