MrHangover (3061) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Dean to Mouth tasting, courtesy of Zer0. Pours a clear copper colored beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is really nice and hoppy, citric grapefruits and all that. Some sweet malts detected in the background, nicely balanced. Flavor is very fruity, tropical fruits mostly. Nice and hoppy and no yeast detected. Crisp, bitter aftertaste. Very nice!
Benzai (9646) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from bottle @ The Hague tasting. Hazy orange color, average sized white head. Aroma and taste are malts, hops, bitter, pine. Full flavor, very balanced. Lovely.
worldbeertaste (1720) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with a white frothy, lacy lasting head. Nice smell of citrus hops caramel and flowers. Nice smooth citrus with a decent balanced bitter finish. Caramel and pine. Nice level of hoppiness. Very gold beer.
Zer0 (1148) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at THT. Pours clear amber. Aroma is grapefruit, tropical fruit, malts,hops and hay. Heavy bitter and moderate sweet. Full bodied. Awesome balance.
jmgreenuk (5523) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though it’s only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Poured a clear medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is light grassy hop and a little malt. The flavour is strong bitter with a huge nettle hop palate that totally dominates. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
sic1314 (4745) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured light amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of heavy citrus and medium malt. Full body, flavour of tangerine, roast malt, pretty bitter.
kermis (6421) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though it’s only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Pours clear golden brown with a white head. Aroma of citrus, orange peel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (6242) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
sample @THT courtesy of Zer0
thin white head. Slightly hazy golden blond pour. Nice smooth bitterness.
MWMBeerguy (174) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice ipa. Gold color only slightly hazy and an initial nose full of orange and citrus. The taste was smooth and enjoyable up front with a dry, resiny finish. I enjoyed this beer a lot.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid entry from Saint Arnold, and this might be one of their best standards. This beer definitely has different roots than that of the Elissa IPA, as the hop character is much more refined and maintains a broad palate throughout. Despite being an Imperial IPA, this beer veers more toward old world stlye than the bulk of hop-bomb Cali-style DIPAs that currently saturate the market. Despite having impressive stats and a full flavor profile, this is a very easy drinking beer that has a lot of repeat value. That said, the nose is a little thin and could benefit from some incremental malt, and the finish can be thin as well. All in all, this is a great Imperial IPA that affords some much needed diversity from the hop-bombs that pervade the current market.