Hermod (8193) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2012
12fl. oz. bottle from Bierkompass.de. Poured hazy orange colored with a frothy, bubbly white head. Aroma is very hoppy, pine, caramel, herbal notes. Intensely hoppy flavor, pine, exotic fruits, some sweet maltiness as well, toffee or caramel. Oily, slightly chewy mouthfeel. The finish is very bitter, mouthdrying, fruity. Truly a palate wrecker. Great DIPA, you don´t notice the ABV here at all. jookos (6948) - FINLAND - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle. Light amber/orange, nice frothy head. Nose is massively piney-hoppy, with some citrus and floral tones. And underneat that, there’s a good caramel/vanilla "compressed" (a bit burnt) maltyness. Body is soft and almost creamy. Bitter, with plenty of piney flavors, some breadyness, caramel, apricots. A bit of a bitter / alcoholic finish. This is exactly what a IIPA should be like. Massively hopped, bitter, full of dark/murky/compressed caramel maltyness. I would have been ok with this not being just as bitter as it is. But on the other hand, then it might have been too hot. jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Tap. Everything I want in this style. Resinous hop aroma and flavor, just so bright. Oily nice finish Geokkjer (7643) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of peachy hops, citrus, malt and grass. Flavor is sweet and bitter with a lot of peachy hops and some malty notes. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. yngwie (17168) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle. It’s a hazy, dark golden beer topped by a dense, finger-thick off-white to beige head. Lots of hops in the aroma, green pine cones, resins and citrus peel, and also a touch of maltyness. The flavor has a pleasant underlying malty sweetness, and up front there’s hops, some more hops and even more hops. A nice bitterness, grass hints and lots of resins and citrus zest. Lasting finish. Pleasant indeed, sure wouldn’t mind having more of this. 120915
Meilby (11639) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjertderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2012
Pours slightly hazy deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape and piney hops. Taste is medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long bitter and citrus fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
4/IX/2012 12 FL. Oz. bottle De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Klaas’ place - BB: n/a (2012-1007) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!VonClausewitz (132) - Italy, ITALY - SEP 11, 2012
clear orange beer, big creamy yellowish head with some irregular bubbles, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of passion fruits, pineapple, resin, some flowers, sugar, honey. MF: soft carbon, full body, bit syrupy texture. Taste: citrus first, grapefruit, passion fruit, pineapple, sweet malts, honey, resin, very bitter hops. Aftertaste: grapefruit, very bitter ending, by chemical, still very fruity, dry and bitter. Amazingly balanced.
149 IBU......si presenta da sola....In realtà un corpo denso e caramellato bilancia questa enorme carica luppolata......Il naso è intrigante, con note intense agrumate, frutti esotici, resine e caramello.....
In bocca ha un corpo denso e una lunghissima persistenza amara.....forse troppo...... ShawnC (76) - - SEP 9, 2012
Dark gold. Slight lacing. Slight piney grassy almost soapy. Big gravity little boozy. Nice carbonation and mouthfeel. Lingering strong bitterness. Maybe a bit to warm. Unbalanced. Simple just a lot of IBU. Worth a try but not one to return too.
---That dog will hunt! tiong (7513) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2012
355ml bottle from Bierkompass
Pours dark orange with a bubbly and foamy white head. Aroma of strong malty notes, some aged hops and hints of glue. Taste is sweetish and malty with some bitter and grassy hops, hints of pine and spices. Finish is bitter and sweetish with a lot of maltiness and slight notes of alcohol pushing through. A bit unbalanced, quite malty and hoppy IIPA. Probably past it’s prime.