CanIHave4Beers (3584) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Must have been saving this rate for after the Pliny one... Drank both this and Pliny the Elder with my brother in law Dwain on the same night maybe nine months ago. Dwain, who maybe had never had an IPA in his life up till this point had some commentary that he asked me to write down about the beers we were drinking. I intended originally to provide a whole series of such ratings where I put down my notes then his but I think this only panned out to like two or three beers. Maybe I’ll try again in the future.
Pours a golden, almost a light orange color with a huge white head and good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is herbal with a touch of cooking spice. There are plenty of pungent fruity hops. The alcohol character is very low and there is a little bit of toasty malt.
The flavor is hoppy with a medium bitterness, the hops are more of the spicy and grassy varietals but the beer does feature some melon and orange rind character as well as some odd tomato notes and a little bit of toasty malt.
And now for the Brother Dwain bonus rate:
This is a fruity beer by smell, and it also smells like good pot.
Flavor: This tastes really bitter & not as good as Pliny the Elder
Overall: Way too bitter for me to even drink.
Tselloufc88 (247) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Strong aromas of pine, sweet peach, tropical fruit, pineapple, some malty caramel, touch of onion. Taste is strong pine, up front herbal resin, some tropical fruit. Really dry and spicy finish. Complex.
Desverger (4402) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased at GBBF2015, London - pours golden to amber with a white head. Aroma and taste comprises sweet tropical fruits, prominent grapefruit, tangerine, citrus peel, with a good malty backbone, caramel, resinous hoppy, pine needles, bitter finish. Lovely.
MarcoDL (2972) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden color. Aroma is strong, with citrus, booze, pine and peach. Taste is a real hop bomb, with lots of citrus, pine, caramel, booze and a nice hop punch. Great beer.
SNL (437) - - JUL 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hoppy Nose, with a fruity note. Taste is nice and fresh, hoppy, with a clear citrus note.
Long medium bitter finish.
Medium body. Soft carbonation.
rouhlas (1347) - GREECE - JUL 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Unclear golden orange color with off white head. Heavy hoppy and malty aroma, pine, grapefruit, caramel. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation
yourilevesque (492) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bière très orangée et affichant une mousse importante, épaisse, riche et des plus prometteuses! Au nez, je ressens du conifère et de l’alcool en abondance. Le liquide est froid et ne dégage absolument rien de chaleureux. En bouche le liquide est lourdement alcoolisé et présente des notes terreuses qui coupent rapidement dans une finale sans goût et ne laissant en bouche qu’une interminable amertume sans intérêt ni véritable saveur.
55x11 (37) - - JUL 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to glass. Clear golden-orange with nice head and lacing.
Fruity citrus pine aroma not very strong. Hop forward with some bitterness in aftertaste. Great double IPA.
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youdictategood (436) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. No detailed notes, entering from earlier tasting. Solid DIPA with a strong bitter finish.
VinegarStroke (345) - Napa, California, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Clear, golden, medium head and good lace. The nose is a little reductive or dank. Maybe too much pine for me. Very rich palate. Dry to off fry. Not sour and very bitter. Dense and long. Loads of hops and malt.
Lacks polish and style.
Douberd (3302) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Green Flash Imperial IPA) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a big tulip, ABV 9%
Deep golden orange colour on the body, tall and thick white head with great retention.
Aroma of tropical fruits, caramel, pine.
Taste is nicely bitter albeit nothing extreme, with fruity hints, pine, caramel.
Medium body with good carbonation.
Standard DIPA but highly drinkable.