MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 330 ml. Arômes de houblons américains fruités et surtout résineux. Robe ambrée et passablement trouble, effervescence moyenne et belle mousse qui tient bien. En bouche, le caractère aromatique du houblonnage à froid est à l’avant-plan, supporté par un corpulent malt caramélisé et moyennement sucré. Finale montrant une longue amertume. Intéressant, mais je préfère les IPA moins maltées et moins résineuses.
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Smells of grapefruit, a bit of pineapple, citrus and floral hops. Tastes of a medium sweetness, with a medium-large bitterness with a nice balance. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, somewhat syrupy texture. Finishes clean with a short bitterness.
GothGargoyle (2299) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is golden brown with a good white head. Aroma is pine, wet grass, pineapple. Taste is caramel, pine, passionfruit. Nicely balanced, detecting both malt and a good bitterness on the palate without either dominating. One of the nicest IPA's I have had, a good break from the overhopped trend of the Pacific Northwest.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle at Craigs. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of pineapple, passion fruit, mango, caramel and yeast. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lovely lingering passion fruit and pineapple. Superb!
cgarvieuk (20422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... from my 2011 GBBF haul ... soft zezty grapefruit hop nose ... juicy fruits ... zezty citrus ... pineapple and grapefruit ... juicy malts ... orange ... some passion fruit ...
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk. Slightly hazy yellow/orange, thick bubbly white head. Big resinous hop nose, hint of pepper spice, big orange pith. Juicy orange and tropical fruits, big pine resin, slight boozy warmth and a big juicy drying hop finish.
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - MAR 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Buona buonissima, il colore e’ decisamente piu’ scuro rispetto a quello della foto! Sembra una reale extra o forse il contrario, chi puo’ dirlo! Cmq ottima 2ipa!!!
Sevenlee (1711) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a tall frothy off-white head. Aroma is quite fruity with citrus and passionfruit coming out most along with some nice hop character. Taste is also quite fruity with some biscuity notes leading to a well balanced bitter finish. Lovely soft mouth feel. Great IPA.
Dervock (870) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap - pours pale gold with a thin white head. Big flowery hop aroma with hints of citrus and stonefruit. bittersweet peach taste upfront with a big lingering dry finish. Creamy palate with light carbonation.
ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy golden brown, with a huge off-white head, which lasts very well, and leaves good lacing. The aroma is somewhat muted by the head, but does feature faint caramel malt notes sitting over a base of potent pine resin and grapefruit hops. Strong pine and tangy lime hops, with some hints of pepper, introduce it, before giving way to a surprisingly smooth and slightly sweet body of caramel and a touch of toffee. Powerful lime and spice hops flavours create a strongly bitter finish, with a lingering spicy aftertaste. This is a nice DIPA; not as over-the-top as some others, but with enough bite to push it over the line from being a standard IPA. It is a bit more easy-drinking than others in the style, but it certainly doesn’t lack flavour.