Maris (1000) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 1 Pt 6 Fl oz bottle on 25/3/2014. Pours a cloudy light golden with a biggish bright white head. Has a delightful hoppy aroma, featuring heaps of stone fruit, resin and pine. Taking a sip is a full on experience, with the hops and bitterness very much in your face. There’s pine, resin, spice and grapefruit in spades, with the bitterness sticking to your mouth stubbornly. There is some sweetness to be found, with some caramel and citrus and stone fruit in the mix. But it’s quickly beaten into submission by the hops. The palate leans towards syrupy and the carbonation is average. If you’re into intense hop experiences, this is a must, but for mine, it lacks a bit of balance. With a touch more sweetness and smoothness, it could have been something special. Very good but not great.
Hansen (6768) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber coloured and clear. Has a white head, lasting. Hoppy aroma, hebal, heavy herbal flavor, faint citrus, harmonic. Flavor starts moderate sweet, hoppy, heavy bitter finish. Creamy, and dry.
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Randers California tasting, dk.
Amber with off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit. Flavor with spruce and spices.
lusikka (6354) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper amber colour with a lacy head. Aroma of resin, some caramel, strong herbal notes and pine. Flavour is strong, bitter and resinous with grapefruit, mango sweetness, lemon juice, pine needles and green tea. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a long, warming, resinous finish with loads of tangy grapefruitiness and heavy bitterness. Heavy and highly enjoyable.
olsvammel (3330) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends in Copenhagen. Very fruity smell with lots of hops, citrus fruits and mandarin in particular. Strong and long bitterness. Similar taste but with a caramel backbone.
tiong (3855) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle from Bierkompass
Pours hazy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sweetish resinous hops, fruits, grass, caramely malts, pine and wood. Taste is smooth, sweetish, hoppy and resinous with loads of pine, grass, citrus, fruits and bitter hoppiness, some caramely maltiness. Finish is bitter, hoppy and resinous. Quite heavy, malty and bitter DIPA. Perhaps a bit musty and too resinous for my taste. Still tasty, though.
KingCecil (2057) - DENMARK - FEB 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home… It pours light murky amber with a medium white head …. fruity, sweet, caramel, hoppy, citrus, peach, nuts, hoppy bitter….
SlackerMads (1657) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy light orange with a medium sized frothy white head. Citrusy, soapy hops, white bread, biscuit. Medium/full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Really pleasant bitterness. Moylans got their IPAs down.
Idiosynkrasie (3929) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, orangey golden colour with fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Piney and resinous hoppy aroma, biscuity caramel malty basis, hints of mango, orange, tangerine, grapefruit. Taste is bitter hoppy, piney and resinous, slightly herbal, repressed hints of tropical fruit, caramel malty backbone; really bitter, lasting, minimally chalky, mineral finish.
kathouse (1040) - Nevada, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with off white head. Orange citrus aroma with touches of red fruit. Body is good. Good balance and a nice finish that’s not too sweet or bitter.