zvikar (4134) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting a at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Stas. Pours orange to yellow with a beige head, aroma of tangerine, orange, marmalade and caramel, flavor is bitter with herbs, grasd, medium bodied.
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear, deep amber with a small, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is pleasant resiny, piney, plant sap, light fruity. Soft doughy malt base. Medium carbonation, fine light creamy palate. Flavour is soft, fruity, bitter, some apple peel, light peach, apricot. Mild bitter. Elegant DIPA - probably with some Simcoe. Nice.
ALLOVATE (2899) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At just on cool and into a snifter. Three inch, heavy plume of yellow stained white suds atop a misty deep copper body. Head is resilient and needs to be gnawed off in order to quaff. Resinous, sappy, pine needle and nettle drenched nose with hints of camphor, eucalypt, tea-tree and spicy alcohol notes. Chewy, unkilned nuts and biscuity malt upfront before a ferocious bombardment of resinous, piney hops in back. Quite sweet, tangy, fruity, hints at melon, with a little lemon honey conserve. Heated, warm, textural swallow is deep and floral, perfumey and musky - maybe way too many ’y’s! Big in body and creamy in texture. Smooth, oily, hoppy length. Camphorous, menthol, minty, rose-petal complexity. Earthy, only so slightly. This is smashing easy on the tongue. I could fall over soon. Great use of hops. Good malt backbone. Well balanced. Proud to host the alcohol. Not bad!!! (33cL, BB 08/11/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
Percy0103 (634) - MEXICO - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 330ml. A somewhat clear amber beer with a big foamy white head. It has a floral aroma with grapefruit, citrics, pine resin, lemon and maybe even mint. Taste is bitter with a strong finish. There is some carbonation and heavy astringency. It has a hoppy character, but also there is a considerable amount of malt. Overall well-balanced. A textbook classic IPA.
Sdaniel90 (915) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 355ml. Clear maple with a creamy tan head. Deep floral aroma with hints of caramel and licorice. Robust with moderate to high carbonation. Deep roasted character with a heavy bitterness and astringency. Tremendous citric hoppy character with a rich alcohol bitter character. Amazing, one of the best IPAs I’ve come across.
alkolas510 (1181) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kopparfärgad med medium stort vit skum. Doftar och smakar tropiskt och lite malt. Väldigt fyllig med bra kolsyra.
andriesradu (681) - ROMANIA - AUG 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange amber with a big white head. Heavy hoppy aroma with notes of citrus, tropical fruits. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter also heavy caramel with notes of hops, citrus. Nice
dalfaro86 (309) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy amber brew with a medium white head with regular retention, aroma is moderate to heavy bitter and moderate sweet with grapefruit, orange and tropical fruits, medium to robust bodied, flavor is moderate to heavy bitter and moderate to heavy sweet with a bitter finish and a long aftertaste.
stoigniew (111) - Łęczna, POLAND - AUG 26, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
znamienity aromat marchewkowego bobofruta z butelki i podobnie ze szkła plus dominujaca owocowość tropikalna. Bobofrut oznacza tylko jedno - ze piwo jest cholernie starannie zrobione i w zasadzie tego się spodziewałem :) w smaku spora goryczka dośc przyjemna - zioła, trawa, sosna, żywica. Piwo bardzo podobne do Open & Bloot De Molena choć tamten miął wiecej ciała był bardziej syropowy - tutaj tego nie ma. Simcoe znów robi robote. Niestety etykieta badziewna jak cholera.
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a supremely hazy bronze-brown color with a moderate but quickly vanishing head. The aroma is dominated by the big and bready malt backbone, some alcohol, and only a modest brightness from some woodsy hops. The flavor is more balanced, with characteristics of pine and earth providing a dull but resonating bitterness over the bread and alcohol. The medium body and fine cabonation allow a bit of a boozy finish to linger on the palate. Overall, although it provides some punch, this one is in that fuzzy zone between DIPA and barleywine, which leaves me confused and unsatisfied for some reason.