Rastacouere (6135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Perfumey, thick and chewy double IPA that does not strike the drinkability chord.
Nice aroma which capts the essence of the pungent dry-hopping aromatics AND the bready, crunchy crystal honeyed notions. Relatively complex. Acrobatic floweriness, burstingly fruity.
Overly agressive in its malt deployment. This is very sweet up to the end, fatiguin the palate quickly. Quite alcoholic as well which further diminishes drinkability. Inefficient carbonation, never really cleansing, nor engaging, quite greasy/oily feel.
HogTownHarry (6127) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22oz). Courtesy of blankboy. Cloudy amber-orange pour, very large fluffy beige head. Yum aroma - roast brown sugar malt and big-ass citrus/resin acidic funky hops. The taste follows, but it’s juicy - orange/peach - and while yes, it’s big and hoppy - tangerine zest - it’s much sweeter than I expected. Sugary, acidic and grapefruit-pithy bitter mouthfeel, a lightly sour and biting finish .... very nice - boozy too!
drowland (6122) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/28/13. 22oz bomber from Grassroots. I was excited to see this come back after a couple of years! Amber pour with a small khaki head. Mostly this was dank, resinous, and a bit caramelly and malty. I’m thinking by the time it hit Jacksonville it may have been a touch old.
Glouglouburp (6096) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: An overly sweet alcoholised IIPA. Not bad but rather brutal.
How: Bottle, 6 months old (released sept 2007), acquired through elmatador00, thanks a lot James. Drank at Back from Europe tasting session with Montreal crew
The look: Cloudy dark orange body with a very small off-white head
In long: Nose mixes floral notes with grapefruits and citrus fruits. Taste is too sweet and alcoholised for my taste, very sweet with apparent alcohol. Feeling of eating a juicy very sweet caramel cookie with a shot of hard liquor. Bitterness started to kick-in as the beer warmed-up but just not enough to balance it out. Intense it is, refined it is not. Kind of lacking in the hops department. Bottle proudly states “200 pounds of hops in 50 barrels”… must have been very very big barrels.
swoopjones (6080) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Bomber @ Coles Buffalo NY. Nice sweet aroma with piney hops. Flavor is way to heavy on caramel malts. Hops seem to get lost. Seems almost more like a scotch than a DIPA. Tasty but not really an DIPA in my opinion. rating low due to classification.
Borup (6005) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit and alcohol.
SudsMcDuff (5916) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had the original kashmir and enjoyed it, this is pretty much exactly the same. just doubled. same aroma and flavors. An enjoyable highland beer.
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TaktikMTL (5914) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez Glouglouburp. Arôme: Odeur de pamplemousse et d’ananas. Apparence: La couleur est orange voilée. Présence d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Amertume en arrière goût. (Rating 1604)
alexsdad06 (5767) - Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle picked up at Bruisin Ales (from notes). Pours a hazy deep orange amber color with a large frothy beige head. The intense aroma has equal amounts of big sweet caramel and toffee maltiness to battle the orange citrus hops. The flavor is fairly strong as well with the citrus hoppiness in the forefront. Big orange, grapefruit and some tropical notes blend along with the rinds. The sweet caramel and toffee malts try hard to add balance but fall a bit short. The alcohol shows at times, but not in a bad way. Full bodied and sticky which works well with this beer.
I had a second bottle recently that had held up quite well. It was moving toward being a barley wine, but still quite tasty.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from kp. Thanks man! Reddish amber colored brew with an extremely thin head. Citrus fruit aroma. Tons of grapefruit, orange, and tangerine but not a strong burst, but more of a very nice juicy aroma. The flavor is sweet and juicy. Semi sweet caramel malt, citrus hops, pine hops, and a touch of earth. Citrus, piney hops are dry and lingering. Some alcohol comes through in this hoppy, juicy brew.