clothrh (16) - - APR 16, 2012
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mikkeller did it again! Although the aroma isn’t quite there, the taste is excellent, with good hoppiness and a spicy note.
BenH (2512) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at 9a. Golden with thin white head. Aroma has zesty fruits up front with a biscuit note, marzipan. Taste is tropical fruits, marzipan, biscuity finish. Bitter. Very nice
TheCametron (1881) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Holyrood 9a. Misty Orange with a white head. Aroma spiked a memory of that almond brittle they sell from street carts in spain. Caramel almond gear. The name of it escapes me for now. Massive hop flavour with some reassuring caramel. Long bitter finish. Very nice and jam-packed with hoppy goodness.
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at 9A ... thin white head ... soft floral fruit ... sweet toffee malts ... that flavour that may or may not be crystal malt i dont like ... zezty fruits ... soft orange ... but too much of that creamy malts
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy orange..huge lasting thick white head. ?aroma is floral...taste is citrus orangepeel..awesome hopps..love it
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange with massive fluffy white head. Very nice aroma with citrus (lemon and orange) and fresh light pine. A very nice mix. Taste of the more traditional Simcoe hop variety on first taste. More of pine and chewy long lasting bitterness. As I take another sip I notice some nice lemony tartness and dryness. As I let the sip linger I then notice A teeth squeaker dryness. Every time I try to pigeonhole this one I get another flavor or taste or texture. Damn fine beer. Hard to describe as I have added, erased and changed whole. This is one of those beers you should savor a while before jotting down your thoughts. That being said in this case the individual parts are worth more than the whole. Very interesting to sip and rate but there are more DIPA’s I would rather have on a regular basis.
mcberko (7244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz. bottle, pours an opaque vibrant orange with a small white head. Aroma of bright tropical fruits, especially oranges, mangos and pineapples. Flavour likewise brings out the tropical fruits, with the above-mentioned fruits, along with some grapefruit and citrusy hops on the finish - pleasant astringency on the finish. Wish I could try this fresher, but it’s tough with these European IPAs in North America. Nonetheless, this packs a great vibrant punch with its tropical fruity hoppiness.
MadRobin (2070) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 5 oz. sample at Encinitas Ale House in Encinitas, CA.
Clear, sparkling gold with fine head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of pine resin, pineapple, orange and grapefruit hops up front followed by sweet caramel malt.
Taste is sweet, mildly bitter, fruity, orange, and caramel.
Full body with medium carbonation.
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altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Beer Temple. Golden body with slight head. Nose of hops, citrus and floral. Taste is also hoppy, sweet and quite bitter. Nice texture. Better than its counterpart.
smith4498 (3074) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade with michael-pollack. Pours cloudy burnt orange color with off white head. Big orange/citrus aroma with some sweet malts. Sweet caramel malt flavor with pine, grapefruit, lemon, and some alcohol. Very bitter and resinous. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Thanks pollack.