ruigo (2034) - PORTUGAL - MAR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
660ml bottle. Clear copper colour with a nice off-white head. Moderate retention. Caramel, dates, fruity, floral and light piny aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is well balanced with more bitter piny notes up front followed by sweet caramel notes. Overall, a very good beer.
Danjo312 (103) - Hamburg, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mega! Extrem stark und stark alkoholisch. Aber der Geschmack ist Irrsinn!
Wahnsinnig fruchtig und würzig in der Nase. Im Glas ein tolles goldgelb. Leichter Schaum.
Geschmacklich einfach eine Keule! Man weiß gar nicht wo es herkommt. Unglaublich tropisch, mediterrane Kräuter. Einfach ein Bier der Spitzenklasse.
Perfekt! Danke Edeka!
---Rat via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Dazz3 (1786) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours golden with a big white head. Smells hay, fruity hoppy. Tastes sweet grassy hoppy, very fresh with a similar finish.
migwell (271) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got a bottle thatís about 10 months old and am assuming that a 9.5% ABV brew could only be effected positively by a bit of aging. Poured into an oversize wine glass. The aroma is malty and citrusy. Lingering small head, very well balanced on the palate, with a solid body. Pine, sugar, resin, tart citrus, well hidden kick, probably too well hidden. I donít change my ratings based on price, but I do change my buying habits, and while this is a fine example of a DIPA it is not competitive with several other easily available brews in this category (although I do think it kills Torpedo). Well done!
avena319 (14) - Alabama, USA - MAR 15, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a glass.This is an excellent double IPA. The malt to hop balance is superb without the alcohol forwardness you might experience with some imperial IPAís. I think I will have another one.
Taboada (704) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAR 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from the tap on the 04/03/2016. Clear amber colour with medium foamy white head. Aroma of caramel, pine and flowers. Taste is strong but well balanced. Aftertaste is nice and warm. Next one please!
donandres (260) - , Washington, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 22 oz bottle from poured to wine glass
Appearance: dark yellow, orange, golden, not a lot of head, no lacing, a bit hazy/cloudy
Smell: slight hoppy smell, sweet and fruity
Taste: well balance flavor specially the bitterness/alcohol, sweetness really comes out
Mouth Feel: Very good
Overall: very good beer
Drank: February 2014
mrjez (313) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 09/04/15, bought at Blackhearts & Sparrows in Melbourne. Pours a deep clear good with small white head. Big pine resin aroma, like walking through dense pine trees and breathing in. Unfortunately Iím not getting much fruit, it seems one-dimensional. The taste is piney also, although it has a big malt presence, earthy and lovely. It keeps the bitterness in check, no trace of the high ABV. The feel is excellent, full and gently carbonated, slight warming, lingering bitterness. I feel I got this a bit late (six months old), it probably goes a lot better when fresher.
Swaroga (1949) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled 11/09/2015. Orange and clear in colour. The aroma is very intensive and has some strong flower notes. Of course it's full of tropical fruits and very serious on zest. But above all the resin. Taste is well balanced but still quite bitter and resinous. Almost hot like ginger. Good stuff.
mariuspoenari (693) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Revire from memory, I had this beer a few times over a year ago. An excellent blend between caramel malts and hoppy freshness - pine dankness, caramel, citrus and some tropical fruit too.