wimpie133 (380) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Poatersgat, 25 cl. Dark orange-golden coloured beer with big white head. Aroma of malts, fruits, citrus and spices, light sweet. Taste starts malty but soon a hoppy taste takes over with a fruity background. Strong spices and citrus give a grassy taste to the beer. The finish is dry and bitter. Excellent beer!
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Dark golden to ambre with a huge and very fizzy off-white head of good length. also hazy with floating particles. Scent will be released, but most of weak malt and citrus sensation. The beer opens at first sip, Mal, citrus, and alcohol are more pronounced. The flavor feels light sweet and moderate bitterness. The wonderful rich and creamy mouthfeel, with a moderately bitter end.
wlajwl (3927) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has a relatively subdued aroma, dry hops and earthy. The appearance is amber/orange and very cloudy. The flavor has the expected thick, syrup-like kick to it, while the hops seem to be mild in their impact because this has the requisite citrus, grapefruit and pine flavors to it but not as intense as other DIPAs. Good but a little lacking compared to the best in this style.
Camons (6094) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours slighly hazy orange / golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of malt, light caramel, hops, orange, grapefruit, mango. Taste is malt, caramel, bready, some yeast, oranges, grapefruit, peach, apricot, light spices. Medium body, lively carbonation, long bitter finish. 050611
maledictum (619) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUN 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at home. Orange and unclear. Has a white head, mostly lasting. Real good aroma, sweet spicy aroma, fruity, grape, mango, some toast too. Flavor is sweet, malty, but mostly bitter, dry texture, creamy too.
CanIHave4Beers (3321) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a golden color, almost a bright orange with a huge tight off white head and lots of lace. The aroma is very fruity with some mild caramel and some floral hoppiness. The aroma of fresh oranges lingers in the background and is particularly enjoyable. The flavor has some of that nice orange marmalade character I get from lots of barley wines. Digging deeper the beer is bitter, bitter in that great tongue bruising way that I love about West Coast IPAs. The beer has a good deal of sweetness which is pretty distracting when you’ve got all this fruity hop and yeast character, the sweetness tends to mute these pleasantries as opposed to accentuating them, which is a shame. The hop character is pretty layered in this beer with the tropical fruit, the citrus, and the herbal flavors are all pretty well balanced to make a hoppiness that takes this deeper than the ol’ "west coast hops with Belgian yeast" thing that while done well so many times is very much played out. There are hops one would find in Franco-Belgian style beers used here, or at least I taste something that is akin to that sort of hop, which makes this beer all the better, and all the more unique.
I question to some degree the freshness of the bottle I sampled this from, perhaps I ought to try it again, I doubt it will be any less sweet the next go around though.
chrisv10 (11238) - DENMARK - MAY 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber with big off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops, bitter, yeast, little toffee and notes of alcohol.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a clear bronze color with a big off-white head. The nose is fresh and zesty with a lively toast and citrus note and some clean fresh hops in the flavor. Zesty mouthfeel and a somewhat overcarbonated body. The hops are there, and the body is a touch thin. Not much in the aroma department for hops, nor alcohol, nor bitterness. All things that make at least a double ipa let alone a triple ipa. Still, it’s fun.
larsga (6240) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge offwhite head. Amber body. Tropical fruit and mango aroma with spicy notes. Dry-sweet mango, wood, tropical fruit taste with spicy resiny notes. Mid-bodied. Mild mouthfeel. Intense dry-sweet mango aftertaste with spicy resiny notes. Relatively light in body, yet hoppy and full of Belgian yeast character. Lovely. (0.33l bottle, Bier Central, Antwerpen.)
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy light amber colour, pillowy off-white head. Pronounced hops aroma, citrus (grapefruit and some lime) and malts. Flavour rather sweet, candy, caramel, light yeast, and again the pronounced citrus of the hops. Finish very bitter and quite long lasting. Nice one, De Proef definitely knows how to make good beer.
(bottle @ Café Samson, Nijmegen)