Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A very sweet, very boozy, very resinous-hoppy copper ale. Ok sipper, not much of an IPA.
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed one year before expiration date.
The look: Medium cloudy copper body topped by a medium beige head.
In long: Nose is hops resin, cooked caramel, alcohol heat, some baked fruits. Taste is loaded with sweetness, rich caramelized malts, toffee, a burning alcohol sensation, candied oranges, notes of sticky hops resin with a coniferous character. Bitter finish with a bothersome alcohol bite. Very rich, heavy, too heavy. The alcohol hides some of the sweetness but I’d prefer the sweetness over the alcohol burn. If you expect a typical Double IPA you’re in for a disappointment, if you think of it like some kind of European lamer version of SN Bigfoot then it doesn’t seem so bad. Drinkability was too low for me to give this a high score and it was too boozy. Not a bad beer but when I see IPA in a beer name I expect an IPA style beer and not a sweet boozy beer, so now I am mad, I haven’t been this mad since I bought a box of Pop Tarts that were not even a bit tart, next time I’m suing someone.
SnakeTown (399) - SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bärnstensfärgad med medium skum och bra kolsyra! Mycket humle och riktigt bra smak!!
TyggaBrown (356) - NORWAY - AUG 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit too heavy level of bitterness maybe? Surprisingly "danish" taste. Not so exciting aroma as other double-ipas, but a lot of "cold" and sharp bitterness that sends your thoughts to basements, the age of the vikings and wet wood. Maybe you should try this one while watching an episode of Game of Thrones...?
Psytron (1120) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smell of caramel, metal. Copper colour, beige head. Aroma of syrup, hops, malt, some oak. Sweet, medium bitter. Flat but plentiful carbon. A bit of a disppointment.
brnandersen (1534) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl. bottle, shared. Hazy, dark amber colour with a small, dense, light tan head. Fruity aroma with citrus and grass hops, grapefruits, caramel malts and light hints of chocolate. Taste is light bitter. Full body, creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes bitter with a hearty amount of caramel malts. Not as rich as some of the American DIPAs, still a good experience.
GRM (2787) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample, brown bottle, 590 ml, best before 24-05-2014, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on March 8 2013; nose: malt, Madeira, light “dirty socks”, caramel, light citrusy; mouth: malt, Madeira, light “dirty socks”, caramel, light citrusy, astringency, short finale in malt with presence of astringency, medium-full body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, harsh texture; overall: ordinary
Échantillon, bouteille brune, 500 ml, meilleure avant 24-05-2014, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 8 mars 2013; nez : malt, madère, léger chaussons, caramel, léger citrique; bouche : malt, madère, léger chaussons, caramel, léger citrique, astringence, finale courte en malt avec présence d’astringence, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture rugueuse; en résumé : ordinaire
Boutip (4431) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy orangey/amber color ale with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of citrus and earthy hops is quite enjoyable. Taste is a great mix of citrus hoppy notes with light earthy notes with medium sweet caramel malt base. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad but maybe a tad too bitter with floral notes definitely lacking.
BillHick420 (389) - North Dakota, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber, white head. Piney nose. Some pine in the hops, not much else, I will have to re-rate once the cold goes away.
BoltonDK (494) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.
Sweet hoppy nose, citrus, alcohol.
Slightly hazy amber color, "fat" white head.
Full body, alcohol, pine, citrus, sweet malty taste.
Uhlen (247) - Trondheim, NORWAY - APR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber pour with a small offwhite head. Aroma of barn and malted barley. Some citrus. Sweet taste and not as hoppy and bitter as expected. Taste is pretty... short.