omhper (18350) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Pressklubben, Stockholm. Hazy ruby, mid sized head. Sweaty minty grapefruit aroma. Mid sweet, near full body, rounded mouthfeel. Hugely hoppy - sweaty lychee and grapefruit. American style hops, marzipan from yeast. Tangerine and white pepper in a quite bitter finish.
gunnar (4323) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours clear golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of US hops, fruity and flowery. Taste is moderate sweet, good bitter grapefruit. Dry and powerful bitter end.
Leighton (8685) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear, copper gold with a dense, tight, creamy off-white head. Looks perfect. Holds a very nice aroma, rife with orange citrus, and more subtle notes of pine and grapefruit. Medium sweet flavor, some light, toasted malts, just the faintest touch of caramel, dry pine and leaves, grapefruit, orange, dried mango. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. Lightly warming to finish with a wonderful dryness, pine, grass, light wood, grapefruit, orange, and mild berries. A beautifully understated DIPA. Has all the complexity of an ’in your face’ DIPA without the superfluous intensity. Truly, a very, very solid beer.
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Pours a dark unclear amber with a massive frothy white head.
Smells of pineapple goodness, with some other citrus notes as well.
Tastes of a strong bitterness, with a medium sweetness.
Oily texture. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Finishes dry with a long bitterness.
mike_77 (2421) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark blond. Thick soapy head. Citrusy, sweet, fruity aroma particularly with pink grapefruit and passion fruit coming through. Zesty sweet/sour flavour with plenty of tropical fruit.
veys (1) - BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
it is incredible that this young belgian Imperial IPA allready can compete with famous double ipa’s. Color is light orange, a bit peach. It smells very fruity and hoppy. Peach and grapefruit. the taste is also very fruity with a very strong bitter hop finish. brilliant to drink in the summer.
mcberko (4813) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle, brought back from the UK by the amazing Matts_Property, pours a murky orangey brown with a medium off-white head. Smells like a yeasty Belgian-style IIPA, with floral notes, some spices, caramel / brown sugar, candied sugar and citrusy hops. Flavour of Belgian yeast, subtle caramel, spicy floral hops, citrus peel, with a pleasantly bitter finish. Well-balanced, with a complex flavour profile for a IIPA. Delicious.
Frovigalning (2479) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Hop Duvel in Ghent. It poured a hazy golden-orange liquid with a big creamy head. Very fresh smell with hops and citrus, also some fruits, peaches and tropical fruits. Similar taste but the citrus isn’t as dominant and I get some grapefruit and a strong but pleasent bitterness. A very nice DIPA, still fresh even though I bought it in early october.
JAS1944 (4) - Stourbridge, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First tried at Bruges Beer Festival on recommendation of my friend Daniele (Rate beer member) and it has become a firm favourite.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the 2012 NWAF, Manchester. Pours a golden colour with a fair white head. Lovely hoppy aroma of pine, pineapple and caramel. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Very nice.