Hopsinator123 (9) - - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2014 Hoppy and citrus.. Easy to drink. No head on the pour. Orange tint. Great beer, however had better.
Bule (795) - California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. Lots of citrusy hop flavors that ease out at the end.
Cunningham (4678) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely unclear deep golden color with a fine white head. Good looking. Power aroma. Rich grapefruity and balanced fruity. Quite thick body. Fine balance between bitterness and sweetness. Could easily falled over to the sweet side. Tasty rich grapefruit hoppy and nice tropical fruity. Lovely dipa.
[Bottle from systembolaget web order, Sweden]
deadbuilt (5) - - SEP 3, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taste, balance, abv, and price make this an amazing dipa. I'm very impressed.
Darkmagus82 (1743) - - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-9-13-
Poured from bottle into a snifter glass
Appearance – Pours a clear orange colored brew with some red highlights giving it a nice shine. Upon pouring there is a very small white head that fades quite fast leaving a bit of patchy foam on the surface of the brew and some very light lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is bready and hoppy with a very light level of sweetness. The bready aromas of are of a biscuit and slightly doughy smell while the sweet are of a light caramel smell. The heaviest of the aromas, the hop, are largely of a grapefruit nature mixed with some lighter noted of a pine hop.
Taste – The taste begins with flavors of a mix of tropical fruits and a pine hop taste. The pine starts the taste rather strongly and lasts to the middle of the taste where it starts to be overwhelmed in strength by a grapefruit hop taste. While this is occurring the breadiness of the brew gets stronger while the fruit fades and its place being taken place by a light caramel flavor. More toward the end, where the grapefruit is rather strong, some more pine hop comes to the tongue and actually competes with the grapefruit in strength. It is accompanied by some more herbal hop flavors with a slight alcohol taste, which in the end, leaves a rather resinous and moderately drier hop flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is average to slightly above average. The thicker body really accentuates the resinous hops and more bready flavors that develop more toward the middle. While the higher carbonation suits the fruit and caramel flavors well these are really not the focus of the beer and a slightly lower carbonation level may have been slightly beer for the style.
Overall – A fairly tasty double IPA. It drinks pretty easy and has a decent drier flavor profile (especially at the end of the taste). Overall it is pretty good.
VictorStr (1344) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Riktig kraftig aroma, sötma humle . Kraftig i smaken, balanserad . Mycket beska.
Theydon_Bois (9280) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity dispense at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14.
Lightly hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is pine coated, candied fruit peel, bitter tropicana, grapefruit, tangy orange, ripe citric peel.
Taste comprises bitter grapefruit, pine, candied fruit peel, sweet licks, mango.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with hop bitterness.
Decent, likely better on keg I’m sure, a touch sweet at times but dirnks well for 8%+
fantti (712) - FINLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kaatuu snifteriin kullanoranssina ja melko kirkkaana, noin 1,5 sormen paksuisella melko pysyvällä vaahdolla. Tuoksu on hyvää jenkki-DIPAa: sitrusta ja havua löytyy reippaasti, humalapää edellä mennään jo tuoksussa. Makeampaa hedelmää ja kukkaisuuttakin löytyy, karamellin tukemana. Mutta karamelli on aika vähissä, selvästi humalat edellä tullaan. Maussa sama tykitys ei ihan jatku; karamellia on nyt huomattavasti enemmän muodostaen havuisuuden ja pihkaisuuden kanssa hyvän kokonaisuuden. Hiven karheampaa ruohoisuutta ja makeampaa hedelmääkin on mukana. Suutuntuma on alkuun makea, kuivuen loppua kohden humalan nipistelyn lisääntyessä. Hyvä ja tasapainoinen DIPA, josta jäi hieman viimeinen rutistus puuttumaan. Laatu kyllä löytyy.
jrodooo5 (1038) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent transparent pour w/ a retaining white head & plenty of lacing. The aroma is absolutely an enticing citrus hop burst w/ a malt undertone. The flavor is complex yet smooth. There’s a hop presence throughout but the citrus flavoring really makes this easy to drink at over 8%. Delicious & very well done!
Alengrin (2186) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
West Coast IPA with firm, yellowish white head and warm golden amber colour. Delightfully complex and powerful hops in the nose, some orange, pine resin, tomato, pepper, grass; sweet malty and fruity onset rapidly overpowered by a very long, agressive, spicy, oily, pine needle- and citrus-like hoppiness drying mouth and throat. I can’t get enough of this type of beers and this is one of the best I had so far.