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...
Ktwse (2798) - SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky apricot with a finger of white head. Aroma of citrus, light resin, grapefruit and caramel. Taste is rich resin hoppy with a fruit and caramel sweet backbone before a lingering bitter finish. Light to medium full body with soft carbonation.
Nische (1187) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. The aroma is pine, peach, caramel, passion fruit and sweet malt. The flavor is high fruity, malty and has citrusy and piney notes. Very drinkable for the ABV, yummy stuff!
TimE (4112) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color. Frothy white head. Light tropical fruit nose. Super rounded well balanced. Pine, wood, slightly heady with tangerines in the mouth. I am guessing EKG is in there. Really nice mouth feel, but finish is a bit abrupt with modest bitterness.
Travlr (15853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Cloudy yellow orange color. Nice aroms of pineapple and grapefruit. Taste is bitter lemon and tropical fruit. Delicious and very drinkable.
tricksta_p (1948) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of sweetish fruits, tropical fruits, orange, mango, malty caramel, pine, big hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a solid bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice balance between fruits and malts, leaning toward fruits, which is just the way I like it. Hope to drink this beauty again soon.
MarcoDL (2888) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Kaapse festival. Aroma of pine and citrus, nice. Taste has lots of pine, citrus and grapefruit. Nice beer.
androman (917) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, 1-2dl tasting glass @ Kaapse Brouwers 1st Anniversary Beer Festival 2015, Rotterdam. Body is hazy yellow, head is small, white, creamy, fully diminishing, excellent lacing. Nose is mandarin, flavor is tropical fruits, grapefruit, orange peel, soap. Medium sweet, light bitter. Finish is long lasting hoppy heavy bittersweet. Full body, soapy texture, soft carbonation. Easy, refreshing, great IPA.
DSG (8423) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[4/29/15] Draught at Mikkeller & Friends in Copenhagen. Murky yellow. Pleasant hoppy overripe fruits aroma, slightly “green”. Flavor is quite dry with fruity hops and “green” bitterness. Medium-bodied. Slightly heavy, but decent.
gunnfryd (12395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whats Brewing 2014. Deep golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, malt. tropical fruit. Flavour is pine, grapefruit, malt, tropical fruit, orange. Full body. Pleasent nice beer.
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a nice head & good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is melon-like hop forward. It’s a touch soapy too. It’s a hoppy smelling beer but nowhere near the level of hop brightness that I experienced with regular cannonball that was served right beside this keg.
The bitterness level is enjoyable, the fresh hop character translates better in the flavor than it did in the aroma. It’s got some citrus zest, a mild malt sweetness, and a well restrained booze character.
it’s fine enough for an imported double IPA, but like I had eluded to before this one paled in comparison to the regular cannonball with it’s brighter & less muddled hop character, not to mention that regular Cannonball has a far better dryness than this beer does.