mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6952-20141204] 1pt6floz bottle. Orange wood aroma. Slightly hazy, orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter orange and wood flavour. Full bitter body. Not very double-like but I quite like it as is. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
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Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour into snifter. An outstanding DIPA. Juicy, tropical hoppy notes dominate here, with ripe mango and papaya coming through amongst a sweet, almost honeyed feel. A hophead’s delight. Dangerously drinkable at 9%.
tectactoe (2645) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2014 Bottle: Batch 533/534. Thanks, Ed. Cloudy golden-amber with a soapy white head that fades quickly to a skimpy film & semi-foamy collar. Aroma of pungently sweet orange, grapefruit, mango, & tropical fruit with sweet undercurrents of light caramel malts, honey, & under-attenuated crystal malt sugars. Notes of pine cones, herbal leaves, & light green onion. Flavor is pretty sweet as well with a hefty malt backbone; sweet crystal malts lend a honey coating to the hoppy pines & ashy herbal tones. Lightly floral with a bit of white pepper covered grapefruit rind & tangerine peel. Semi-bitter herbal finish with a slightly sticky malt sugar sweetness that lingers right alongside it. Good stuff, just maybe a tad sweeter than I prefer my DIPAs.
FestDecBeet (321) - - DEC 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Look: pours Orange. Bright white head. Very clear.
Smell: very sweet. Heavy citrus. Sweet caramel. Grapefruit. Orange.
Taste: tangerine. Caramel. Orange. Lemons.
Feel: very dry. Nice bitterness. Leaves a good film on the mouth.
Overall: very good. Smell just makes my mouth water.
BeardedMeat (8) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz Bomber. Smooth & tasty double IPA. Slight bitterness that's associated with IPA's but followed by nice flavors.
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teorn88 (3399) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at BD Shepherd’s Bush, London. It pours a slightly hazy copper cool with a huge off-white head. Aroma is big juicy tropical fruit hops wih notes of ripe mango, peaches, persimmon and pineapple. Some biscuit and caramel. Taste is quite sweet big bold juicy tropical fruits, toffee and slight booze. Finishes mildly bitter and hoppy. Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, really tasty DIPA
JRG7 (21) - - DEC 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden. A little lacing. Medium body. Thin head. Great IPA nose. Hops out wazoo.
Lukasmh (284) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 Bottle. Pours a amazing cristal clear light copper with small but nice off white head. Aroma has mellow fruity hops, fresh pellets, some caramel malt. Bit dank and some grapes. Taste is malty without being overly sweet. Subtle pine and bit minty. Sticky mouthfeel and extremely well hidden alcohol. Finish is grassy dry bitter and hoppy spices.
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Beautiful bright and completely clear copper, small white head. Aroma is strong on hops, almost like snorting grinded up pellets, citrus, dried apricot, some buttery stuff, almost no alcohol. Taste is not overly sweet and caramelised, which emphasises the hoppy base. Sticky and oily palate with lots og dry bitterness in the finish. Very nice and fresh.
jercraigs (8153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014-12-04. Lightly hazy bright orange body with a nice foamy white head. 3+ Aroma is a bit odd at first, sort of grassy, moderately alcoholic. Flavour is fairly bitter, interesting fruit peaks and gives way to the bitterness. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Decent but lacks the depth I was hoping for. Bottle shared by Blankboy
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