King_Alex_II (520) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange color with little foam. The smell is quite sweet. The taste is malty sweet and bitter tart. The aftertaste is sweet and tart as well. The viscosity is creamy and a little oily. A little boozy.
SinH4 (919) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-golden color with big white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, grapefruit, caramel. Taste has a big punch, more tropical fruits and pines, and a good toasty malt body. Warming bitter finish. This is seriously good!
HenrikSoegaard (11417) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long heavy bitter fiish. oily palate.
maneliquor (3460) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. This is my type of IIPA. Seriously sensational. Nose is loaded with tropical fruits and citric bite and all that hits you in the taste with no hint of the abv. One of the best American doubles I’ve had in Aus
chrisv10 (12498) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ DØE. Clear golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, hop and a little grapefruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, hop, peach, medium sweet, little citrus, little pine and a little bitter.
DuffMan (7781) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Medium golden body, slightly hazy, lasting white head. Beautiful fresh white grapefruit aroma. The hoppy aromatics are comparatively repressed on the palate, but there is still that oily grapefruit rind character with a scathing long bitterness in the finish. Malts are pale with low sweetness.
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy Omgrich of and shared with the Shape crew.
Dorée, col blanc.
Arôme est juste énormisime au niveau des houblons, notes agrumes, super résineux avec un fini d’effluves de pin.
Palais est houblonné très agréable faisant le plein de tropicale, résineux touche d’ananas avec un gros caractère de pin. Écorce de pamplemousse. Fini garde ce côté résineux presque liquoreux avec un malt suffisant sur la fin et qui assure la balance. On en oublie son caractère pesant tout de même presque 9%.
MiP (14433) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at KØ15. Mild grassy aroma. Cloudy golden colour. Small stable white head. The flavour is nicely caramelly with a good clean bitterness. Piney and refreshing.
McGarnigle (578) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4-pack. Kind of on the light side of color, which means not much, if any, crystal malts. This is really about the hops. American hops, a bit more pine than citrus, but they’re both there. Dry on the back, but not bitter. Well made.
TH28 (234) - - MAY 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12pz bottle. 8/17/15 code date. Appearance: clear, golden, with a quickly dissipating white head.
Aroma: Tropical fruit bursts up front, dominated by pineapple and melon. Also hops notes of fresh grass and grapefruit.
Taste: Sweet light maltiness and bursts of fruit from the hops. Melon, grapefruit, pineapple, and grass. Bitterness intertwines nicely at the finish. Strong but balances well.
Mouthfeel: Light to moderate body, with a higher carbonation than most IIPAs. Hint of alcohol warmth, but well hidden for the style.
Finish: extremely well balanced. Some dryness and lingering bitterness but balance is much better than typical IIPAs. Hint of tropical fruit in the tongu.
Overall: Great IIPA that definitely fits into the "new school", leaning much more toward tropical fruit hop notes than resin, pine, and citrus. Unbelievable balance.