BeerSamizdat (4) - San Francisco, USA - DEC 22, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very solid imperial IPA from High Water, who are generally right-on when it comes to IPAs. A little more dank and even nutty than it was fruity or grainy. I’d probably have to go elsewhere for my next big IPA, but thankfully that’s not a problem, is it?
MrHangover (3055) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting, courtesy of someone. Pours a clear amber beer with a thin white head on top. Aroma is citric, caramalts and has piney notes as well. Flavor is rather bitter and juicy. Full on bitter citrus like grapefruit is present in the flavors. Soft, sweet and dry finish. Nice mouthfeel, nice DIPA!
jmgreenuk (5414) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Poured a clear medium amber with round white head. The aroma is hoppy weak varnish hop. The flavour is weak bitter with a varnish medicinal caramel palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (6185) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Dean’s Winter Shelter Tasting. Pours clear golden with a small off white head. Aroma of cardboard, malt, citrus and grassy hops. Flavour is light moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (6216) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ THT Tasting.
thin white head. Slightly hazy golden pour. Lovely bitterness. Very nice brew.
Benzai (9578) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Clear orange golden color, full sized lightly creamy white head. Aroma has malts, hops, bitter, nicely fruity. Taste malts, hops, lightly fruity, nicely bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Nice!
Vaiz (3735) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Dean’s Winter Shelter Tasting @ ABCBeers. Clear golden pour. Aroma is full of fruits, somewhat soapy, sweaty and somewhat floral. Flavor is bitter hops, creamy and smooth. Well balanced and decently hopped. Nice brew.
Theis (14087) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear amber - white head. Grape fruits. Rather bitter. Fruity. Light sweetness. Nice malty. Cocoa/caramel notes. Orange. Lovely Classic American IIPA
rosenbergh (7907) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. From bierkompass.de.
Slightly cloudy amber colour with a small foamy and soapy white head.
Fruity and piney hops, lots of sweetness and moderate bitterness in the aroma. The flavour is hoppy bitterness, resiny hops, alcohol and sweet malt. Quite typical American IIPA. Bitterness is quite strong but short.
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear medium orange colour with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, old hopps, wood, pine. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy, fruity, pine, orange. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.