Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - APR 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I got to try a fresh bottle a few weeks ago. I poured it into a strait pint glass and it produced a three finger white billowy head that laced all the way down the glass. The body of the brew was a clear light liquid gold. The aroma was nothing but fresh hops right in your nose, nice and citrus’ with a light grassy note coming through. As for the flavor it was what I expect in a west coast DIPA, hoppy bitter with a light malt sweetness. Again the flavor is tilted towards the hops so the hop head in me was quite pleased it was crisp and clean in the mouth making for a really enjoyable brew to drink. I will be grabbing another bottle when I see it fresh again.
Serving type: bottle
kajser27 (1086) - 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.