lusikka (6954) - 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 (3934) - 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 (4566) - 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 (2066) - 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 (2013) - DENMARK - 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 (4667) - 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 (1217) - 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.
StoutHead (841) - DENMARK - JAN 31, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a large bubbly white head. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste is of malt and lots and lots of hops. There is a strong citrusy and bitter flavour with strong notes of fruits, flowers and pine needles. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy, and the aftertaste is bitter. I should not be reviewing this beer - it’s not my style and I just can’t appreciate it. I need a good strong stout to clean my mouth now.
Ferris (7022) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - leafy green hops with a bit of spice. Dark clear gold with a rich white head. Lots of resin and pine. Nice, but the rich balanced sweetness is missing I his DIPA. Not bad,but definitely not the DIPA I was expecting.
tom10101 (3678) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Le Saint-Bock (Montréal). Clear golden/orange with a medium creamy off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is mostly resinous hops along fruits, citrus, malt and light floral touch. Taste is slightly sweet with resinous notes, fruits/citrus, floral notes and a moderate bitter finish. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Dry finish. Sticky. Good balance. Drinkable. Alcohol is well hidden. Not spectacular, but nicely done.