suurjuust (1881) - ESTONIA - MAY 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange beer, off-white head. Nose is tons of fruity caramel, hops, citric notes. Flavor is toast, citrus, tropical fruits, finishes with lots of hops and bitterness, fruit and dryness, some booze. Lovely brew.
TXBadger (1967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a darker amber color with off-white head. Caramel malt, some pine and a very earthy note on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finish is earthy mushrooms.
mar (5026) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
. Crisp amber with a fluffy cream head. Fresh piney hops, light alcohol, florals, sweet malts, resin, delicious. Chewy palate, alcohol, sticky hops, light florals, smooth finish
rumproasts (4189) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Amber with small head. Impressively done DIPA. Big body for the style with quite a bit of caramel malt and light sweetness. Huge hops provide balance. Moderate booze. For the ABV and IBUs, this is a surprisingly easy drinking beer due to the well-balanced nature.
Koelschtrinker (13106) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 10, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dunkler und sehr süßer Hopfenantrunk. Dabei steht in weiten Teilen das Karamellmalz im Vordergrund, vollmundig, unsüffig. Mir auf Dauer zu süß. 9/10/7/8/8/8
altonbrownd (3956) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold body with medium head. Nose is grassy, with hops and floral tones. Taste is hoppy, caramel and bitter. Good dry finish.
GuideDogSaint (834) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAY 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle from Craftissimo, Hong Kong. Pours orange amber with a thin white head. Aroma of pine and malt. Intense flavour with the addition of berries and tobacco. Bittersweet finish.
Alengrin (3401) - BELGIUM - APR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2015 Evil Twin’s renowned DIPA, with egg-white, dense and moussy, frothy, thickly lacing head and clear orangey amber colour with vivid fizz. Refreshing aroma of acacia honey, nettles, fresh orange peel, pine resin, dry white wine, pink grapefruit, whisky, mandarin liqueur, freshly grated ginger, young Parmigiano cheese, chicken soup, a complete florist shop but without the roses (I’m thinking tulips, sunflowers, Shasta daisies...), ripe pear, white pepper. Crisp onset of a brief but vivid, almost exotic and sensual fruitiness, lots of mango and papaja, strawberry and pineapple, relatively soft carbonation, salty ’seaweed’ accent, smooth and supple body, with a lean, nutty and toasted maltiness of enough ’thickness’ to support a hop bitterness showing up early and lasting for a very long time, resinous, subduedly citrussy, spicy and floral at the same time but very salty as well; in all very drying and appetizing, cleverly combined with lingering malt sweetishness and an equally sweetish, very warming, single malt-like alcohol presence; bitter flavour lasts very long which is to be expected from this style, but so does the saltiness on the sides of the tongue, and that bothers me a whole lot more. This has the crispness, boldness and ’abrasiveness’ of any American DIPA, balanced with a sufficient amount of toasted malts and thus remaining elegant and inviting. Made me curious about its Yin counterpart as well. The only thing bothering me a bit in this one is the persisting saltiness, an experience I had in many DIPAs except for the best examples. In this beer there is just too much of it, in my humble opinion.
Manslow (384) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Butelka 12 fl.oz. Kolor bursztynowy intensywny, piana mocna, gęsta, długo zostaje. Aromat żywiczny, głęboki intensywny. Smak karmelu, lekko żywiczny, nuty ziołowe intensywne. Nagazowanie dobre, głęboka treśc. Nie jestem fanem mocnych piw ale to mnie powaliło, wyśmienite piwo.Specjalnie by ocenic nabyłem drugą butelkę, potwierdziło pierwsze zauroczenie.
rdixon77 (1591) - Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating. Had it solo and with yin. Solid big DIPA. Big resinous and citrus hops. Bitter and sweet medium body. Fairly malty as they go. Liked combining it with the imperially stout.