argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one should bring hopheads halfway to heaven. Good citrus aroma serves as a precursor to the bite in store. On the one hand, there doesn’t seem to be much balance. On the other, when the hops taste this good, who needs balance? Appearance is penalized for the large amount of sediment.
Rasmus40 (11201) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel and rather hoppy - grapefruit and pine. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 170609
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense.
Pours lightly coppery golden with a great, creamy, small, off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, but with quite a malty balance. Slightly weak mouthfeel, but the ABV is a bit low. Super dry flavour, though, good hoppiness. Dryness, but not that much character, actually. Disappointing.
chrisv10 (11130) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample. Amber/orange with off-white head. Flavour is malt, fruit and lots of hops.
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper beer with a frothy off-white head that leaves some lacing. Big American hop aroma, with citrus, pine, pineapple, peach and roses. The little malt sweetness is quickly taken over by intense hop flavour, and bitterness, but the sweetness is definitely there. A think mouthfeel that is a bit overdone for my liking.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle-pours a thick to rocky light tan head that laces with gold color. Aroma is lots of sweet citrus hops, zesty, with some bitterness, secondary medium malt. Taste is lots of sweet citrus hops-grapefruit, bitter, a bit raw, zesty, pine, secondary medium malt. Mild/OK carbonation.
bhensonb (11069) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Resin and grapefruit aroma (and malt). Gold tending towards reddish amber (top to bottom under halogen), maybe a ruby hint towards the bottom. Medium feel, malt to start, moving to hops, to grapefruit, to hops. Grapefruit noticeable at the finish. Swish and it’s chewable. Swish and an apricot component appears. And it’s 78 ibu. Nicely astringent when all is done. Pine in the burp. Really, really, great.
Leighton (10970) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Block Party. Pours clear copper with a medium, white head. Bit hop aroma with sweet citrus and grass. Flavor has a nice, sweet malt profile followed by heavy, bitter hops. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with lip-smacking bitters and light, bready malts. Solid.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Source: Toronado, San Francisco
hazy dark yellow, thin white head, thick alce, strong citrus hop aroma, big body, lots of hop flavor, slight sweetness, strong grapefruit essence, relativeitly light lingering bitterness, very simular to a rogue brutal bitter
Score: iiii to iii
clear amber, whispy white head, touch of lace, creamy body, big sweet grapefruit aroma and flavor, nice sticky sweetness with a touch of pine, as good as it ever was but the bar has risen in the 8 years since I last tried it
Source: taco mac woodstock
very consistant bottle or draft
Source: taco mac john’s creek
lots of flavor even in a frozen glass,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Pinball (10809) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
approx 0.65 litres bottle, according to my google translation of ancient measuring system used on bottle ;-).
lovely deep orange with a smooth thick yellow/light orange head.
pleasantly mild hoppy aroma, somewhere between pine/grape and yellow fruits. some malts and some salt can also be detected.
flavor is very malty, very hoppy, quite dry (comes almost as an acid note), salt licorice. both malt and hops are powerfull. the balance is okay. quite sweet brew. i like it a lot. good DIPA, one of the sweeter ones. i’ve tasted.