tderoeck (4598) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
29/IV/14 - 75cl growler bottle @ De Hopduvel - BB: IV/29/14 (2014-443) Thanks to AdamJackson and Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Pretty cloudy straw yellow beer, no noticeable head. Aroma: very fruity, piny and resinous hop aroma’s, citrus, pineapple, passion fruits, grapefruit. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: sweet and fruity start, lots of exotic fruits, passion fruits, very bitter resinous hops, lots of bitter grapefruit. Aftertaste: very piny, bitter, bit medicinal, lots of grapefruit, citrus, agrum fruits, dry medicinal bitter ending. Not my favourite kind of (i)ipa, too bitter and no sweet malt base to balance it out. Solid beer nevertheless.
tectactoe (1737) - Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler: Thanks, Max. Translucent, pale pear colored body; cloudy, & topped with a fuzzy, white, micro-bubbled head that quickly spreads to a chunky collar. Lightly dank, sticky hop oils crowd the aroma with an amazing, underlying fruit presence... Sticky, pungent passion fruit, juicy pineapple, mango, grapefruit, guava... Wow. I can’t decide if it’s more tropical or citric. I think, tropical. But whatever, it smells fantastic. Hint of resin in the finish. Taste is so crisp & clean, lots of juicy passion fruit & grapefruit out of the gate - bitter, but not abrasively so. A good, weedy hop punch with that sticky, dank, resinous mid-palate that swings into a bitter, dry, clean finish littered with grapefruit rinds, orange peels, & lingering peach. Plain & simple, another fantastic IPA from Shaun, it’s not even fair.
JBPortland (758) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml growler (6 days old) pours cloudy opaque pale orange-yellow with a finger of head. Nose is dank juicy grapefruit, pineapple, citrus, tropical fruit. Taste is incredibly soft mouthfeel, deep juicy dank tropcal fruit, grapefruit, pineapple, orange zest. Finish is balanced bitterness and tropical fruit juice which coats the palate and lingers pleasantly, touches of soft malt. Near perfect. Simply the best DIPA I have tried.
ThirstyBird (1544) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to tderoeck! Pours a hazy yellow orange color with a tight white cap. The smell is grapefruit and tropical fruit. The taste is red on grapefruit initially with some softer tropical fruit notes coming in later with a touch of honey sweetness, ending dry and somewhat bitter. On the light side of medium with the typical Hill Farmstead wonderfully fine, elegant carbonation. Great stuff!
charule (1070) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow pour light head. Hay farm aroma. Light carb med bod. Bitter sweet malt hop finish. Its ok.
artmcd8 (1596) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap during DLD 2014. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a white head. Aroma came across like a fart laden grapefruit at first. Kind of light on the hop aroma. The taste is light and on the bitter side of balanced. Not as amazing as people make it out to be. KingSue was the star of the show that day.
Whatup14 (716) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler 750ml. Couleur jaune-orangée trouble, mousse blanche aérienne laissant une dentelle éparse. Arôme d’agrumes, pomélo, malt, pin, zeste de citron. Goût de pomélo, houblon résineux, zeste de pamplemousse, amertume moyenne-élevée, herbal en arrière-goût. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-dense, texture ample.
BoBoChamp (5427) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 75cl growler, fresh batch (best consumed by 8/30/2014), no mention of ABV, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly woody/floral, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, very good brew, yet expensive!
vtafro (3256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Light yellow pour with some scant head. Citrus, grapefruit, or grassy hop aromas. Flavor is milder than I thought it would be, floral, citrus and grassy flavors.
cpetrone84 (1372) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is hazed golden yellow with an off white head. Nose is juicy, tropical fruit and citrus, a hint resiny and oily in back. Light grain profile up front and some malt sweetness to balance. Taste has more bitterness than I thought it would, lighter body and softer carbonation. The grain is soft up front, hop driven. Citrus, pine fades to a more leafy herbal note, a strong grapefruit bitterness lingers with a fairly dry finish.