bUAkronG (15) - Akron, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle into a snifter at the Lockview in Akron, OH on 06/04/12.
A: Almost a red-orange color. Much darker than a traditional IPA that I’m used to.
S: dull, leafy hops smell. Nothing to write home about with the scent.
T: mild hop taste. Surprisingly good taste considering the dull smell.
M: you cannot tell that this beer is 9.5% ABV when you drink it. I could easily drink a couple of these. Quite easy on the palate.
O: I enjoyed trying this beer. Would get it again.
Hermod (3077) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12fl. oz. bottle from Bierkompass.de. Poured hazy orange colored with a frothy, bubbly white head. Aroma is very hoppy, pine, caramel, herbal notes. Intensely hoppy flavor, pine, exotic fruits, some sweet maltiness as well, toffee or caramel. Oily, slightly chewy mouthfeel. The finish is very bitter, mouthdrying, fruity. Truly a palate wrecker. Great DIPA, you don´t notice the ABV here at all.
jookos (1986) - FINLAND - SEP 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light amber/orange, nice frothy head. Nose is massively piney-hoppy, with some citrus and floral tones. And underneat that, there’s a good caramel/vanilla "compressed" (a bit burnt) maltyness. Body is soft and almost creamy. Bitter, with plenty of piney flavors, some breadyness, caramel, apricots. A bit of a bitter / alcoholic finish. This is exactly what a IIPA should be like. Massively hopped, bitter, full of dark/murky/compressed caramel maltyness. I would have been ok with this not being just as bitter as it is. But on the other hand, then it might have been too hot.
jzzbassman (1508) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Everything I want in this style. Resinous hop aroma and flavor, just so bright. Oily nice finish
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of peachy hops, citrus, malt and grass. Flavor is sweet and bitter with a lot of peachy hops and some malty notes. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.
yngwie (13204) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. It’s a hazy, dark golden beer topped by a dense, finger-thick off-white to beige head. Lots of hops in the aroma, green pine cones, resins and citrus peel, and also a touch of maltyness. The flavor has a pleasant underlying malty sweetness, and up front there’s hops, some more hops and even more hops. A nice bitterness, grass hints and lots of resins and citrus zest. Lasting finish. Pleasant indeed, sure wouldn’t mind having more of this. 120915
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours slightly hazy deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape and piney hops. Taste is medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long bitter and citrus fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
4/IX/2012 12 FL. Oz. bottle De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Klaas’ place - BB: n/a (2012-1007) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!
clear orange beer, big creamy yellowish head with some irregular bubbles, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of passion fruits, pineapple, resin, some flowers, sugar, honey. MF: soft carbon, full body, bit syrupy texture. Taste: citrus first, grapefruit, passion fruit, pineapple, sweet malts, honey, resin, very bitter hops. Aftertaste: grapefruit, very bitter ending, by chemical, still very fruity, dry and bitter. Amazingly balanced.
VonClausewitz (132) - Italy, ITALY - SEP 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
149 IBU......si presenta da sola....In realtà un corpo denso e caramellato bilancia questa enorme carica luppolata......Il naso è intrigante, con note intense agrumate, frutti esotici, resine e caramello.....
In bocca ha un corpo denso e una lunghissima persistenza amara.....forse troppo......
ShawnC (76) - - SEP 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark gold. Slight lacing. Slight piney grassy almost soapy. Big gravity little boozy. Nice carbonation and mouthfeel. Lingering strong bitterness. Maybe a bit to warm. Unbalanced. Simple just a lot of IBU. Worth a try but not one to return too.
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