rblib2 (24) - - MAY 15, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a golden ash with cloudy lacing. The fruity notes are overtaken by the ever present ABV balanced with bitter hop flavor. I like it.
Martinus (3711) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, malts, resin and tropical fruit.Bitter flavour, malts, pineapple, light sweetness. Bitter hoppy finish, resin, US hops.
(from 66cL bottle @ ZZT 9. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)
slowrunner77 (7091) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"called a doublr ipa, but drinks like a hoppy barleywine...a little more hop and a little less pine, and you’d think it was a bigfoot. good beer, not best of style, but worth trying. 2010-as the years pass, this one keeps getting passed, but it’s still good. too much biscuit malt detracts from it, though."
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s been a helluva Tuesday as far as kind customers at the bar go; thanks to some random lady! Deep red amber pour, small white frothy head. The appearance certainly belies this one, as the malt character is very slight and this seems to be absolutely packed with old school hops; strikes me as Chinook and Simcoe, with big damp earth, manure, loam, biting spruce tip, pine resin, and grapefruit. Clean given the 8%. Right on.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65cl, American brew, thx alot to Koen for sharing!, complex bitter brew, malty/bitter/fruity and slightly woody/sweet, yet not balanced, hazy, small head, good brew
Reynolds314 (2833) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nah man. Bottle just purchased and tastes old malty, metallic and not fresh. Pennies, acrid bitterness, caramel, and old grassy hops. Tastes like what people used to think were good DIPAs.
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bomber, sweet body. not enough of the hops to really showcase the hops. sweet body, sweet finish. this wouldve been great 10 years ago. Your classic dipa from 2002.
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ the local tap house, Sydney 2012. Magnificent. Best dipa I have had. Dark copper with a off white head and strong lacing. Big aromas of passionfruit, grapefruit juice, pine as well as a solid caramel and bready malt backing. The citrusy grapefruit/passionfruit, with a hint of peach and nectarine hits the palate first and then a strong caramel malt element pegs it back before a delicious whack of pine without an oily mouthfeel to make it highly drinkable. Loved it.
Theydon_Bois (12731) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, big thanks to the host with the most and the man with the pad, 27/03/14.
Golden orange with a moderate light beige covering that retains.
Nose is bitter tropicals, orange sherbet, light spice, caramel malt, bitter grapefruit.
Taste comprises bitter hop bite, candied sugars, pine resin, grapefruit, tropical fruits, light booze.
Medium + bodiment, fine carbonation, semi drying close with semi aggressive hop bitterness.
Benzai (9999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZZT 9 thanks to myself. Hazy reddish color, medium sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, hops, lots of resin and pine, superbly bitter. Superb bitterness, medium to full body, medium carbonation. Nice!