abergdahl (57) - SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good imperial IPA..
Nice color, smells great, strong and not to sweet
Hugi (406) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange, hazy, whitemedium head. Resiny-herby smell, piney, with hints of fruit. Massive resiny, almost woody taste. Also some grapefruit. Extreme bitterness backgrounded by a huge maltiness. Long, dry finish.
JanVah (159) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
På fat @ Brew Dog Bar. Bärnstensfärgad vätska. Luktar mögligt ost. Torr bitter smak och en beska som hänger kvar länge i gommen.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
DiscerninDrunk (48) - - AUG 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep golden yellow, slight haze, pure white head, medium retention, but leaves beautiful lacing. Aroma bursts forth with amazing hop presence, resin, pine spring forward. Medium bodied, the first second is fraught full of malty sweetness (crystal/Candi sugar?), immediately followed by a staying bitterness dominated by pine. An absolute delight.
Blade86 (643) - Wrocław, POLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
golden, little hazy, medium white foam, grapefruit aroma, other fruits, some very distant malty notes; heavy bitterness, light(+) sweetness, average carbonation, full body, oily feel, long bitter finish;
Overall: great IIPA, balanced, tasty, good drinkability
Ingevara (809) - SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Average head. Fresh smell. Slightly hazy. Weak body but a strong hoppy flavor, heaps of grapefruit and pine. Restrained sweetness. Overhopped, I would say.
kerenmk (2519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample. Thanks David c. Hazy amber with white head. Lychee, a little floral and nango in the nose. bitter, hoppy, tropical fruit in the mouth. A little juicy, medium-bodied, hoppy, mildly bitter finish. Ok.
Lawger (110) - SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark golden colour with two fingers of head and some sediment. The aroma is full of grape fruit, crushed pine needles, resin, some mixed herbs, a hint of booziness and some apricots in the background. Palate is medium bodied with nice freshness and lift, some malty sweetness and a good, lasting bitterness on the long finish. Very nice.
alex_alkis (313) - SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2014 The beer is very cloudy. The color is bright orange. The aroma is great with hints of banana, lemon and lots of hops. The flavors explodes as the beer touches the palate. Lots of grapefruit, pineapple and orange. An unusually sour and sweet IPA. Let me say this about the beer. You can?t do it any better than this.
neongolden (504) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(330ml bottle from LCBO) Pours a hazy medium orange, moderate frothy white cap with tons of lace. Aroma is maybe a bit faded due to age but still reasonably bright. Pineapple, apricot, citrus rind, earthy pine, caramel malts. On the palate, sweet and somewhat malty at first, caramel and slight bread with a touch of honey and some fruit - apricot, tropicals. Middle of the sip on it becomes pithy with wet grassy herbal character, slightly peppery and a bit medicinal. Quite bitter towards the finish, dries out malt body almost completely. The hops seem a little brash in the latter part of the sip in particular. Maybe age showing, suppressing the fruit a bit more than the bittering. Mouthfeel medium-full, slightly creamy, softer carb. A fairly big, brash and bitter DIPA with a strong malt core but while it seems quite decent I really need to try it fresh to give it a fair shake. Recent offerings from GLB and Bellwoods consumed just after bottling feel better balanced.