bhensonb (11095) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2013 Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy gold with apparently earthy hop.Finishes dry, but more earthy than bitter. Unusual flavors. No heat.
Tmoney99 (10680) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured cloudy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex earthy hop and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.
Koelschtrinker (10676) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Süßer grasiger Antrunk, leicht alkoholisch. Die Hopfigkeit bleibt konstant, würziger werdend, etwas getreidig. Nass grasig, minimal herb. Zum Ende wenig bitter, süffig bleibend, fruchtige Noten sind die Ganze Zeit hintergründig vorhanden. 13/12/11/11/9/11
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Slightly hazy pale golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma, caramel, herbal, citrus, pine needles, hay notes, floral notes. Hoppy floral flavor, grassy, caramel, citrus, pine notes, alcohol is well hidden. Well balanced but not outstanding.
gunnfryd (10598) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Patricks. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is orange, malt, hop, tropical fruit. Flavour is orange, malt, hop, alcohol, tropical fruit, peaches, pine. Bitter finish. Full body. Nice beer.
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Hazy like golden orange colour, nice medium sized white ehad, creamish, leaving a good lacing. Aroma is dominated by fruity tropical hoppiness, sweet, citrus, very pleasant. Good filling mouthfeel. Pleasant flavour indeed of fruity tropical hops, pine and citrus, quite bitter and indeed dry too. Lovely!
madsberg (10233) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Orange coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma: Herbs, flowers, caramel, grape, some tropical fruits. Flavour. Grape, tropical fruits, sweetness. flowers.. Meidum to full bodied. Ends flowery bitter.
bierkoning (10210) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden color, hazy. Grapefruit, melon and lemon all over the place in the aroma. Grassy notes. Malty, sweetish even. Hint of caramel. Furiously bitter. Grassy citric hops, all kinds of tropical fruit. Vennel. Warming alcohol. Nice.
FatPhil (9359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2013 Tap (Pudel Bar, Tallinn) (5:4:4:3:9=2.5)
Massively sticky stodgy aroma. Almondy (german bock-like) grains. Sticky and sweet. Resiny stickiness too. Dirty bitterness in the finish. Too sweet and sticky. Heady, covers the alcohol only by overpowering it. Very disappointing. I pulled a pretty ugly face with every mouthful. Yes, even worse than normal!
Rerate: Tap (Pudel Baar, Tallinn) (5:4:6:3:12=3.0)
Still cloudy, and still has a distinctively plasticky aroma that I associate with heller bocks. Smooth palate, not so sticky. Full malty body, but the hops smother that, fruity, fleshy fruits (that’s in part the malt sweetness). No ugly faces this time. Not my style, but certainly adequate. Useful rerate.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (?, Tallinn) BB201503, Drunk201312 (6:4:6:4:13=3.3)
Poured much clearer - just a haze. Orangy straw, tight off-white head. Still getting that bocky-malt almond aroma, but not as much as before. Not quite so plasticky. For it’s strength, quite light in the mouth, pleasant carbonation. Again, that heller-bock maltiness in the retronasals. Simple malty body follows, but that’s drowned in the hops. Not quite as fruity as before, but this is a month older, maybe the hops are fading? Tingly bitterness, a touch fatty too in the finish. Covers the alcohol more subtly, definitely an improvement. Worth the re-rerate.
Sammy (8663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
With a year and a half to go on good till, it is a decent tasting strong ale. Not a great DIPA by North American standards.