Boutip (4856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured an hazy orangey color ale with a large foamy head with great retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of pine and citrus notes is quiet intense. Taste is dominated by citrus notes with loads of pines and a slightly sweet malt backbone. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Very well brewed though maybe a bit too astringent for my taste.
yespr (31793) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 fl oz bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours hazy orange with huge white head. Aroma is mild spiced and dry hoppy. Citric, malty and wooden flavoured. Bone dry and bitter into a dry and bitter finish. Bitter and slight citrusy. Dry and bitter.
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at fiulijn.
Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, pine needles and hops.
Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grass and pine needles.
Dry hoppy finish.
TapMaster (20) - , California, USA - AUG 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
citrusy , nice malt balance I would have it again if I can find it. Purchased from Tree brewing in Kelowna.
TimE (3333) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of caramel malts. Body is definetely malt accent. Lots of crystal malts, Lots of dried fruit, too malty for my liking, but not bad
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2011 2011-03-09, bottle from BC Liquors on Robson St., Vancouver, 8.3% ABV, 7-5-8-5-15=40
Dark amber color, hazy, with medium sized creamy head. Strong caramel aroma, some hops, light apples. Strong body, with caramel and toffee flavor, and enough sweetness; very strong bitterness, some bitter oranges and a lot of resins evident mostly in the final. Very long final. Sweeter than I remembered. Pleasantly aggressive.
2010-08-14, bottle, purchased 5 months ago, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Dark amber color, hazy, with a generous, compact and persitent head. Nice aroma, toffee and hops, the hops are green and grassy. Good body strength; it has a good toffee flavor, with some sweetness; strong bitterness, but the hopping, even if it has some qualities, is not penetrating. Still very good.
2010-03-23, draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, 7-5-8-5-16=41
Cloudy orange-amber color; nice creamy head. Nice hop aroma, less powerful than the bottled one, citrusy hops. Good toasted malt and toffee flavor, with some residual sugars on the tongue, and a powerful hopping. Very strong final, resiny, citrusy enough and a bit creamy too. Long final, excessive but well built.
2010-03-14, bottle, 7-5-8-5-15=40
Cloudy red-amber color; small sized creamy head. The aroma is light, creamy, even with scent of Belgian yeast, and timid fruity hops. Strong body, good toffee flavor, sweet, with caramel; strong bitterness, with evident resins and light fruits, citrusy hops. Solid, even if not exciting.
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - JUN 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty good. clean. big malt with good hoppyness. bit too malty for my taste in this style, gets a bit too much towards the end but the high bitterness helps with drinkablity. good standard DIPA without being too impresive.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured slightly cloudy bright orange. Nose: bountiful and brilliant hops, fresh as warm towel from the dryer. Lovely malt background also accompanied by butter cream and spring grass. Taste: caramel malt hits first then hops play about. A slightly strong sweet layer coats the mouth and becomes dominant. It gets stronger as she goes...remiscent of grandad’s toffee. A nice touch but a touch too much. Finish: reappearence of the hops and butter cream. Excellent stuff but just the smallest margin to sweet.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted blind @ Volo, DIPA tasting 2010. Clear amber, tan head. Nose is tea, orange and alcohol. Flavor is honey, tea, orange, alcohol, raisins. Sweet finish.
cfrancis (2498) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to presario for this. Pours beige amber with a white head. Aroma is pine, hop and a little cardboard. Don’t know if this sat a bit. Taste is fantastic. Man I wish Ontario would start making beer like this. Smooth hop bitterness, pine nuttyness. A little floral on the back of my tongue as well. Really well balanced beer, very much enjoyed this.