fishonmyplane (482) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 Sierra Nevada has really outdone themselves here. By far their "biggest" beer, Hoptimum reminds me of Stone’s Ruination IPA, but this is actually much stronger in flavor. Very resinious and oily. It is best to take small sips because the flavor will stay with you for quite some time. It achieves a dense but complex multitude of fruit-inspired flavors, almost like a Belgian Quadruple for hopheads. Malts are almost undetectable, but who cares. The hops balance themselves out, with the citrus flavors shining through the intense bitterness. A work of art.
Kingi (495) - - DEC 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma and taste is standard ipa . Less fruity and more dry. From the body is think this was 6-7%. Easy to drink and heavy bitterness and dryness which lingers for a long time.
murran (238) - - DEC 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden body with a thick and lastning head. Rough hoppy aroma. Rich and full taste of hops, very nice.
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AndySnow (4060) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: O’connors, Uppsala.
Appearance: Amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, floral, caramel, citrus.
Body: Full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, malt, fruit, floral, hops.
Melker (218) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color, medium white fluffy head. Big citrus aroma along with pine. Taste is sweet bit definately nit too sweet. Ends with a long bitter aftertaste.
motman (12) - - NOV 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Too much for me. I found the aroma and flavour to be confused, almost muddy. An example of more not necessarily being better. Bitterness was good and in balance with the body but flavour was disappointing.
SuperTiti33 (595) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Blonde cuivrée translucide. Fin collet blanc. Nez intense de houblon, surtout résineux. Sapin. Agrume. Fruits tropicaux. Malt caramel. Bouche: riche. Bien ronde en bouche. Malté/caramel léger. Bonne amertume. Zeste d’agrume. Très houblonné. Sèche. Très résineuse. Parfait pour un "hop head" comme moi.
Marko (4053) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Again, at the great Mas Plenum stand @Vinocom. Amber body. The aroma was, slightly disappointingly, more malty than hoppy for me, a full malty blast, even a touch grainy, mingling with some fruity hoppy notes - which aren’t excessive. Dry, bitter herbal hoppy taste, with notes of orange, well balanced with a solid maltiness. Didn’t get it at first, but it won me over, unexpectedly, in the finish, dry, juicy, spicy, lovely, with a fine bitterness, and light gummy notes. Damn good stuff, without ANY doubt, that I’d gladly have again.
Zekada (263) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from systembolaget. Aroma is heavy hops with some citrus and flowers. Pours orange with a medium white head. Taste is strong and more malty than a DIPA traditionally is. Palate is oily. Overall an okay beer, but not one of the better DIPA:s.
Bobhund (423) - - NOV 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drucken på Stoxkholm Beer & Whiskey Festival. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info.
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Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Beer Camp - Chicago. Pour is bronze/yellow with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of pine juice, citrus, light caramel, dried fruit, and slight booze.