ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught at Local Option, 4/18/14
Pale blonde beer with a touch of amber tints through the middle. White head atop shows strong retention.
Aroma strikes a slightly sour note, not strongly so or anything but seems to stem from either way too much toasted malt (very doubtful), too much yeast stink (possible) and/or hops being old/over-steeped (most likely). Tons of orange rind, white grapefruit and some bready malt notes along with a vanilla note that dosent belong. No alcohol, and no flaws other than the heavy-handed astringency/sourness.
Flavor is just punishingly bready...I guess the closest thing I can use to describe it would be a sourdough bread slurry with some maltiness thrown in. Dominates everything else, and while the mouthfeel/texture are perfectly fine, the beer seemingly finely attenuated and not too much on the alcohol, whatever this massive astringency is, it completely ruins it. I’m not even sure my girlfriend and I were able to finish the pint between the two of us (and I RARELY dont finish my beer, even if unpleasant).
ARH (293) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber poured into a wide flute. Notes of grapefruit rind, orange jelly (marmalade), sour green grapes, and some pine can be picked up by the nose off this one. It pours a hazy orange / light amber color with a white creamy head. A medium thick ring retains and a light, splotchy, runny lace is left behind. The taste is a mellow, medium high bitter with a subtle, dry, medium sweet and a touch of sour. The beer is medium body with a creamy texture and lots of fuzzy carbonation. A prominent, sweet marmalade note starts off the taste, followed by a sharp, bitter grapefruit rind finish with a pine and dry pinot white wine touch. The wine flavor turns a bit towards sour in the aftertaste and lingers awhile with the pine. Interesting and unique flavor combinations.
ansalon (1258) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy orange with a medium off white head. Aromas of peach, apricot, grapefruit, hay. Taste is peach, grapefruit, apricot, resin, slight caramel. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slightly oily feel and medium carbonation. Aftertaste is grapefruit, orange zest, peach, hay. Very good!!
jflopsu (492) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper. Has a strong aroma of caramel, malt, pine and citrus hops. Taste is a nice mix of grains, malt, citrus hops, caramel, and spices. A bitter and a little spicy aftertaste.
hackobock (1167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller bar, pre-CBC. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, resin, floral, alcohol, biscuit. Taste is light sweet resinous, smooth pine and grassy bitterness, light minerals. Finish is dry and smooth bitter. Medium, smooth light oily texture, average carbonation.
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. 2nd Session. Pours orange with a white head, aroma of tropical fruits, grain, flavor of tropical fruits, guava, medium bodied.
hawanna (2019) - GERMANY - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Taphouse Munich
Nice appearance: Huge and stable white foam. Light golden color and cloudy. Crisp / fresh aroma: spruce, citrus. light sweetness, very bitter, medium-full body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
McWorta (538) - LUXEMBOURG - MAY 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opalescent deep amber /light caramel coloured with a fine frothy white head. On the nose light graperuit aromas develop with faintly roasted walnut notes and floral hops with touches of malt notes. The texture is soft with a medium body, lightly sweet with a light bitter note giving flavours of floral, fruity lightly nutty notes. The finish lasts long and is coherently well balanced and pleasant.
hockeybeerguy (1461) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed from notes.
I poured this into a tulip and a chalice.
The appearance was a nice golden orange brown in color with a decent one finger foamy head that rises a bit and falls in a concave sort of fashion leaving some nice foamy lacing in the wake of the fall.
The smell had a ton of grapefruit up front with a decent caramel malty background delicately combining nicely.
The taste was almost a perfect bittersweet between the hops and the malts as it wanted to pummel my taste buds but left just enough assault to still let the tastiness of this beer to wrap itself delicately around my mouth and tongue. There was a light grapefruit like aftertaste to lead into a dry finish.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium in body with a decent sessionable quality running about my mouth and tongue. The carbonation pummels my mouth and tongue a bit, but not too much.
Overall, this is an absolutely wonderful DIPA well worthy of having again, but because of where I live, I’d have to trade for it again.
Pyrmir (3189) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at mikkeller viktoria. Amber with off white head. Aroma of liquorice, rye, bread and spice. Taste is spicy, grapefruit, wood, liquorice with a hard and harsh bitterness. Nice