saxo (14705) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich bitter hops, flowers, citrus, pine, peach and malt. Lovely bitter finish.
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@fonefan. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is floral, some earth, toffee and mild earth. Flavour is fruity, floral, toffee and some mild nectary notes.
Rasmus40 (13558) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy golden with a lasting head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 200615
dwyerpg (4827) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Intense and bitter, this beer is very hoppy and piney. The finish is more malty than I like, but overall it’s a decent Imperial IPA
beer-yum (796) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge pine-citrus aroma in an amber pour. Taste is surprisingly laid back = superb for the strength. Perfect hop forward balance with a full sweet malt body and a sustained clean bitter finish. Has to be one of my favourite DIPAs - will need to directly compare to the competition (oh joy)!
X (94) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent DIPA, piney but a bit on the caramel side. I think that this might be an older bottling. I wish they would date their bottles.
yiannnos (1073) - , CYPRUS - MAY 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Orange colour. Malty, fruity aroma. Taste is sweet, malt, citrus and pine hops
TimE (4066) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light golden color. Frothy white head. Very heady nose with floral and fruit notes. Full body sticky mouth, resiny, but lacks depth. Alcohol is fairly well. Nice clean IIPA that is enjoyable but nothing too special.
Fashawn (409) - Montesarchio, ITALY - MAY 23, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma pungente di aghi di pino,sulle prime. Intenso e lungo, lascia spazio con un po’ di attenzione alla buccia d’arancia, frutta tropicale dolce come papaya e frutto della passione, e poi sul finale lievemente caramello. Giallo oro, schiuma bianca e persistente. Limpida e bellissima. Frutta dolce, pesca, buccia d’arancia. Pompelmo per l’amalgama, pane al miele in sottofondo. Liscia e dal corpo medio, tessitura lieve, quasi leggera. Finale con gli aghi di pino.
DylansDad (430) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Muted aroma of sweet malt, pine, grapefruit and green apple skin. As it warms the malt takes on a slight breadiness. Taste is short and sharp with what I would call a medium level of bitterness for a IIPA. The flavours themselves are actually very tasty but they aren’t allowed to develop, the fun police shut them down, pronto. Maybe it’s the 9.5% ABV acting like a noise gate?