zaf (242) - - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma: resin, floral, caramel,
apparenza: amber, cloudy, frothy,
gusto: light sweetness, very bitter,
palato: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter,
più che luppoli floreali si sente molto la parte resinosa del luppolo sia in aroma che nel gusto..ambrata,schiuma sempre presente ma non molto spessa..maltata e molto ben luppolata,con finale amaro resinoso ed atringente,ma secco. bevuta al santo bevitore
Excalibur123 (134) - Soria, SPAIN - SEP 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color naranja oscuro con media cabeza de espuma que perdura en la copa; se aprecian aromas a lúpulo, hojas de pino y cítricos, lima y pomelo; en boca entrada potente con amargor moderado, largo pos gusto donde el amargor mantiene su presencia largo tiempo pero sin resultar molesto, notas a resina, una cerveza con buen cuerpo y carbónico bajo; compleja y bien balanceada, una buena opción para los amantes de las ipas.
Zymurgeist2 (1026) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass at Cafe Rose Red in Brugge. First beer in Brugge at a wonderful bar. Aromas explode out of the glass of fresh citrus hop. Slightly haze pale orange with full white head. Amazing flavor as well for a great start to the trip.
momordgz (93) - - SEP 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Two alcoholic and candy taste taste. A really good DIPA but not of my kind...
lamf (75) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark golden, with nice white head. There are some hops in aroma, but it’s Imperial IPA, so you expect something more. And there is more in flavour. Bitterness is really high, which I actually love. But, if it is an Imperial, there should be more sweetness too. So, it tastes more like standard IPA. I mean, good IPA.
Blade86 (577) - Wrocław, POLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
peach, tangerine?, tropical fruits, caramel; amber, rather clear, big and quite strong off-white foam, great lacing; medium(+) bitterness, medium sweetness; medium body, oily and creamy feel, rather soft carbonation, long, slightly warming bitter finish
Overall: beautiful beer, great aroma, good taste, very good palate
Geiserich (3387) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Sweetish malt aroma, caramel and candy. Herbal and resin hops. Hazy amber color, off-white creamy head. Flavor is light malty with light sweetness but mainly herbals and resin hops and a intensive alcohol note.
Sebilinz (505) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light amber body with white head. Aroma is ripe fruit sweetness with some belgian yeast. Taste is malty with some ripe fruits and hoppy bitterness. Aftertaste is bitter balanced by some sweetness. I like these belgian IPAs.
witthatsbier (239) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a light orange colour with lasting white head
aroma is light grain with a bit of sweet fruit
taste is sweetish grain with fruit and long dry bitter finish
overall a nice beer
rdb84 (101) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber color, large foam head. Very (!) strong aromas of exotic fruits: pineapple, lychee, mango. Hint of wodka/jenever. Smokiness permeates. Taste is sour (again: !). Almost tastes like hairspray: all the sour elements of the aforementioned fruits battle to win. Subsequent sips are more agreeable and balanced (sweet/sour). Sweetness returns slowly in the aftertaste. Unusual ipa (and therefore I was anticipating its taste, because in general ipa is not for me), but too sour for me.
Alengrin (1742) - BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the more ’spectacular’ Vivens after the relaunch of the brand, this one launched in 2009. Off-white, creamy head and amber colour with brownish hue, cloudy. Tempting perfume in the nose, roses, apple, bittersweet honey, spiced ’jenever’, mint and lots of herbal and peppery hops. Apply onset, clear and rounded, bit honeyish, quickly overwhelmed by a very powerful, almost agressive, herbal and citrussy hoppiness, creating a long, tingling, dry, bitter finish. Great Belgian interpretation of an American style, I’m all for IPAs and this one can stand the comparison with many of its American congeners.