_angst_ (3043) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ Stockholm Beer & Whisky 2012. Pours hazy golden with a small frothy offwhite head that leaves some lacing and trace on the glass while slowly dissipating. Smell is sweet, malty and slightly herbal with lemon hard candy, alcohol, lemon balm, dill, cookie dough, grapefruit juice, lemon zest, orange zest and hints of sweet bread. Taste is sweet, bitter, herbal and malty with sweet dark bread, caramel, alcohol, soap, dill, lemon balm, grapefruit juice, lemon zest, orange zest, grass, pine, lemon grass and hints of resinous wood. Mouthfeel is tiny sticky sweet, slightly astringent, slightly boozy and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with bread, orange and lemon peal, unripe mango, pine, grass, moist soil and resinous wood. Felt a bit all over the place. First Westbrook that left me disappointing.
SirLimpsalot (2358) - SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey 2012: Trevlig humledoft. Tjock vätska med stor humlesmak och en fin fruktig balans. Gott
Lowenbrau (2146) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65cl bottle. Grapefruit, some sour aromas. Pours hazy light gold, with small head, vanishing, poor lacing. Medium body, average carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is citrus, grapefruit, some acid notes, mild bitterness, witha a dry and warm aftertaste. Quaffable and nice.
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle dated 19 June 2012 served in a snifter. Poured a murky, orange-amber color with essentially no head. Nonetheless, some lacing was left on the glass, The fruity nose foreshadows a flavor in which grapefruit, lemon, lime and other vague fruit flavors dominate, with some pine resin too. Plenty bitter, as expected, but the bitterness and harshness of a high ABV DIPA are both tempered by a detectable sweetness and some light maltiness.
O: A very drinkable DIPA, yet disappointing overall. Strong points are the mouthfeel where it does relatively well for a high ABV DIPA, and hoppy/fruitiness. A little overpriced; this local SC beer cost (about $8) as much or more than fine beers coming all the way from the West coast (e.g., many from Stone and Rogue).
hallinghansen (2093) - Odense S, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Fonefan. Hazy orange body with a small white head. Aroma is pineapple, grapefruit, hops, fruit. Flavor is hops, malt, fruit, grapefruit, pineneedles, bitter end.
LoFi (1595) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, yes this could have been fresher, but let’s give it a fair chance.
Amber with an off-white head leaving lacing.
Aroma: freshly cut grapefruit, peach, vanilla.
Taste: loads of fruit, grapefruit, other citrus fruits, tropical fruits, sweet caramel, vanilla, medium bitter.
This had a nice fruitiness I really liked, would love to try it fresh.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
What impressed me the most about this beer is how, regardless of other peoples’ evaluations of this beer, it thankfully tastes nothing like fresh grapefruit: rather, it compliments the ingredients so well that it just tastes like a really fresh version of a grapefruity, citrus hop variety. Coupling grapefruit with Cascade was a great idea. Bright in appearance, fresh, refreshing, and actually pretty respectable.
RasmusOtt (1255) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma of citrusy fresh hops, peach, orange, juicy but still some malts in the background. Otherwise pretty hop forward. Taste of fresh pine, citrusy hops, peach, rather dusty and some grapefruit. Malts are more subtle here.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Murphy. Aroma and flavors were of sweet grapefruit and citrus. Nice maltiness in there, and the palate was excellent and controlled. Very good beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Steasy66 (995) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light in color, little head. Aroma is fruity, not much grapefruit. Taste is malty, smooth, somewhat bitter. Good palate. Decent beer, wanted more grapefruit.