kerrmatt (26) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good looking beer to begin, disapates significantly as with most in this style. Have tried this off tap and 650ml bottles. As usual, fresh from tap has more to it. Enjoyable and full of flavour, grapefruit, pine and citrus, bubblegum and caramel malts. Alcohol could be better balanced but it is a strong one to begin with. Good beer, definitely purchasing again.
sic1314 (3377) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a light amber with a thick white head. Aroma of floral hops and some malt. Medium body, flavour is over undeveloped overpowering hop bitterness. Poor.
jmgreenuk (4470) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Deanso’s monthly RB tasting, July 2013. Poured a a clear medium amber with a round white head. The aroma is rich alcoholic. The flavour is strong bitter, rich, spicy, alcoholic liquorice. Rather nice and drinkable, but only in small quantities. The liquorice bitterness in the the finish is a little too much for me.
deanso (5362) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
sample at Dean’s Monthly Den Haag tasting.
Thin white head. Slightly hazy blond pour. Hoppy aroma. Very bitter aftertaste.
Zer0 (1132) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper. Malty and hoppy. Not so many flavours, just hops. Quite bitter but s good backbone. Fairly alcoholic with a lingering bitter finish.
kermis (5260) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at Dean’s sticky table tasting thanks to Deanso. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of big bitter hops, grapefruit, real hop overload, but not in a good complex way. Some caramel malt. Flavour is light moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
PJhelm (7) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome double ipa is right up there with some of the great american imperial ipas. The 650ml bottle goes down well.
MrFecesious (962) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share. Clear orange. Aroma of pine buds, needles, fruit and caramel. Taste is pine and caramel. Dry.
Gerbeer (1798) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Pours amber with light head. Aromas of toffee, pine, and New Zealand hops. Flavors are the same though more pronounced with a bit malt component. Chewy. Very nice
mcberko (6560) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650mL bottle, pours a clear bronze with a small off-white head. Nose brings out yeast, caramel malt, and some resinous hops - quite balanced and more yeasty for a IIPA. Flavour brings out loads of resinous hops, caramel malts, and a bit of candied sugar. The 167IBU is extremely well-concealed. Quite a bit more malty than my ideal IIPAs, but the balance is good enough and it never becomes cloying. Good stuff, but underwhelming.