brokensail (9202) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange pour with a white head. There’s some nice orange and tangerine hop aromas, a hint of pineapple, and an overall citric quality. Sweet caramel malt and strangely, a bit of pepper. The flavor is lightly bitter with some sweet caramel malt and fruity hops. Tangerine, orange, and light grapefruit. Citric and peppery, kind of heavy on the tongue.
BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - FEB 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells fruity hops. Orange with next to no head. (Drinking this after two stouts) tastes very little. Hops from a IPA and fruityness of the belgien yeasts.
Uhlen (222) - Trondheim, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange golden liquid, with a white small head. Grass and citrus in the nose. Kinda watery mouthfeel. Pretty toned down taste aswell, considering it’s abv. Still, it’s a pretty refreshing beer, with floral and citrusy notes. Enjoyable!
SlackerMads (859) - DENMARK - FEB 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Unclear hazelnut brown with a small beige head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, nuts, light mango, peach and pinewood. Taste is medium+ sweet and medium bitter. Full body, thick oily texture, Finish is medium sweet with toffee, caramel and some lingering mild drying bitterness. Warming alcohol.
pentaz (785) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours unclear hazel with small bubbly off-white head. Aroma is grassy, toffee, caramel, citrus, peach. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation medium. Finishes hoppy bitter.
burilom (13) - USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Melna Ziema @ ALEhouse. Hoppy & fruity aroma. Dark amber colour. Very pleasant DIPA.
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe, drunk today. Clear, dark amber. Pours fairly thick cream head, with moderate sized bubbles, which persists well as good covering. High carb. Aroma - Bit weak. Sweetish, spicy citrus. Taste - Spicy & aromatic. Much less bitter than First Frontier & maltier too; more rounded & some more creamy, darker caramel malt. Complex sweet and spicy citrus (orange & spice), bit of oily, dark woodiness & a bit floral / nectar. All the flavours are subtle though, which makes it taste kind of unusual: Initially tastes a bit sweet and kind of bland, but then the subtle spicy hop flavours come out & mix with the dark caramel malt, with very little bitterness; strange. Just a brief light bitter twang of zest near the end. Sweet orangey citrus finish. Not much of a lingering aftertaste, other than a bit of perfume. Mid-heavy body, oily. Quite an odd tasting IPA; sweet, spicy, subtle, but not overly impressive: Not enough flavour for this strength really.
DrSilverworm (4062) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle I got from The Party Source. Clear orange-red color. Very big, pillowy off-white head. Plenty lace. Moderately piney, hoppy nose. Softer carbonation, pretty smooth. Drier texture. Piney, citrus hops. Bigger caramel, toasty malts. More sweet, lighter bitter taste. Lite bite from the alcohol noticeable, but nothing bothersome. Kind of malt-forward, but still fine DIPA. Has a kind of nice toasty caramel malt characteristic to it. Like most Shelton Bros DIPAs I’ve had, greatly suspect to being less than fresh, and probably would be much better if it weren’t. a shame considering the price of these things
Gramoit (332) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As expected a huge IPA, with lots and lots of hops.Very bitter but with some biscuity sweetness to calm it down. Pretty dam good beer overall with plenty of kick.
zenkis (405) - Ogre, LATVIA - JAN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampled @Melna Ziema, ALEhouse, Riga, Latvia, 26th January 2013.
On tap so bit less of fruity,plumy, hoppy aroma. Color from memories was deep brown or dark amber. Medium body, mild dry finish. Flavor was pleasant malty-hoppy, but more to hops direction. Easy drinkable, but honestly nothing extra.