madsberg (11370) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. golden coloured. unclear. dense off white head. aroma of herbs, flowers, caramel, some vague fruits. flavour of herbs, caramel, flowers, grape, soap, medium to full bodied. dry herbal bitterness in the end. Nice.
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a huge white head. Aroma is crisp grapefruity and citrusy hoppy. Bitter, grapefruity and crips hoppy into a crisp hoppy finish.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Pours a clear golden with an off-white head. Fresh citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, a very dry fruitiness combined with very dry cirusy hops leaving a solid bitterness. In body I’d say this is closer to an ordinary IPA. 161211
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A hazy dark golden beer with a huge yellowish head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, citrusy hops, and a bit of straw, leading to a dry and bitter finish.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle from zathrus13). Pours a clear orange-yellow color with a trim white head and active carbonation. Aroma has resin, ripe papaya, and a little pine. Taste is sweet with a little bit of hard candy and resin. Pleasantly bitter. Full bodied with a sticky texture. Bitter, dry finish. Might be a little past its prime, but still better than many IIPA. One of the things I liked about this beer is that it wasn’t a heavy, overly sticky beer.
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle. Pours a golden/straw color with a fairly thick creamy head. Aroma is some citrus and hops. Taste is slightly bitter with some notes of grapefruit. I could use a bit more malt backbone on this one.
Atom (2156) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber thanks to pineypower pours a slightly hazy golden/orange with a small white head. Aroma is tropical, citrus, floral, balanced nicely with hops. Smooth texture with a nice bitterness all the way through taste sweet similar flavors as aroma nicely balance and refreshing. Very enjoyable!
glennmastrange (2667) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt and hop aromas of roasted and pine, light soap for the yeast, with wood, pepper and solvent in the background. Head is average to large, frothy, white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear light amber, but hazy on the last pour. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a soft carbonation and a faintly astringent finish. Could’ve been bolder in flavor but this DIPA has great balance and perfect DIPA characteristics with rounder edges than most others.
jgb9348 (5684) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy copper coloured body with a bright orange glow, a thick off-white head and a bit of movement near the bottom. Aroma of fresh grapefruit, piney and floral hops with a lot of fruit smells, some oak and a bit of herbal dryness. Medium-bodied; Assertive dry and floral hoppiness with a bit of a malt kick and some subdued apricot and peach flavours. Aftertaste shows mostly of the hops, a touch of the floral bits and some light fruitiness. Overall, a nicer, lighter Imperial IPA, that I feel is just a standard IPA - but some good flavours and bunches of hops make this a solid, respectable beer. Still not as much hops as a California-based IPA, but nice and not too strong, because of the large format bottle. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits in Washington, DC on 28-October-2011 for US$5.99 sampled at home in Washington on 14-November-2011.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
They seem to have done a great job taking all the bitterness and making it blend together smoothly. Amber color and can sense the abv in the nose. What troegs does well is creating sweet malt backdrops to pump hoppy bitterness into. If you love nugget nectar this one is for you. Granted the dry hopping gives the body some smoothness. Not sure I am a huge fan of aftertaste though with its caramel biscuit tone.