HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - APR 22, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hardly ever rate anymore but this one deserves special mention. Had it on tap at ben and Nick’s. Great aromas of hops and citrus, wonderful flavor profile, just the right amount of sweetness and bitterness, the alcohol shines through a bit, but it meshes well. Nice thick palate, just right for an Imperial IPA.
dwyerpg (5883) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 14, 2017
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I absolutely love this. Full of fruity hips, mostly grapefruit, in both the aroma and the body. Nice bittering hops at the back end. Excellent beer.
commonmac (1133) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2017
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Muddy Waters with Johnston crew. Chalice/tulip style pour. Hazy and cloudy deep orange with a golden tinge. Solid lacing and a quarter finger white head. Aroma is heavy citrus with some pine resin characteristics as well. Taste is very bright and fresh with plenty of elements of citrus (grapefruit) and a dank quality towards the end and at the finish. Beautiful mouthfeel with a slight oily/resiny lean. This is how a double IPA should be made. Highly recommended.
TBone (16534) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Beer Hunters, Pori. Dark orange color, small steady white head, lace. Citrus and pineapple in the nose. Medium-bodied to full-bodied. Tropical fruity, pineapple, citrus. Quite sweet, a bit alcoholic but pleasant and hoppy.
FatPhil (15094) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap (One Pint, Helsinki)
Sweet mashy DIPA aroma, fruity, citrussy, piney, a bit in-ya-face. Taste kinda what you’d expect given the aroma, but the in-ya-face aspect is toned down appreciably. Almost lightish palate with zesty bite and carbon dioxide. Certainly a bit brash, but drinkability remarkably there. Finish a little soapy, piney, and zesty. Almost enjoyed this DIPA, that’s how good it is!
Kavu (4442) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/2 pint on tap @ One Pint Pub. Pours cloudy golden with a low head. Aroma is malts with some tropical fruits. Flavor is creamy malts, fruits, some pine, some alcohol and hops. Pretty good.
Jyrsa (677) - - OCT 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange with light grayish head. Raisins and caramel and grapes with some herbs. Slightly sticky, sweet and of course bitter.
jinroh (1363) - ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap! Amber, bit of white foam. Definitely feels like an IPA, has a strong fruity malt body, some caramel even - and lots of fruity hops, ripe fruits. Tastes also mainly fruity and a bit sweet, hops are also there creating some balance. One thing I am not getting AT ALL is coffee. Where did it go? Very enjoyable as a nicely balanced and sweet-malty DIPA, but really was hoping for some stronger coffee notes. Or reading the description again, maybe there actually shouldn’t be any coffee??
VastActiv (6247) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Brewdog Helsinki, Helsinki. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, caramel, pine, hops and malts. Pretty tasty.
jookos (5981) - FINLAND - SEP 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap@brewdog hki. Orange coppery light hazy. Ripe stonefruits, apricots, caramelly malts Sweet fruity bit boozy feel. Ful bodied, stone fruity hoppy, fruity, citrus. Pine in finish. Clean DIPA. Feels a bit old tho. Doesn’t amaze atm at least. Ok tho, bit thick malty.
Hermod (6845) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @Brewdog Helsinki.
Poured deep amber color with a thin but lasting white head.
Aroma has hops, dark fruits, dates. Not feeling that fresh.
Fruity, oranges, figs, sugars, hops. Heavy bitter but not in an enjoyable way. Probably nice fresh I would imagine.