erickok (4340) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very glad to get this bottle thanks to some over-active importer. :) Golden lightly amber body and nice head. Very rich in hops yet also a strong amber malt balance, with some extra biscuit notes. The hops are modern, piney, spruce and even leave a spicy trace. Drinks dangerously well. I really dig the clean fermentation and soft carbonation, to make this double ipa really justify the 8% abv -- something certainly not always achieved in this style. I have had (even) heavier hop bomb for sure, but this is super well made and I love the brewing qualities. Nice! (65cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
olio (8066) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle.
Pours amber color with a large, lasting head. Quite malty aroma, not as hoppy as I expected, mild rye notes, some resin and caramel. Sweet caramel malts and orange on the flavor, resinous hops, piney. Moderately bitter, sweet malty palate, lingering caramel finish. Probably not the freshest of bottles, a bit of a disappointment.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5 l bottle at Timo A’s. Copper color. Bright floral and citrusy aroma with lemon and pine. Citrusy and bitter taste with orange, mango, pine, menthol and some onion. Firmly hoppy yet drinkable, nice.
lusikka (7593) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange amber colour with a firm white head. Aroma is very earthy with some biscuit and floral notes. Flavour of rich floral hops, caramel, biscuity maltiness, grapefruit, pine and quite a bit of resinous notes. Some mildly sweet mango notes too. Medium bodied with a long lingering bitter finish with resin. Quite strong.
Sledutah (6185) - Utah, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle at The Beerhive
Clear golden with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is fruity, piney and earthy. Flavor is grassy, dusty and pine resin
A nice DIPA
bhensonb (12758) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours orange copper with a slight off-white head. Aroma is citrus/earth/floral. Med body. Flavor is lightly roast caramel with a lot of mixed hop. Heavy on citrus/pine/earth. Dry and bitter. Very hoppy indeed.
rlgk (14695) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Stone Brewing Company, Escondido. Clear golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy grape aroma, pine apples, caramel, mango, passion fruit, citrus, some cream and peach. Hoppy grape and peach aroma, hay, pine apples, mango, floral, creamy, biscuits, caramel, notes of passion fruit. Very nice.
o_Merlin_o (193) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the source. Pours a hazy honey yellow, with a giant white head. Huge feathering. Aroma of hops, hops, and more hops. Flavors of grapefruit and apricots. Light sweetness. A well done beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
miura1966 (10) - Temecula, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No nose or aroma for that matter...somewhat flat...haze..some little floaters..taste like bubble gum...then a wierd mettalic flavor come through. Really thick on the palate..just not dat good.
gtb1973 (22) - - FEB 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A double IPA for a fortnight and a day. #1
Dark orange with an overly ample plumage. A bit troublesome with the consistency of the pour.
Off metal and cardboard flavors emanating from the depths of the glass. A little bit of vague hop flavor. Kind’ve awful to put to my mouth. The oxidation of what may be a perfectly fine beverage. If that’s what they were going for, they did it well. I assume not, and I was unable to have more than one.