flying_pig (898) - SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml Bottle from the Brewdog Online Shop (£3.50):
More malty than I was expecting with some sweetness & touches of caramel but these are balanced against some pleasantly bitter hops, namely citrus and floral ones. Some background fruits including some orange and some biscuit feature as well.
Copper tinged amber with a 1.5cm, foamy white head that reduces to about half that then holds. It’s very clear with some bubbles rising as well.
Sweet malts, bread & caramel but with the hops from the nose taking more of a front seat. It’s quite hop-filled with citrus & floral flavors & some grapefruit. Some pine, toasted malts & further fruits such as orange and mango round things off.
Smooth & bitter with a nice sweetness from the caramel & a wonderful balance from the start. There was moderate carbonation & the alcohol was well hidden throughout, working well with the medium body & citrus tang towards the end.
I was expecting a lot from this one and thankfully it didn’t disappoint at all, going down exceptionally well with a great taste and balance throughout. Titan IPA was another fantastic beer from Great Divide and one that I would rate above their Hercules Double IPA, mainly down to the fact that it was so much easier to drink thanks to the lower abv.
EyeAmBaldman (193) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours dark copper with a white head. Tastes like a farmhouse ale. This does not taste like an IPA...to me, it’s Sunday like a dunkel.
pentaz (1222) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Taphouse. Pours dark copper with a small beige head. Aroma is very malty, toffee, bread, pepper, citrus, earthy and herbs. Taste is moderate sweet and light+ bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily/sticky, carbonation is soft. Finishes robust and sweet with toffee and rough bitterness.
Andy_ (636) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle @ Black Sheep Arms, Visby
Hazy orange beer with little white head leaving lacing. Aroma is mild but has caramel, resin, pine, tropical fruits and crisp apricot jam. Flavor is mostly bitterly resinous and caramelly sweet with apricot lying underneath. Palate is medium full with quite light carbonation and stinging bitterness. Finishes with a quite long but not very intense bitterness, leaving a caramelly sweet and resinous aftertaste. Very resinous, not refreshing at all. The BBE was half a year ahead but still it tasted like yesteryear’s American IPA’s.
Sunni05 (31) - Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice citrusy notes in the nose. Moderately bitter hoppiness. Flavor is more nutty that grape fruity. Definitely a good blend of hops that has an interesting taste that leaves you wanting another.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
k0mpsa (1075) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at konttori, tampere. Little hazy deep golden color, white head. Aroma is mainly malty, sweet notes, light hops. Balanced sweet body, deep hops, dry ending. Nice sweet body and different hops.
JanLaursen (3025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fra fad, Taphouse. Gylden. Hvidt skum. I den let krydrede, sødlige, ende. Karamel-maltet. Og klar, robust humleprofil med noter af gran, tørrede lyse frugter og citrus. Velbalanceret og meget høj drinkabillity. God
Bamsen78 (2955) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours hazy amber with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of hops, with notes of malt and citrus. Bitter, hoppy flavour, offset by sweet, malty and fruity notes and a touch of yeast. Rough aftertaste of yeast and hops. Well-balanced, unpretentious and decent, indeed.
Mjp12 (284) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best ipa aromas I’ve ever had the pleasure to sniff! Very well balanced, initially full of fruit sweetness, then a pleasing hop dry finish. Very good ipa.
Zakoon (16) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy medium amber with white head. Aroma is caramel and grapefuit. Pine and citrus taste with a slight bitter finish. Body and texture are average. It’s good but nothing special.