biirusaikou (336) - - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grapefruit juice aroma. Sweet citrus flavor, honey, grape, hops, mint, bitter finish. A bit too classic but still a nice fruity IPA.
TimE (2943) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden color. Pineapples, apples and apricots in the nose. Full bodied, medium sweet, apricot, pineapples and strawberries. Decent bitterness. Decent IIpa but doesn’t do anything so special for me.
DTM (775) - Winters, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Only tap at DBS. Poured a dark yellow color with a decent sized head. Smells of earthy hop. Nice balance of hop and malt on this one. Great balance on the palate.
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boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured vibrant golden/yellow with a thick, frothy, retaining white head. Nose had pungent, earthy, resinous danky notes. Those came through to the flavor with an added bready balance. Sort of drying towards the finish along with a big earthy, vegetal, onion-like hopped spice notes. Quite nice.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1229) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 8%nice floral herbal aroma . Orange gold color. The taste is great a punch of bitterness followed by floral hop notes. It didn’t strike me as terribly complex but as you drink it you keep noticing different flavors with every other sip: grapefruit, lemon, pine, dank, etc. an impressive multi-layered IPA.
Part of the 1000 at AQ Bevolution’s Event at Kamikaze. At Kamikaze I am getting much more dankness in the aroma, resin & weed... The taste is still great biscuity malts with a bitter weedness to it. Again displaying the difference in glassware from a lager glass to a chalice.
GenkiGonzo (110) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Tadg, quite clear, amber colour. Lots of hops on the nose. Very hoppy taste with reisin too. Very drinkable.
DougHnut70 (57) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Tap25 in Livermore, CA (at least 3 visits). Clear, golden, nice-looking beer. Smells piney and sweet - a great combo. Tastes the way you’d want a DIPA to taste like - citrus, pine, sweetness, hoppy and bitter finish. Medium body with some above average carbonation. One of the better hoppy ones but at 8.0% and compared to fav Pliny the Elder...it comes up a bit short.
gyllenbock (3952) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado, August 2013.
Hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma and taste of hops, pine, grape and citrus. On the sweet side with a nice bitter finish. Fresh and really nice to drink.
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from Neillago (thanks a lot, Neil), pours a hazy orange amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma brings out strong dank hops, earthy, a little herbal notes, and just enough malt to back. Flavour destroys the palate, with intensely strong hempy, pot-like hops, more pot, and some earthy malt to back. Extremely brutal and uncompromising on the palate. Hoppy as hell, leaving a very dank finish. Excellent stuff.
Hopped_Silly (411) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a shy beer... Concentrated aromas and flavors of dried mangos, peach juice, tropical fruit, pine, herbs and bitter orange citrus... Solid bitterness, that is partially cut by a mild, malty sweetness on the mid-palate. Enjoyable bitter pine/citrus/herb nuances linger on the finish. Overall a solid beer. More rich, tropical/mango/peach layers then other SF Bay DIPA's. I would drink again..
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...