Patjeadam (67) - - MAR 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
First smell clear tropical fruits. First taste: smooth, tropical fruits, refreshing. You wonder if it really is 9 percent. The bitter is very balanced. It also has that typical ij aftertaste. For a double ipa incredibly smooth. Not a long aftertaste, but after every sip you come back for more.
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bytemesis (3956) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Nikos. Pours hazy orange with a small beige head that dissipates fairly quickly with some lacing. Aroma is caramel, pine, melon. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, melon, grapefruit, pine, bread, caramel. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. A bit aged, methinks, but holding up well.
fugitive (1499) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Color dark orange with small white head. Aroma malts, fruits, peaches. Taste fruity, floral, spicy, hoppy.
KyotoLefty (6964) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Taniguchi. Big nose of grapefruit, orange, minerals. Dry and metallic. Pretty orange-amber with lace. Sweet citrus and caramel, bitter finish. Very sweet in a 7-Up way, then harsh and bitter. Out of balance. Cloying. Weird. Not impressed.
Birrraio (14) - ITALY - JAN 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft. Gold to orange. Citrus aroma, grass. Lemon, spice, herbs, pine, white pepper. Well balanced bitternesOne of best ipa for me.
maekchu (2500) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Piney hop nose, a bit earthy, some tropical fruit, and caramel. Dark reddish/orange color, thin head, and fat-bubble lace. Citrusy, thick fruit initial, with mango, orange, lemon. Serious hopping kicks in. Sweetness intensifies in late mid and final. Medium-heavy body, warm on the tongue. Very flavorful, a bit cloying in mid. Bold nose. Maybe a little too thick on the palate.
rzymol (113) - - DEC 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2014 A great collaboration. Perfect amber with beatiful white head. Very rich and fresh aroma of fruits, citrus, pine needles. It already filled the room before I finished pouring it. Taste is built of very well balanced bitterness with light malty background. Surprisingly drinkable, very enjoyable beer.
motelpogo (7171) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, from beergeek in prague. lightly hazed amber with a shortlived head; aroma of grapefruit, orange zest, cobwebs; light butterscotch, clag, orange pip bitterness; a bit messy but okay
SeniorZozo (30) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good DIPA from this two brutal good brouvery. Love this ones every time.
jpeligros (1) - SPAIN - OCT 4, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fuerte carácter. Amarga intensa pero camuflada por intensa presencia alcohólica. Excelente.
McNeillR (1567) - 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