bierkoning (11669) - La Tropica, - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber color. Soft tropical fruit and some oily hops in the aroma. Malty sweet, soft oily hopbitter flavor with peach, citrus, mango. Very well balanced. The alcohol is well hidden. Good and tasty DIPA.
MelvinKalksma (450) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malts, caramel, hops, fruit, citrus, orange and grapefruit.
Turbid amber/brown beer with an off-white head.
Starts medium/heavy sweet and slighlty bitter with malts, caramel, hops and orange; ends slightly more bitter with more hops and grapefruit.
ZodiacM (501) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
OK, de Ot The Explorer, botteldatum sep 2014, iets te oud voor een double IPA. Begon met een gusher, maar de smaak viel nog redelijk mee: hop, gedroogd fruit, lekker bitter. Wsl. Uitbundiger van smaak vorig jaar, maar nog steed goed te doen.
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strandslag 10, de grote IPA slachterij. Super dikke ananas / yoghurt meuk. Backlog from 2015/07/04.
mile (3633) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark golden, cloudy, average to large and mostly lasting head. Moderate to full malty sweetish aroma, caramel and light bread with some tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit - light piney hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light bread with some tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit - light piney hoppyness, light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some caramel and light bread with light tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit /piney hoppyness, light - some alcohol. Caramel sweetish DIPA with notes of bread, too much alcohol considering the body. Nice head though.
MisoW (2619) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at 100piv. Pours hazy dark amber color, white foamy head. Aroma of honey, grapefruit, orange, grapes. Taste is sweet, grapefruit, honey, medium bitter, orange zest.
rusos (373) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 100 piv. Hazy orange colour white stable head. Aroma hops, citrusy, fresh, lemon, tangerine, orange, caramel and bisquity malt tones. Taste is complex and rich, high bitterness in contrast with full malty bisquity taste. Full body. Alcohol in taste, warming. Bitter aftertaste. Very good.
MoritzF (9015) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, amber colour with a short and off-white foamy head. Fruity hoppy and mildly piney aroma with notes of cough syrup, citrus zests and black tea, backed by a mildly caramelly malty touch. Sweet-bitter flavour, full bodied with a soft carbonation. Syrupy malty and juicy fruity, slightly piney hoppy taste with notes of ripe fruits, even exotic accents; balanced bitter-sweet and lasting finish with a muted alcoholic strength. Quaffable. 20.VI.15
Cuso (6849) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from 100 piv. Amber golden color with thick off-white head. Nice citrus hoppy aroma with caramel, honey. Nice citrus hoppy taste with zest, pines, caramel, light honey. Long hoppy bitter finish. Alcohol is recognizable not in disturbing way. Very tasty beer.
Gurthnar (4072) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at 100 piv. Aroma lots of hops, citrusy. Also lots of maltiness, biscuity, toffee. Hazy deep orange colour. Stable head. The most noticeable thing for me here is the overall intensity of all the flavours. Same as in aroma, not overly complicated, but rich, rather full bodied but also rather bitter. Very high bitterness overcomes high residual sweetness. Alcohol is noticeable yet feels mellow, adding a layer of pleasant warmth. Excellent.
Hopmaestro (970) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is stuffed with deep grapefruits and oranges. Very juicy hops. A thick malt base dwells underneath. Taste is really thick and sweet fruits blended with some kind of herbal aura that I can’t put a name on. A little oily and soapy in the mouthfeel. A really big and bold IPA that I wish I can get my hands on again some time.