daje (3338) - NORWAY - FEB 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color, low white head. Aroma of honey and flowers, with a floral hoppy taste.
Slipstream (2381) - USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 On tap at Valhalla. Good aroma that grows sweeter as it warms. A dull gold pour with sheet lacing along the glass. Very nice flavor - plenty of spicy, gingery, piny hops & good caramel malt too. Some noticeable sulfites, unfortunately. Also tried a bottle that was less impressive - it seemed lighter and more malty with grassy hops and a touch of orange zest and lemongrass in the flavor.
Anker (723) - Hillerřd, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by RangledeFreak.
Pours golden with a white head.
It has a very nice aroma of fresh hops, flowers and caramel.
Flavour is caramel, fruits, bitter hops and earl grey tee.
Long bitter after taste.
TylerPow (122) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Such a beautiful translucient gold. Hoppy aroma of couse. Damn, it’s so smooth with a buttery touch. Creamy hops. These guys make some irresistable brews.
1010 (309) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice cloudy gold with a with head. Good floral hops and you would never know if has such a high ABV. A really strong IIPA and better than I was expecting.
12 oz bottle
dan027 (26) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice and hoppy with seemingly more grassy notes than anything else. Taste and aroma are both very good but being a double IPA I think I was expecting a bit more. That being said, the price is so reasonable I couldn’t get to upset. Overall a pretty good beer.
Nisse666 (5892) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Rover cons 2011-02-04 Götebrg
sweet apricot, sweet saccharine, warming feeling, great draft!
billb (245) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nothing too notable in the aroma for a double IPA. I was expecting a bit more. Pretty color. Very smooth and no hints of alcohol for such a relatively high abv style.
rlgk (16899) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden color, white head. Hoppy creamy aroma, fruity notes. Hoppy grassy flavor, milk and metal. Not very much taste, kinda disappointing.
BigBeer45 (1394) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
has a mostly clear gold pour with some yellow mixed about, made an initial one finger or so high of mostly white bubbles and a little faint off-white bubbles, effervescence is light in this ale, left a little spotted lacing on the glass when swirled, the lacing appears to get better as the ale warms up in the glass(?), there was a little loose sediment on the bottom of the bottle,
the aromas were melon, orange and lemon fruit with grapefruit citrus and a little lemon zest, light toasted malt and light bread in the background, white sugar sweetness, the hops were piney, floral and grassy, also, the hops have a faint zesty, herb like touch to them,
the flavors of this ale were of light malt – toasted malt and bread, a light malt sweetness,
hops have a decent bitterness, grassy, piney and citrus hops,
Mouth feel is medium, thin for a IPA2 drink,
an easy to drink IPA2 ale.