MayumiH (300) - Greater London, - AUG 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Clapton Craft. Yang. Where is Yin. That is my question. I hope all is well with Yin. I miss him..
Alengrin (2939) - 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 (237) - 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 (1410) - 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.
HIGHB4LL (799) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle form Wilbur’s. Appearance: finger slightly off-white head, golden color, clear, good lacing. Aroma: grass, resin, citrus, heavy caramel, decent floral. Palate: medium-full body, average carbonation, sticky texture, alcohol warming on back. Taste: sweet caramel into big grassy hops bitterness with plenty of floral and light citrus characteristic as well, finishes with a floral dryness. Overall, very nice, like the balance a lot, taste is wonderful. Very good beer.
alex_leit (197) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle (2014 AD). Honey-amber color with a very good and stable white foam. Aroma: strong, hoppy, floral and fruity, citrus and tropical fruits, nectar sweetness. Taste: good hop bitterness, honey, fruit with citrus, resin and white porto. Good!
onceblind (5176) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brilliant copper with a thin sticky white head. It pours out with quite a bit of floaties, so I left it a moment and they settled and I just kinda let it be. Lovely juicy orange citrus bitterness with some papaya and kiwi and floral resin bitterness. Mellow flavor with a earthy, sweet orange citrus bitterness, with some earthy tropical juiciness, and a earthy bitterness thats a bit resiny and twangy. Lots of orange rind with a mellow sweetness to back it up. Big chewy caramalty backbone.
Jc18 (7) - - MAR 29, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark golden to copper color. Generous piney and caramel aroma. Taste is amazing with solid malt profile that display strong notes of caramel and slight notes of honey and bitter cocoa on the palate. This balances quite well the strong hops profile (that is still very present) that display piney, spruce and herbal notes. Kind of an earthiness too here. The ABV is well hidden here. Although this beer is made to be mixed with a stout, it’s quite an outstanding IPA per se and deserve to be enjoyed on its own.
Vells (899) - Riga, LATVIA - MAR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely IIPA. Intense fruitiness, tropical fruits, peach, mango, citrus, lovely toasted caramel maltiness and.. welcome to the sweeet side. . Quite intense sweetness balanced with perfect bitterness.
Really nice brew.
cagou007 (433) - FRANCE - MAR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper color with thin white head. Nose is sweet, honey and fruits. Tomas are hugely pine, toasted malts, honey, spice. Low carbonation, oily texture. Long (very) bitter and piney finish. Great beer experience!
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jmm635 (906) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy copper in color with a bubbly white head. Aroma of dank, sticky, resinous hops. Big malty, sweet flavor with a strong dose of bitterness. Really enjoyed this one.