McNeillR (2232) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fairly stern golden, neat white cap that fades to nothing. Nose is soft spicy, odd clarified butter buzz and maybe a bit of mustard? Certainly faintly sweet though.
Initial taste is pretty thick, rusty malt and a nice greased leather chewiness. The main thread here is a fairly drying, woody - almost like almost sap meets varnish mottled orange and big molar flattening crusty bread. Carbonation was still fairly lively but a smooth dipping cloy of a mouthfeel. Finishes more old fridge marmalade, with those orangey shavings dancing in the shadow of a long white pepper and, dare I say it, sandalwoody spicy thump.
I can’t remember where I bought it and why I bought one, but I knew I’d saved it for such an occassion. BBF June...’15. ISO BA WB BARELY WINES.
Leighton (18695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London - picked up at Kris Wines a few years back. Well, this beer has really come into its own. When fresh, I’ve found these WB barrel-aged DIPAs to be a bit rough; however, with two years of age the edge has certainly softened. The beer pours mostly clear, rich orange-gold with a staunch, lasting frothy off-white head. The aroma holds a lot of ripe and dried citrus, some lightly toasted wood, pepper, oak, orange peel, pine. Medium sweet flavour with moderate piney bitterness, some caramel, rich bready malts, more ripe citrus, suggestions of melon and mango, orange, a little marmalade, woody dryness. Full bodied with average to lively carbonation and massaging texture. Warming on the finish, fairly resinous, with notes of graham crackers, toasted malts, ripe orange, other jammy citrus, hints of berries, oily pine, drying wood, bitter grass. The aftertaste has notes of melon and tangerine. Wow, this beer is a lot of fun. There’s no doubt that it’s a punchy beast, but there’s a lot of character here, and it is now immensely drinkable. Great stuff.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Chester Beer & Wine. Hazy orange pour with a meek white head. Good fruity nose of the tropical and citrus variety in tandem with hop and booze notes. Sweetish flavour along similar lines to the beak with some subtle bourbon hints. Enjoyable enough wee drop. if a tad boozy. Nibbling on the toes of the higher echelons of quality.
teorn88 (6724) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog rating. Keg at BD Shepherds bush. It pours a deep amber color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is quite sweet, intensely fruity and hoppy with grapefruit, peaches and lemons. Light wood and vanilla notes. Taste is again quite sweet with big juicy fruity hops, some wood influence and a dryer bitter finish. Body is oily and thick with good carbonation. Overall, good DIPA.
The_Osprey (6556) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog. Golden orange, slightly hazy, small white head. Aroma - malty, alcoholic, pineapple, floral. Body is medium, low carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste - jasmine, barrel, spice linger. Decent, interesting.
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush. Pours dark gold, with a thin white head and some lacing. Aroma of mango, straw and freshly cut grass. Tinned fruit and syrup in the flavour, with some bitter hop in the background. Finish is dry grain, resin and dried fruit.
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Shepard?s bush at the weird beard launch. Aroma is varnish, solvent and orange peel. Nose also has some caramel. Rich clouded red orange coloured pour with a thin off white head. Flavour is berry, citrus, grapefruit hop, assertive clean bitterness. Touch of sweetness from the caramel malts. Pretty well balanced. Warming alcohol in the finish. Palate is medium full with fine carbonation. Spicy tingling hop finish.
mcberko (14649) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL bottle, pours a cloudy opaque dark orange with a small white head. Aroma smells like resinous hops, bourbon barrels, and woody notes. Flavour is well-balanced, incorporating the bourbon very well, with resinous hops and woody notes. Still tastes like a IIPA with a boozy, barrel-heavy character. Solid stuff.
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, peaches, malt. . Flavour is citrus, pine, peaches, malt, hop, fruit, alcohol. full body. OK beer.
Sjohnh (768) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muddy brown orange colour, small white head leaving some lacing. Big citrus hit on the nose, then good mixture of fruit including grapefruit, peach and orange. Fruit stays around while the bitter finish kicks in.