Beersiveknown (4677) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home from brewdog online
dark amber with peach and mango on nose, full bodied, quite hot, boozy, brash, not well integrated and ultimately a drain pour.
SirLimpsalot (3129) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Basunen 15-9-5: fruktig lite småhumlig, ananas men ändå ganska klen på nåt vis. Inte så mycket mer.
willisread (1606) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2015 Taplines probably weren’t cleaned well the first time I had this, so I gave it another shot. Tap at Mikkeller Tokyo. Hazy copper color with a one-finger soapy head. Orange marmalade, apricot, biscuits and honey on the nose. Sweet on the palate with some light grass and wood that comes out as it warms. No more paint thinner. Still too sweet for me, but didn’t taste off. Nice if you like sweet, full bodied barley wine territory encroaching Double IPAs. Tap at Mikkeller Tokyo. Hazy rusty orange with a nice soapy head. Aromas of papaya and apple with some dried apricot. Also a bit of paint thinner on the nose as well as it warms (Oxidized maybe?). Fairly sweet with a lot of wood that comes on as well. Finishes with some bitterness. Not in the best condition I suppose.
McWorta (1205) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opalescent deep golden (6-8 EBC) with a pillowy dark off white head, good lacings. Aromas of alcohol-aromatic drenched pineapple, mirabelles and strawberries, spruce and some toffee develop. Fine CO2 propelled, mild slick and full bodied. But burnt toffee sweetness, alcohol aromatic fruits some herbal impressions with a developping solid bitterness even light astringency. Lasting finish.
TimE (4547) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of apples and mangoes with oranges. Smooth fairly hoppy. A bit to much woodiness and very yeasty
jc1762 (476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster showing cloudy amber and a finger of clean white foam.
The nose shows mango and sweet malts.
The palate is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Flavors of apple and lightly sweet malts. Slight notes of oak and vanilla. Slight sharp IPA bitterness.
Foffern (1545) - Bodø, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours a murky, dull orange color with a big, beige head. Compact aroma with almonds, alcohol, toffee, grass and leather. Some tropical fruits in the background. The flavor is similar with a little more tropical fruits coming through. There’s also a great malty part in the middle before a heavy and grassy bitterness lingers in the end. Is full-bodied with a slick and soft mouth feel, and a heavy bitterness. There so much stuff in this DIPA but all feels like a big mess and it’s hard separate the different flavors. A very hoppy ale and feels a bit unbalanced.
StilleStorm (1255) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DWF; Bottle 11,2 FL OZ. Pours large, hazy golden orange with a frothy, creamy, lacing, white to off-white, lasting head. Nose fills with fruity, tropic, pine, rasin, caramel malt, light yeast and spice. Taste is heavy sweet and bitter, balancing and spicy with a lasting bitter, fruit, dark fruit, warming finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to sticky, carbonation is soft.
melush (1896) - SPAIN - AUG 2, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl.
@ Cervezorama 2.0.
A: Light amber / Ambar claro.
T/S: Hops, fruity, resinous, bitter, alcohol / Lupulo, afrutado, resinoso, amargo, alcohol.
Sjohnh (597) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love DIPAs when they work like this. Like the film "From Dusk Till Dawn". The first half is interesting, slow building with a hint of menace - the nose and early taste are bursting with fruit, and unlike some in the style the fruit stays light and citrus rather than being pulled into a more cloying sweetness by the alcohol. And then halfway through - all hell breaks loose. Complete mayhem - bitter, bitter, bitter. Medium body, good mouthfeel, looks like a DIPA should with quality lacing. Ace.