Ratman197 (8479) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a cloudy gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit, lemon zest and pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors ofbiscuit, grapefruit zest and lemon zest with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering citrus finish.
Thomasalias (311) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33l bottle from Csakajósör, Budapest. Unbelivable hoppy odor. Resig, spruce, citrus in the first place, than flowers and fruits. Later the malty flavours also appears: honey and alcohol. Intensive, complex and very very hoppy. The malt gives a good base for the hops to play the main role. Balanced alcohol and bitterness. Strong bittersweet taste. Full body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Hoppy finish. Well hopped one, especially with aroma hops. Not disturbingly alcoholly or bitter, so we can taste the unique combination of the main hoppy flavours. A perfect beer for hop-lovers. Extra hoppy aroma, extra malty-honey flavour, perfectly balanced. The full body gives it massive nature and it fits to the aroma.
Ktwse (1220) - SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy orange with a fairly tall, thick white head. Aroma of pine and citrus, with faint resin and tropical fruit (apricot, maybe mango). Taste is sort of malty sweetish at first but then turns into hop explosion. There’s a slightly off taste to the bitterness in the finish, almost like cough syrup. Body is surprisingly light, with nearly no carbonation.
thomat (1785) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange with a medium white head. Fruity with hoppy tones. malt, fruit and bitterness. Medium to full body with a very bitter finish. Unbalanced.
pentaz (782) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours hazy orange with a creamy off-white small head. Aroma is caramel, exotic fruit, pine, grapefruit, toffee, floral, citrus. Taste is medium sweet and medium+ bitter. Body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft. Finishes hoppy and bitter. More mellow than I expected.
Lore (629) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 9, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
cloudy orange colour, huge off-white head; perfect aroma of citrus (mostly grapefruit); taste is fully dominated by hoppy bitterness with citrus; high alcohol content is well hidden; really gread IPA!
RexTalionis (1986) - FINLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours cloudy orange in color with small white head. Pine, grassy hops and slightly notes of some perfume in aroma. Piney taste and some notes of citrus in taste. Bitter grassy aftertaste and a bit of some sweetish elements as well is present.
jonnyguns (648) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from slow beer. Yesss. Pours a cloudy orange a frothy white head. Aroma is tropical fruit bowl! Grapefruit, pine, lychee, mango and lemon. Nice soft carbonation just perfect. Taste is loads of pine and citrus hops with a sweetened malt backing. Right at the backend of the palate a syrup sweetness is experienced. Dry bitterness is huge. Alcohol hidden very well which is a recipe for a good double ipa. Great beer!
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laiti (4546) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ Kultainen Apina, no BBE info found
Aroma is rather nice with exotric fruits, some gooseberry bush and biscuits. Flavour is fruity with exotic fruits, gooseberry bush, nettles and caramel. Slightly stinging CO2 on palate. Lingering hops after the finish. Excellent.
7stern (260) - Bromma, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at SBWF. Also bottle from SB. Golden hazy, rich foam. Flowery aroma. Slightly citric, a lot of tropical fruit, distinct bitterness. Very nice.