77ships (3007) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft @ ACBF 2012: light orange amber with a white head, smell is citrus hops, oranges, nectar, very fruity overall, taste is very fruity, nectar, citrus, apricot & peachy hops, hint of malts & yeast, caramel, it is definitely hoppy & bitter but on the very fruity & wonderfully mellow side of the spectrum, medium, hop filled body, my kind of DIPA & probably the IPA/DIPA of ACBF for me, including that “other” popular one
ads135 (2330) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A citrus and tropical fruit explosion. Tempered with a nice malty base. Pungent and tart with a hint of sourness.
DrFunk (80) - Sorumsand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Tasted at the brewery. A wonderful bottling of my favourite beerstyle. I think they even put hops in the mash for this one. Very grapefruity and hoppy, without beeing too much.
Love the european hopstyle
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
oh yes haand, oh yes. Definitely hits my top 5 IPA’s. maybe even top 3. yes, top 3. might be the second. Aroma is full of herbs and fruit; banana, slight citrus, complex mixtures with that IPA bitterness. appearance: hazy, very thick hazy liquid, sahti, orange/brown/yellow/amber colour, very balanced, pouring takes 6min; standard haand long pouring. at first, there is a thick bubbly foam, that settles at the end and becomes a thin solid foam at the edges of the beer. looks very balanced and tempting. Taste: bitter, hoppy, IPA’ish with a lot of fruit and herbs. it’s just so full and balanced. palate: settles really nicely in your mouth with the flavours, very balanced, a bit of carbonation, works well with the beer. Really settles where it should and gives every taste a chance to be found. the best haand bryggeriet so far, and have a tasted many of them.. a late summer evening beer, sitting on the porch, a little bit of rain, feeling the arrival of autumn and talking deep shit. this is what it reminds me of. a deep IPA with a lot of character and flavours. You keep doing that great work there @ Haand.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Biero. Nice malty ale, not much in the hops. Aromas of caramel, cherries, and strawberries, and strawberries. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.
TourDeBeer (92) - Mandurah brewer, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 528, brew 12.10.12. I live the label, fingerprints on hops plants. Pours a slight off head, which hasn't dissipated at all. Huge aromas like suggested thanks to dry hopping. Lemon zest, mandarin, floral. On first taste I'm getting smokey flavours, and fruity, slightly dry mouth after and the bitters arent coming through. I'll let it sit and warm then I'm sure they will.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
mkel07 (2507) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle. Hops, hops and hops. Packed full of punchy hop aromas that penetrate deep into the nose. Big thick creamy head above a hazy golden amber brew. Like everything else about this beer the flavour is packed with strong fruity hop flavours. Weighty in the glass and not for the faint hearted.
jesperhammer (2510) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow this is a good IPA. I may prefer this to Mikkellers Stateside? Could be fun to have them side by side.
It is a bit hazy, but beautiful orangelike colour.
Nose is good IPA, just as it is supposed to be.
Very very creamy. More creamy than Stateside.
One of my favorit beers.
RexTalionis (1979) - FINLAND - JAN 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 50 cl. Poured cloudy brown in colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hops, pine and grapefruit. Flavour is sweet, fruity and hoppy. Very well balanced and tasty beer.
tfredvik (796) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2011
Original rating, 2011-08-28: 8-4-9-5-17=4.3
Wow, this looks like a hop soup! A very cloudy, opaque, orange body with a small white head that reduces significantly in size rapidly, but laces the glass very well. The aroma is amazingly fruity! And sweet. Very sweet, almost candy like. There are citric notes, mainly grapefruit, peach, slightly overripe strawberries and when swirling the glass I also get a whiff of alcohol. As the first drops of beer hit my tongue all feel is a massive bitterness! This must be the first time I haven’t detected any sweetness initially. Once the hop attack has been digested however, a firm underlying sweetness is obvious. Nice and fruity flavours, again peach and grapefruit. The alcohol is masterly hidden. The body is medium+, the carbonation is soft and the texture is oily. The beer leaves the lips a bit sticky. My first DIPA, but far from my last: if this is representative for DIPAs I think I’ve got a new favourite beer style. An absolutely fantastic beer!
[50 cl bottle, batch 370, from Vinmonopolet Oslo City, Oslo]
Re-rating, 2011-12-26: 8-4-9-5-17=4.3
This bottle produces a super huge, frothy, off-white head that is very long-lived and laces the glass excellently. I’m very close to award this a 5 for Appearance. Very hoppy aroma with grapefruit, honey melon, overripe orange, peach and other light fruits, and resin. Also sweet notes. The taste is medium sweet and medium bitter initially, then the amazing wave of heavy bitterness hits me. Fantastic! It lingers on forever and ever. I think I would describe the texture as oily to creamy this time... A stunning beer, and a few months of storing was certainly not enough to tame the bitterness.
[50 cl bottle, batch 362, consumed 237 days after BB date, courtesy of Dad]