chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to yespr on 30 April 2013. Golden amber colour. Intense floral and grassy hop aroma. Lasting off-white head. Good firm bitterness on the palate to go with the aromatic elements. Not too boozy or sticky but does have a little more residual sweetness than I like.
VsXsV (1618) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Hazy orange liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of mango, pine, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, light toffee, bread, caramel and tangerine. Taste is dry and medium to high bitter with notes of mango, tangerine, bread and light caramel. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Great stuff.
dasdan (234) - BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle from dranken Geers in Oostakker. Hazzy orange body with a large white rocky head. Nice fruity, floral aroma with some citrus and malt hints. Hoppy taste with a bitter finish and some alcohol notes. A real good ipa! ****
Pyrmir (2362) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @Fermentoren. Aroma very fruity, caramel and loads of grapefruit. Taste is musty and nice, grapefruit and caramel dominates.
jmgreenuk (2582) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Mikkeller and Friends. Poured a deep cloudy amber with a frothy white head and plenty of lace. The aroma is of orange fruit, leading to a medium to strong bitter flavour, with some citrus fruit and big alcoholic bitterness on the palate. A super beer for small quantities.
allesmetkaas (166) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the tap @ Mikkeller & Friends. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma of sweet bitter orange. Taste matches the aroma, with a gentle bitterness in the finish.
kermis (3645) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Mikkeller and Friends. Pours hazy amber with a tan head. Aroma of grass, grapefruit, pine, orange, resin and caramel malt. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
ACD (527) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2013 33cl bottle - only 5 weeks old. Pours hazy light orange with thin, patchy white froth. Aroma is pure hop goodness: loads of tangerine, mango, blood orange, pineapple and grapefruit. A real tropical cocktail - wonderful. Taste comes on strong with loads of sweet tropical notes: mango and passionfruit especially. Some pineapple and pithy citrus too. Semi-sweet biscuit malt backbone allows the hops to really shine - unadulterated juicy hop character throughout. Finish is medium-sweet initially but becomes pretty crisp very quickly. Lingering bitterness - lots of residual orange and grapefruit, as well as some lingering pine resin. Bloody hell. This is the real deal: a really REALLY good DIPA.
tiong (2769) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Ølbutikken
BBE 05/03/15 - Pours dark yellow with a smooth foamy head. Aroma of malts, fruity hops, citrus and grass. Taste is quite hoppy and malty with some fruity notes, citrus and warming alcohol. Finish is hoppy, fruity and malty with some alcohol notes and hints of citrus and lemon. Quite malty and hoppy.
olio (4804) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Hazy golden color, large frothy head. Lots of hops on the nose, some mandarin and lemon zest, caramel and toffee on the finish. Citrus fruits on the flavor, mild caramel and some goose berries. Somewhat sweet and stuffy but otherwise decent.