ekstedt (6489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (33 cl) from bierkompass.de. Shady golden, medium white head. Alcoholic with muddled, vegetative hop aroma. Meidum bodied, soft carbonation. Dry with heavy bitterness. Fail.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear deep golden with a fluffy white head. Orange lemon caramel and cereal grain aroma and taste with a floral finish and a big hop resin bitterness.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Orangish straw, very hazy, moderate frothy white head, nice lacing. Strong sweet pithy aroma. A bit candyish in that there is a slight pixie stix powdery sugar aspect too. Similar tongue, not terribly bitter but flavorful. Sweet pithy citrusy flavor, but also has that pixie stix powder like sugary presense. Seems most Danish IIPAs have this. The 10% ABV is fairly well hidden, a bit warming but not hot. A bit above average.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Portland International Beerfest. Citrus with a big bitter bite throughout. Tasty.
Crompt (122) - York, South Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells just like orange juice. Very hoppy and citrus tasting that lingers. Sweetness at the end balances the extreme hoppiness nicely. A huge ipa I’m a big fan of.
stchloe (968) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good imperial IPA tastes something like drinking liquified hops and pine cones, nice bitter yums!
Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Blue Monk. Cloudy grapefruit coloured body, with a good amount of head and lace. Hoppy aroma. Grapefruit and orange citrus taste. Big IBU but not a palate eraser, though a big astringent. Good drinkability.
italianjohn (2872) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy deep golden pour with a orange tint, frothy creamy off white head lots of sticky lacing .... aroma of chewy caramel malts, citrusy fruity hops (light lemon and orange) .... taste is of rindy citrusy hops (orange and lemons), spicy and bitter with caramel and lightly toasted malts on the back end .... finish is of a bitter/spicy hop "burn" that lingers .... abv hidden well ... mouthfeel is lively and a little oily ... solid considering the abv
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a long lasting small off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit and caramel malts with a slight hint of alcohol. Flavor of sweet malt with a bunch of bitterness at the finish and some warming from the alcohol.
Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
20 cl tasting glass @ Mikkeller bar in Copenhagen, Denmark. Bright orange, amber pour. Short lived lacy head. Aroma of citrus and pine. My kid (18 yo but not a beer drinker) said "it smells like orange juice". I concur. The taste was a unique IPA experience. Great balance of ingredients. A pleasure from start to finish. Palate coated in an ocean of obvious west coast hoppiness. The lemony-citrus hop road has a big pine/resinous stripe down the middle. Just enough malt for the hops to hold onto. Reminds me of Green Flash West Coast IPA but with a bit more complexity.