Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 355ml. Ordered at www.erzbiershof.ch. Grassy, peppery nose which is reminiscent of quince and fresh cut grass. Surprisingly dry and peppery with a very dry bitter finish. Flawless and rather pleasant.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour follows the nose. Medium bitter.
mixmasterob (1004) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, poured a clear golden with a small head, quickly faded. Sticky lace. Aroma was of like candied citrus fruits, a light sweetness mixed with some fruity hops. Flavors were similar with a big lingering bitterness from start to finish. Mouthfeel was somewhat oily, slick, carbonation was on the low end. Super enjoyable brew worthy of its name. Solid stuff.
Capa (2426) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, pale copper color with a thin white head. Citrus, floral, and earthy hops in the aroma. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavor has a lot of earthy, citrus, light pine hops, along with a decent amount of sweet malts, too. FInish has a decent bitter bite to it. Solid beer.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light amber with a thin off-white head that dissipates quickly leaving some minor lacing. Aroma of citrus and pale malt out of the gate. Breadinees and grapefruit soon follow as it warms up a bit. Body seems rather thin for the style. A balanced mix of citrus and grapefruit with pale bready malts that finishes up mildly abrasive and bitter. I like my DIPA’s, this one was a bit of a let down. More APA than DIPA.
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to poorhouse for the share. Pours clear gold with a pillowy white head. Nose is big malt for this color. Has a great citrus and pine character with a relatively light body. Flavor is Similar with a relatively light body for this beer. Very good.
Ughsmash (7429) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured clear medium-golden with a sticky cap of whitish head. The aroma picked up bright lemongrass and grapefruit notes over soft pale malts.. some biscuity character as it warmed up.. spicy.. decently put together, but not great. The flavor found some fruity meat and pale malts at the core.. dry, bitter pine and grapefruit bitterness around.. lesser-deScript bitterness on the finish. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate.. grainy.. just an OK feel.
NosirIwont (2189) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow/golden with a white head. Decent lacing. Nice sweetish pine hop aroma with candy-like overtones. Flavour is sweetish and bitter pine hops. Pretty good at first, but soon an annoying alcohol note in the background tries to force its way through; and the bitterness becomes too insisting in an unpleasant way. I usually like lots of bitterness, but it’s doesn’t really work here. It’s not really bad, but it’s not great either. Bitter hop finish with a liquorice touch; same bitterness problem here. Overall pretty good aroma and flavour as such, but could/should be better well-balanced and the bitterness could do with an overhaul. 09.09.10.
rosenbergh (9164) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2011 Draught at Ølbaren, København, Denmark.
Slight hazy deep golden colour with small white head.
Belgian yeast, apples, applesauce, berries and fruity hops in aroma.
Flavour is much more bitter hoppy with apples and citrus.
Draught at the brewery.
Cloudy golden colour with small to average sized white head.
Quite mild piney bitter hoppy aroma.
Strong bitter hoppy flavour with pine, resin and fruity American hops. Full bitterness in aftertaste.
Nuffield (3912) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this after having the Grant Teton Lost Continent and I thought this was the lesser of the double IPAs. Lighter color, with less richness of flavor, and more unique but not altogether balanced aroma--hops but also sharper with some other notes. Finishes in a slightly ambivalent manner. Bottle.