tiong (7739) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Draught @ CBC 2013Geokkjer (7663) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2013
Pours clear dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of fruity hops, berries and malty notes. Taste is sweet, fruity and hoppy with hints of berries and lemon. Finish is malty and fruity with hoppy notes. Quite fruity and balanced with a nice touch of berries.
Bottle.Pours golden with off-white head. Aroma of nettle, herbs, some cat pea and malt. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some citrus, malt, peach and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation. SaintMatty (7603) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2011
330ml Bottle - Amber with a slight haze and a foamy head. Hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit and pine. Bitter and tangy taste with notes of grapefruit, cloudberries and passion fruit. The finish is hoppy and slightly tart. olsvammel (7312) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2011
Hazy golden-orange with a reddish tint. Big fluffy dirty white head. Looks appealing, I like that it’s not clear and the foam stayed for a long time.
I smell it right away when I start to pour the bottle, lots of fruits, citrus, grapefruit and berries. The cloud berries are definitely there, I’m surprised as I didn’t think it would make such an impact on the smell.
Very nice taste, I get the same kind of fruity hops as in the smell, citrus, grape and berries. Just as in the smell the cloud berries are there. It’s also quite sweet with a rich malty body. The bitterness isn’t very strong or aggressive but it’s there and it lasts quite a while.
Fairly smooth, thick body and low to medium amount of carbonation.
I have to admit I love DIPAs and this is one is a good example of why I like they style. It’s got a very pleasant fruity hoppy flavour and the cloud berries are definitely there. However they aren’t too overpowering, it’s a noticeable yet subtle flavour, just enough to mix with the aromas from the hops and yeast. All of it is balanced by a very sweet malty body, I think they left enough residual sugar in this beer to ferment a light beer. Most likely they mashed it at a fairly high temperature, 67 degrees or above. Either that or the sweetness comes from the cloud berries, hard to tell exactly what the addition of fruits did to this brew. All I know it wasn’t a failure, I see it as inspiration to attempt my Chocolate Cherry Stout again :) larsniclas (7285) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2011
Bottled from Systembolaget
Slightly hazy deep amber. Tan head.
Very flowery aroma along with tropical fruits.
Pretty thick and oily palate.
Fruity hoppiness with dominating NS-hops.
AshtonMcCobb (7029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2011
On tap @ the Brewdog Bar, Edinburgh. Pours dark amber with a nice wee head. The nose has meadowsweet (and sweet urine if that doesn’t see too unappealing) and perhaps some green beans. The taste is more of the same, but with a bit more creamy maltiness. The palate is well balanced with a body that builds through to the middle section and then cleans nicely. Overall, a really interesting beer. ekstedt (7007) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2011 Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Fantastic, luxorious tropcial fruit hop aroma, with just a hint of cloudberries (not sure I would have picked that one out unless I knew about it beforehand). Some cookiesh malt aroma in the background. Medium bodied with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Quite sweet, but a massive bitterness saves the day. Still, I would have preferred it less sweet. McTapps (6984) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - APR 27, 2015
Vintage bottle from trade with siranselm - many thanks, Marcus! The beer has got a hazy orange-amber colour with a steady, low head and smooth body. Aroma of citrus, hops and pine. Taste of fresh hops, mandarinas, citric, pine, herbs and light unripe berries. Dry finish with a gentle bitterness. Fruity and hoppy. Absolutely delicious and quaffable. Enjoyed it a lot. jfb (6984) - GERMANY - MAY 22, 2013
(draught) pours a hazy golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of orange peel, herbal hops, grass, mango and caramel, with a light hint of pepper. flavour is heavily resinous and quite sweet, with notes of caramel, raisins and a touch of alcohol. medium to heavy-bodied with fizzy carbonation. MrTipple (6952) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2016
Citric flavours, unripe peaches, lemon, some tropical fruits coming up, mango, some alcohol. Slightly hazy gold, small, creamy, white head. Light bitter. Intense citrus fruits, zesty lemon, grapefruit, some pine, sweet berry fruits, bitter finish. Nice IIPA, good citrus flours throughout. Keg at BrewDog, Soho.