Ratman197 (12966) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle poured a hazy orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, apple, orange, pink grapefruit, tropical fruit and light mint. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, lemon, grapefruit and light orange zest with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
zvikar (4127) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Dancing Camel. Thanks DSG. Pours orange with a medium head, aroma of olives, sirene, lemony hops, tangerine and marmalade, flavor is bitter with lime, cheese, tangerine, medium bodied.
kerenmk (4016) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 28, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Dancing Camel. Thanks DSG. Clear dark amber, thin film. Toffee, lemon, butter candy (Wurther’s Original) aroma. Taste is soft, bitter that spreads around the mouth. A little oily texture, medium body, thick. Soft carbonation, sweet toffee finish.
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks omhper for this bottle! Clear amber. Aroma of butter (diacetyl) and some floral hops. Flavor has a bit of sweetish malt, a bit of diacetyl and a moderately bitter and hoppy finish. Medium-bodied. OK.
7stern (583) - Bromma, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber with thick offwhite foam. Caramel and slight smoke. Full moutfeel, but not really typical for a DIPA.
MotherBrother (895) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Haand festival.
Pour light orange, with a small white head.
the hop-character is a little mellow, and I would want a little more from a DIPA.
Taste is a little sweet, with only a little bit of hopy bitterness.
Average body, with an average carb.
str0mma (22) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Described as an American style DIPA, but I think the aroma reminds me more of a British style. No fruitiness but caramel and malty.
Amber color with a nice lasting creamy head.
Taste is weak, almost as if the bottle is a little old. Weak bitterness, no American style over this at all. As I have tried this before on tap, this is not how I remember the taste. Maybe a bad batch... Nynäshamn is one of Sweden’s best breweries but this bottle does not impress.
fiulijn (18598) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color with red hue; creamy head. The aroma is really mediocre, far below expectations: puckery malt, sausages, make-up powder. Malt flavor with some caramel; very light residual sweetness, and light acidity, but the body is lean; there is a feeling of old beer; strong bitterness, some grass, but without much aromatic components.
Well drinkable, but nothing special.
KnutAlbert (6651) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at HaandFestival 2012.
Nice DIPA, Lots of herbs in nose and palate, but not really outstanding.
Cunningham (6783) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange colour with a white head. Hoppy and fruity flavour. A bit weak flavour. Imperial DIPA? hmm. Well anyway a nice and tasty beer. Fruity and hoppy flavour. A nice malty background.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Uddevalla, Sweden]