jc1762 (530) - 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 (1595) - 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 (1304) - 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 (2245) - 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 (639) - 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.
lmastr (59) - Norma, ITALY - JUL 28, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
First Mikkeller beer I didn’t absolutely love. Too much alcohol hid the great complexity of this beer. There’s everything in it, but I couldn’t appreciate it, the alcohol spoiled it IMHO.
BeerBaboon (1876) - FINLAND - JUL 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear gold with white head. Aroma is fruity and pine. Flavour is medium to heavy bitter, medium sweet, fruity and pine.
mniell (3) - - JUL 26, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Colore giallo opalescente, schiuma abbondante pannosa, al naso sentori di frutta esotica e a pasta gialla, in bocca un leggero amaro, fresco, che subito viene coperto da un sapore dolce
erickok (4928) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good looking, stable head. Delicious inviting aroma with lots of good yet a great malt body as well. Very dry fermentation, giving even more dry hopped aroma to pay with. American style, modern, citrus, flowery. Super taste, can’t imagine wanting much more. Strong bitterness yet balanced with malts to make a dangerously drinkable beer. So flavourful! Really delicious. (Bottle from Saveur Bière)
procraste (443) - FRANCE - JUL 18, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
C’est une tuerie de fruits exotiques ! ou plutôt de grosses groseilles très mûres du jardin ... Pas si amer, juste très fruité, limite bonbon acidulé mais sans vulgarité ... Quelque chose de fleuri et printanier aussi .... Et doux aussi.Vraiment une dégustation délicieuse qui m’éloigne avec joie du "encore une bière de plus" un peu las qui peut parfois m’étreindre !