Alengrin (2742) - BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Collaboration brew with thick, egg-white, lacing, stable, hops-enhanced head over a pinkish, deep peach blonde beer, slightly misty. Strong hops aroma, impressions of fresh orange juice, pink grapefruit, tonic water, lime peel, freshly grated ginger, wormwood, peaches, pineapple, gin, freshly cut grass, toasted bread, cider, freshly cut chilli peppers, persimmon, rosewater, bitter honey, dry white wine, stale sweat, sea weed - all in a lovely, well-balanced way. I take my first sip with high expectations, and I am rewarded with a great flavour: exotic fruits at first fighting with equally exotic spices, minerally carbonation piercing through, drying hop bitterness and even slight saltiness unable to restrain itself and already dominating the middle phase, over a backbone of bready and slightly nutty, rounded, soft maltiness, retronasal honeyish sweetishness and of course the obiquitous hoppiness, evolving into a tongue-wrecking, peppery, citrussy, slightly salty, totally noble bitterness lasting for hours, leaving just enough room for some residual malt sweetness to creep in as well as a gin-like, warming but in no way astringent alcohol. This beer has guts, that much is clear. I adore this particular beer style and this is a mighty fine example of it. I have no idea how old it is (probably bought it online some day and as is often the case with Americans, not even a "best before" date is mentioned on the label) but it tastes as fresh as it can be. Fantastic double IPA, highly recommended.
wekker84 (1690) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a cloudy golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts pine spicy earthly notes citrus pineapple and bitter hops flavor malts spicy citrus pineapple earthly notes and a bitter citrus hoppy aftertaste with some alcohol and pepper
Hopmaestro (298) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is mild and moderate, but you get the classic notes of IPA, citrus peels, fruits and rather prominent malt touch. The taste is also very heavy and chewy malts but with a hop sting. It doesn’t stand out as a true hop bomb, but it is a pleasant brew for sure.
JorisPPattyn (8122) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shortlived off-white head; hazy ochre-amber beer. Sweet hoppy, rosewater, amandine, but to a very high level. Too perfumed by half. Sweet, almondy, marzipan, with hops, bit cheesy in the finish. Medium bodied, quite slick. Aftertaste has oxydized cookies. Rather Belgian features on the hoppy front, especially in the aftertaste. Not quite to my liking, I’m afraid.
unclemattie (4303) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pale orange pour, thin head, thin lacing. Aroma is faint. Smells of hops, resiny, bold, citrus & pine, hints of caramel malts. Flavor is of resiny hops, oily alpha acids, tastes of pine bark. Tastes like my first homebrew, only stronger. Very strong IIPA. Half the bottle gone... and I’m warm. These Brash beers are big! (4257)
drsordr (1323) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour hazy dark gold orange. Nose resin and dank hop. Some earthy but mostly dank. Nose appropriate for the name. Taste similar to nose with lots of dank. Mid palate caramel and toffee with sweet malt. Some alcohol. Bitter finish. Thick mouth feel.
ogivlado (6068) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 650ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Slight hazy orange/golden coloured, small off-white head, caramel and touch of resin in the nose. Sweet malty, grapefruity/fruity hoppy, light caramel and resin with noticable alcohol presence. Also strong bitterness in the finish. All in all good brew but almost 20$ price leads nowhere.
ekstedt (5673) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (65 cl) from beergium.be. Hazy orange, medium yellowish head. Fruity hop aroma with some apricots, perfumy and piney notes. Medium bodied, meidum carbonation. Dry with high bitterness.
chrisv10 (11802) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Unclear amber/brown with big off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, hop, citrus and pine. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops, citrus, pine, medium sweet, little harsh and quite bitter.
AndySnow (4308) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: SMÖF 2014.
Appearance: Hazy dark golden colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Fruit, malt, hops, some spices.
Body: Medium body, lively carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, hops, resin, malt, some citrus.