OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle served in a snifter
Bottled on 1/4/13
A - Pours a clear brassy amber with a tight knit white head that retains well through the entirety of the glass. Pretty drops of lacing.
S - Sticky pine fills the nostrils, mandarin oranges, red grapefruit, dried stone fruit, pineapple, alcohol, has a bit of woody potpourri aroma as it warms up.
T - Sweet tropical and citrus fruit with mix of smooth green pine bitterness, mango and dried papaya stand out alot, candied lemon peels, the steely caramel malt has a cotton candy-like sweetness and rounds out very well. Finishes clean and semi dry with a green piney bitterness. The aftertaste consists of sweet citrus and thin caramel.
M - Very smooth feel, medium chewy body, micro carbonation, very nice mouthfeel.
A well crafted beer indeed. The aroma and feel are the beers strong points. A solid dose of hop flavor with just the right amount of bitterness. Citrus overtakes the pine as it warms, the malt is steely and sweet but has a lightness to it as well as a high quality character. I love every beer I’ve had from this brewery so far.
Serving type: bottle
kajser27 (1084) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, amber-copper colored, medium off white frothy head. Aroma is of caramel malt, bit orange hard candy, medium+ floral, pine and fruity hops. Taste is medium+ sweet caramel, malt, some fruity and citrus notes, mostly pine and floral, medium+ bitterness, dry finish, lasting bitter aftertaste. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, oily.
(bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)
brownaler (481) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid hop citrus body with a large malt backbone. Very easy drinking for a double IPA.
Sjohnh (640) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
If there is a formula for a top end imperial IPA, this follows it. Clear orange/amber, with a small white head and lacing - check. Medium to full body, not too much carb, bit oily - check. Aroma of orange marmalade, peach and grapefruit - check. Flavour moves you from the fruit, through robust malt to a big bitter hit - check. If this sounds a bit too formulaic, well it’s a good formula, and there is a prominent taste of herbs which sets it somewhat apart. Good stuff.
Criz (333) - - APR 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
4pk 12oz bottles. Aromas of grapefruit, orange, dank herbal finish. Similar flavor profile but with a malty sweet backbone. Bitter hoppy mouthfeel, Warm booze finish.
jc1762 (530) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a shaker showing well filtered honey brown.
The nose shows light limes and not much else.
The palate is moderately carbonated and medium bodied. Moderately intense flavors of lime and light malt with a strong alcohol spiciness throughout. Very strong bitterness on the finish.
ALIBALI (233) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - APR 17, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mal wieder ein IIPA das kurz vor der Perfektion steht. A VERY BIG ONE !!!! Wahrlich aggressive Frucht/Harz/Malz/Hopfenaromenattacken beschäftigen alle beteiligten Sinne. Trotzdem unfassbar rund. ALLMÄCHTIG !!!!! 0,6l/12 Euro vom Braufactumstand, beim Kieler Craft Beer Day 2016. Verköstigt dann mit Baby, Ratty & Chrille im Taxi und vor dem Medusa in Gaarden.
kapusil (1027) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 17, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.65l bottle. Courtesy of Lore. Slightly hazy orange body, white head. Aroma of bready malts, biscuit, honey, apricot, pine and floral hops. Taste of bread, floral and piny hops, toast, reisins and booze. Heavy IPA, but awesome for sure.
Lore (1900) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 16, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
opalescent golden to orange colour, moderate sized off-white head; aroma of resins, biscuits, tangerine, some herbal, lemongrass and floral notes; taste of honey, resins, biscuits, tangerine, mango and white wine notes; some peppery spiciness in the aftertaste together with long lasting bitterness;extraordinary IIPA!
Cristobal37 (630) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 16, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Lore!!! Apples boozy resiny sweet brew. Rich and big. Nice bitter finish with honey style finish. Really cool big dipa.
commonshawn (923) - Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at churchkey in DC. Becher glass. Clear light copper with medium white head. Nice hop nose, clean. Direct taste, Sharp thin hop. Very professional. Good.