andrew_drinks (233) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at CBC2012, from some old notes. Rich amber, white head. Powerful resinous aroma, bit of tropical fruit and mango. Big mouthfeel despite medium carb. Flavour is big sweet toffee then huge fruit punch, tropical mango flavour, then big candied tropical fruit finish and big bitterness.
vjohans (368) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
caramel, citrus, grass, alcohol, vanilla, orange, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,
Tide (2085) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Hazy amber color, white head. Bitter taste with hops, grapefruit, pine, resin and a bit of mango. Bitter finish with grapefruit, hops, pine and resin. Very nice double IPA.
Mindwarp (123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light golden opaque yellow with a big white head and plenty of lacing on glass. Full citrus aroma. Taste, malts with hints of citrus and resin. Overall a good IPA that I would drink again.
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This powerfully leafy and resinous Double IPA also develops oranges and grapefruit for a simple but massively hoppy experience.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A dollop of foam stays atop the hazy pale amber.
-The lightly biscuity malts are only there to support the hop onslaught.
-This is not as refined a product as their Dreadnaught, for example.
-Residual sugars are relatively low, which I appreciate.
-The mouthfeel doesn’t appear to be force-carbed, which is great. And drinkability is high despite the high alcohol level.
-The sugary citrus fruit are quite prominent in the finish, alongside the salient bitterness.
neongolden (722) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(On tap at Mikkeller Bar Stockholm, Nov 16 2014) Pours a lightly hazy dark orange, slightly brownish hints, white moderate head that leaves lots of lace. Aroma of mango, citrus peel, resiny pine, a touch floral, lots of sweetish bready caramel malt in support of a big hop core, Munich maybe? Flavour has pineapple, stone fruit, citrus peel, flowers and lots and lots of hop resin. This leafy hop cone flavour persists in a sticky finish, but there is a nice big caramel and light rye bread type malt core to hold all the hops. Ends quite dry with a big astringent bitterness and a bit of alcohol heat. Medium full, sticky beer with fairly light but prickly carb. Really balls-out sort of bitter resinous DIPA but with lots of fruit and malt to keep it pretty reasonably balanced nonetheless. Really easy to drink and quite tasty, booze quite in check, only the scalded palate reminding you not to get carried away...
baraciisch (2238) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Apricot orange in color.... Aroma of tropical fruits, mango, peach.... Flavor is bursting of peach, apricot, and tropical fruits, notes of caramel malts, but dominated by fruity bitterness... Dry pine and citrus hops on palate... Superbly good ipa
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Criz (182) - - NOV 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a big hoppy bitter DIPA. Pours a murky apricot color with a frothy white head. Aromas of spruce, resin, and a faint bubblegum. Flavors of pine, flowers, with a massive bitter finish. This is great because it is not overly balanced with malts, it finishes strong leaving the palate dry and hoppy. Nicely done.
k0mpsa (1583) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at mikkeller bar. Hazy dark orange color, white head. Aroma is sweet malty, nice hops, fruits. Sweet malty body, dry and fruity hops, leafs.
GlasgowTAD (372) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got this in a trade with elytsdlo - many thanks amigo! Aroma is peaches, caramel and pineapple. Taste is quite complex with peaches, pineapple, grapefruit and pin. This has a very nice medium bitter finish. Fluffy white head. Very tasty indeed!