Sebilinz (333) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Dark amber body with off whitte head. Hoppy citrus Aroma.Taste is malty with some carameland hints of fruits. Aftertaste is malty and bitter with hints of alcohol. Nice one.
jonas (5445) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at BKL 2014. Grassy, piney hop, a hint resin. Flavor starts tropical , grassy , sweet lychee. Not too agressive and quite drinkable.
CraftBeerNick (711) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, 15th February 14. Pours quite dark, lovely floral aroma, taste is clean and sweet with good bitterness, a joy to drink, and did not taste like 8%. Very decent
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - pours a cloudy dark amber-orange beer with a long lasting foam; nice lace; robust hoppy aroma of tea, lemongrass and quince; full-bodied, assertive and quite velvety palate; light sweetness topped by a fair but not aggressive bitterness; quite dry, very long aromatic hoppy finish where fruity tones (quince and prunes) dominate the notes of black tea - absolutely wonderful !
vipinvelp (1823) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper with small off-white foam ring. Aroma is strong hoppy with floral, grace notes. Taste realy bitter, strong but not too much. Lasting bitter aftertaste. (Velp 201401)
minutemat (740) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Cave a Bulles, Paris. Pours a nice mahogany brown with a pine / dark caramel nose. Has a pleasant jammy hop sweetness that refuses to dominate, with an old oak bark bitterness and a few dusty forest leaves. Has a modest alcohol taste, well-balanced flavour and is exceedingly drinkable considering the ABV. Wouldn’t mind another really.
Idiosynkrasie (3114) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Hazy reddish dark copper colour with average to huge, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Piney, herbal and fruity hop aroma, hints of orange, pomegranate, nectarine, orange zest. Taste is bitter hoppy on moderately sweet caramel malty basis with a mild nuttily and almond touch, fruity and slightly floral notes, zesty. Relatively light body for an IIPA.
Douberd (1558) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, 330 ml. Into a small snifter glass. ABV 8%. Nice art on the label
Pours a dark orange copper colour on the body, slighty hazy, with a small sized off-white head. Average retention at first, then collapses to a thick line with better results. Medium lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of pine, alcohol, caramel malts, fruits like apricots but also citrus fruits.
Taste begins sweet and fruity, with hints of alcohol. After a while a mild bitterness kicks in, with good and long duration, becoming sharper and sharper, but still nothing extreme.
Medium thin body, low to medium carbonation. Little dry palate.
Overall decent DIPA, of the more sessionable style.
gEUS (873) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at BBF13 - Pours dark golden. Aroma of orange peel and malts. Medium body with nice fruity bitterness, nice carbo level, very drinable. Grapefruit taste with some grassy/piny notes.
Theydon_Bois (6517) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Borefts ’13, 27/09/13.
Lightly hazed golden amber with a thin off white head that clears to the edge.
Nose is juicy hops, bitter orange, grapefruit, caramel.
Taste comprises earthy hops, orange pith, grapefruit jam, sugars, caramel malt, grass.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, dry finish with hop bitterness.