sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a dense white head. Aroma is caramel, grass, pine and citrus. Flavour is caramel, alcohol, pine, grass, citrus and grapefruit.
kaser (3691) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Amazing. Perfect looking orange pour with thin white head. Citrus and grapefruit nose. The taste is exactly my wheelhouse IPA. Fruity, big, floral, perfect amount of hops. Up there with my favorites
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JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ridgewood Wine & Beer, Raleigh. Deep, potent-looking amber pour, almost with a hint of menace about it. Slightly cloudy, foamy head and sticky lacing. Aroma is initially a tad off-putting with its blend of soapiness and harsh hops. But the strong ale character emerges as the beer settles down and the suffusing bitterness comes to seem more organic. That was more or less the case with the flavors, which were aggressive as hell (an apt name, for sure) but fresh and ripe enough not to seem overdone.
boxofrane (2332) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy copper with a pretty aggressive head and decent lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus, and a little bit of caramel malt. Taste is very bitter but goes down very smoothly. There is no alcohol present in the mix which is stellar for a 10% brew. The palate is full with some stickiness on the finish. This is a very strong DIPA; however, it’s a bit pricey in PA ($7/btl)
KnutAlbert (6349) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow, strong hoppy aroma. Apricots, oranges, mint. The herbal element grows in the mouth until it is almost burning.
Habanero (3045) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy and orangey amber with a huge off-white head leaving an exellent lacing on the glass.Nose of citrus and pine needles. Sweet flavor of lemon peel, pine needles and grape fruit. Medium bodied, ceamy texture and soft carbonation. More dry and markekdly bitter finish.The alcohol is well hidddn and once again a very nice 2xIPA from Mikkeller.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at The Holyrood 9A. Pours a slightly hazy light amber colour with a fair white head. A lovely aroma of pine, pineapple, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lingering pineapple and quite bitter. Alcohol is very present with a warming hum.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with big pine notes. Huge body of hops that drive spice, pine, and a deep long finish.
Arve_Christian (3698) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Amundsen
Golden hazy color
Full body & high complexity
Distinct, but a little bit more integrated then Brother Low
Extremely long aftertaste
A bit heavy for my liking, but still very enjoyable
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gyllenbock (5431) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö, April 2012.
Hazy orange with a large white head. A lot of hops both in the aroma and taste. Citrus, tropical fruits and some notes of "rubber". Long bitter aftertaste. Good but not excellent.