SlackerMads (1700) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours amber with a disappearing white head.
strong aroma dominated by mango and alcohol. taste is intense hop attack with pine, grapefruit, oranges and whatnot. dry and bitter finish. feisty!
pentaz (1242) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is amber with an offwhite head. Aroma is mango and other exotic fruits, lemon, a barrage of hops and some booze. Taste hops, sweet raisins, straw, malt and booze leading to a sweet hop-fruity finish. long lingering taste of hops.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted@Fairbar: Very delicious and not at all strong alcohol. However, something special hop flavor. Good residual sweetness. Not bitter.
VastActiv (3060) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.33l from Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is orange with small white head. Aroma and flavour is malts, fruits, hops, hops and hops. Great beer.
stravale (2258) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s tasting 16th Oct 2012
Orange amber, hazy, slightly orangey white bubbly head
Aroma - rich orangey malt, grassy resinous hops, big hoppy nose
Taste - rich barley sugar caramel malts, light toffee sweet malts, grassy hops, resinous hops, zesty bitter hops..good hop malt balance here
Palate - sticky quite full body...sweet malts..finish as main flavour - resinous zesty big bitter hops
Overall - This was a nice DIPA
zimbo (605) - SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours effortless big frothy head leading to a yellowy muddly haze of colour. Nose gives a fern sweetness which reflected in the palate which is helped by the caramel malt. Unbelievably balanced for its roidish ABV and goes down with a sense of glossiness and a trace of sap. A stand out.
BenH (2493) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks Craig. Amber with white head. Massive resinous aroma, some sharp citrus in there too. Taste is resinous again with sharp citrus, caramel. Bog bitter finish. Delish
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ... golden amber ... zezty orange pine ... light sweet toffee malt (that im not so fond) nose ... that caramel toffee malt ... big juicy fruits ... zezty orange and pine ... little lime and peach
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Slightly hazy orange/yellow pour, thick bubbly head. Massive resinous hop nose, pineapple, pine, grapefruit, some cat piss hops. Intensely juicy, peaches, sweet tropical fruits, just a touch of crystal malt sweetness, massive resinous hop character and a long, puckering bitter finish. Superb.
k0mpsa (1351) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 Bottle at pikkulintu, helsinki. Little hazy golden color with white head. Nice taste of fruits, sweetness and hoppiness. Very good imp. IPA.