cgarvieuk (21037) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2011 Bottle at Toms Glasgow tasting 2 ... Amber ... light fruit hop ... bright light fruit ... lot of hops ... light mellow grapefruit ... not as piney as many US IPAs ... quite juicy with a nice charcater.3.5
bottle at home ... golden amber ... big bubbly white head ... soft sweet juicy pine and lime soapy hop ... juicy fruity hop ... little cheesy ... little bismark like but not so alcoholic ... loads of madarin ... better than i remember.. 3.8
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2012
2012-05-14, draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen, 9% ABV, 8-5-8-4-17=42
Hazy light amber color, with giant creamy head. Very nice hop aroma, deep, fruity, lemony, but also a bit cheesy and feety; then followed by oranges and pine needles. The mouthfeel is round and soft, undercarbonated, but the body is not as thick as other IIPAs (fortunately), therefore it’s more drinkable; strong caramel and toffee flavor, with strong hopping; powerful bitterness, yet quite balanced, evident resins, but not lacerating.
I miss some more freshness and fruitiness in the final, but it’s a very well constructed beer.
At 50kr (8.65$) for 20cl, a couple of middle med are buying a Ferrari with this money.
2004-05-14, bottle, 9.5% ABV, 9-4-8-4-16=41
Copper color. Very nice hop aroma, with fruits (oranges, curaçao). Oily and malty, good but less interesting than other examples; strong final, aromatic, less long than others. Thanks Jeppe (Bierkönig) for sharing this bottle.
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, Session 3. Pours clear gold with a fluffy, off-white head. Rich citrus on the nose, nice and dank, with tangerine and suggestions of anise. Medium to big sweet flavor with pale bread, sticky ripe citrus, pine needles, grapefruit, lemon. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, with sticky and resinous hops, lots of ripe, gooey citrus fruits. Solid. A ballsy beer, but still damn drinkable.
rlgk (17912) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Golden beer with a nice lasting white head. Creamy aroma, hoppy, grassy, metal notes, grapes, grapefruit and nice notes of pine apple. Fruity hoppy flavor, grapes, metal notes, creamy, some hay, grass and apples. Long bitter metal finish with perfume and fruity notes. Incredibly complex and tasty.
Rasmus40 (17422) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and very hoppy - peach and grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and bitter finish. Crisp. 250511
harrisoni (17146) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2007 Bottle Chris_o Shindig. Amber, thin white head. Great aroma of piney hops. Some tea flavour in the mouth. A lot better than I was expecting.
Koelschtrinker (16789) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vollmundig süß hopfiger Geruch, passend, überaus aromatisch. Aromatisch hopfig-herber Antrunk, sehr intensiv aber nicht übertrieben. Weiter deutlich hopfig, der amerikanische Hopfen ist deutlich schmeckbar und passt mit seinem intensiven, fast scharfen Auftreten gut dazu. Der Alkohol ist im Abgang kurz erkennbar, vollmundig hopfig, sehr kräftig, gut gelungen. Abwechslungsreiches und sehr starkes IIPA mit sporadisch auftretenden Fruchtnoten. Spitze!
Test vom 29.9.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 13,14,12,13,12,13 - 12,95
saxo (16724) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, caramel, elderflower and malt. Absolutely wonderful aroma.
Theydon_Bois (16626) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home - 23/11/12 (thanks to George in NC).
Pours a mid amber colour with a big frothy white/off white head. Thins substantially after a minute or so, but retains a decent level and lacing follows.
Nose is fresh hops, pine, caramel malt, bitter grapefruit, mango.
Tastes of bitter grapefruit, bitter pine, caramel malts, light biscuit, mango, some mineral notes, touch of mango, light citrus, very fine sugars, resinous hops.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, bitter piney finish.
Excellent DIPA - alcohol is well disguised, flavours well balanced, all round great beer. Wish I could try this side by side with Pliny and Boneyard Hop Venom ! A ’Hyped beer’ @ allegedly.com that really delivered for me !
yngwie (16482) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 22oz. (RBNAG 07) Pours an orange-golden, almost clear pour with an off-white to beige head. It sure has a hop-dominated aroma, fruity, tropical fruits and citrus, pine and resin, with a heavy maltyness in the supporting role. Nice flavor too, fruity, piney, malty, quite sweet and sure bitter. Fruity, piney, bitter finish as well. Full body. Loved this IIPA, beautiful mix of hops and malt. (071103)