Rastacouere (6042) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Headless hazy dark golden pour, rather dull to look at. Hop forward nose, but not particularly fresh, its travels being certainly a cause, but the lack of carbonation also points at potential bottling issues. Clean, rather refined English malt character. Direct, punchey albeit never brash hoppiness providing plenty of floral and resinous bitterness. Lingering finish. Fair bodied with an oily texture that could really use more than trace carbonation to lift those flavours up. Relatively dry for a double IPA, never abusing the crystal malts, rather going into the honey territory. A bit tough to judge. It seems that my case where a bottle lacks carbonation is far from unique and it certainly removed from the enjoyment, accentuating the focus on the slaughtering hops which lacked freshness after having laid in a lifeless bottle for months.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours a dark amber colour with a decent beige head. Aroma of spicy, peppery hops, toffee, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with alcohol fairly present again. Nicely bitter with a little raisin in the finish. Moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and a foamy mouth-feel. A little dry. Wow that’s drinkable for 9%!
omhper (17466) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at SBWF. Cloudy deep golden, coarse head. Distinct salty hay-like grapefruit aroma. Sweet and full bodied, powerful and heavy. An onslaught of hayand salty grapefruit from the hops. Very bitter finish. Loads of power, less emphasis on details.
MotherBrother (550) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ BBF 12.
Pour hazy light orange, with a small white head. Aroma is packed of apricot, grass, booze, pine, pineapple, orange-peel and slight caramel. Taste is rather bitter, with a little malty sweetness to it as well. Average body, with fizzy (almost sparkly) carbonation.
Countbeer (2852) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange colored beer with no head.
Smell hop flowers, hop fruit, pine, resin, pine apple, exotic fruits, creamy, nice nose.
Taste is lovely hoppy with many hop bitters, hop fruits and hop flowers, pine, resin, forest fruits, exotic fruits, hint of yeast, spicy and light malty.
Fruit and spicy bitter tones are well balanced.
Aftertaste is spic, malty, grassy, hops, resin, etc.
Low to medium carbo, creamy soft mouthfeel, medium to full body and a creamy texture.
mike_77 (1960) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange colour. Has quite a floral aroma. Texture is thick and oily. Flavours of bitter citrus.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden orange color with a white head. Smells quite sweet with toffee and caramel. Some pine and melon hop notes with a pretty nice citrus note, too. The flavor is also quite sweet, but again, there is a nice hop profile. Lots of citrus peel, some pine bitterness, and a bit of tropical fruit and melon.
Huubs (140) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@BBF2012. Troebel oranje met offwhite kop die rap verdwijnt. Geur is fruitig en bloemig. Proeft eerst naar sinaasappel, perzik, abricoos en bloemig. Vervolgens citrus/hop bitter en tot slot proef je de alcohol even snel en hard langskomen. Doet me qua smaak denken aan Emelisse Blond.
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martinrumsam (401) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl Bottle batch 434 brewed 16jan12. Pours hazy orange with decent lingering beige head .aroma is strong -bready , orangey , pine . Taste starts with mild oranges and bread then the resinous pine hop bitterness takes over .finish is spoiled a little by some alcohol sharpness my first Norwegian beer and a decent start
rodenbach99 (2508) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bouteille de 500ml. Batch 44 brassée le 16.01.12 et meilleure avant le 16.12.14. Bière orange qui ne fit pas de bruit à l’ouverture. Le nez est de sirop d’érable, de caramel, de vieux houblons qui donnent dans le registre des fruits exotiques. En bouche elle manque d’effervescence, il y a du sirop d’érable, purée de fruits et une pointe d’amertume mais rien de spéciale.