Vestergaard (2091) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle 02/03/2014 (6 months old :/ ). Pours the clearest i’ve ever seen in a 9% abv beer. Amber. White, long lasting head. Aroma is pretty sweet and almost white vinous. Citrus, sweet grape fruit and fresh grapes. Taste is sweet, malty, and with a hint of the alcohol, but generally it’s really well hidden. Herbs and faded hops. I bet this beer was great couple of months ago, but the hops are too flat and weak bitter. The body is really nice though, and has a nice medium high carbonation. Really light and easy drinking for an IIPA! TheJvd (1343) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
12 oz bottle at home. Pours hazy orange with a medium white head leaving nice lacing. Aroma has some caramel, pine, hops and a little bit of fruitiness. Taste is a bit sweet with some caramel, pine and a medium bitter finish. Alcohol not really noticeable. Medium body and carbo. Nice, but a bit too sweet and piney for my liking. Niall73 (2463) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle picked up at GBBF. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Sweet aroma with caramel, light candy and a hint of orange. Medium body, medium carbonation. Quite sticky initially with light toffee and some booze coming through, but then it gets drier with woody resin, light banana, toast, pine, lemon... There’s orange marmalade too - actually quantro. Good, decent balance, not too sweet, with a nice woody grapefruit bitter finish. Tasty. bellco33 (851) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2014
On tap in pint glass: Pours amber with a thick white head with good retention. Aroma of banana, caramel, and resin. Taste is very well balanced, the malt is present but is not overwhelming due to the strong presence of piney hops. Smooth mouthfeel, medium to heavy body, medium carbonation. Pretty nice beer but still pretty malty. Westchesterco (2274) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
On draft at dogfish head alehouse in falls church it is a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma is citrus and the taste is strong bitter flavor of citrus that lingers on the palate
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Copper. Grapefruit, honey, sugar aroma. Big malty taste that changes to bitter grapefruit with a surprising clean finish. This is a big one with decently hidden alcohol. One of the best from dfh.
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Draft. Gold amber color. Aroma of hay, grass, citrus, spices. Coconut?, banana, pine, cloves, well suppressed alcohol...drying. Candied mouth. Hud (26) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 31, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2015 I have been wanting to try this beer for quite some time. I have to admit I was a little disappointed. Not sure what I was looking for, but it was more than that. Decent color with a small head. Very little lacing. Not much aroma. Very malty aftertaste with not much hop bitterness. Really expected more. 60 minutes is actually better. climberbob (497) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle into snifter. I am not an IPA fan but I did like the imperial version - the extra malt sweetness of the imperial balances some of what I consider excessive hops of most IPAs. Notes of candy, raisins, brandy and perhaps citrus if you think about it. Approaches a Belgian triple.
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Aroma is malty and hoppy with citrus and oranges. Some pineoil breaks through. Deep malts. Taste is sweet with caramels, pine needles and gentle hops falling from the sky in the end. Dry ending and pleasant bitterness. A superb Imperial Ipa.