SanfordBrewer (1574) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Translucent dark copper with a thin beige head. Soft full body with medium carbonation.ekstedt (6773) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2008
Aroma: caramel malt, candied piney citrus hops, alcohol, and a bit of minerality.
Taste: piney citrus hops, caramel sweet malt.
Great flavor and balance. Very american west coast character.
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2009 Draught at the Rover, Göteborg, Sweden. Deep amber to copper, rich creamy off-white head. Intense flora hoppy aroma with a solid caramelly malt base and some notes of pine and lytchee. Medium to heavy body and velvetly smooth. Perfect balance betwwen malt swetness and bitterness, and a loooong finish. Rating 8/5/10/5/18->4.6.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2008
Subsequent samples have been a bit less great, rating therefore lowered.
Draught. Dark amber with white head. First thing when I nosed on the glass was candy. The sweetness from the alcohol and malt dominates the bitterness from the hops in any case but the hops are there! I really liked this beer but it is a bit too strong to take two of in the same sitting. rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2008
On draught at the brewery.
Deep amber colour with medium-sized beige head. Big floral aroma along with citrus and pine. Very steady body with jellyish mouthfeel and a HUGE hop flavour - this beer is green from hops by all means. Am I in San Diego? Still good malty, with lots of sweet fruits. 80 IBU’s is hardly noticed after that insane amount of flavouring hops. The bitterness just lurks behind the sweetness. A brutal beer! hirigalzkar (3158) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2009
Tap @ Glenfiddich Warehouse. Ap; Dark mahogny color. Aroma: Milky with grassy hops. Taste: Lot’s of things going on here! Reminds me of Arrogant Bastard in it’s way of being able to present much of everything without being unbalanced. Caramel, grapefruit (really bitter), orange, burned malt. Ov: This has to be one of the better DIPAS out there.
gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2008
(Draught at The Rover, Göteborg) Clear dark copper color, small tan head. Nice sweet and fruity, hoppy floral and citrus with pine scent. Roasted, sweet, bitter and hoppy taste. Citrus, pine and malty end. Thick creamy mouthfeel. Medium high bitterness. Really nice. Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2008
Draught (TR). Amber colour with a small off-white head. Hoppy, light floral aroma. Very hoppy taste with fruity notes. High
bitterness. Gave me hoppy burps for several hours. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2008
Draught at Bishop’s Arms North, Stockholm. Ours out in a hazy reddish amber colour with a small sticky white foam. Big and vibrant hop aroma of lychee, black currant, grapefruit, resin, grass and flowers. Starts fruity and rather sweet of black currant, plums, caramel and pine-needles but finishes really bitter of grapefruit, currant-leaves, lychee and blood oranges. Nearly full-bodied. Delicious!!! fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2008
Draught at Tre Små Rum, GöteborgOleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2008
Beautiful amber color, with creamy head. It has a very nice hop aroma, fruity (sweet oranges), but also a pleasant trace of homebaked cookies, yeast and very light bread. Solid body, it has an excellent flavor, mixing sweet toffee and quality hop, quite fruity and partially resiny. The final is balanced (for such beer) and quite long. Excellent.
Draught @ The Rover, Göteborg. Medium-sized tanned head with long duration. Clear, dark reddish brown colored body. Massive aroma of fresh and fruity hops up front. Grapefruit, lime and tropical. Then a scent of caramel and mild chocolate. Taste is full malty, deliciously sweet with an intense, fruity and resiny hopbitterness. Grapefruit, pine and berries. After a while some tones of chocolate and toasted dark malts develops, giving assosiations to a hoppy Stout... Full body and no traces of alcohol, only a light heat in the mouth. Texture is smooth. Long hopbitter finish. A punchy and extremely refreshing IIPA.