AdiBeer (423) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: mango, melon, tropical fruits. Appearance: hazy amber, big white head. Taste: light sweets and bitter. Palate: first sweets dominate, but then the bitters take over. Overall: nice Double IPA, great aroma. Bottle at the Dovetail, London.
b33r (627) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing dark cloudy orange color with thick medium sized white head that slowly diminishes leaving nice lacing rings. Light floaties in the bottom of the bottle, making the last pour extra tasty. Aroma has strong hops and malts, with a nice mix of natural floral and deathly toxic astringent notes. Delicious. . Same with the flavor- good hops, with powerful malt presence. Gooey, sugary, sweet malts. Nice to taste a non-American IIPA!
Temptation (203) - - FEB 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great surprise. A beer that could be compared to the best Imperial IPAs of the world. It has everything: strength, potency, flavor, aromas, balance. Deeply tasty, rounded, balanced to the perfection. One of the best in its style in Europe , for sure.
luttonm (2048) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brouwer’s in Seattle. Rich red-gold, with long lasting white foam. Sweet candy. I finally figure out this flavor.. it is the cherry-flavored "cough drops" that we had as kids in Seattle. Super rich hops but not bitter. Cherry , sweet hard candy. Odd, but tasty.
VinceBXL (2) - Evere, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Discoverd it last summer in Brussels. It became my favourite beer. It has a very nice aroma which you will recocgnize in the taste as well. As it is a pretty strong beer don’t drink it the whole night but enjoy one or 2 glasses.
Marstonlad (320) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Kaisla, Helsinki. Pours cloudy amber with a little white head. Aroma of ripe fruitiness, toffee, some Belgian yeastiness. Taste is initially sweet, later bitter, as it should be in this style. Ripe fruity flavours and caramel feature. Palate is medium to full bodied, smooth and surprisingly drinkable. Nice sweet and smooth double IPA.
BaroneBirra (221) - Gorizia, ITALY - JAN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 bottle. Cloudy orange with floating yeasts. Big rocky head. Pineapple hops aroma, with sweet honey and yeast. Sweet fruity taste quickly followed by warm alcohol and strong bitter final. Smooth and well bodied for the style.
Bosbouw (744) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Heldere koperen kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt fris, hop, kruiden, fruit. Smaakt fris, fruitig, hop. Niet een hele sterke smaak, maar wel lekker.
Scrapersnbeer (1381) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boozey caramel and floral hops. Murky orange swamp appearance. Funky dark fruit and alcohol flavor. Volcanic if you will. Thick and saucy body. Again with Belgian IPA’s I don’t feel the yeast mixes well with the hops. Also this one is on the hot side, but will not age well either.
Buongiorgio00 (519) - - JAN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ipa dal carattere molto belgique, con una dolcezza di sottofondo che stona leggermente con il buon senso di una india pale ale. Ciononostante il carico di luppolo regala un’amaro deciso, con note resinose ed erbacee. In più possiamo scovare sentori di caramello e, nettamente, di alcol, che la rendono meno scorrevole di una più classica double ipa.