haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, - JUL 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap (keykeg) Sheffield Tap 20/07/11. There’s something about a pint of Double IPA at the arse-end of an evening. A statement of no return. A declaration that I now give my tastebuds over to a beer so it can have its wicked way with them and damn the consequences.
And it’s... dense. Not chewy - none of that overtly-crystal sweetness that makes beers like this seem like hard work to drink for me. Just concentrated, slabs of pine and spice, aromas of steeped fruits with the occasional whiff of a well-matured mango chutney.
The great thing about ordering a pint was allowing the flavours to uncurl. The keg temperature doesn’t help the beer, but flavours that started out as distinct country cousins at the beginning eventually intermarried into something refreshingly incestuous.
Or is that just the bollocks I write having downed a pint of it? I’ll have to wait til it gets bottled, get the banjo out and try it all over again...
Steven_B (131) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange with a small head. Aroma of pineapple, mango and citrus hops. Flavour is slightly sweet with the same fruits coming through leading to a bitter finish. Great!
ansalon (3002) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange with a low white head. Aromas of grapefruit, peach, apricot, citrus, resin, pine. Taste is very fruity with prominent bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very good.
MidnightOwl (47) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Appearance: Orangey hop haze with white head. Aroma: Heaven juiciness, lots of candy orange, tropical fruits and pine. Taste: Aromawise, juicy, citrusy and tropical. Perfection!
Angerhops (39) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Close to perfection.
Chewy mouthfeel, tropical fruit punchball, extremely juicy flavours, orange, candy, pine, pineapple, grapefruit and so much going on.
Looking forward to try their Un-Human.
Vighals (3164) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lys brun tåkete med mye sedimenter, fingerhøyt hvitt skum. Lukter sydhavsfrukter, fersken og noe honning. Fyldig. Kraftig bitterhet, noe sødme fra sydhavsfrukt kommer gjennom. Wow, det var en bitterbombe gitt. Lang.
knasputte78 (562) - SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rejält fruktig och fin. Gömmer alkoholen bra men har ett trevligt tryck och karaktär.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TEJA (2426) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Oliver Twist. No head just a tiny lace. Clowdy yellow color. The most intense American hop aroma I have experienced. Clean hop without sulphur
. Nice and intense hop taste. Big but good bitterness. Nice balancing body.
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
30/IV/16 - on tap @ Tilquin English Beer Festival - BB: n/a (2016-473) Thanks to the Belgian Ratebeer Crew (and Beerhunter111) for sharing today’s beers!
Very cloudy orange beer, small irregular off-white head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: resinous, bit dank, fruity, lots of pineapple. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very resinous, fruity, tropical fruits, bit sourish, pineapple, citrus, lemon. Aftertaste: some kiwi, lychee, bit sweet, very bitter, resinous, lovely beer!
wyldeturkey101 (83) - - MAY 23, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours into a nice cloud of a deep orange. The aroma hits your nose with a pleasant burst of fruit. The taste has a lovely subtle citrus about it making for a highly refreshing beer.
weordie (833) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy orange and a thin white head. Aroma is pineapple, mango and citrus. Sweet pineapple, mango and pine in the taste with just a little cutting bitterness. It’s great.