melush (1861) - SPAIN - MAY 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella de 35,5 cl, en Beer Inn Mugishutei en Sapporo, Japon. Color ambar. Sabor a lupulo, malta, ligeramente amargo, a caramelo.
Hop_Hedonist (392) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good DIPA - well balanced between lots of sweet caramel malt and the hop load - complex flavour - herbal more than fruity, great resiny aftertaste - only detracting thing for me is the upfront alcohol taste (not surprising) but this fades quickly as the assertive bitterness takes over. The more I drink, the more I like it... very moreish.
BrewHaMeister (367) - - MAY 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours an amber/orange with a nice white head and lacing. Aromas of, citrus, caramel, leather. Flavor is mildly bitter. Nit too bad.
GenkiGonzo (820) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Slices. Clear amber with small white head. Surprised by the malty aroma, a little spicy. Hoppy bitterness comes through in the flavour balanced with the malts. Not hoppy enough for the style for my taste, but still a solid beer.
ChrisFields (98) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a nice two fingered head. A lot of sediment in this one, a positive sign in my eyes. Aroma is malty for the style with obvious grapefruit and spicy overtone. Flavor has a nice yeasty malt bill up front and rolls over into a tangy citrus rind bitterness. There is a slight metallic aftertaste. Lightly carbonated, it goes down fairly smooth. Overall, a solidly made DIPA. I would definitely try again.
seantaylorus (20) - - APR 1, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The only thing that lacked was that there was a lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Half way through, I didn't even notice.
Emeister84 (1804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of citrusy and resinous hops, and some honeyed malts. Hazy orange with a lasting minimal white head. Dry, well balanced with a round malt bill supporting the hops. Medium bodied, finishes clean.
Jerm719 (144) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Piney, mild citrusy, earthy hops. Pale malt balanced with hops. Bit watery, some metallic flavors. Decent finish... Not good, not bad....
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Deep orange colour, off white head. This is a malt-heavy IIPA, with a sweeter profile, still with an abundance of hops, ending with an aspirin-like bitterness.
StevieT (1246) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Deep cloudy amber colour, lasting small off white head, big malty aroma with hints of fruit. Sharp fruit and malty flavours with a warming lingering aftertaste. It is definitely for those that like a big robust flavour.