PriorL (1642) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at first "Er klopt iemand op de deur" tasting aka EBT3. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s beers!
APPEARANCE: clouded dark blond beer, small unstable off white head.
NOSE: hoppy, bitter, heavy.
TASTE: heavy bitterness, nice! Hoppy
77ships (3564) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
65 cl. bottle sampled @ "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Thanks to tderoeck! Spare rocky light brown head. Lightly hazy dark redish amber. Harsh straw, herbs, grapefruit peel, resin, toffee, caramel, nutmeg underneath, vanilla, leading into a very harsh herbal hop finish. Bit like BrewDog but way better. Sweet, American Strong base with brutal herbal hop finish, interesting & nice. Full, creamy, average carbonation. Not the average USA DIPA, nice.
JorisPPattyn (7796) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick cream-coloured/ creamy head over hazy orange-brown beer. Very perfumey-aromatic nose with C-hops, grapey, passion fruit and rosewater. Bitter, but also other grains. Quite dry; hoppy, but fairly bitter fruity flavour. Hint at bitter chocolate, tannines. Quite slick, hopoily, medium bodied at least. More than decent, if not really great IIPA. The dry bitterness stands perpendicular on the fruity, nearly oversweet nose.
Busick (355) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A delicious DIPA from Heavy Seas! One of the first beers that I tasted from this brewery and boy did they set the bar high!
lownote (37) - USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8oz Tap pour. Red color with a super white head. Smells a little oaky. Has a nice light bubbly mouth feel. Taste is rich, with a bit of caramal, alcohol-like, and a strong hoppy aftertaste that makes you want to drink more to wash it away.
weihenweizen (1608) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated brown bomber 2014, extra from Drake, poured into a snifter. Pours clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is oaky, medium body, lower carbonation, and some small bubble lacing. Taste is herbal hops and oaky. Alcohol is pretty well covered and drinks pretty easy for such a high abv.
hockeybeerguy (1498) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I received this in a trade, 2014 bottle.
The appearance has a nice semi-dark brown color with a slight ruby edge to it. There is a one and a half finger white foamy head that hangs around for a good minute and once it starts to die has a nice luscious and thick foamy lacing gracing the sides of the glass.
The smell basically has a ton of caramel up front. I do get a slight oaky/wood aroma hanging amidst some light bitter hop characteristics.
The taste has a super smooth sweet caramel character resting upon a decent bitterness trying to invade my taste buds. The aftertaste has some sharpness from the bitter hops along with a decent medium amount of caramel malts. There is a quick dry finish.
On the palate, she sits about a medium on the body with a decent slightly oily texture to it. The carbonation is noticeable for the DIPA style and is pretty good to me.
Overall, for a DIPA, I would say sessionability is not quite there, but that’s ok with me because I see the ABV on this beer and I would say it probably really is that percentage as I’m starting to feel the effects. In my opinion, this beer is well worthy of coming back to.
jonas (5593) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 2014. Light hazy copper, golden head. Fresh citric and piney hop notes. Light caramel roasted base, nicely restained barrel notes. Slightly sticky/resinny on the palate, light sparkly, dry grass/pine/herb finish
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber-copper body with a tall dense tan head.
Aroma: The aroma shows a big complex body of bready malts, caramel, toast and orange juice. A hint of booze is noted.
Taste: Moderately bitter with a firm malt base. The malts lay a bready slightly toasty and caramel base with an orange juice to grapefruit overlying bitterness that finishes mildly dry and floral.
Palate: Full-bodied, mildly carbonated.
Overall: Pricey and decent at best. This is a nice beer but it doesn’t hold a candle to other imperial IPAs at this price point and ABV.
AdamT (150) - North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from Harrika’s Brew Haus.(Vintage 2014) Amber hue, murky clarity with one finger thick somewhat diminishing off-white head. Excellent lacing. Heavy citrus hop and light floral aroma’s. Heavy acidic citrus and earth flavor up front with a light lasting hop finish. Lively carbonation, medium body and oily on the palate. I did not get any of the oak from this, I did get more floral tastes once this warmed a bit. Meh!!