Cunningham (4492) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Hazy deep golden color with a fine thick white head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, some yeast and citric hoppy. Mild malty.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet and a fresh bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Pleasant citric hoppy, toffee, yeast (saisonish) and balanced mild round fruity flavour. Kind of plum fruity. Some spicy notes. Where did all the alcohol go? Dangerously well hidden.
Overall impression: Pure class. Note very typical DIPA! IPA meets saison and they live together in perfect harmony the rest of their lives. One more please!
Personal stats: Bottle from my Summer Santa JefVerstraete
aleigator (220) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber golden color with a decent white head. Nose is full of fruit aromas, lots of fresh hops and a copper, metallic hint.
Begins with soft, bready malt, which soon only underlines fresh, fruity, tropical hops. In this tropical flavor, there are pinches of both lemony bitterness and spicy, alcoholic warmth detectable. Also malts turn sweeter as the big hopwave brushes down the throat, along with a blistering, high carbonation, which is surprisingly spice loaded. Metallic, very bitter, scalding finish, well supported by a lively, coppery carbonation, in which also toffeeish, burned malt shines through. Biting spice sharpness drys out the palate for quite a while, I honestly think that "Magma" is the perfect name for this unusual double IPA, which convinces on the hop part, but also contains a lot aggressive, hot spices.
jerohen (1995) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Arjen for sharing. Cloudy dark golden colored. Beautiful nose of hops (Simcoe), fruit, and pine. Pleasant bitter flavor, Simcoe again, fruity nose, thick mouthfeel. I’m not a big fan of the style, but the balance and especially the Simcoe is just great. A big surprise to me, but a splendid brew, ranks among my favorite DIPA’s.
chinchill (1867) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Atlanta Yard House.
A: lclear medium amber with a somewhat weak head.
Aroma: boozy with a hint of cognac oversome Belgian yeast and a trace of bread.
Flavor: lsweet up front turning ightly bitter by the finish. Building booziness.
Feel: light-medium body; carbonation seems too low.
stoutnick (529) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is far from my favourite style (actually one of my least favourite!) but this is a very tasty brew. Amber coloured. Aroma is a bit off - something strange mixed with the fruity hops. Taste is spot on - big tropical fruits, bitterness, mild yeasty tang and a sweet finish. Lovely beer.
artmcd8 (1607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Moeder Lambik in Brussels. Aroma of biscuit, pine, slight cat urine, grape/apple skin. Taste is sweet at first but finishes with a slight bitter bite. Not dry by any means though. Medium plus body with a medium carbonation.
BitchPls (552) - FINLAND - JUN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper beer with a foamy beige head. Quite yeasty, earthy aroma with peach marmelade. Quite sweet with dried fruit notes. Quite a different taste from American or English style IPA’s with a more earthy and dusty flavor rather than fruity or hoppy notes. I think I prefer the American style in IPA rather than this. Still not bad.
bierhier (5) - BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2014 does not count
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice and good beer. Ideal to enjoy on a summer terrace. Good bitterness. Glad i gave it a try
AndyW68 (1069) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near clear yellow with light haze. Aroma is fruity. Taste is watered down lemon and yeast. Enjoyable. Not favorite style.
Torrefacto (547) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color ámbar con espuma blanca, algo jabonosa. Aromas con toques cítricos, herbales y algo de alcohol. Cuerpo denso con textura maltosa, pese a la alta carbonatación. El sabor es ligeramente dulce al principio y pronto pasa a un amargor herbal y cítrico que se mezcla con un toque alcohólico en el regusto. Buena.