stravale (1696) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Great Grog, Edinburgh
Deep orange amber, some haze, thin frothy white head, some lacing
Aroma of citrus hops, orange, tangerine, some soft grapefruit, light grassy hops, very slight peanut, juicy soft caramel malts, soft orange zest, subtle but quite complex, well blended
Taste of resinous hops, soft pithy grapefruit, soft orange zest, orange, juicy citrus fruits, soft grassy hops, slight pine, juicy malts , soft caramel, everything very well blended, complex, nothing astringent, dangerously drinkable, alcohol very well masked, more fruits in the taste than aroma, more understated than another DIPAs....but perhaps a bit too understated?
Palate soft carb. medium body, fairly light viscosity compared to other more viscous DIPAs. Finish as main flavour, soft bitterness, soft orange zest, clears off palate very well.
Overall - very elegant double IPA, very well balanced, nothing over the top.
daje (1693) - NORWAY - OCT 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at løkka brygghus. Remember this from MM so I’m happy to see this at a pub, and in an NØ bottle. Strong tasty malt with a dry hoppy finish. Too dark here too see the color but it looks good from what I can see. Kind of expensive (139NOK/0,5ltr), but worth a buy nice in a while.
hallinghansen (1684) - Odense S, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange body with a medium creamy offwhite head. Aroma is orange, bread, flowers and caramel. Flavor is orange, pine, grass, bread, and caramel. Bitter finish.
Holmen1 (1683) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Prøvd hjemme flere ganger, og det er en like stor fornøyelse hver gang. Dette er en IPA man kan nippe til og hygge seg med hver dråpe. Uklar og mørk oransje med mye kremskum. Herlig humlearoma med citrus, aprikoser og andre godsaker. Mye sødme, men den er fint balansert av bitterheten (grapefrukt). Behagelig karbonering skaper sammen med smaken en fin munnfylde. Lang og tørr, bitter ettersmak - knallgod!
Marduk (1666) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Hazy orange color. Medium size head, stays for eternity. Fruity, juicy, slightly sweet, citrus in aroma. Fruity, floral, touch of grass, fresh flavor. Delicious.
teorn88 (1655) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Pours orange with medium off white bubbly head. Foam dissipates quickly. Good lacing. Aroma is stunning: huge hoppy lemony and spicy notes are sorrounded by a good amount of malty sweetness. Lots of yeasty and malty notes, with hints of toffee. Taste is great: lots of complexity with a piney, citrusy bitterness softened by a sweet sensation. Lots of grassy-resiny flavors. Body is full with medium carbonation. Overall, a great DIPA.
TheJester (1650) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 mL bottle. Very hazy copper-brown with a nice off-white head. Big American high alpha hops in the aroma - very appealing, but no longer particularly original. There is something different in the flavour though - an herbal, medicinal note. Still some booze in there too, but this just adds complexity and body. The flavour stays with you, in a good way. I really like this one.
Vignale (1646) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orangebrun, lite grumlig, fint offwhiteskum. Massor av humle i doften, främst grape och tall. Medelsöt lite jordig kropp och riktigt bra bett i beskan. En DIPA lite över snittet.
VsXsV (1637) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2012 Bottle. Almost clear, amber liquid with big bubble, off-white head. Aroma of grass, passionfruit, citrus, pineapple and caramel malt. Taste is light sweet, quite dry and medium bitter. Really fruity. Medium bodied with nice carbonation.
esp0r (1600) - NORWAY - MAR 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle ordered from Vinmonopolets bestillingsutvalg. Copper hazy with a thin white head. Smells of honey, flowers, hops, grass, citrus and grapefruits. Wow! Taste has much sweetness with grapefruits. Feel is a bit oily, Finish has awsome bitterness and feels grassy. Too bad they stop producing this good beer.