ABT_S54 (305) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle served in a Four Hands pint glass. Bright orange colour with floating flakes of sediment and a welcoming fluffy white head which lasts admirably. Aroma is flowery hops with a slightly medicinal quality. Taste is hop dominated but not as bitter as you would expect at the IBU level. This is down to the quite generous malt content which does not overpower but allows the intense flavours of the hops to be showcased whilst not destroying your palate for future beers with intense bitterness (ala Ruination). I quite like both interpretations of IIPA but this is certainly more friendly if you wanted to have a few different styles in a session.
liinis (1735) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very strong imperial maltiness Followed by Good balanced hoppy bitterness. Turning into soft sweet acid. Orange clear beer with lace leaving head.
RichTheVillan (5219) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy orange pour with a frothy white head, aroma is zesty citrus along with some pine aspects, taste has marmalade, quite sweet, with some underlying tropical fruit action consisting of pine, grapefruit and papaya, excellent IIPA.
spacecube (1483) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, pours burnt orange with a light haze, aroma is light caramel, zesty long grapefruit, peppery spice, light body, oily texture, medium sweet, finish is long, grapefruit and finally light bitter and spice
solvaris (163) - - MAY 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vollmundig bitter, Grapefruit Hopfen, zitrus, lecker -------- via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sharkydodson (763) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
the aroma is fruity with hints of pine, citrus, spices and, a little bit, resin... the taste is rough, malty and fruity with notes of grapefruit, pine needles, pepper and some other spices... sweet, bitter and very spicy aftertaste...
asimeow (234) - Sandsli, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2015 24.4.2015: 0,5l bottle from the duty free shop at Flesland. Orange, very hazy. Off-white head, two fingers. Yeasty and fruity aroma. Heavy on the pineapple. Some gum. Really fresh and light aroma. Woody and earthy hit on the flavour. Yeast. Not as fruity as expected. No citrus. Thick and oily. Stark contrast to the aroma. Taking small sips, this is lovely. Larger sips, the ABV and yeast gets overpowering. All in all, a slight disappointment. Score: 3,7.
12.05.2015: Lovely aroma and appearance. First whiff is fruity and fresh. A deeper whiff reveals the underlying high ABV and yeast. This time the first hit of flavor reminds me of bark or dried leaves. It really is too heavy on the yeast and alcohol, perhaps also a bit too bitter, to be really enjoyable. I find it hard to come up with a good food pairing for this beer. This is a meal in itself. Again, slightly disappointing. Score still: 3,7 though as this definitely has character and stands out.
Hideipa (24) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
D’un orange cuivré, elle laisse une mousse de bonne ténacité, qui colle au verre. L’arôme dégage pleinement le houblon: mélange d’agrumes, de pêches, de kiwis et d’herbe. En bouche par contre, le houblon s’avère plus herbeux et résineux ce qui réduit les fruits perçus en arôme. S’ajoute des saveurs sucrées du malt et une petite touche d’alcool, le tout sur une amertume équilibrée. Le corps est plein et la carbonatation adéquate. Bref, la longue finale s’avère amère et astringente.
00german00 (10) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Great double IPA without the bitterness in the palate with the sip. Still shows the hoppy flavor at the end in a smooth manner.
Senka (964) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thick, fruity and all around fantastic brew. Unfortunately the place had only one bottle. Poured dark orange with amazing head, and beautiful lacing. Very well hidden ABV. Fruity hoppy bomb. IBU is gently masked within the body. Looking for another one.