weark (461) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - MAR 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Hazy yellow color, beautiful white head long persistence and beautiful lacing - Aroma is citrusy, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, candied fruits and malty - Flavor is herbal, grassy, resinous, malty - Medium body, extreme bitterness, fizzy carbonation, bitter bitter bitter bitter finish - too bitter not balanced
superspak (3609) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 4/30/2015. Pours hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, citrus rind, pepper, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of bright/dank citrus/earthy hops with light-moderate malt presence; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, citrus rind, pepper, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of earthy pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, citrus rind, pepper, pine, floral, grass, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity of bright/dank citrus/earthy hop flavors with light-moderate malt sweetness; with lightly cloying pine bitterness after the finish which isn’t all that bad. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and resinous/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice DIPA. Good complexity of bright citrus/earthy hop flavors with light-moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
jensgam (156) - , DENMARK - MAR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft, pours cloudy orange with white head. Aroma is sweet with citrus and tropical fruits. Flavours is sweet, hippy with citrus, tropical and spicy notes.
olio (8059) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours hazy orange-golden color with a small head. Aroma is nice and hoppy, some floral notes, mandarin and sweetish fruits, mild caramel malts also. Flavor of citric fruits, resinous hops, toffee and gooseberries. A bit off-notes on the flavor, otherwise quite nice.
WheatKing (1323) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - MAR 14, 2014
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Small bottle. Very hazy gold, big white head. Nose is alright, very piney, citrus... flavour is extraordinarily bitter, tastes like trub. Bile. Could be because the malt base has been replaced so there’s nothing balancing it... or the trub never settled so they filtered the flecks out through a mesh. Cool of them to experiment with ingredients many craft brewers are afraid to touch, but completely unpalatable.
after4ever (6805) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at SB. Pours a murky pale gold with a dense and creamy white head. Big bright sweet tropical tangy nose. Insanely dry, puckery acetic undertones. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Ridiculously dry mid palate, just sandy, with a big blast of oily tropical pineapple tang over the top of that. Long puckery dry finish. Would like to try this again fresh.
kaser (4333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12pz bottle. Yellow cloudy pour. Says IPA and ratebeer says special grain? Lemon scent. Fruity bitter taste with mild hops. Not bad
Christian (11892) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Christian Firtal. Cloudy yellow with a big white head. Perfumed sweet fruity and floral aroma with spice and a bit of yeast. Sweet and bitter, and quite strange flavour with some spice, pine and licorice. Very harsh and sharp bitterness
Fin (8549) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Craft Brighton, Friday 7th March 2014 Pours a egg yolky yellow sort of colour but a slightly washed out probably caged hen egg yolk, its hazy with a white head. Its pricey was my thirst though £5.50p a half, so it better be wirth it and indeed it was bloody good. Furiously hoppy with lots of lemon rind, pith and zippy, zappy citrussy hops flying about. Quite tangy with a lengthy bitter finish, perhaps lacks a bit of body i.e. malty backbone (its very hoppy) but we both enjoyed this. A7 A4 T8 P3 Ov15 3.7
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33l bottle. Have to admit I struggled a while to interpret the name on the back of this bottle, but after a while it came to me. It pours a good looking cloudy almost honey colored body, on top of that a big lasting white colored head with great retention. The nose has a nice citrus theme supplied with the oils from orange zest, a strong and powerful malt sweetness behind all those American hops. I get tones of both yeast and honey. Strong and really dry grassy bitter in the taste. Somehow it manages not to be to dry or mouthdrying, but it is some serious grassy bitterness in this one. The carbonation level is just below average and it feels oily in the mouth. Sharp stingy, lots of pungent bitterness. Those zesty oils are also present in the taste. It’s perhaps a bit unbalanced, but it has lots of flavor. 10.10.2013