McNeillR (1230) - SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Soft haze, burnt golden, neat ringed white head. Bright gummy clementine nose. Matching initial taste, clean and smashing bitterness. Clean break carbonation. Finishes steely bitter mango.
Bottle, Independence Tasting, Cheers BenH
BenH (2342) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma is a little minty and herbal, some pine. Taste has some fruity alcohol, caramel and pine. Not sweet and a little bitter.
cgarvieuk (14539) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ... light hazy copper ... big white head ... soft sweet fruits ... juicy floral fruit ... light spicy orange nose ... juicy fruit ... big sweet peel fruits ... big zezty peppery fruits ... nice
jerohen (1997) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled from Biernavigatie.nl. Hazy brown colored, lasting beige head. Beautiful hoppy nose, grapefruit, pine, fruity, grassy. Hopbitter flavor, lots of fruit, pine, malty notes too, some caramel, interesting yeasty flavor. Low on carbonation. Adding the yeast shot mellows the bitterness. Very well balanced brew, dangerously drinkable, almost no alcohol presence. I guess the Simcoe and yeast strain really make it my kind of dipa. Great collaboration.
beleggor (61) - Wrocław, POLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml @ ZUP, Wrocław. Deep hazy orange colour, small white head. In aroma there are some sweet tropical fruits, a little bit of piny notes and a lot of caramel. Alcohol is nicely hidden, in taste there is too much of a caramel, which makes this beer too sweet, and there isnít enough bitterness that could ballanced it.
stomper (9) - POLAND - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma, taste everything - very good. Enjoability on a very high level even though the exp date is already past.
Douberd (2302) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(ít IJ / De Molen Double IPA) Bottle 330 ml from skullgeorge, many thanks! Poured into a tulip, ABV 9%
Very deep orange/red colour on the body, small and thick enough off-white head, with good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass.
Aroma has lots of tropical fruits, passion fruit, bubblegum, smells very fresh and appealing.
Taste has also plenty of passion fruit, mango, pineapple, light caramel too, the alcohol notable on the finish. Very bitter from the first sip, with the bitterness carrying on to the aftertaste, with long duration too.
Medium body, good carbonation, very dry palate.
Great beer and great IPA, this collaboration worked damn fine.
mkam (186) - POLAND - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a medium head. Aroma of hops, fruits and malt. Taste is malty, fruity with a bitter aftetaste. Beer is full bodied, carbonation is medium. Nice double IPA.
Benzai (8360) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home shared by Dutchdrebus. Hazy orange color, small off-white head. Aroma is malts, hops, lightly fruity, unfortunately also a bit sweaty. Taste malts, bitter hops, only slightly fruity, very bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Hmm not too impressive Iím afraid.
ansjelaah (1416) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ van moll en @ benzai. Clear orange color with a white head. Smells and tastes hoppy, grassy, fresh, pine, fruity, grapefruit