sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 19, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy orange-yellow-gold. Nice 1 finger head. Aroma of big pine hops and grapfruit citrus. Taste is huge hops, a lighter malt backbone. One of those big IPAs that gets it right by allowing their to be balance while still letting the hops take center stage. A great crisp and bitter finish. Absolutely furious with myself for not stocking up on these!!!!
yespr (33792) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild herbal and grassy. Bitter and herbal flavoured, subdued malty. Bitter and bone dry finish.
joergen (22447) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear golden coloured with a small white head.
Sweet aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of grape fruits.
Sweet flavour of caramel, hops, pine needles and grape fruits.
Dry hoppy finish.
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting at Papsø
Hazy amber color; small creamy head. Nice aroma, hoppy, resiny, piney, a bit fruity. Good body strength, with quite sweet caramel flavor, complemented by soft oaky vanilla; strong bitterness, with resins and bitter orange scent in the end. Very good.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber with a medium beige head. Hoppy aroma with fruity, toasted malt, caramel and piney notes. Flavour had malt, caramel, loads of hops, pine and fruity notes. Finished dry and bitter.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of SecretSanta himself. Pours amber with a slight haze and a small and discreetly lazing off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma and some licorice allsorts - hops too, but not excessive. Solid body, lots of fruit and caramel with perfumy hops that leave quite some bitterness. But a rather balanced IIPA that isn’t overly aggressive. And yeah, the hop cone was there! 100410
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Exatr from Skyview. Thanks, Bob! Pours a dark, clear copper. Very inviting. Clear until I do a swirl and dump the sediment in. Cloudy but nice except... SURPRISE! There’s a whole hop in there! Kinda gross. Kinda cool. Dark, sugary malts are strong in the nose and slightly outmatch the piney hop nose. Heavy, sweet in the mouth. Finishes sweet with a quick but noticeable, alcohol bitterness. Pretty damned tasty. Weighty too. The only thing I like more than hop bombs are BOOZY hop bombs! Nice.
alexsdad06 (6564) - Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle shared by shigadeyo. Thanks! Pours a hazy amber color with a very small white soapy head that is gone immediately. The aroma is now more of a barleywine than a DIPA. Sweet caramel malts, ripe fruits, citrus. This has a touch of oxidation. The flavor is big sweet malts up front. Caramel, ripe fruits, citrus, slight apple cider notes with some earthy qualities toward the finish. Mild bitterness in the finish leaves me wondering what this was like fresh. Medium bodied; decent.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured this before reading the description: the hop cone slowing the pour was a surprise. Big candied fruit aroma: pineapple and mango. Taste is almost syrupy sweet with massive hops; the sweetness or the hoppyness taken on their own would make this undrinkable, but they are somehow lashed together into some semblance of "balance". This beer is ridiculous.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to BeerBill for sharing. Poured a slightly hazed deep copper-gold color with a small off-white head and a hop cone inside the bottle. It plugged up the pour somewhat. Citrus hop aroma with some earthy notes. Caramel malt and a touch of alcohol. Sweet malt flavor with citrus hops from the middle to the finish. Warming with a medium body and some hoppy burps along the way.