Heidelbeer (41) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2017 Fatehunter (2567) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Into a tulip glass. Two and half fingers of head with great retention. The body is a clear, medium straw color.
The aroma is grapefruit with a touch of orange. Nice.
The taste is a bold bitterness beginning to end with a touch of honey at the end. It’s a great DIPA profile with just enough sweetness.
A crisp texture with moderate carbonation and medium body.
A really nice DIPA.
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2017 Stored bottle from Mai 2015 drank at 22.6.17 so be aware that the description could be misleading if you compare it to a fresh bottle. Off-white creamy average sized rather quick disappearing head. Beer is slightly murky and amber, copper golden in color. Aroma is intense, lots of hop, pine, exotic, fresh, orange and a bit of cinnamon. Taste is full and heavy after sweet roasted malt, caramel and a ton of bitter hops. Finish is intense and long, I say even very long. On the tongue is a continues fight between bitter and sweet, while the sweet is trying the bitter is dominating every round. Texture is creamy, Caribana is soft. For my personal taste I must admit this style of beer is not my favorite. It?s a tad to bitter and too intense. Anyway it?s a perfect example of this style and deserves the high rating. PintjeFritz (340) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2017
Clear amber beer with short white head, smell is heavy, tropical fruits, taste is heavy bitter, herbs, full body, oily, long finish,
(I have 0.65l bottle with best-before 20.10.2017 and batch 10/20/2016 15:05) commonmac (1246) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2017
12oz bottle purchased at Sheffield’s and consumed in a tulip glass. Picture perfect color...hazy deep orange with a hint of amber. Assertive white head. Aroma is orange hard candy and tropical fruit. Taste is an extremely well balanced with maybe a slight lean on the sweeter side. Tropical fruit carries through. Malty undertones play a significant part as well. Alcohol presence is apparent but used quite effectively. This is a spot on version of a malt forward double IPA. Delicious. BlackBeerPG (675) - Darien, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Taste: woody, spiced resin notes with tropical hops. Dry hopped and slightly boozy nose. Orange/Amber color, mostly clear, with foamy white head and ringed lattice. Medium/full body. Dry it is. mrol (330) - - MAY 24, 2017
Pours dark gold with one finger off white head. The nose is mango and orange peel. The taste is citrus, toffee grapefruit. A bit sweet and astringent. I think not very fresh.
chadski (141) - California, USA - MAY 22, 2017
Bitter resin with slight hints of lemon. Full-bodied and creamy. Always solid. beerstar88 (587) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2017
Trübes Bernstein mit sehr guter Schaumkrone. Herrlicher Duft. Super fruchtiger Körper mit harmonischer Hopfenbittere. Der Alkohol wird gekonnt versteckt! drjoeng (1291) - SINGAPORE - APR 14, 2017
9.5%ABV. Double IPA.
Poured out light amber. 12SRM.
Nose is pine and spicy with cilantro and scallion.
Sweet nose suggesting nice clean malty body that is full bodied and syrupy. It gets me in the mood to taste some big hop flavor.
Mouthfeel is syrupy and soapy. Palate is malted candy, corn syrup. hops are pine, pine sap, citrus peel, citrus oil.
Finish is medium with a lingering citrus oil flavor.
Overall, one of those sweet malt, dry hopped affairs for me. I don’t hate it, but my palate at the time of this review wants to have more bready heft which means more body, this sweet has not much body which means you get a 2 track tasting, big hops and big sweet malt and nothing to fill the void in between. PugUglyBrewer (658) - - MAR 23, 2017
Clean and refined bright copper color with an eggshell colored head of soapy white foam. Caramelized grapfruit character throughout with a tangy orange and reserved pine dryness in the finish. DavyK (135) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2017
Bottle from Blackfriar’s. Outstanding. Chewy, pineapple and pine and lovely lingering hops and resin. Big orange smell, enticing deep orange colour. Absolutely one of the best Imperial IPAs I’ve tried.