rlgk (13189) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle brought to De Molen brewpub during RBESG 2013. Hazy golden beer with a huge offwhite head. Hoppy floral flavor, citrus, caramel, hay, pine needles, grape fruit, some earthy notes. Hoppy floral flavor, dill notes, hay, herbal, pine needles, citrus, notes of grape fruit.
DenverLogan (862) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the big corked bottle...poured in a Corsendonk chalice.
Big cork pop...pours a golden with large head and lace.
Aroma of grape jelly, wet streets, tangerine spritz.
Significant carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of candy sugar, bitter herbs, straw and floral hops, honey, slight black cherry soda, tobacco juice, grassy hops, pine sap.
Overall big and bold with familiar and complex flavors...a bit more fruity and bitter than many big double IPAs, but this is their own unique style - Double Extra Pale Ale. Tasty and more fun than some of the other big corked expensive bottles...I’d gladly have it again!
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge stone fruit nose. flavor really stands out with hops fruitiness. Some citrus and resin also. Mouth feel is syrupy. Super tasty.
Idiosynkrasie (4814) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Filmy orangey dark golden colour with average to huge, firm, frothy to creamy, moderately lasting and lacing, white head. Intense fruity and hoppy aroma, peach, peach, peach, hints of mango. Taste is moderately sweet fruity, lots of peach again, a cautious citrusy touch, hints of bitter hop. Slightly too sweet but still yummy.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. As soon as the cork pops, the aromas leave the bottle. Citrus, pine and tropical fruit. Great mouth feel and a dry hoppy finish that is not overwhelming with alcohol burn. Great DIPA.
ansjelaah (1682) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gedronken bij dutchdrebus, oranje en een witte schuimkraag, hoppig, zoet, fruitig, lekkerder als het iets warmer is
DutchDrebus (4679) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Clear orange colour with a big white head. You can see there’s a lot of carbo in it. Smells hoppy, fruity, some (overripe) apricots. Tastes fruity, fresh, sweet, hoppy. Not extreme but quite decent. Carbo isn’t as bad as I expected, medium body.
mnmike (1067) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I uncorked this great double epa and was met with a strong aroma and lively carbonation.
JDBaker11058 (1517) - Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: lightly hazed coppery orange, with a hugely aggressive, foamy, bright white head that leaves sticky swathes of lace. Aroma: even cellared for six months, hops exploded out of the glass--grapefruit, mango, passion fruit, mint, and pine. Taste: blast of slick, syrupy hops (citrus and resin, followed by melon), with a bit of a sweet malt backbone. Finish: sweet and syrupy, but bitter hops overpower the sweet slickness long into the finish. Notes: Tastes very much like a Pacific Northwest double IPA as opposed to the "Extra Pale Ale" as the bottle was labeled; glad to see it properly categorized here. Palate was big and the massive hops and high alcohol (though well hidden) almost gave it a liqueur-like character. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.
tsansch (2) - - APR 28, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Great beer. Love the taste. Great mix of flavors. Would definitely buy again. Very drinkable.