milewide (2168) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fine DIPA with lots of citrus hops in aroma and taste. Good head and body. Clear amber color.
Hrodulf (46) - PORTUGAL - MAR 9, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sabor e aroma com notas silvestres, cor âmbar e boa carbonatação, corpo médio, garrafa 33cl
19Oracolo78 (159) - ITALY - MAR 7, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Birra dal colore dorato tendente all’ambrato. Schiuma cremosa e persistente. All’olfatto sentori di esotica, carsmello e frutta candita. Al palato corposa con note lievemente liquorose ma piacevoli e non stucchevoli, ananas e pesche sciroppate hanno la prevalenza. Nal finale amara e aromatica da luppolo fresco, pulisce ed asciuga il palato dalla liquorosità sentita in precedenza. Un’ottima birra particolare e contraddittoria. Piacevolmente beverina.
basjansen14 (207) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oranje kleurig bier met een witte schuimkraag.
Aroma: fruit, abrikoos en wat zoete mout.
Smaak: abrikoos, sinaasappel, butterscotch en een licht bittere afdronk.
JPDIPSO (6042) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 30, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark golden to bronze in color. Dense, tight bubbled, heavy cream colored head. Thick lace. Aromas of citric and piney hops. Some honey and old sap and soap scents. Feel is a bit sticky. Flavors include sweet malt and honey, grapefruit, pine and, I’m still catching some soap. Just not digging the IIPAs from Anderson Valley. Anise, as I get toward the bottom of the glass I final detect the component that is really throwing me off . ANISE - One of those thing I am very selective in liking, and in beer is not one of the places. 2/13
oh6gdx (26261) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Hazy goldeny amber colour with a small white head.Aroma is slight alcohol, some sweet malts, caramel, fruity and floral hops along with mild nectary and honey like notes. Flavour is alcohol, sweet malts, caramel, some herbal, grassy and resiny notes.
Dogbrick (12480) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Winking Lizard during the "Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Night" on 12/09/2016. The beer is a cloudy orange-gold color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing. Citrus, hops and malt in the nose. Medium-bodied with flavors of piney hops, fruit and caramel malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hop aftertaste. Above average overall.
Lubiere (13428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed golden DIPA with a thick frothy lacing off white head. In aroma, nice biscuit malt with resinous floral hops, grapefruit pulp, nice and classic. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity biscuit malt with light vinous notes, resinous floral hops, treacle, light butterscotch, alcohol warmth, light citrus, very nice.
kajser27 (1666) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unclear, orange-golden colored, medium- off white frothy head. Aroma is of caramel, carob, orange hard candy, some light fruit and citrus, sure signs of the Atlantic. Taste is medium+ sweet malt, caramel, carob and orange hard candy, light+ fruity and citrus hops, medium+ bitterness. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, sticky. Another IPA lost at sea...
(on tap, Craft Room, Zagreb)
Marko (5354) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 8, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Craft Room. Misty dark orange/something body, small white head. Dry orange notes and biscuity maltiness in the aroma, panettone, and something else, strange. Definitely not the way even an APA, let alone a Double IPA should smell. This was gone ages ago. The taste verifies that. Dry caramel taste with vague herbal hoppy notes and a papery finish similar to the much better preserved Hop Ottin’. I hope to rerate it from a fresh bottle, as with Hop Ottin’ really, but this in particular, as this was a major disappointment. It’s really a shame that hop-driven beers this old are being sold and shipped around - and through no fault of the brewery or maybe even the pub.
johnarktor (97) - FRANCE - NOV 30, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Biscuit, resin, spruce, citrus, pine needles, pine bark, forest mushroom, alcohol is really there too ; Appearance: pale, copper, hazy, white foam, full head ; light sweetness, medium bitterness ; Palate: medium to full body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish. Overall a very good and complex IPA, though not bitter enough for my own taste, it gives a pretty cool warmth down the throat (and a quick alcohol high too). Above all, this beer smells, tastes and feels like being in a forest. If I close my eyes while drinking it, i can easily imagine smelling the forest soil after a rain, feeling the bark of the trees, and hearing the sounds of the forest. It is a strange thing to say for a beer, and i was the first one to be surprised, but that is what I felt. - Should perfectly fit a mushroom and venaison meal, also.