lmojoh (893) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2017 Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, - NOV 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Headless hazy dark golden pour, rather dull to look at. Hop forward nose, but not particularly fresh, its travels being certainly a cause, but the lack of carbonation also points at potential bottling issues. Clean, rather refined English malt character. Direct, punchey albeit never brash hoppiness providing plenty of floral and resinous bitterness. Lingering finish. Fair bodied with an oily texture that could really use more than trace carbonation to lift those flavours up. Relatively dry for a double IPA, never abusing the crystal malts, rather going into the honey territory. A bit tough to judge. It seems that my case where a bottle lacks carbonation is far from unique and it certainly removed from the enjoyment, accentuating the focus on the slaughtering hops which lacked freshness after having laid in a lifeless bottle for months.
Flaske 0,5L smakt januar 2013. Aroma sitrus, humle. Utseende uklar gylden med hvitt skum. Smak sitrus, grapefrukt, malt, humle, karamell,krydder, alkohol. En bitter ipa med god fruktighet og med noe karamell i kanten. Godt øl john44 (3202) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Draft Half Pint at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London in Nov 2011 - Hazy Orangey Amber in colour. Very Hoppy; grassy and earthy hops. Fruity; orange citrus, peach. Malty; solid malty backbone, sweet malts, caramel. Good hop/fruit/malt balance. Sweet-bitter very fruity hoppy throughout with good malts; not too bitter or hop extreme. Very drinkable. Liked this a lot. Nice Euro DIPA! (2011-11-05)
obguthr (6534) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2016
Batch 434: Hay, pencil shavings, grapefruit aroma. Murky ochre, thick billowy head, fairly good retention. Intense punch of grapefruit, caramel, horehound, oak. Triple sec finish. Full body, hot, easy carbonation. A bit stale and oxidized, no date found on the bottle, but I would guess it isn’t very fresh. Very boozy. wlajwl (6946) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2016
Aroma is citrus, English malts and mild pine. The flavor is fruit, citrus, hops/hop resin, English malts and a mix of mild heat, spices and bittersweet in the finish. Kavu (4981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2015
Taste from a bottle (best before 6/2012) @ a friend’s place. Pours hazy golden with a high but fast head. Aroma is fruity and slightly sour malts with some alcohol and hops. Flavor is sweet malts, fruits, alcohol, hops and a sour punch that doesn’t belong. It’s gone bad, sadly. Still decent though.
TorbenJensen (1539) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
Foam is moderate and sustained. The aroma contains light fruit, caramel and hops. The taste is extremely good. First lightly caramel, then ongoing good hops with a fine balance bitter not astringency with the points that it is an IPA. Towards the end lightly alcoholic forward and leaves a warming sensation in the mouth. Very successful IPA. BlazerT (1201) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle. Sensoric. Golden, hazy with medium, white head. Poor lacing and head retention. The aroma is toasty and caramel malts with quite strong floral and herbal accents. Taste is medium to high bitter with some sweet, even not heavy malty sweetness. Medium body, creamy and quite thick texture, average carbonation, fifnish is semi-dry and medium bitter. In overall, nice Sissio (1699) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 14, 2015
Lightly hazy amber orange, cream head
butter scotch, citruses, red orange peel, hint of toffee
astringent finish probably due to carbonation
hops, toffee and butterscotch, hazelnuts danielecamo (839) - ITALY - JAN 31, 2015
In bottiglia. Colore arancio, velato, schiuma fine e abb persistente. aroma di cereale, crosta di pane, caramello seguito da resinoso, terroso ed erbaceo. al palato corpo intenso anche se non penalizza la scorrevolezza. Malta in evidenza ancora con crosta di pane e caramello che bilanciano a fatica una dosa di luppolo consistente anche se non molto elegante. aromi erbacei e resinosi abbondanti. Florya (2026) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: hazy orange, small white head Aroma: floral, spice, apples, grass.. Palate: medium body, average carbonation.