UnionBeerCzar (80) - Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Happy Christmas to me, not my first Pliny... but my first review of therin for Happy Christmas nonetheless. Ha. Bottle to Duvel tulip, a lovely orange hue that is crystal clear with a huge pillowy/cloudy 3 finger head. Grapefruit/Citrus fruit blast to the face, fucking beautiful aroma. Aggressive hop profile without ever being too bitter, tons of depth of complexity. Grassy, tangy, floral, citrus, every hop charachteristic you could ask for masterfully blended. This beer lives up to the hype without question, medium to full mouthfeel, low but perfect carbonation. Great lacing as it goes down, finish is smooth and long and linger-ery. This beer is DIPA tops for a reason and I whole-heartedly concur! Seek this beer out and drink it fresh. (mine was dated 11.25, right around a month not to shabby, especially since it made it to Michigan) Word!
markoijelena (311) - SERBIA - SEP 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 1 pint, huge thanks to my beer buddys Alberto for sharing, Matt for organising and Gene for bringing it to Belgrade.Tasted at Belgrade tasting Vol.3.Pour it golden colour a little bit cloudy.On the nose very floral hops.Perfection.Taste of pine, grapefruit, hops and tropical fruits.Great thank you guys so much.
ctonge (2) - - SEP 17, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Exquisite balance of a hoppy IPA and a sweeter maltier brew. Definitely all kinds of complexity and a fairly aromatic experience.
Darkmagus82 (1247) - - SEP 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Transfer from BA review on 6-27-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a clear golden color with a two finger nearly pure white head. The head has a fair level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a very nice level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heavy of a citrus aroma being both sweet and hoppy at the same time. The sweet citrus is of tangerine and orange while the hoppy is of grapefruit. Mixed with these smells is a bready aroma as well as a bit of caramel and some pine hop smells. Overall the aroma is citrusy, but yet still maintains a nice balance.
Taste – The taste begins with a smooth bready and sweeter taste with the sweetness being of a caramel, tropical and citrus fruit flavors of orange and tangerine. With these flavors so too comes some grapefruit hop upfront, which starts out at a moderate strength and grows stronger to the end. Along with the grapefruit increasing some pine hop flavors also come to the tongue while the caramel flavors, that were initially present begin fading. In the end with the hop increasing and the sweet decreasing a nice crisp and mainly citrusy hop flavor to be left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a nice smoothness throughout. The carbonation is on the slightly lower side which when combined with the creamier body of the brew and the nice balanced sweet and hoppy taste overall create a very easy drinking feel.
Overall – A very tasty IPA no doubt, but not as amazing and overshadowing of other IPA of its strength and class as many make it seem, which is likely driven by limited availability/distribution. It is certainly well worth a try though if you get a chance.
ippopotamo36 (167) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle in Belgrade with huge huge thanks to luttonm and travlr. Pours orange/golden clear with a white foam which leaves a fantastic lacing and draft. 3 months old bottles: nose of pine resiny, pineapple and grapefruit skin. Simply amazing. Mouth: citrus peel, orange, balanced bitterness, dry feel cleaning the mouth from bitterness. Simply great!
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zoucrew102 (523) - - SEP 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
510ml bottle into an IPA glass. Lovely citrus hop aroma with slight pine resiny notes and a hint of tropical fruit. Pours golden amber colored with a thick soapy white head and very little lacing. Smooth, slick mouthfeel with a good amount of malt and excellent citrus and tropical fruit flavor to start. Finishes dry with a bit of pine resiny hop flavor with just a hint of bitterness. Refreshing, flavor ipa with excellent balance and without the harsh bitter bite. Fantastic ipa!
Holmen1 (2467) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stor takk til Asle Bjørn for denne! Aller siste flaske (bottled 07.08.14) på RBHD-samlinga på Mosterøy: klar gylden med medium skum. Et mesterverk i smaksrikdom og friskhet i yndefull balanse. En aroma man bare kan drømme om. En syntese av alt som er godt innen stilen, og med en intens renhet og klarhet. Ganglag for sjelen, et fyrtårn å navigere etter.
RafeAU (113) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at toronado, san francisco. Hoppy without going to excess, moderately bitter finish. well balanced. Nice double IPA.
dlovell2 (774) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thank you to my friend dsandanto for getting this one for me. Pours light hazy golden/amber color with white head. Aroma is juicy fruity citrus, tropical fruit and resiny pine. Thick light syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor starts off citrus followed by pineapple and mango flavor and finishing with grapefruit peel and resiny pine bitterness. High expecttion for this brew and it delivered.
Maxbier (258) - Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden with thin lacy head. Sweet tropical fruit and some piney hops in the aroma. Taste is tropical- mango, citrus, pineapple. Malty but not sweet. Bitter but not biting. Finish is warming bitter with citrus and malt linger. Thanks Dan for sharing!
htzpah (96) - - SEP 2, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
An odd, French cheese stink on the nose. Very pungent. Harsh bite and flavor. No idea why it's so popular. A particularly bland hop hit of an IPA.