tfredvik (1361) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy medium orange body with a large, egg-white, long-lived head that ends up as a fully covering film and some lacings. Strong aroma of generic fruits, fermented peach, spices, herbs and alcohol in the back. The flavour is strong, but it has far less overripe tropical fruits and caramel than most DIPAs. The fruity notes are generic and the caramel is in the background. Obvious elements include spices, herbs and alcohol that is too sharp, a bit stinging, bordering on solventy and medicinal with traces of rubber. The taste is moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Full-bodied, smooth and syrupy texture, soft carbonation. A bit disappointing for a DIPA lover like me.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1.5 year before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]
jamestulloch (2049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Hazy golden body with a thick off-white head. Lively carbonation. Excellent lacing. Aroma of lemon zest, orange pith and pineapple. Flavour of orange, flower petals, underripe pineapple and an earthy, peppery finish. Good bitterness. Medium body with a frothy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. An outstanding DIPA - very clean and drinkable.
Beerhammaren (1312) - FINLAND - JUN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
.3l on tap @Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours cloudy orange with thick white head. Aroma is hops, malts, grape fruits, exotic fruits, some bread. Flavor is alcohol, citrus fruits, bread, caramel notes, grape fruits, spices. Fresh and fruity beer with nice bittery kick.
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsdalen. Mørk gyldenbrun. Uklar. Middels høyt skum som daler sakte. God aroma av syrlig frukt. Smaken likedan på et underlag av plommer & fersken. Bra fylde. Tørr bitter avslutning. Litt bunnfall.
aleksander9 (746) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange with silky white head. Pineapple, lemongrass, grapefruit, white grape and guava aroma. Fruity, slick, sweet and spicy finish. Overall: Interesting hops creates interesting beers. Well done. My bottle was a little old.
ABS (698) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Light amber body. Big, foamy and white head. Pineapple, citrus and tropical fruit nose. Sweet and bitter. Medium body. Medium to high carbonation. Grapefruit, herbal, pineapple, tropical fruit, citrus and hint of peppermint flavour.
PartyFowle (592) - - MAY 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Deep, cloudy tangerine with one inch of dense, fluffy white head. Sweet aroma: candied orange slices, honeysuckle, lime. Very sugary. Same deal in the flavor: sugary, rich and almost barleywine-like. Orange peel, honey, alcohol, wet grass, floral notes and a sugar cookie finish, with big bitterness on the sides of the tongue. A little sweet, but a nice flavor blend. Medium, creamy body. Moderate peppery carbonation. A bit of booze in the nose. Warmth in the throat. Tasty but too sweet and too heavy on sugar-cookie malt. One glass is plenty, forever.
IPAgutten79 (750) - Skui, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gylden farge med skyhøyt hvitt skum. Søtlig aroma av karamell, tropisk frukt og malt. I den ganske søte smaken er det tropisk frukt, furu, karamell og etterhvert rikelig med bitterhet i ettersmaken. Medium konsistens.
s_hartshorne (2231) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg the grove inn Huddersfield. Amber ok head. Aroma is fruit salad pine resin taste same good sweet malts ok bitter finish. Oily body. Good stuff.
huineman (400) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours pale amber with greenish tinges. Thick, frothy ivory head.
Intense aromas of passion fruit. Also orange zest, grapefruit, pomelo, mango...
Powerful, savoury, full-bodied. Long bitter finish. Very interesting.