Benzai (12544) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle [from Secret Santa 2014 edition thanks to beerandblues2] @ home. Clear orange golden color, full sized white to off-white head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, hops, slightly sweetish floral. Taste malts, hops, resin and pine suddenly kick in which was what I was waiting for and it’s finished with good firm bitterness that absolutely suits the beer perfectly. Good firm bitter finish. Pretty good DIPA.
Lubiere (12543) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, sweet citrusy and floral hops, resinous, light Nelson Sauvin, sulfur and catnip. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with light floral hops, doughy, loads of warming alcohol, OK. On tap at Iron Monkey, Dec. 31 2012.
Pinball (11829) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear yellow, smooth offwhite head.
mild but quite bitter hoppy aroma.
flavor is very bitter hoppy, slightly malty, kinda one-sided, an DIPA with just loads of all without much attention to detail. reminds me of some of the stronger rogue ipa’s.
BeerandBlues2 (11825) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear and sparkling amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, long retention with light lacing. Aroma is sweet honey and biscuit malt, apple and pear esters, tropical and herbal hops. Flavor is moderate tropical hops and hop bitterness, sweet honey malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear copper color with a large off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal, resin and tropical hop notes. The taste is herbal. resin, citrus hops with a nice malt backbone. Medium bodied. Quite nice.
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 8, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Hazy golden with an off-white head. Aroma of slightly stale fruity, "green" and piney hops and some malt. Sweetish flavor with malt, stale fruity and piney hops and a very bitter finish. OK, could be fresher. Also too heavy.
Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Petrol Station. The beer is a dark orange-gold color with a medium white head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is fruity with hops and pine notes. Full, chewy body with flavors of piney hops, tropical fruit and toasted malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized white head. Fruity / tropical fruits, citrus, and pine. Medium alcohol burn in the finish.
crossovert (10861) - Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some of the Green Flash kegs in Chicago have been stale and sweet tasting. This one is candied orange and stale bread.
Rune (10833) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
355ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika, shared with djoeye. Clear golden body. Beige head some of it remaining. Dried fruity smell, some vapour of alcohol. Flavoured of almond, honey, pine and dried fruits. Heavy stuff with noticeable alcohol. Alright, far from great though (Tromsø 27.07.2015).