heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A rich and deep amber colored brew with a thin off white head. The nose is massive grapefruit and sweet peanuts. There is also some toast and a pleasant floral character. This tastes of fairly bitter piney, especially in the finish. The hop resin lingers for a long time. Strong notes of wood are certainly present along with hints of ash. The taste of the bitter hops absolutely overwhelms the malt character. After a little more drinking, bits of citrus begin to shine through. This is a very bitter brew, but somehow it comes across as more refined and balanced than most IIPA’s. This is very well done.
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, from BumDog? Weekend 1. Brassy orange with specks of lace and a low collar. Aroma of deep fried apricots in batter, tinned peaches and Murray Mints. Menthol, Murray Mint, tinned peach flavour with any suggestion of sunbaked coniferous hop deeply buried in honeyed peach, Lipton’s peach iced tea, Chinese deep fried balls in sweet sauce and medicinal lozenge sweetness. Alcohol buried even deeper. An enigma. Sink is having none but IPA doesn’t have to taste this way.
sir__v (2049) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Bow Bar, Edinburg - UK. Color: clear amber beer with no carbonation and ivory white foam. Smell: resin and grassy bitterness, sweet notes and alcohol. Taste: full body with sweet malt balanced with resin and grassy hops attack. High bitterness and resin taste. Hoppy blast. Alcohol finish. Aftertaste: resin, hops, dry bitterness and alcohol. A hoppy blast beer.
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the bow bar. Pours clear pale orange, nose is crystal malt, citrus, toffee, taste is rich, sweet grapefruit, quite dry, prickly.
coachd (582) - Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sweet aroma of caramel and butterscotch with a trace of west coast style hops in the background. Murky bronze color with a huge tuft of cream colored foam. Tastes very sweet like the aroma but with more hops. Not bitter, pleasant overall for a DIPA. Thick palate with good carbonation. Not as bad as the ratings would suggest.
cgarvieuk (21581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg at bow bar... Golden amber... Thin white lacing... Soft sweet toffee caramel malts nose... Soft sweet caramel toffee
aleksander9 (1364) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden with white head. Cherry, red berries and earth. Sweet, cloying, dry and hoppy finish. Not bad!
JorgeLee (1758) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Beers of Europe. Amber colour, long lasting white foam. Very strong hoppy aromas, citrus and pine. Decent malt body, bit of sweetness and heft, but star is hops, quite oily texture, not overly fizzy, decent bitterness but quite a bit of flavour as well. Pine, resin, a little grapefruit. Quite enjoyed this.
ben4321 (5688) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Tied House. Clear gold, white head and lace. Nice pine, grapefruit hop aroma and flavor. Solid sweetness. Well made. Lighter bodied. Good stuff.
Idiosynkrasie (6404) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, orangey golden colour with average, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Citrusy and piney, hoppy aroma with a touch of glue, zesty hints of tangerine and grapefruita sugary touch. Taste is bitter and slightly citrusy hoppy, chalky and mineral notes, some lemon, pale malty background with an almond touch, some cardboard; alcoholic finish. Not much hop flavour, quite papery overall. Not worth the transatlantic crossing.
mile (3809) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden, hazy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate to full malty and caramel sweetish aroma with light bread, light - some tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit/piney hoppyness, light alcohol. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light bread, light -some tropical fruitiness, light - some grapefruit/piney hoppyness, faint alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light - some caramel and faint bread, light tropical fruitiness, some pineygrapefruit hoppyness, light - some alcohol. Caramel sweetish and bready DIPA - could use more fruitiness and bitterness to balance 8% alcohol. Nothing really special.