Quick3Beers (1358) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy amber from a bottle, big citrus and pine notes in the nose. Flavor similar, sweet maltiness but not treacly like a lot of IIPAs, rather dry and very drinkable. Alcohol not noticeable. Very good beer. pilsnerrogge (2984) - Finspång, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
Bottled:ekstedt (6944) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
Hazy orange with a large head. Aroma is vanilla, tropical fruits, pine needles and resin. Taste is resin, pine needles and tropical fruits with honey and caramel in the background. Long Bitterness.
Bottle (bomber) from Systembolaget. Shady orange, medium tan head. Tropical fruit hop aroma, oranges and tangerine, some piney notes. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with high bitterness. beer_est_deus (1315) - örebro, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2016
Mycket dimmig, halm guld gul, gyllene orange skum. Doft: Barr, humle, citrus, mango, passionsfrukt. Smak: Humle, humle, barr, växter, omogen mango, alkohol, torkad frukt, tamarind. Humlen är verkligen dominerande, 8:an i smak är tveksam. ej (1330) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 2, 2016
Bottle. Slightly hazy, golden pour producing a medium white top. Looks great. Aromas of malts, resin and citrus. Notes of grapefruit and melon as well. Taste is light sweet at first with a hint of spicy warmth, then into a fruity and malty flavor. Finishes moderately bitter. Nice mouthfeel, slick, full bodied and with avg co2 levels.
dojken (641) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2016
Flaska. Brao trevlig doft av malt karamell o tång. Smaken bra med torkad frukt o gödsel. Bra balanserad o den ligger gött i munnen o avslutas med en mycket trevlig beska. craftbeersweden (693) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2016
The beer is light hazy, orange with a two finger high, white, head. omhper (25544) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2016
Nose: Orange marmelade, mango and grapefruit. A bit tired hops...
Taste: Pine, resin, orange, caramel, orange zest and mango. I’m disturbed that this beer feels to tired!
Mouth-feel: Medium body. Chewy. Great, bitter ending. Oily texture.
I bought this beer at the release date March 18, 2016 in Sweden. On the bottle the Swedish distributor has put a white sticker with the "best before" date January 1, 2017. I got a bit suspicious and checked the bottle. I found Bear Republics "best by" date: April 4, 2016 !!
No wonder I felt the hops were a bit tired...
To bad, I don’t think this review will reflect a fresh version of this beer.
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Hazy deep golden, rich creamy head. Generus aroma of mango and grapefruit. Somewhat dryish with slimmer body than anticipated. Peppery mango, grapefruit and pine. Heated finish with long piney bitterness. An IIPA without syrup and caramel, with intense citrusy hops? If only all IIPA’s were like this, even if it is somewhat boozy. Brewhemia (321) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2016
Almost clear light amber color with white head. Really nice aroma of fresh and dried fruits as well as a toffee-like sweetness. The taste is sweet up front greatly balanced by the following bitterness. A sensation of tropical fruits linger on in the finish after the bitterness. Nice full body. A really good double IPA in my opinion. klas (414) - SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Strong and powerful. Bitter. Hoppy. Very good but maybe not worth the price.