EtTuCthulhu (1175) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small but persistent white head, and the aroma blends piney, grassy, and slightly citrusy hops. The taste is initially quite bitter, but the middle of the flavor balances out nicely to a mildly bitter, slightly sweet, and slightly sour flavor; the aftertaste then evolves into a flavor reminiscent of citrus juice with a slight resin hop note. The palate has a thick texture, soft carbonation, and a medium-full body.
wedgie9 (2235) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. Tasted on 6/5/13 on draft at the brewpub during a baseball trip with Adam and Taylor. Pours hazy orange with an average white head that leaves thin lace. The nose is tropical fruit hops with a slight onion note (not a negative, but something I get from some hop combinations sometimes) and light bread malt. The flavor is a bit maltier on the palate with the same tropical fruit, touch of onion, and an added orange peel bitterness. The body is medium and oily with average carbonation and a long bitter hops finish.
Yorker (1394) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy amber with some sediment and a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are peach, pine, flowers, and caramel - with a bitter finish.
stldicedealer (12) - Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice thick head. Dry finish. Does a good job of hiding higher ABV. Nice drink
olio (6692) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Very malty on the nose, some rye, faint granola, mild hops and wood. Way too malty and woody flavor, some hop notes also, Not what I was expecting.
lusikka (6603) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange amber colour with a small head. Aroma of floral notes, some herbal notes, earth and grains. Flavour of fresh floral hops, grains, resin, pine and mild berryish notes. Medium bodied and a dry, piney, resiny finish. Quite sweet. Finishes bitter, piney and sweet. Good drinkability. Quite interesting hop profile.
theisti (3321) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz bottle purchased at Lukas Liquors in Martin City, Missouri. The label states that the bottled date is printed on the neck of the bottle, though I was unable to see a date. The pour is a hazed orange golden with a well formed two inch off white head. The aroma is tropical fruit citrus, mango, pineapple, and some bready malt. Fresh and clean nose. The taste is the tropical citrus fruits up front, bright and clean, layered nicely on top of the clean cracker bread malt backbone. The flavors play together nicely. The palate is medium bodied, natural carbonation and a clean finish. The 8.1% is masked beautifully in this beer - it avoids the lingering sweet trap that so many DIPAs fall into. Very tasty.
Bartzilla (552) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Euro bomber from Lukas. Holy mackerel! This seems heavier than it is. Sticky sweet with a bombastic hop blast. Smells a bit tinny, but not bad. Poured into pint glass carefully yet created a spectacular 3 inch buttery frosting in the glass that I almost considered nose-greasing. Settle down, I said almost. Tastes strong, but I like it. Can’t be an every day beer, but I’m glad I tried this while I’m here.
RexTalionis (2705) - FINLAND - NOV 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy goldenorange in color with an off-white head. Citrus fruityness, orange peel and marmalade sweetness in aroma. There’s some floral notes, well actually leaning to some perfume notes on the nose too. Malty sweetness and lemony notes in taste and at the same time it feels quite creamy with some additional notes coming from apricots and mangos. After that there’s some grassy bitterness in finish.
Rune (8587) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big thanks to Gerhard for providing the bottle for our tasting. Huge foamy white head to an unclear amber coloured body. Spotty lacing. Aroma of bitter fruitiness, hints of lemon and peach. Malt-fruity flavours, bread, earth, nuts and citrus. Smooth on the swallow. Mostly hidden alcohol. Well bodied (Grand tasting at the balcony, Fässla, Bamberg 12.10.2014).