Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A long-lasting, full white foam resides above the gently hazy deep golden hue. Fairly complex and appetizing hop nose, surprisingly perhaps for a beer that went through several months of private importation delays and transportation. There is a strong orangey, grapefruity foreground, but which is backed by ample tropical and green notes - think mango, litchi, pineapple. Underneath, the malt base is superb imo. Pale and complex Marris Otter, just a tad toasty, never to sweet, yet roundish, full-flavoured, very cerealic, bready. A perfect base to a Double IPA I find - not too much cloying sugars, yet a firm, flavourful malt base which does not steal the show. Finish suffers a bit from its lack of freshness, the hops mute into an orange tea character, leafier and soapier than it probably is when fresh. Certainly something I’ll be seeking in the future if I can find it fresh.
Jorn69 (316) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Fermentoren, Köpenhamn 14/9. Maltig, knäckig doft. Maltig smak av grape, knäck mm. Lite sträv.
JanLaursen (2492) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Ørsted Ølbar. Almost clear reddish amber with a decent white head. Fruity, grapey hoppy nose with distinct malty notes.Toasted. Honeylike sweetness. Light grassy. Lovely, resiny dry bitter finish. Full body but very high drinkability and yummyness - despite the abv.
Metalchopz (2014) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the private SAQ import. Pours a cloudy amber colour with a big warm yellow cap, great retention and loads of fluffy lace. Fruity malts with lots of caramel and even butterscotch at one point. The hop is present, but the whole thing seems more like a normal IPA, not like an Impy IPA. Notes of grapefruits eventually appear. Alcohol is very well-hidden, goes down quite nicely. Grapefruit zest in the taste offering a little dryness. Orange hints linger in the aftertaste. Really smooth overall and different for the style as previously mentioned. In a good way.
Holmen2 (149) - NORWAY - SEP 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber in colour, slightly unclear, not much head. Aroma of American hops. Bitter, for some reason with a hint of smoked malt, and grape fruit, in aftertaste.
CPH2200 (184) - DENMARK - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, 9.7%. Dark orange color, almost no head. Taste is bitter with malt and grapefruit. Easy to drink despite its heavy abv. Not bad.
MOLA_DK (258) - DENMARK - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home from Voldby. Pours hazy orange with a big white head. Hoppy, dank aroma. Malty at first, then loads of grapefruits taste. Long, bitter aftertaste. Nice, dangerously easy drinking IIPA.
k0mpsa (736) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at fermentoren, copenhagen. Almost clear copper color, small white head. Aroma is sweet malts and hops, fruits and some citrus. Sweet malty body, hops, balanced, fruity and hoppy end.
Benzai (5749) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Ørsted Ølbar. Hazy orange color, small white head. Smell malts, hops, resin, grapefruit lightly. Taste malts, hops, grapefruit, resin, spruce and moderate to heavy bitter. Sticky texture, nice long lightly fruity, pretty bitter and resinous aftertaste. Medium to full body, medium but soft carbonation. I love these kind of beers!
Japalo (936) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@ Fermentoren. Golden clear. Dry dusty notes. Nice seldom. Dry dry sweet phenolic in a good pleasant way.