ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, - FEB 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brightcloudy orange gold with a big creamy white head. Lovely lacing in the glass. Citrus orange aroma, bready malt and some lush pungent hops. Huge flavour, hops dominate, more orange, sharp orange zest with a lush malty backbone. Mouthfeel is robust and slick, oily hops line the palette. Carbonation is tight but not flat. Finish lasts for a long time. Insanely hoppy and very enjoyable.
Panzerfaust (681) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - NOV 25, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from Gallagher’s Beer World/El Irlandés. Pours a nice, cloudy orange color with a massive frothy white head that diminishes slowly and laces amazingly well. Aroma is strong, intensely hoppy and fruity, lush, fresh and clears your air for breathing. Fresh notes of grapefruit, peaches, oranges, pommegranate, lemongrass, a bit of resin (Simcoe hops?), watermelon and prickly pear. Loads of citrusy touches too. Very clean, bright, characterful and aromatic. Taste is crisp, loaded with fruity flavors and fine semi-bitterness. A mellow fruity sweetness allows it to achieve a great balance. Notes of orange, mellon, grapefruit and peach nectar. Hints of citrus. Finish is slightly boozy and it’s the first time you feel the high alcohol content. Medium body, medium carbonation. The high alcohol noticeable in the finish turns this into something close to a Barley Wine just during the last few seconds. Slightly confusing between extremely fresh character and alcoholic finish. If it were just 6% ABV it would be a world-class IPA. But it’s still a very fine IIPA as is.
MarioAdictipa (41) - SPAIN - NOV 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gran double ipa mikkeler, la vaig tastar de.barril al seu bar a bcn I avui he tingut el.plaer de.tonarla a tastar a la cerveseria drunkmoon de mataro...bonissima, molt fresca I amb potencia de llupol...maltosa.com no pero molt persistent matreviria a dir aromes de ganja fresca...skunk com diu el tracuductor...
Dogbrick (10034) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Far Out! Space Tasting #2 on 10/01/2015. Cloudy orange color with a medium foamy white head that recedes gradually to a film. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of tropical fruit, hops and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of citrusy hops, mango and biscuit malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Sebilinz (1265) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden body with white head. Aroma is fruity with malts marzipan with fruits and citrus. Taste is malty with grapefruit and yeast. Aftertaste is nice bitter. Nice one
Renobob (1337) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Blonde dorée, mousse blanche. Effervescence moyenne. Nez sur le houblon et les agrumes. Gros hit d'alcool en bouche, amertume prononcée. Belle corpulence. Finale longue plaisante.
rekvium (161) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Pours hazy orange with an off white head. Aroma of grass, spruce, hay, alcohol. Taste is earthy, resin, grass, stale hops, spruce, herbs. Quite sweet, low carbonation.
rotaman14 (441) - Germany, lives in Vilnius, LT, - OCT 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark yellow body, huge, mostly lasting white head. Tangerine and orange aroma. Nicely balanced taste between citrus fruits and juicy hops. Warming finish.Quite strong carbonation, full-ish body.
larsga (6929) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small offwhite head. Hazy deep yellow body. Spicy gooseberry taste with resiny passionfruit taste with mealy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish resiny orangey aftertaste with toffee notes. Nice, drinkable. (0.23l draft at Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen.)
markextrae (2512) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle bought at our local bottle shop. Poured a slight cloudy dark orange colour with a creamy white head op top. Nose has lots of tropical fruit juice, mandarin, orange, crisp malts, citrus, lot’s of fruit juice. Taste is very bitter with again mandarin and orange notes. Very Nice and balanced ipa. very full bodied mouthfeel
UXO (1005) - CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: hazy pale amber with one finger of rocky ivory head, good retention and moderate patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: pithy citrus, melon, vinous, stone fruit, floral. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderately strong bitter, mild tart. (8/10) Medium slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, lingering slightly boozy bitter finish. (4/5)
A DIPA named after a tattoo parlour? Yeah, OK, sure, why not? Decent complexity with a nice hop/malt balance. (Yeah, I see you there, Nelson Sauvin, don’t think I didn’t.) And it’s a sneaky bugger - the 9% ABV doesn’t really make its presence know until you’re well through the bottle and the room gets a little wobbly. I like this. (16/20)