burgy (452) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2013 This is a unique brew! They are right the first sip is full of bubbles. Lots of carbonation in this one (it dies down as the beer sits, thank god!) Heavy resin & citrus in the aromatics. Taste (after the carbonation) has a slightly botanic bitterness that gets stronger but quickly tappers off into a rolling sweetness. I donít pick out any real particular tastes but the ones I do are an acetic/vinegary orange + pine herbalness... Kind of weird, lots of "resin" and citrus. Palate is thick and lively. Overall, I like and would love to try the filtered version!
TheJester (1650) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. Hazy orange-gold with a small white head. Nothing special to look at. The aroma improves the experience, bringing a pineapple fruitiness along with citrus (grapefruit) and caramel. The flavour is where this one shines, carrying over all of the aspects of the aroma, and filling them out. A little sweet. Full body. Light carbonation. This would be an interesting one with which to do a vertical.
kingstoni (1168) - FINLAND - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber color. Beige head with lacing. Quite a lot of visible yeast (?) at the bottom of glass. Strong aroma of fruity hops. Slightly sour taste of hops. Bitter finish.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Gracias a yespr. Deep golden amber colour. Pleasant sweet fruity hoppy citrus aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour: Fruity citrus hoppy, piney like, sweet, very bitter, dry, lovely.
jritte04 (1) - - SEP 3, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a great IPA. A couple of friends gifted this to me, so I only have one bottle of it but I am certainly going to fix that soon.
The pour is lively with a brassy tint and a decent head. The aroma is the first standout property that you notice - the aroma has all the usual spice and fruit tones, but also has a ...zing that makes you want to get to the drinking part real quick. The initial taste cinches the proposition. Hops and more hops. No beer has a better hop taste than this. The taste mellows on your tongue a bit after the initial tartness of the hops, but retains a decent roundness, but nothing worth putting off the next sip for. And thatís my single complaint with this beer - the finish. The finish is weaker than I expected for a beer that comes on so strong from the beginning.
Overall, one of the best beers Iíve ever had.
fletchfighters (921) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A-- Poured a light cola color and settled a dark amber ruby color. Nice look to this. One finger light tan head. Helhd up extremely well. A good few minutes at half a finger and the rest of the time a thick film/ collar. One good ring of lacing on the glass.
S-- Pungent, yet crisp and lively. Pungent grapefruit, orange and pine. Like walking through a Pine forest after rain. Good malt backbone to this.
T-- Lots of carmel covered orange and grapefruit. Slightly slick and sweet. Good amount of bitterness to this. Has some barleywine tones to this.
M-- Burnt toffee with orange medicinal qualities. Low carbonation, oily, and orange cough syrup medicinal. Hard orange/grapefruit medicinal finish with burnt toffee.
O-- Good looking, good nose, and good taste to start. Then it got real medicinal. Decent enough for one, maybe two. Stick with the West Coast DIPAís
joergen (18875) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at yespr.
Hazy orange coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of hops, citrus and grapefruits.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops, citrus and grapefruits.
Dry hoppy finish.
Pinball (10136) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy brown, smooth small offwhite head.
aroma is hoppy, bitter .tight .nice.
flavor is bitter jucicy hoppy, verybitter hoppy, slightly malty.a pretty hop heavy strong heavy ipa.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of madsberg. Pours a cloudy and almost opaque amber with a creamy off-white head. Very fresh and intense aroma hops up front. Rich body, sweet and caramellish, almost sticky with heavy juicy citrusy hops. Bitter, herbal finish - but not overly bitter. 200812
Ungstrup (27681) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled/ An unclear amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and staw.