uncben87 (65) - Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Labeled as ’Dobbel Dram’. From bottle to tulip. Pours a murky amber orange with quite a bit of particulate floating around. A healthy cream colored head that lingers. Aroma is of slight citrus and bubblegum, with caramel malts present. Taste is of a solid malt backbone, with caramel malts being the most prominent, the hops come through solidly but the malts overpower. The MF is sticky and cloying, but not the worst i’ve had. Overall, this DIPA is a little unbalanced for my liking.
TorbenJensen (792) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Foam is moderate and sustained. The aroma contains light fruit, caramel and hops. The taste is extremely good. First lightly caramel, then ongoing good hops with a fine balance bitter not astringency with the points that it is an IPA. Towards the end lightly alcoholic forward and leaves a warming sensation in the mouth. Very successful IPA.
BlazerT (280) - POLAND - JUL 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sensoric. Golden, hazy with medium, white head. Poor lacing and head retention. The aroma is toasty and caramel malts with quite strong floral and herbal accents. Taste is medium to high bitter with some sweet, even not heavy malty sweetness. Medium body, creamy and quite thick texture, average carbonation, fifnish is semi-dry and medium bitter. In overall, nice
Sissio (937) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazy amber orange, cream head
butter scotch, citruses, red orange peel, hint of toffee
astringent finish probably due to carbonation
hops, toffee and butterscotch, hazelnuts
danielecamo (836) - ITALY - JAN 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottiglia. Colore arancio, velato, schiuma fine e abb persistente. aroma di cereale, crosta di pane, caramello seguito da resinoso, terroso ed erbaceo. al palato corpo intenso anche se non penalizza la scorrevolezza. Malta in evidenza ancora con crosta di pane e caramello che bilanciano a fatica una dosa di luppolo consistente anche se non molto elegante. aromi erbacei e resinosi abbondanti.
Florya (951) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How: Bottle Appearance: hazy orange, small white head Aroma: floral, spice, apples, grass.. Palate: medium body, average carbonation.
McNeillR (1778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Dark brown, greasy tan film of a head. Smells like someone has set fire to those sushi packets you get in Tesco. Tart, big soy sauce and a light balsamic tang. Soft lightly cloying. Builds a neat heat towards the finish, actually settles a little when your palate gives up figuring out what’s going on. A fly ended up in the glass before I could finish.
borre_m (723) - NORWAY - DEC 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a deep orange. aroma hashops, but also a nice balance of malts. it has lots of seetness. taste has hops but its also sweet with some fruitiness. overall a good beer, but i would have liked more hops to balance the malt.
ALLOVATE (2652) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At just on cool and into a snifter it goes - English IPA after all. Translucent, deep, tawny orange with minimal carbonation and a messy white foam. Wow, deeply herbal and slightly sherryish is the nose but does boast of stewed plums and rhubarb, balckbutt honey and Vietnamese mint, cumquat and ripe figs with a peppery spice underlying it - Huge!! Big bodied, meaty, oily with a smooth, port-like finish. Has a sugar lollie quality to it amongst some massive fruit similar to that of the nose. Tangy and almost sour along the sides of the tongue. Sherryish; showing shades of oxidation at this stage being a vintage. There is ample and lengthy warmth in the swallow with a continuous plummy and vinous aftertaste melded with drabby, damp green herbs. This is a big mouthful of ale. Unashamed to show that alcohol it hits hard with plump sweet and sour fruit. Unsure of what a brewery fresh bottle would taste of, but this is damn good after a few years and a possible story to tell. This could have been a fortified wine. Grand stuff!!! (50cL, Batch 528, Brewed 12/10/12, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
Calisky (1750) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur orangée, un peu trouble, légère mousse blanche. Nez houblonné fruité. Gout vieux fruits, houblonné, notes résineuses. Simple en aromes mais intense. Pas mal
Darkmagus82 (2027) - - OCT 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass
Appearance –The beer pours a very hazy reddish orange color with a thick one finger head of white foam. The head, while thick, fades relatively rapidly, leaving just a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a citrus hop smell with tons of a grapefruit as well as some aromas of an orange nature. Along with these smells comes some rather off aromas of a more vegetal and herbal smell which bring an overall odd and somewhat off putting aroma to the brew.
Taste – The taste begins just as the nose would have suggested with a decent showing of citrus sweet and hop. A good level of orange and tangerine are present up front with some more bready flavors, which create a rather nice base. A grapefruit hop mix with a little bit of an herbal hop taste are present upfront as well, with these flavors growing more potent as the taste advances. Unfortunately a more vegetal and herbal like off flavor also grow stronger at the same time, and with these flavors taking the taste profile to its end, leave on with a rather off and unappealing flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. The feel is really quite nice even with respects to the somewhat off flavors of the brew, creating a very enjoyable and mouth coating feel that somehow baths the tongue in the nice qualities of the brew while diminishing the rather less palatable (vegetal) flavors of the brew.
Overall – A decent double, but with the vegetal qualities of the brew, it is not worth going to on any real occasion. A tryer, but not a keeper or repeater.