Theis (14666) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at "Wining & Dining Tasting" - Thanks to Sune. Cheese aroma & cheese taste - too much cheese, it ruins the beer for me. High hoppy, hop juice, grape, old sour cheese, sharp light unpleasantness. SORRY !!!
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle#167. Aroma of very fresh hops, awesome. Dark golden colour. Aromatic hop flavour with some pepper. Good mouthfeel. Quite strong. Very good brew.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home - Apr ’12.
Pours a hazy orange/copper colour with an off-white head.
Big hoppy nose, pine needles, citrus and grass.
Sweet malts allied to hops, grapefruit, orange, caramel in the taste.
Full bodied, medium carbonation with quite a sticky finish.
Koelschtrinker (14114) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kurz würzigerm dann stark hopfiger Antrunk, etwas dunkel werdend. Im Mittelteil nimmt die Würzigkeit wieder zu und ist der Hopfigkeit ebenbürtig, dabei wird eine hintergründige Herbe gut verdeckt. Im Abgang wird das Bier schnell milder, zu dem Zeitpunkt wo man nun nichts mehr erwartet schlägt der Hopfen erneut zu. Gerne wieder! Vielen Dank an den Doppelbock für das Teilen des Bieres. 9/13/12/12/13/12
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The beer pours an opaque orange color with a solid finger of white head and some sticky lacing.
S: Initially smells pretty boozy, but that eventually fades and there is a lot of sweet fruit going on here. Pineapple, mango, tangerine, and grapefruit make up the bulk of the hop aroma. A touch of sugar which accentuates the sweetness.
T: Lots of sweet tropical fruit with a moderate level of bitterness to it. Mild pine but plenty of grapefruit and pineapple with a touch of orange. A slight booze creeps in on the back end. There’s a really oily hop feel to this beer.
M: Medium to full in body with a moderate to high carbonation and a lingering bitterness.
D: This used to be one of my favorite DIPAs, but lately I’ve found it to be too sweet. It’s still a good beer, but no longer one of my top choices.
Oakes (13961) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Hazy dull beige. Assertive hop, vague but with hints of peach, lemon and mandarin. Juicy, peachy hop-loaded brew. Light pale malt character, but with loads of miscellaneous tropical fruit, citrus and honey. Smooth, with a bit of a late alcohol splash.
chrisv10 (13468) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy amber body with medium size off-white head. Flavour is malt and plentry of hops.
gunnfryd (13344) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, grapefruit, peaches, citrus. Flavour is hop, grapefruit, peaches, pine, citrus- full body. Nice beer.
bhensonb (12959) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong resin hop aroma. Also floral hop. Maybe some light citrus hop. Lots of hop. Hazy orange gold color with a white head that laced strangely. Medium to full body with caramel malt and lots of different hop. It is definitely malty, and it is surely well balanced. I can feel evergreen in my throat. The malt tends to slip away and the hop turns rather piney. Incredibly awesome.
argo0 (12509) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2005 (1/12/05) Clear amber with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, strong grapefruit, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, herbal. Full body with very nice resin feel. (8/4/9/5/18). (1/28/04) Opaque color with off-white head. Aroma is sweet, grapefruit/pine, caramel. Taste is mild sweet, heavy grapefruit, noticeable alcohol. Medium-full body. (7/4/6/4/13). (9/6/02) Hazy amber. The aroma is pine, beautiful pine. The flavor is also pine -- it’s the essence of this beer, from start to finish. That being said, it doesn’t become overwhelming, and it’s very well-balanced. Some spiciness as well. All told, a profound experience indeed! (10/4/9/5/19)