Gorbalev (2974) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Jerc, Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and Mabel, courtesy of Jerc. Mild hop aroma - soapy. Some fruit and malt. Dark yellow, small white head. Huge hop taste - there better be with a name like Hop juice! - tons more in finish. A good DIPA, one dimensional but I really didn’t care - I was in the mood for hops and this delivered.
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of fordest. Hazy, amber golden with a creamy, off-white head. Aroma of peachy hops and caramel. Quite full-bodied with plenty of sweet caramel and fruit. Distinct bitter finish with a solid alcohol burn. 190408
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - APR 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
One dimensional hop precence... needs some variety or pairing with some fruity flavors. More hops than malts, nice hazy orange color with beige lasting head. A tad watery for its kind, very astringent and bitter... needs a bit of a sweet kick to balance out. But it does what its names says "hop juice" thats about it.
JorisPPattyn (8124) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught; apparently from Oggis San Clemente. Marks for Appearance are an average, as beer was sampled in weak artificial light after dark. Orange marmalade hops in a rather astringent nose. Hopcake (another!), very bitter, quinine-like, vegetable bitterness. Nearly puckeringly dry, medium bodied. Talk about "over the top"...
blankboy (6359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev, jerc & mabel -- courtesy of jerc. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with an average size diminishing bubbly white head. Aroma of caramel malt, less hops then I expected, some fruit and just a touch of alcohol. Nice, interesting flavour starts malty but then hits you with a hop medley (resin, citrus & pine) and a big, long, slightly alcoholic bitter finish. Pretty dry stuff. Medium bodied. I quite enjoyed this.
joergen (22011) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber coloured with a small off white ehad.
Fruity aroma of spices and yeast with notes of citrus.
Sweet flavour of fruits, caramel, yeast, hops and pine needles with notes of cardemomme.
Hoppy and spicy finish.
yespr (33244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blind tasting at Papsoes place, another great session, thanks Henrik! Beer #15: Pours hazy orange with a fully diminished white head. Dry pine and woody hops aroma. Flavour is solid woody and hops. Light liqourice note. Ends with a light sweet caramel malt base complimenting the dry and slight liqourice hops note on top.
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
# 15 Bottle. [Papsoe’s great blind tasting, thanks Henrik!]
Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Hazy amber color with particles in flow. Aroma of fruit, spice, toasted malt, some underlying floral hoppy feel. Over the palate came heavy hoppy notes with pine, grapefruit, wood, alcohol. Full bodied with an average carbonation and heavy dry texture. Moderated bitter and good counter sweetness. Dry bitter lingering finish. Think it might be a D-IPA or a heavy hopped Barley Wine.
8-3-8-4-16 = 3.9
Indra (2676) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz. bottle. Huge citrus hop aroma, fresh and green with notes of lime, grapefruit, orange and watermelon, also featuring a certain doughy, cookieish sweetness and plenty of toasty caramel malts, perhaps even a hint of vanilla in the background. Lightly hazy deep golden color with a faint amber cast and a lasting, fine head. A rather large amount of sediment left in the bottle. Flavor is surprisingly well-balanced for the style, with nearly equally massive malt and hop profiles, the hops contributing a copious amount of citrus and pine, as well as a resinous, drying bitterness, countered by a colossal malt base, bringing sweetness in the form of honey, caramel and light brown sugar, almost candyish, some bubblegum and cake-like notes present. Finishes with a blend of tingling bitterness and warming alcohol. Mouthfeel is full, creamy and oily, body is appropriately massive. Really tasty stuff here. Thanks to Josh!
fg8080 (37) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber/ orange with arromas of hops and pine. Taste really hppy and bitter.