sebletitje (8606) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 66cl, de et partagée avec Tderoeck. BB 12/25/2015, bottled 11/20/2015.
Fin orangé, col blanc crémeux.
Arôme est enivrant , très agréable et chargé de houblons, note type C, sac frais houblonné, malté résiduel en rétro.
Palais est houblonné très plaisant, agrumes avec un côté pamplemousse en prime, léger rétro de résineux , touche d’ananas avec un côté tropical qui ajoute au caractère. Base maltée reste solide sans pour cela nuire aux houblons et malgré ses quasi 10% en alcool.
Heather_B (245) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy by 4.20.14 and had on 4.9.14.
I liked this one so it’s a good one to rate - lots of citrus in the aroma. TONS of citrus and grapefruit in flavor. Pretty fresh overall. Some piny-ness. Golden pour with some white head. Solid offering.
thepatrickman (530) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth and well-made, especially considering how high the ABV is. Tons of hop flavor and aroma, all balanced into a big but not overpowering malt backbone,
leaparsons (9492) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Brewdog Leicester. Golden with a white head. Sweet peachy base with mango and caramel. Floral pine with light skunkiness. Grapefruit with peppery alcohol. Very drinkable for its strength. Smooth.
k0mpsa (2241) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Enjoy By 12.25.15. Clear deep golden color, white head. Very fresh hoppy and sweet malty body, fruity and some leafs. Fresh taste, hoppy, malty notes, fruity and balanced.
batneil (574) - - DEC 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle of Enjoy By 12.25.15. Pours clear golden with frothy white head and visible bubbles. Grapefruit smell with a hint of pine. Crisp taste with minimal fizz. Zesty grapefruit without being to bitter and a nice level of hops. Good beer. (K)
Andrew196 (1277) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a lasting white head. Beauty. Aroma is big time...tons of pine and tropical fruit, I even caught notes of banana. Juiced with hops on the tongue with sweet grapefruit.
rjplumer (908) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bold grapefruit and pine aroma. Solid clear golden body with a creamy one finger head. Has an initial bitter blast to get your attention. Further on i detect a sweet perhaps grapefruit sensation. Warms your palate going down. Bold yet friendly to the senses.
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Turboninja (427) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@home, from Constantino’s, Cleveland, USA. Medium fresh aroma with citrus and sweet fruits like mango. Golden color with small white head and clear liquid. Strong sturdy taste with slightly over aged still bit sweet mango. Huge amount of hops. Some malts can be detected. Medium balanced. Medium taste spectrum and long hoppy aftertaste with citrus. Medium/strong body with medium/light carbonation. Overall, slightly simple but the great thing is the transformation that changes the character every few days e.g. the body got much needed sturdiness on the last bottle.
drjoeng (619) - SINGAPORE - DEC 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a "12-25-15"
9.4%ABV. Double IPA.
Tapped out a rich cloudy light Amber. 9ºSRM.
Nose is pineapple. This would be bright yellow fleshed, sweet pineapple from the Philippines or Sarawak. There are the more traditional deScriptors of pine and resin. The nose also has a rich sour funk in the base notes of the aroma that are remiscent of the funk you appreciate in a cane sugar processing plant, where the raw cane liquor is being boiled down. This funkiness that you usually associate with humidity and heat is likely a function of the rich yeasty aroma which you get strongest near the bottom of your first pint. The nose is fresh and rich at the same time.
Mouthfeel is soapy and sudsy and rich. Carbonation is pronounced and just right for such a richly endowed brew. Beautiful roast malt sweetness starting with a robust carbohydrate palate of cracked barley loaves, rough country rye bread, graham cracker pie crust, Animal Crackers, and while we’re on crackers, you also get some nice ginger snaps with both richness and that cute spiciness. There are more obvious caramel, toffee and roasted chestnut flavors. You get some nice bread like flavors like those coming out of a freshly baked crunchy chewy baguette. Some nice raw dough freshness in the palate as well.
Hop flavors are pine, resin, hyssop, collard greens, kale, Dandelion green and arrowroot richness.
Finish is just herbaceous clean and with a hint of hyssop aggressiveness, but not outright aggression, more like knowing, nod of the head, raise of the eyebrow sort of passive aggression, my favorite kind!!
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For now and until another more seductive brew brushes up against me, the very best double IPA that I have ever ever ever had.