marv3mania (131) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle poured into tulip glass. Appearance is a very clear golden-orange color with a thin white head. The aroma is a pleasant mix of citrus and pine. The taste is also citrus and pine, plus bitter hops and a slightly malty aftertaste. It is very bitter. Good smooth feel.
harrymel (901) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
No visible bottle date, WTF?
A: Pours a hazy grainy ale with a transient single finger of white foam which falls to a sheet with a central cap of the same. Ringed lace.
S: Lots of pine and a bit of black olive. Citrus rind as well. Pretty solidly light and sweet malt undercarriage.
T: Bitter and malty with more citrus and resin than I had anticipated. The black olive flavor still comes through here, but ever so slightly. The finish is a little hot, but this tandems with the bitterness pretty well.
M: Surprisingly thin with low carb and a dry finish.
O: This is a decent brew. I dig the matchmaking of the malts with the hops. This is not balanced, and rightfully so. As a DIPA, I would expect the beer to be dry, hoppy and crisp; kinda like a high quality czech pilsner on roids.
Serving type: bottle
Gramoit (332) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet hops, strong bitterness. Once warmed a little this beer goes down a treat (letting the malt get involved).
radio_nowhere (603) - Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into snifter glass, cloudy amber-hued golden color with off-white head. Aroma of seemingly light pine/citrus hops, some fruitiness, floral nuance and malt sweetness. Taste brings more up front, strong fruity/resin hop bitterness (mango, peach, grapefruit notes), some earthiness, balanced nicely in the end with some bread and light caramel malt sweetness. Heavy body, low carbonation, sticky, dry, soft with strong bitter finish. It’s a bitter IIPA with a lot of flavors, good stuff.
Jorn69 (327) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget (37:-). Härlig beska och härlig styrka men skulle eventuellt kunnat vara en aning mer humlad.
prawlie (1019) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into a Leffe glass. Light orange-brown with a nice but fleeting head. Big hoppy aroma, fruity, perfumed. Nice malt and hops balance, a dry finish but plenty of body.
ShaneJ (308) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Plonk. Dark orange/amber, minimal head, alcohol evident, citrus peel, dried peaches, heavy pine resin, well hidden sweet caramel malt. A bit unbalanced, but nice.
Rangi (500) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sparkling clear poor with high carbonation and a loose foamy white head. Aroma of sweet fruity hops almost reminds me of a sweet soda stream aroma. Malty back bone provides a great balance. Intense taste but mellow and somehow sweet at the same time. Easy to drink have to remind myself to slow down. Some great smoothness.
Jrwhitney6 (201) - - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy apricot color into a snifter with almost no head. Surprised that the nose was so weak - some pine, but it is very muted. Taste of some citrus, but much less than other IPAs... This has more malt and bitterness. Very smooth, with a chewy mouthfeel. Good.
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gschrade (355) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours hazy orangish with a white head. Taste sweet, citrus, Carmel. I thought this was pretty good. I would drink this again.
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SamTheBarrel (164) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 355 ml brown bottle. Appearance is hazy pale amber with a medium sized white head that reduced quickly. Aroma of pine, orange and lemon peels, grapefruit and apricots. Taste of apricots, orange peels, spices and a hint of toffee. The flavours are well balanced, medium-heavy bitter with a light sweetness. A great double IPA.