Sully (1378) - Potts Point, New South Wales, - SEP 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So, I purchased this expecting a mild and malty beer with a pale colour, fleeting nose and forgettable character. IBU means Insipid Brew Unfortunately, right?
Good presentattion in the glass even though there trip to here must have resulted in the formation of some significant floaties. Fine head and consistent lacing. Well, with this ABV and hop content this should be a given. The nose is complex, grapefruit dominates in my mind with pine and citrus notes as well. Funny that most cleaning agents these days have the same characteristics. The hop flavour of course dominates but it is not so unbalanced as to be off the scale. Still, a great nightcap beer, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Lupulucid (2) - - MAY 19, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is challenging for me to evaluate. I think it deserves a perfect score for presenting as advertised and supported by many fine qualities behind that. The mouthfeel supports the intense hop bitterness and the alcohol is well tuned to let the hops shine. The bitterness is intense and focused. There is complexity but flavor and aroma take a back seat to a bittering tour de force. This beer is well crafted and its approach is one I can appreciate, but not my favorite.
Idiosynkrasie (1832) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Hazy amber colour with huge, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, orangey off-white head. Intense fruity and resinous hop aroma has notes of orange, mandarine, grapefruit, lemon, sweaty caramel malty basis. Taste is initially fruity with notes of melon, grapefruit, sweaty caramel malty basis, citrusy overtones, then more and more narrowly bitter hoppy, later once again slightly fruity undertones; in the lasting finish really bitter hoppy, no hints of alcohol. More than just an experimental gimmick.
DrSilverworm (2707) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7oz bottle, shared with DanielCoor. Totally hazy dark amber color. Kind of red. Good thin khaki head. Awesome lace. Super nice resiny, lightly citrusy rindy aroma. Lightly spicy, kind of earthy, huge hoppy aroma. Bigger body. Nice smooth creamy light carbonation. Awesome super-long aftertaste. Bitter taste, but not 100+ IBU bitter. Some degree of sweet in there, too. What really shines here is the cool assertive west-coast style hop profile. Very hoppy. Probably the best DIPA I’ve had from Mikkeller yet.
Patrickctenchi (1682) - columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep green bottle...paper wrapped.
Pours hazy, thick, amber-brown with a heavy tan head.
Aroma is.....massive. Pine, juniper, resin.
Raw, punishing bitter....even has a slight peppery burn.
It’s like gnawing on a raw, fresh hop bud.
Thick bodied, any sweetness is obliterated halfway across the tongue....
berntholer (142) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
quite a lot of head that disappears quickly with lacing. dark amber colour. very hoppy smell, light sweetness en some hints of chocolate. long bitter taste with some sweetness and chocolate. a grainy mouthfeel.draft @ la tape / notes from backlog
Ibrew2or3 (5761) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The paper wrapped 0.375L green glass bottle with the widest possible cap (I love this bottle style) pours with a hop hazed all to hell totally opaque copper to dirty orange juice body and supporting a dense tan head of foam that leaves behind spotty lacing. Great menacing hazed murky look to this beer. The aroma offers up a big thick sludgy plume of malt infused pine sap clouds as well as faint rings of cracker like malts drizzled with molasses. The taste is all thick and sticky pine hops swirling around in a sweet sense of maltiness. This is bitter, resiny and deep with rich pine hop flavor. I can really sink my teeth into this terrific sipper. Loved it. This has yummy bruising hoppy goodness from front to back.
dcschiller (1994) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Whole Foods Mayo. Pours cloudy orange brown and eggshell head. Aroma is caramel, resin, pine. Taste is sweet with caramel and a touch of butterscotch. Full bodied and sticky. Good, but a bit too Cara Elly.
Viper666 (2682) - Saint-Hubert, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2013 Bouteille 375ml. de couleur ambrée foncée et opaque. Nez de houblon résineux, herbeux, fruité (agrumes, moyen d’abricots), moyennement citrique et aux notes florales, de caramel et avec des notes de levures terreuses. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-doux ainsi qu’une texture huileuse et légèrement résineuse. Goût amer de houblon résineux, herbeux (incluant des notes de menthe et de thé), fruité (agrumes, moyen de pêches et d’abricots), citrique et aux notes florales dès l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de caramel aux petites notes rôties avec des notes de biscuits et de levures terreuses puis en finale l’amertume se fait moyennement asséchant plus axé sur le profil citrique et herbeux. Post-goût éternel et un peu sec, très amer de houblon citrique, résineux, moyennement herbeux, légèrement fruité (zeste d’agrumes) et aux petites notes florales avec des notes résiduelles de malt sucré ainsi que des traces d’alcool.
mikedR (361) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very cloudy deep copper-color and spirited pour, with an everlasting yellowish head. Very thick mouthfeel. What hits me upfront is a sweet malty base, with nice grapefruit and floral hop overtones. Bitterness surprisingly doesn't come until the back end, but they're somewhat strong (as anticipated by the name) and linger longly. Surprisingly drinkable -- again, judging by the name -- surprisingly nice, surprisingly sweet, and surprisingly not that bitter! Overall, good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AndySnow (1199) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at NK Bar. Cloudy light brown colour with an off-white head. Fruity hops aroma. Flavour is hops, caramel, grapefruit. Bitter. Almost a bit sour in the after taste.