sic1314 (1050) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy orange/amber with a small head. Aroma of overpowering citrus and floral hops. Medium body, flavour is more restrained and balanced than the nose, lemon and orange with a soft maltyness.
beer_est_deus (246) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nästan klar orange-guld färgad med litet ljus begie skum. Doft: Barr, dadlar, apelsin, papaya, ananas, mandarin. Smak: Barr, humle, citrus skal, trä, omogen mango, håriga krusbär.
Lilja (992) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, citrus, tropisk frukt med toner av honung och citron. Välbalanserad med stor beska av smak av grapefrukt och tall.
juanenka (153) - valladolid, SPAIN - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. Presencia dorada limpia con corona blanca poco persistente. Aroma ligero a maltas pan y algo de resina. En boca entra dulce dando paso a pino y final licoroso con retrogusto ligeramente dulce y poco amargo
Furseth (1876) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle(Thanx to Mr. Rask) Clear yellow/brown colour, nice creamy head. Aroma had lots of citrus, malts and flowery. Flavor had a nice fruity mix with sweet malts, dry hopy bitternes and orange! Medium,to full body long fruity finish! Werry nice!
superspak (1534) - Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 9/4/2013. Pours fairly hazy pale orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big orange peel, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, grapefruit, peach, floral, grass, light pine, honey, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops, with a moderate malt balance that isn’t overpowering. Taste of orange peel, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus peel, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Excellent complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, sticky, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent DIPA! Great balance and complexity of hop flavors, with a moderate malt balance; and very smooth to sip on for 9.8%. A highly enjoyable offering.
jw0406 (517) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours a golden\ amber color with a nice white head. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, resin, smells good. Full bodied, sticky, great dipa
RABinVA (729) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Danish pour at the VA Wine Experience tasting. Pours gold, bit of white head. Grassy, citrus aroma with a bit of grain. Taste is very well balanced. Not overly sweet, great malt balance. Surprisingly mild.
CraftBeerNick (439) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg in Holland, less aromatic and more full force bitter, got the alcohol kick. Nice brew, and it is in balance, I prefer more of the aromatic, still tasty...
Linnet (765) - Umeå, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: caramel, butterscotch, resin, grapefruit, pineapple, pine, orange zest.
Ap: amber colour, medium off-white head, lacing.
F: big bite, resin, grapefruit, orange peel, caramel, bread, alcohol, long lingering metallic finish that ends warming.
P: medium to full body, small lively bubbles.
T: being a true hophead I usually don’t like too fat a maltbase, this beer however manages to both have a strong malt prescence and enough hops to punch through. It could have been more aromatic, but still very solid.