lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had the basic version the other day without rating it - but i think it was a pretty good beer when cold - as it warmed up it got a little too much. Off cause you should drink these bottles after each other but they are rather strong and I hate sharing. A nice sparkling pour with a hazy orange topped with a big-bubbly head that tends to fade down to just a surface layer.The nose is malty with caramels up front. Something sweet and citric and something that reminds me of a yellow honey melon. The hops are kinda hidden behind the malty sweetness. The taste is very different from the basic one. Its more fruity with Wooden notes topped with ashes and a grapy bitterness. The caramel malt is here aswell along with a twist of alcohol. I find the palate and mouthfeel surprisingly thin and the finish gets a bit watery somehow. At first Its rather fat but it changes quickly. Ok without going All the way for me.
PhillyCraft (5593) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 22oz. Pours a deep, sunset haze orange with a rich, creamy, two finger head. Aroma of raisins, plums, figs, lemon zest, slight dry hops, over ripe apple, and sweet malt. Medium bodied with a smooth, woody, slightly boozy palate. Nice spice on the tongue. Huge, slow finish. Tons of warming through the chest. Awesome oak aged double IPA.
Nickls (2356) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at 420. Huge two fingers of lightly tan head; sticky lacing and good retention on a lightly amber coppery color thatís clear. Aroma is full of grapefruit hoppiness, lots of wood and berries. Highly hoppy taste with berries, fruit, and some pine featured. The woodiness is a defining feature, and really enjoyable. Medium body, dry finish. Really damn good (this is a rate on a fresh sample, and canít say any of the above for one that I tried that was not as fresh).
dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
37,5 cl bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity hoppy passionfruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy flavor with some hints of wood. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish with some hints of vanilla and wood in the aftertaste.
mar (5227) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a deep amber with a cream head. fresh fruity hops, light stickiness, and light citrus. smooth on the palate, big hops, sticky wood, and fruits for the flavors.
blutt59 (6501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, orange amber color with creamy foam, aroma and flavor are sweeter fruit, more caramel and wood than the base beer
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from bu11zeye. Orange pour with a small white head. Aroma is cherry, almost smoke, wood, and light citrus. Taste is fruity, tart, a little vanilla, and peat.
teorn88 (6194) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy copper color with an off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is caramel malt, and resiny hops. Taste is hops, wood, malt and some barnyard-style flavors. Body is medium, well carbonated. Drinkability is good, the alcohol is well hidden. Overall, donít think itís a classical DIPA, it is really a sui generis beer.
Cavie (4302) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Slightly hazy orange color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is fairly light. Some fruity notes with a tiny dry wood aroma. Flavor is dry with bitter flavors and woody.
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a deep amber with a medium off white head. The aromas are wood, musk, yeast. The mouthfeel is watery and bitter with a medium body. Cheers!