VamboladeTolly (685) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Gambrinus, Tartu. Pours cloudy orange with yellow head.Aroma is sweet and hoppy,pineapple, citrus, peach, really fruity. Taste is sweet and medium bitter, fruity, citrus and pineapple. A bit sweet for me, but good beer.
alipa (12) - - FEB 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautifuul hazy orange colour. Terific smell- citrous, tropical fruit, some floral notes. Crisp, juicy taste. Long aftertaste. Exelent!
Florya (754) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How : bottle Appearance : cloudy orange, minimal white head Aroma : tropical fruits, grapefruit, floral, honey. Palate: medium to full body, low carbonation. Nice bittersweet finish.
likeatrainwreck (127) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2015 Pours hazy golden orange with a thick white lacing head. Aromas of pineapple & citrus.
Tastes malt, powerful tropical fruits, pine, lingering bitterness and not as much alcohol as the ABV would suggest. Thick and oily.
Really great Imperial IPA.
CacheManyHose (383) - HONG KONG - JAN 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light orange/straw coloured. Cloudy but bright, thick sudsy white head and lacing. Smell is lots of peach, banana, tangerine, orange creamsicle, musty hop, hay/plastic. Tastes of very bitter resinous hop, hay, lightly spiced malt. Body is crisp but creamy, fine carbonation. Great aroma and body but taste is a bit more boring.
HKdIPA (429) - HONG KONG - JAN 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Hop Leaf at home. Hazy translucent musty orange straw yellow pour. Aroma is mango and pineapple hops with some plasticky notes. A bit resiny too. Taste is big hops - pine and some citrus and tropical fruit. Bitter finish, some lasting booziness. Normal - slightly thicker than usual - palate. Solid DIPA but not great.
SimplySike (1114) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl. Bottle. I’m guessing older bottle.
Pours hazy yellow with white head.
Aroma honey, caramel, malts, biscuit, pine, resin, little tropical fruits, some citrus fruits. It smells good but almost like the hops gone.
Taste caramel honey sweets, piney resin bitter. Taste is good bitters the hop is still here :).
Mouthfeel thick, oily, bit dry.
Fashawn (406) - Montesarchio, ITALY - JAN 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Grande birra, buonissima. Aroma bellissimo dove sento aghi di pino, resina, melone, pompelmi, fiori. Bionda opale sente, schiuma bianca fine è compatta. Dolcezza da malti, biscottini al burro e vaniglia, poi macedonia di frutta fresca ed un finale secco, dolcemente amaro. Buono il corpo e la tessitura, birra ben pensata e che si fa bere. Amo davvero una Ipa così, ne vorrei altre.
Saeglopur (952) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from Ammersin 5, Vienna.
Amber, cloudy body, with a big, creamy, white head, that leaves a thick lacing.
Aroma is juicy, with citrus, orange, tropical fruits, some grass, honey, candy, some biscuit.
Taste follows this pretty much.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with a quite lively carbonation.
Finishes bitter, dry, zesty and grassy.
Very good! Thick, juicy and therefore pretty filling - actually a bit too filling for my taste. Nonetheless a really nice, well balanced and quite unique DIPA.
Garrold (2460) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Beer Central, Sheffield. Murky gold. Messy film of sticky, white head. Big, fruity, juicy, oily, pineapple hop. Lots of thick, sweet, grainy malt. Peachy. Some orange rind. Big, inviting, and juicy. Taste is sweet, then juicy, pulpy, zesty bitter. Feels nowhere near the ABV. A bit oily. Finishes chewy sweet, turning juicy, clingy bitter. A bit unrefined. And all the better for it.