Maris (1365) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 355ml bottle on 24/6/2016. Pours a clear lightish golden with a medium head. The nose is bready, fruity and touch herbal. Take a sip and there’s a good dose caramel and biscuity malt, heaps of sweet fruit (orange, peach, pear), and honey, followed by some big lingering, resiny hops. The texture is quite syrupy and the carbonation modest. A very nice DIPA. I think I prefer the Dirt Wolf, but only just.
beer_rookie (381) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle with freshness date.
Pours a golden color. Somewhat hazy. Light to medium carbonation. Solid one finger, thick, off-white head. Light retention, good lacing.
Aroma is tropical fruits. Mango, kiwi, who knows what else is in there. I smell aromatic hops, but not bitter hops. I smell caramel and some pepper.
Taste is pretty fruity. It’s not too bitter. Sweet to start but bitterness creeps in right at the end with a sticky bitterness that holds its own and lingers on. Still, wouldn’t consider this to be overall bitter. I taste those tropical fruits and honeydew melon. I taste some citrus, not a lot.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Finishes slightly bitter. The best thing is, at 9.0% ABV, there is no taste of alcohol on this thing.
Overall, a great DIPA. The alcohol creeps in quick. Oh yeah. I’d recommend this. If you find it, try it.
TattooJack (494) - Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bottle of two four packs over the last week, Citrus, dry, hoppy, very strong, and very enjoyable, will continue to buy as long as I see.
Davros (2746) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light amber with a small head.
Nose shows heavy pine, resinous hops, sweet-smelling clean malt.
Flavours include lots more pine and resinous hops. Little else other than the aforementioned heavy, sweet clean malt.
tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/V/16 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ home - BB: 17/VI/16 (2016-521) Thanks to Brian L. for the trade!
Clear blond to orange beer, creamy irregular off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. aroma: very fruity, strawberry bubble gum, red lace candy, passion fruit, some mango, lychee, mandarins. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, bit malty, tropical fruits, pretty bitter, grassy, hoppy. Aftertaste: citrus, bit malty, orange peel, pineapple touch.
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - MAY 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear golden with nice white head. Nose is grainy like a pilsner. Taste is sweet rye bread and sweet hops.
Andrus86 (390) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BOTTLE. Clear straw pour with quick fading foam white head.. Soft hoppy nose, floral notes and some orange.. Subtle fruity hops through out, slight sweet malt in middle, going back to crisp hop finish, a touch thin.. Sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel
drmet (784) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
-pours a clear golden with a small,quickly dissipating,foamy,white head
-low to medium carbonation visible
-hop particle floaties
-Follows the nose plus honey,mango
-low to medium bitterniss for the style
-alcohol somewhat noticeable
I assume the Hops faded in this, but i drank it well within Victory’s recommended BBD.
The one i drank was utterly disappointing.
Bacterial (2811) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear light amber pour with a slight white head and white lacing. Nose is melon and citrus. Really big hoppy taste with tropical fruit and citrus. Yum.
SinH4 (2528) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is sweet fruits, pineapple, apricots, sticky hops. Taste is sweet fruits, tropical, peach, pineapple, peach, apricots, some residual sweetness, pink grapefruit tones as well, sweet finish. Surprisingly pale for this strength, and not very bitter. Not bad though.