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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 300   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Danish: En Imperial India Pale Ale brygget på: vand, malt, humle og US alegær


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle labeled both Hop Burn High as Low... Strange. Pours out a dark orange colour with a nice, white head on top. Really hoppy resin in the aroma and loads of citrus and pines. Flavour is really hop forward yet easy to drink. It has a good amount of bitter flavours to it, but it is nice in balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a murky orange color with a white head. Aroma is of grapefruit, pine, peach, sweet malt and a little caramel. Flavor follows the nose with the grapefruit, peach, pine, sweet malt and caramel characters. The body is medium with an oily mouth feel. Overall a pretty tasty DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (10554) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle. Creamy white excellent fully lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. heavy bitter flaor. Wonderfull balance between malts and hops. Long heavy bitter nice finish. creamy palate, Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steview (1020) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Fresh and stinky, is there such an aroma? In this strong IPA, there is... I love it. I love the modern European craft beer take on the strong IPA. It usually involves a less aggressive and straight-forward character. What’s here is a great thing: First of all, the palate is so lively -- it’s not a typical creamy juice like the doubles and triples of America. There’s more carbonation and I like this a lot. It helps lift the heavy body of a strong ale. Moreover, there’s that dry and bitter hoppiness I need and that wins in the end. Love it, love that surprise cheesiness and not quite yet ripe fruit flavor that maybe some raters would disagree with. This has it for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NosirIwont (1968) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours a murky orange with a big off-white head. Good lacing. Sweet pine and citrus hop aroma with a cheesy note and a malty backbone. Flavour is fat and swetish with pine and citrus hops and an alcohol bite. Malt in the back. Bitter and tart finish with more alcohol bite. Palate feels a bit oily. Overall pretty good, and seems more balanced than the low version, but still feels like it lacks something. 08.06.12.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14744) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen
Cloudy light amber color with a dull hue; creamy head. The aroma is strong, fruity (plums, yellow stone fruits), but also overripe or rotting fruits a bit later, cheesy later again. Some malt and caramel flavor, strong bitterness, some resins and light fruitiness without excellence of hop qualities, and it has a sharp boozy character; all this really not cohesive, and it tastes like half and half of IIPA and Tennents Super. It’s incredible, but (even if I would have liked to taste them side to side) this is worse than the bottom fermentation version.
40kr (7$) per 20cl, for a own beer, is very steep.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7146) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Bottled. Poured medium-orange with a sticky, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up spicy pineapple and pine resin over sweet caramel.. this citrus was very fresh here.. nice stuff! The flavor had a sweet caramel and biscuity base, with aggressive bitterness (pine, citrus, and black pepper) and alcohol warmth around.. peppery alcohol and hefty bitterness on the long, belly-warming finish. Medium-plus bodied and very bitter as mentioned on the palate.. alcohol was present, but it was well balanced.. good brew!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle, shared by GrOve. Slight unclear, pure gold. Firm white top. Nice in-your-face fruity hop aroma. Apricot, passionfriut, pineapple and mix bag citrus fruits. Taste is certainly hop driven. Strong and sharp fruity bitterness. Fruity hop flavor too, with notes of resin and pine. Sweet malty backbone. Alcohol well hidden. Medium to full body. Jammy texture. And as stated on the label, big ’’hop burn’’ in a long finish. A nice hop experience, a bit one-dimentional though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5260) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2012
Draft at Bishops Arms, Copenhagen. Pours hazy golden with an off white head. Aroma of grassy hops and citrus. Flavour is initially sweet followed by a bitter hop explosion. Unfortunately the finish is a little strange with a little soap and fish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8066) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2012
330ml bottle from Ølbutikken, shared at the second day of the Absalon tasting session. Clear, dark golden body. Spotty lacing from a film-type layer. Rich aroma of fresh and dried fruity hops. Bittersweet tropical fruits up front followed by sharp bittering hops burning down the throat. Likable in smaller doses, heavy to drink (Copenhagen, hotel room 13.05.2012).


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