deanso (10070) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - OCT 25, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Very thin white head. Cloudy amber pour. Lovely hoppy aroma. Very nice bitter aftertaste. Well done. matis (262) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Tap in Bergamo. Pine, flowers, citrusses and some caramell on nose. Sour-sweet fruity taste with bitter finish. So so hoppy IIPA. Tasty! Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Hazy brownish amber, head is like whipped cream, nice yellowish white and leaves lacing. Lightly roasted, caramel malt, citrus, sweet and fruity. Really soft and round palate, semisweet, medium bitter, malty, soft carbonation, long malty finish with nice bitter kick, medium body. Tasty, nice palate. TheJvd (1283) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
33 cL bottle at home. Pours hazy orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma has some red fruits, caramel, malts, alcohol and some spices. Taste is somewhat sweet with malts, caramel, some spices, alcohol and an over medium bitterness. Medium body and carbo. Habanero (4639) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep golden with an average, lacing, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and vanillanotes.Sweei flavor that ends up more dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A very nice DIPA.
madmitch76 (24388) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
16th July 2014MartinT (9852) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
Hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and a little dry. Sweetish malts, dry cream. Little alcohol spice. Mildly spicy orange hops. Light dry finish. Pretty clunky for a dipa but a passable beer.
My Bottom Line:Kauge (1931) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 9, 2014
This muddled Double IPA manages to share oranges and resins through caramelized sweetness in an otherwise hot and yeasty profile.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam tops the opaque amber.
-The finish is surprisingly not excessively bitter.
-Alcohol warmth is not necessary in here, in my opinion.
-This may be flavourful, but the execution is too unrefined to showcase all these characterful hops.
-This is the type of Double IPA which is common in countries where the style is quite new. More hops, more malt, more alcohol, yes, but the result doesn’t necessarily yield more flavour or more pleasure.
Bottle from a shop in Bergamo airport (€ 6) in June 2014. Pours a deep copperish amber with a tan, retaining head. The aroma jumps out of the bottle straight into the brain - it’s terrific! A tropical fruit cocktail. Sweet caramel there, too, with some spicy tones. Taste is more malty - it’s a sweet caramelly-biscuity base with a big tropical hoppy bitterness on top of that. A medium body, soft carbonation, silky smooth mouthfeel, and a massive bitterness in the finish. Refreshing, too. Perfect to end a hot, tiring midsummer’s workday. Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle: Served in a shaker:
Small creamy foamy head on top of a hazy orange amber colored beer.
Aroma has lots of tropical fruit, some hop flowers, some herbs and light spicy tone and a carbo gass sprinkle.
Flavours of exotic fruits, bitters, hops, flowers, cream, malts, grass, herbs and some corn.
Aftertaste is bitter, malty, grassy and some hops with a fruity edge.
Low carbo, oily silky mouthfeel, medium to fuller bodied and a light oily texture. Idiosynkrasie (7435) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear, copper colour with average to huge, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Citrusy, minimally sweaty, piney hop aroma, hints of orange and lemon, a touch of pineapple, biscuity caramel malty basis. Taste is crisp bitter hoppy, citrusy, notes of lemon, orange, a touch of pine, caramel malty backbone. Quite standard in a sense (or to put it this way, following a distinguishable ideal), but exactly the standard that took great efforts for the precursors to develope it over years, and therefore exactly the level of artisanship you have to reach as a brewer before you seriously should think about setting new standards, about improvement and variation of a style; hence not avant-garde, but a really nice DIPA.