Pyrmir (1208) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @CBC13. Clear golden with small offwhite head. Aroma is malt, caramel, lots of hops with citrusy and piny notes. Taste is intense; caramel and loads of hop flavor. A bit too bitter for my liking, but a good dipa.
jkwood04 (2288) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint can in a tulip. Pours cloudy golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of a lot of citrusy and resinous hops plus a nice pale/caramel maltiness to balance it. Flavor of a lot of citrus with a good amount of balance. Smooth texture. A really good double IPA.
Bestbrew1 (46) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Iíll only rate a few bees at 100% and this is one of them. If you like grapefruit juice and can get it buy a 4 pack. One of the best tasting and smelling beers Iíve ever had. This one sets the bar. You canít taste the ABV but you sure can feel it. 2 of these and youíll probably be buzzing pretty good.
574deadzone (538) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with a pretty thick off-white head that settles after a bit and laces. What a nose: thick dank hoppy goodness with a smattering of stone fruit, grapefruit, yeasty dough, and biscuits and honey malt. Quite sweet but very bitter, really nicely balanced actually, which makes it incredibly drinkable. Full bodied yet not really heavy, toward syrupy but stopping just short, creamy and oily, with an exquisite drying bitterness to end it. Damn good brew, does everything you want a DIPA to do. Seriously awesome. You Minnesotans are some lucky bastards, minus the whole losing your real hockey team 20 years ago (which is still bullshit).
jackl (2587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ CBC 2013. The pourís deep gold with a small head. The aromaís unwashed peaches, skunky hop bitterness. General sweet caramel candy, grass shoots. THe taste is quite aggressively bitter. Strong grassy hops. Light orchard fruit sweetness to balance. More apricot and peach. Full body, moderate carbonation. Overall, quite good.
Camons (3702) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC. Pours deep golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, biscuit, rich hops, grapefruit, pine. Flavor is malt, caramel, biscuit, rich bitter hops, grapefruit, pine, resin. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, lasting bitter finish. 030513
saxo (11236) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, flowers, mango, grapefruits, pine, hops and malt.
_angst_ (1745) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours tiny hazy yellow with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is fruity with crackers, dried apricots, passionfruit, mango, lemon grass, grapefruit juice, lemon zest, freshly cut grass, pine needles and hints of resinous wood and alcohol. Taste is bitter and fruity with crackers, grapefruit juice, lemon zest, lychee, cape gooseberries, apricots, passionfruit, lemon grass, mango, starfruit, freshly cut grass, pine needles and resinous wood. Mouthfeel is slightly crisp, dry, slightly astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter and fruity with grapefruit juice, pineapple, lychee, apricots, mango, grapefruit rinds and lots of pine needles, freshly cut grass and resinous wood. Very tasty...
backdaft (137) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small offwhite head. Aroma is very assertive hops, sweet caramel malts, and orange/grapefruit pith. Intense hop flavor; earthy, floral, grapefruit, pine, resin-like. Full bodied and a bit ABRASIVE. Some serious lingering bitterness happening here.
BRW (192) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBC. Clear golden-orange colour, with white head. Hoppy aroma with some caramel. Hoppy taste, with sweetness and bitter ending. Medium body.