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.
suprchunk (2964) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colored pour. Sizable white head that fades pretty quickly and leaves plenty of lacing behind. Nice malty aroma underneath a smattering of hops. Some notes of cereal. Nice. Taste is a sweet malty, hop amalgamation. Plenty of body and a nice bitter finish with a little dryness. Pretty tasty.
tderoeck (8187) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/VII/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Erwin’s place - BB: 24/XI/17 (2012-705)
Little cloudy orange beer, big creamy yellowish head, stable, adhesive. Aroma: very piny, citrus fruit, grapefruit, touch of exotic fruits, little soapy. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very fruity sweet start, passion fruit, mango, lychee, bit sugary even, piny bitterness and grapefruit. Aftertaste: grapefruit bitterness, exotic fruits, sweet mango, sweet malts, very dry bitter ending.
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great job by Mikkeller. Front label says High Burn, back label says Low Burn. BB 04/04/2018.
Dorée, col blanc crémeux et épais.
Arôme prend de suite sur le houblon qui est très appréciable, notes tropicales, malt léger, le tout restant assez monodimensionnel.
En bouche, houblon est aussi partout, un palais réchauffant avec ce côté houblonné qui donne une brève amertume épicée en fin de bouche. Le palais est épais, collant aux lèvres voire résineux. Notes d’agrumes entre citron et pamplemousse, le profile malt reste en retrait donnant une fine pointe de caramel.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange gold with a dense white layer of off-white cream.
Aroma: Grapefruit ,earthy skunky hops, pineapple and caramel.
Taste: Bitter and juicy hops, salty caramel malt, pineapple, bitterness lingers.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Rough texture.
Overall: This was big and hoppy and sweet. A great example of an American Double IPA. I’m glad I tried it but have no reason to ever drink it again unless I’m in Europe and it’s Fresh.
Meilby (10970) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours hazy golden with white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape, orange, peach and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long malty, caramel and citrus finish. Body is full, texure is oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle 330ml @ Hotel room, Omena Hotel, Copenhagen
Pours cloudy deep golden/copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, bread, citrus, grape, and citrus peel. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long bitter kind of dry finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
olsvammel (6208) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought in Copenhagen. It poureda ahazy golden-orange liquid with a big head. Lots of fruity hops on the nose. Fruity and sweet taste with a relatively light bitterness. Bready malty body. Smooth and milky mouthfeel. Nice fruity DIPA.
mile (3830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden, cloudy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate to full malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and tropical fruitiness, grapefruit hoppyness, light alcohol. Body medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and some tropical fruitiness with grapefruit - piney hoppyness, some alcohol. Finish is average to long, malty and sweetish, light caramel and some tropical fruitiness, lots of piney - herbal hoppyness, alcohol. OK hoppyness and fruitiness, but really too much alcohol in the finish.
_angst_ (4553) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours hazy reddish golden with a big frothy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and hoppy with grapefruit juice, caramel, apricots, pineapple, alcohol, brown sugar, pine, grass and hints of resinous wood. Taste is sweet and bitter with caramel, sugar, pine, alcohol, grapefruit juice, orange peal, lemon zest, freshly cut grass, peaches, pineapple, passion fruit, red currants and honeydew melon. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, boozy and medium bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and tiny metallic with grapefruit peal, orange peal, pine, caramel, pineapple and alcohol. Too much alcohol IMO.