JoeMcPhee (10187) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2017
Deep golden pour. The nose is quite earthy and a bit peppery. Has a touch of citrus and light resin. Malt is fairly assertive and distinctive with a nice chewiness. Slight cookie dough quality and a bit of lingering sweetness. Decent. anders37 (27892) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2016
Draft @ Taproom, Malmö. Pours a hazy pale orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy earthy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter earthy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter earthy finish. Bubeer (497) - - SEP 17, 2016
Hazy amber. Thin head, high retention. Aroma intensity 3.5/5. Basement aromas, no hops come out in the nose. Heavy bitter. Pleasant long bitter finish filling the mouth. Medium body AndreasP (334) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2016
Sweet beer with strong taste of pineapple and some licorice, with warming alcohol and and bitterness that comes late but lingers. Little too sweet for me, even for an IIPA redbeered (66) - GREECE - JUL 31, 2016
Bottle in Porto...pours a yellow amber colour slight haze....good head that dissipates leaving lacings....over the top pineapple, really intense a little like canned pineapple...some peach action...sweet start to the taste, pineapple taste, some malt but not dominate.....light bitter finish that builds in the aftertaste (odd)...medium carbonation with medium to light body.....quite a good beer
Renobob (2063) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 29, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Couleur ambrée caramel. Mousse blanche. Nez joliment houblonné, note de pin. Palais équilibré, belle complexité. Arômes de houblon, alcool présent, pas de sucre, malt, caramel, pointe boisée. Ensemble délicieux. patricks110 (2833) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
Delightful brew. Very resinous and sticky with tons of fruity and pine notes. Pours a bright golden honey tone with a sticky off white head that dies instantly. Fresh and vibrant. Good ipa. andrepintado (3786) - Porto, PORTUGAL - DEC 15, 2015
33cl bottle from cervejaportuguesa.com. Dark gold color. Thin and quite persistent white head. Medium body. Taste is medium to high bitter. Sweetness is light. Aroma is hoppy, piney, citric, a bit earthy, but good! ruigo (3080) - PORTUGAL - OCT 14, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2015 33cl bottle from the brewer. Almost clear amber colour with a nice white head. Nice retention. Pine, light tropical fruits and caramel in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is bitter with some sweet caramel notes but balanced with piny and earth notes. Overall, a very good beer. MartinT (10239) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Earthy hop resins make a bold statement in this Double IPA, developing mild menthol/eucalyptus notes amidst muddled caramelized cereal sugars.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A stable head of foam decorates the hazy dark amber.
-This is surprisingly easy drinking despite the focus on earthiness and coniferous resins.
-The soft, ample effervescence helps the mouthfeel greatly.
-There is a light fruit presence in here, but not nearly enough to make this brew stand out in the Double IPA.
-On the other hand, this remains a great hop fix when in Portugal, I’m certain!