yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a huge white head. Aroma is pine and dry hoppy. Bitter and slight spiced. Bitter and dry hoppy finish. Crisp and bitter dry finish. Grapefruity and pine hoppy finish.
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy grapefruit flavor. has a fruity malty piney hoppy finish.
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22nd December 2011
Christmas tasting at the Kernel. Cheers to Leighton for this one! Clear amber beer, small pale tan head. Light dry palate. Lovely rich toffee malts with piney hops providing good a good counterbalance of bitterness. Dry finish with a carbonated sting. Bitter linger. I wouldn’t normally expect so much malt in a US DIPA but it works very well here.
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, Gustav Adolf Torg
Bright amber color, hazy, with generous compact head. The aroma is strong and nice, a bit fruity and sweaty, lightly herbal (thyme and heather). Syrupy and oily mouthfeel; moderately sweet, with caramel and crystal malt flavor, hint of nuts and vegetables, strong bitterness. Elements are it cohesive, the result is not fully pleasant.
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at The Kernel Brewery Christmas Tasting 2011. Pours clear, golden-brown with a medium, off-white heig, sweet creamy toffee nose, some wort and pine. Very sweet flavor with a big malt character, sweet and lightly toasted sugar, toffee, mild pine, caramel, medium bitterness, some ripe citrus. Full of body with fine to average carbonation. Quite smooth. Faintly warming finish, toasty sugars, toffee, light alcohol, light resins, decent lingering resinous bitterness, pine. Slightly oily. A very smooth drinking DIPA overall. Good.
yngwie (16504) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 22oz. An off-white head of two-finger size sits on top of a clear, dark golden body. The aroma has a cheesy touch, pine cones and orange peel, as well as a solid malty backdrop. Some alcoholic notes too. Slightly warming on the palate, full-bodied and pleasantly carbonated. There’s a good bitterness in the flavor, with some caramel maltyness, citrus peel, pine cones and a cheesy hint. Long, bitter finish with a citrus peel touch. Not my favorite DIPA, it’s too cheesy, else it’s pretty nice. 130821
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @Bukowski, Boston
Clear deep amber-copper color, good creamy off-white head. Grainy-hoppy aroma, lots of citrus. Medium-bodied. Some fruityness. Hops tasted first like German! Then pine, lemon. Interesting hop profile.
jtclockwork (14944) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours caramel amber with thick off white head. Nose/taste of pineapple, grapefruit, citrus, caramel malt and pine. Big thick caramel malt body. Dry bitter resinous pine finish.
mcberko (14406) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours a clear copper / golden with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, resinous hops and candied sugar - quite sweet. Flavour is more muted, with candied sugar, citrus / resinous hops - finishes bitter and sweet. Not so complex, nor expertly made.
bhensonb (14092) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours copper with a 5 finger foamy beige head. Lots of pine with a good dose of floral for aroma. Med body. Flavor is resin, mild roast caramel, and a lot of floral. It burns just a bit on the tongue’s edges. Finishes quite hoppy. Good drink.