DrSilverworm (4106) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9oz bottle, shared with abistany. Totally hazy amber / red / brown color. Darker than your typical IPA. Very nice thick off-white head, leaving good lace. Definitely very bitter, no shortage of that here. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Very dry finish. Citrus hops, some grapefruit, but also plenty caramel malts, especially through the finish. Spicy hops. Decent DIPA, but not terribly easy to drink. Weird bite and texture. I liked it more than Nogne O’s regular IPA I had a week or two ago, though. This is definitely more fresh. Probably still tastes better in Norway, though
Bricktop86 (477) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red orange with a lot of creamy white head. Aroma of citrus, floral, and caramel. Taste follows the nose starts out sweet and ends bitter.
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Im a big fan of the regular IPA so was looking forward to this. although it did not disappoint, it wasnt up to the former. a lot more bitterness in there than the regular. big fresh citrussy hops though which go down well. very enjoyable.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is incredibly hopped with citrus and pine. There is a lot of malt too but it's overplayed by the hops. The appearance is amber with a large head that fades fast. The taste us like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall a good example of the style.
Snegurochka (335) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, 3.Mar.2012
Slightly hazy amber body, with small head that rapidly diminishes and leaves patchwork on top and glass. Very pleasant and rich aroma, sea, citrus black elder flowers, buttercup, chervil and wet grass after rain. This impression is mirrored also in taste. Very smooth and well balanced. With grilled stockfish dinner @ Arctandria, Tromsø.
Nuffield (3549) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with an interesting head. Has a big mealty quality in the finish. Balanced, hops are in control. Frothy smooth. Nice but not wondrous. (tap at Bacchus, Newcastle)
johndoughty (3549) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy appearance which was off putting.Also left some sediment in the bottle. Not up to their usual high standard.
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 Bottle. Pours with an enormous head, cascading into a light amber beer with no activity, surprisingly. The aroma is sweet and woodsy. It drinks with the same sweet bite, along with a resiny mouthfeel. Quite astringent. (#4701, 7/19/2012) <<Tried again on draft at the Birch and liked it better. Still quite resinous, not too astrigent>>
Bathory (392) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity aroma of citrus, pinapple, peaches, also with some pine and spruce maybe? Aftertaste is bitter, but good balance with the malt. Full bodied, with a almost creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Will definitley have this one again.
glennmastrange (2045) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate roasted and caramel for the malt, light to moderate grapefruit peel and cooked orange for the hops, light leather for the yeast and date, alcohol and solvent in the background. Head is average size, frothy, off-white with some spots of lacing but good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky orange/tan. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and acidic, then the long finish is lightly to moderately sweet and aicdic and heavily to harshly bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, creamy with a soft carbonation and a finish that’s moderately alcoholic, and both drying and sticky. A little harsh in spots, but this is still a very interesting DIPA.