mensch (188) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear (if you leave the yeast in the bottle) straw color, dense white head. Sweet flowery perfume aroma with some tart candy notes. Lively carbonation, complex interaction between the sweet malt, hop flavors and belgian yeast character. Nice dry, bitter and a little sour on the finish. Candy. Bright, clean. A wonderful belgian interpretation of a dipa, deftly done.
maekchu (1090) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Asahiya. Rich butterscotch with citrusy hops and some alc. fumes. Hazy golden amber color, thin off-white head. Strong, concentrated malty initial, with honey and thick fruitiness / flavors get thicker and stronger in mid / warming alc. punches through in the finish, and then we’re left with flat malty trails of minimal sweetness. Medium body. Nice barleywine-ish aromas, but the flavors are a little disappointing. Seems overdone. The malt bill might be too weak for the hopping. Still, tasty enough.
PeatyPete (90) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber coloured with the smell of hops. Slightly sweet and pleasant hop flavor and bitterness.
hawthorne00 (1857) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a large off-white head that leaves clumps. Lots of oranges in the aroma, also caramel and peach, honeyed dough, herbs. Sweet and very yeasty with peaches and apricots, some caramel as well as loads of dough. Citrus and herbal notes come through, but the bitterness rumbles where I’d like it to cut through. No drying snap at all to the finish. A little boozy, but agreeably so. Nearly a year within date, but maybe has lost some vibrance.
MrHangover (1099) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is very citric and hop forward. Flavor is quite bitter with a juicy hop juicy mouthfeel. No alcohol detected in either aroma or flavor. Quite nice and easy drinkable. Nice.
Zorah (2) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer has the wow factor! This is for the real hop fan! Haven’t found a better beer then this yet..
Holmen1 (1075) - NORWAY - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske delt med Ovesen en regnfull bryggerdag: dagens beste inspirasjon så langt. Intet belgisk preg, så vi synes dette er en DIPA, men en meget kompetent sådan. Utseende skjemmer ingen, og smak&aroma er en nytelse. Balansert så det holder, og vitaminene merkes først når de treffer de nedre regioner (og tenkeboksen...)
tcane7 (807) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Memphis. Pours a murky copper with thick off-white head and lacing. Nose of honey malt, caramel, pineapple, tangerine, booze. Average body, light carbonation.
Dorqui (1768) - Brescia, ITALY - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 0,33L. Hazy reddish color, much charged aspect, good bubbly presence and optimal foamy head of long resistance. Much perfumed nose, very alcoholic and with flowery malty final. Cellar, stum, yeast and aged grapes taste, elevated and unbalanced alcoholic impact, sweetness and long yeasty end.
jeis (2) - - MAY 1, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dégage une odeur assez peu encourageante (pisse de chat) mais le goût est heureusement plus sympathique.
andregoncalves (567) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at moeder lambic, st gilles. Amber color with thin head. High bitterness. High hop aroma.