tfredvik (1031) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An off-white, creamy head rests upon a clear, medium amber body. Very strong aroma of slightly overripe tropical fruits e.g. melon, also pine, pure hop pellets, caramel and hints of alcohol. A bit more fresh and hop-centric aroma than many DIPAs, although the malty elements are absolutely present. Strong flavour, again on the hoppy side, of well ripe tropical fruits, grapefruit, pine, resin, caramel and a tad too much alcohol. Moderate sweet taste with a heavy bitter long-lasting finish. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, fairly dry. Tasty stuff!
[35.5 cl bottle, enjoyed 8 months before BB date, from Systembolaget Gårda, Göteborg]
RickTStiles (696) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light golden with a thin white head. Creamy, sweet lemon aroma. Taste is caramel, lemon peel. Finish is fresh and bitter.
UXO (113) - CANADA - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear medium copper with one finger of loose white head diminishing gradually to a dense cap and moderate lacing. Nose is piney hops with faint floral and citrus notes against a malt background. Taste is similar but more malt forward, with a little mango in the aftertaste. Mouth feel is medium-bodied, sustained by persistent mild carbonation, with a lingering bitter finish.
weaselkenievil (1607) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Brewdog Bar, Manchester. Gold amber with a rocky off white head. Aroma of malts, tea, bit of dark fruit. Flavour is hoppy with a fair smacking of malts, quite a fizzy palate. Nice enough but just didn’t stir me really.
mjhall89 (36) - - APR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kind of like lagunitas sucks, just not quite as good. Lightly sweet pine and hop flavor.
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful clear, golden color with a nice head. Tropical fruit aroma with some pine. Taste isn’t amazing, but very nice, good bitterness.
Niksko (307) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy burnt orange with a small amount of off white head. Nose is really fresh tropical fruit. Pineapple, mango, passionfruit. Flavor is more of the noses fruits, a bit of grain and biscuit in the mid palate, with a spicy, slightly piney finish. At 8.2% you’d expect something pretty heavy but it remains pretty drinkable. Great.
NicolasGalli (20) - - APR 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
golden, sparkling appearance with a frothy white head. hay, toast malt notes, floral, herbs, citrus hops takeover, barnyard notes. medium sweetness, very bitter with a medium body, thin feel, creamy texture, lively carbonation with a bitter finish. What a name. Sounds like a famous warrior. Great IPA!
mfp13jr (144) - Glenville, New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark gold with plenty of fluffy white head. Aromatic of fresh hops. Medium bodied with plenty of hop bitterness.
ramboraffe (297) - SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. Half clear copper orange. Bitter citrus smell. Taste is bitter very bitter! Citrus grapefruit pine mango. Well balanced.