lucklys (62) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Imperial IPA all the way, baby. My favorite style of beer just became more awesome. I love when I can continue to solidify my list of favorites with more proof that they’re awesome. Gubna poured a clear pale orange, almost peachy color, with a thin eggshell head breaking into wispy lacing and thin patches. Sticking my nose into it, I came away with pine, a weedy marijuana/hemp, and a zesty bite of bold pink grapefruit. All together it was very bright, but dank, and I had a hard time finding anything sweet in it - hops all the way. Once in my mouth, the pine dominated my palate, closely followed by waves of lemon-rind hops, grass, orange peel, and pink grapefruit. By the end I had a thick, bitter aftertaste of dry pine on my tongue, regardless of the lighter mouthfeel. The carbonation added a nice spicy twang to all of the hops, almost rendering it "springy." I found that it reminded me of SanTan’s Count Hopula with all of the pine and grapefruit running amok, which is in no way a bad thing as I find Count Hopula to be one of my favorite beers. If you need a way to wake up in the morning, skip your coffee and dip your tongue in this - note: I’m completely downplaying the punchy bitterness here.
Stuu666 (4614) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home. Pours golden, nose is citrus, floral, taste is malty toffee and juicy pine.
Christian (11389) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with a lasting white head. Aroma of malt with fruity notes, tobacco and pine. Sweet malty flavour with fruity hops and some pine.
Desverger (2595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Toft Vin, CPH - golden amber pour with a puffy off-white head. Aroma and taste comprises a medley of citrus and tropical fruits, caramel malty, toffee, some tangerine, lemon, pineapple, pine needles, lovely bitter finish. Excellent DIPA.
fakebeersnob (200) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a light coppery color with a billowing, white, soapy head that lasts quite a while. Sweet smell to it, with a hop presence. Taste is confusing. Very sweet. For some reason rock candy keeps entering my mind. There is a hoppiness to it, but not overpowering. Get a bit of resiny flavor in the back end. So, sweet malt, candy-like flavor. A bit of spiciness (not hot spicy, but spicy nonetheless). The beer coats the whole mouth. I like it, but the taste is really unique and still wrapping the head around it.
belgis (213) - LATVIA - JAN 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick foam dense. Murky light yellow. Thick taste bites tongue. Orange peel bitterness.
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden, off-white head.
Aroma: tropical fruit, grass.
Taste: peach and some other tropical fruit, honey, caramel, some salt, citrus, pine and resin, light salmiak.
77ships (4549) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thx! 355 ml. can sampled @ “Nog-een-half-jaar-tot-de-volgende-EBT”. Hazy orange, little head. Nose is fruits, vanilla, sweet; Taste is vanilla, popcorn, shockingly sweet, onion hops, sugar, citrus, sweet spices. Thick body. Is this how it is supposed. Feels like a mistake but I have to admit that I really did enjoy the taste. Really enjoyable for me, whatever this is.
PriorL (2313) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at "Nog-een-half-jaar-tot-de-volgende-EBT"- clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: faint salty (after someone mentioned it), sweet, hoppy, caramel.
TASTE: very sweet, bananas, caramel.
JorisPPattyn (8122) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small to medium head over clear golden beer. Hops, fruity and citrussy, but rather fleetingly. Hint at saltiness/fish - DMS in high concentration? Sweet, spicy as in Christmas spices, with again that mineral touch. Quite slick, medium bodied. Weird! I really guess DMS.
Habanero (2867) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours clear anddeep golden with an average, lacing, white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, caramel and pine. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and solid bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture. and soft carbonation. A very nice DIPA.