joergen (18850) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Monks Café Sveavägen.
Clear orange-red coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and hops.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, licorice powder and dried fruits with notes of hops and grapefruits.
Dry hoppy finish.
ansermadide (1408) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean, glassy, clear bodied IPA with a bold, orange color and a fine, airy bright white head. It looks the part of a Californian double IPA. It has a bad-ass aroma, packed with piney, resinous hops and clean, crisp caramel malts. Wow, this smells good.
It’s clean and crisp, fresh and sharply hop-forward in the mouth. Although clean and clear in both appearance and flavor, there’s also a doughey thickness that prevents it from being too thin overall. A strong alcohol presence easily dominates the finish, and couples well with the strong hop flavor to offer what I love the most about great double IPAs, while not having too much of a malty body. There’s some bitterness in the finish, but it doesn’t last long, as the alcohol steers the experience in a different direction.
Thin, but packed with lots of sticky, resinous hop and alcohol flavor with just enough sweetness to keep it in balance and leave a tasty combination of all of it behind on your lips. Great job, and a perfect example of a west-coast American double IPA in my
Pullins10 (18) - - AUG 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty disappointed; didn't think much of this one after trying the "yang"....fair at best among the top notch IPA's
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drjay44 (2340) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
651 ml. bottle. The label reads keep refrigerated, but it was bought off the shelf. How long was it there? Pours a medium, well retained, off white head, over a clear, medium amber (SRM 12) body....nose is treacle, soft fruits with hints of peach, mango, light pine, resin.....taste is sweet toffee tones, with hints of light fruit leading to a heavy citrus hop bitter finish.....mouth feel medium, sticky, slightly astringent, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low but with a moderate acid finish. This I/DIPA has light complexity in the hop aromas, and the taste is dominated by the hop bitterness. The malt backbone is simple and adds little to the beer. As it warms, the balance becomes better with the simple malty pushing back. It still needs work. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6
haukur (1127) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grapes, oranges and booze dominate the aroma. Orange, huge lacing but small head. Boozy and bitter finish. Slightly sweet. Below avarage for the style
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours hazy deep golden with an off white head. Aroma of bread, floral and herbal hops with some citrus. Flavor is sweet bread with some citrus and bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel Room, Good Nite Inn, Sylmar, CA
Pours hazy deep golden/orange with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, citrus, grape and cheese. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a warm, citrus fruity and bitter finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 12oz. A hazy, golden beer with some micro floaties, topped by a dense, off-white head. Sweetish nose with fruityness. Orange, too much crystal malts, some cheesy notes and a touch of sugar in the aroma. Full body, almost sticky on the palate. Oranges, sweetness, crystal malt and some generic fruityness in the flavor. Too low on bitterness compared to the sweetness. Lasting sweet and finally bitter finish. Sort of disappointing considering where it’s from. 130810
camborne (558) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tropical fruit and resin nose. Slightly sweet fruitiness followed by pine and some malt. Nice strong ipa
Brewdork (146) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy orange with a fleeting sudsy white head. Malty aroma with a touch of alcohol. Sweet malty flavor with a bit of a hop finish, but not as much as I’d expect from a double IPA. Nothing particularly wrong with it... just underwhelming.