morri (207) - - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Two finger off-white head. Thick foam with good lacing. Amber body. Aroma is first and foremost sweet malt supported by herb-like hops. Some wood and something that reminds me of cough drop. Mostly bitter on the tongue at first, then becomes more round and gentle. Dry and full on the palate. Warming alcohol feel. Long bitter aftertaste. This was in fact the first IPA I ever had. It’s pretty good, but a little too sweet and malty for my taste.
patricks110 (1651) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty awesome Imperial IPA with a bit of a barley wine esque profile. Pours a caramel amber colour with a yellowish head 2 or 3 fingers high. The nose has significant alcohol aromas as well as a heavy pine and citrus hop laden nose. A bit sweet and malty in the middle with a nice toffee and caramel malt base. Hops aplenty with big lemony citrus notes and resinous flavours. The finish is tangy and lingers on for a while with hop bitterness.
ElDesmadre (1635) - Mikołów, POLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A powerful blend of malty and hoppy notes, ranging from pumpernikel bread, raisins and candy to lychee, citrus, flowers and peach. Fruity and spicy, also a bit boozy. Lots of flavour depth, also lots of sweetness but the senses are distracted from concentrating too much of the latter by means of the depth, the alcohol and the bitterness. That being told, because of the massive, chewy malty body the 100 IBUs are far from being overpowering. Very tasty evening sipper, not the best one from Nogne by far but definitely enjoyable.
HaakonBjerkeli (44) - NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of malt, slightly hoppy but on the low side even for imp. Taste is sweet, some cara, some bitternes. Alcohol in finish.
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"not really what I look for in a double ipa (too sweet, too malty, too thick) but just judging it as a beer...pretty dang good. interesting interplay with the earthy sweet malt and the pine & spice character of the hops. strong aroma and flavor. nice brew, likely overpriced, though, in the bottle."
amanita (3) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 23, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2014 Botella de 0?5 L bebida en el lúpulo feroz el 23-9-2014 muy buena, espuma no muy abundante.....
kustie (178) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@Konttori. Amber color and silky head. Pine, hops, fruits, caramel in aroma. Taste is a bit sweet but ends with long lasting nice hoppy and bitter aftertaste. Alcohol, spices and caramel also in flavors. Some barley wine elements.
Cunningham (4678) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy/clear deep golden colour with a nice off white head. Good lacing. Rich grape and ruch fruity aroma. Very sweet and rich hoppy. A bit to sweet for my likings. Had some batches that the alcohol came thorugh too much also. This one was nice. But forgot to write down the batch number.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway]
Senka (513) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
50cl bottle. This is the king of double IPA! Pours as clear as virgin IPA but is thick, heavy and hoppy as hell. Aroma of various hoppy subflavors and yeast. You have to share the bottle, otherwise you are done for the evening, or even a month. Pours a perfect IPA. No need to explain here. Full bodied double ipa - thick, fat and creamy at the same time. This is a blast. Get it as soon as you can!
kingvit (232) - - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: pine, citric, roasted nuts, weak; Appearance: pale gold, minimal head; Taste: medium bitterness, slight sweetness, medium sourness; Palate: average carbonation, long hoppy finish, oily texture, medium body
Weak aroma, too much alcohol sensed, stronger body could have helped this beer (excessive filtration?)
MarcoDL (2286) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Strong aroma of hops. Quite a malty body, with some grainy caramel and a tiny bit of raisin. Taste is hoppy, very bitter, with a dry aftertaste and some warming alcohol. Like a strong imperial ipa, with a touch of barley wine.