GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at MikkellerBar. Full haze orange. Small thicker off white head with spotty lace. Nose is fruity with apricot. Vanilla and pineapple dessert. Taste is sugary, oily, rich. No astringency and no tannic palate wrecker horse crap. Vey nice. Thicker and dessert profile DIPA.
teorn88 (4734) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Cask P&C, London. It pours a slightly hazy deep golden orange color with nice creamy off-white head. Aroma is hop forward with tropical fruits and peaches over a nice caramely malty backbone. Taste is nicely balanced between the bitter hoppy notes and the sweetness from malt and alcohol. Mango, papaya, violets, grass, caramel, spices, pink peppercorns and a tad of acidity that gives great drinkability to a 10% ABV beer. Mouthfeel is oily with good carbonation. Overall, this would be a nice DIPA in its own merit, but spices and that slight acidity make it unique and amazing.
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 11/05-2012) [Label is black and white with different picture then shown] Large slow fading white head, slightly unclear yellow color, light raw hop aroma, fit body, easy drinkable, almost wonder if 10% is correct, good bitterness, light "chili" burn. BB date 24/11/2017, bottled 24/11/2011, 6 years in hop age is a long time.
MotherBrother (850) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour hazy deep orange, with a small creamy white head.
Aroma is quite hoppy (orly), of pine, grass, weeds, tropical fruits and slight caramel.
Taste is rather bitter, with a slight sweetness to it.
Medium body, with a slight fizzy carbonation. long, dry and bitter aftertaste.
Borup (8980) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Bishop Arms. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of citrus, pine, alcohol and hops.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(330ml bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of caramel, light butter, grass, and pine. Flavor of pine, medicinal, grass, earth, herbs, grapefruit, and dirt with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.
nsquishee (632) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich and sweet with tons of hops and orange. Orange color with a slight cloudiness and a few bits of suspended yeast. Very raw and tasty with a bit of a burn on the end.
sfhodense (4789) - 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 (4647) - 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.