kajser27 (2065) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 27, 2017 haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, - JUL 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap (keykeg) Sheffield Tap 20/07/11. There’s something about a pint of Double IPA at the arse-end of an evening. A statement of no return. A declaration that I now give my tastebuds over to a beer so it can have its wicked way with them and damn the consequences.
And it’s... dense. Not chewy - none of that overtly-crystal sweetness that makes beers like this seem like hard work to drink for me. Just concentrated, slabs of pine and spice, aromas of steeped fruits with the occasional whiff of a well-matured mango chutney.
The great thing about ordering a pint was allowing the flavours to uncurl. The keg temperature doesn’t help the beer, but flavours that started out as distinct country cousins at the beginning eventually intermarried into something refreshingly incestuous.
Or is that just the bollocks I write having downed a pint of it? I’ll have to wait til it gets bottled, get the banjo out and try it all over again...
Hazy, yellow-golden colored, medium- white frothy head. Aroma is medium to strong hoppy pine, floral and citrus mix, fresh hop pellets, some caramel, bit of alcohol. Taste is medium to very sweet malt, caramel, medium to strong pine, floral and some citrus hops, orange, medium+ bitterness, dry finish, some alcohol and warmth, lasting bitter aftertaste. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, resiny. Excellent! Mad Dog Martin (96) - - SEP 17, 2017
(on tap, CBC Islington, London)
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2017 500ml can from Beer Hawk. Now this is a serious Double IPA. Very cloudy, beer coloured with a nice little head. Intensely hoppy with citrus and tropical fruit. Lovely and sweet. alvaro78 (638) - Sevilla, SPAIN - AUG 22, 2017
Aromas resinosos, frutales y tropicales
Buen aspecto espuma poco persistente
En boca cuerpo medio balanceada, fruta madura y final cítrico y resinosos
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2017
Keg @Salt Horse, Edinburgh, [Rating backlog 15.04.2017] Pours orange gold, white head. Nose is cheese, pine, citrus fruits, orange. Taste is pine, toffee and orange, grapefruit as well. Grumbo (4114) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2017
Can from Two Brews, Colchester. Pours a murky golden orange colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of hop, citrus, tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, pine and caramel. Medium sweetness, moderate bitterness. Full bodied, thick texture, soft to flat carbonation. Finish is sweet, fruity and slightly gritty.
melush (4816) - SPAIN - JUL 27, 2017
Tap @ Irreale, Madrid, Spain aleksander9 (1910) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2017
Hazy amber colour with a thin white head.
Aroma is hops, pine, tropical fruits, slightly malty.
Taste is malt, hops, mango, peach, resin, alcohol.
Medium to full body, average carbonation.
-On tap Røør, Oslo- Dank hops, spicy and honey. Thick and resiny finish. Amazing! SvanteL (645) - SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2017
Orangegul, disig, vitt skum. Doftar grape, citron och tallbarr. I smaken finns mycket citronjuice, en skön sötma och en behaglig grapebeska, mycket fyllig med stor och rund munkänsla. De Klomp 3/6 -17 Fashawn (604) - ITALY - JUN 18, 2017
Aroma bellissimo pieno di pesca, melone retato, frutto della passione e ananas, tanto mango e resina, marijuana, presenza verde. Arancio ambrato, opaca e sporca visivamente, densa e molto bella. piccola presenza di caramello all’inizio, ha perso un po’ di esplosività, pesca, melone e frutta tropicale. Mango, frutta sciroppata e aghi di pino e resina sul finale. Davvero buona, frizzantezza media e birra quasi oleosa, con tanto amaro sulla fine insieme alla pesca che ritorna ed anche gli aghi di pino. Buonissima. Alcol appena percettibile, mostruosa. dgbeer (6) - - MAY 26, 2017 does not count
Tasted after cloudwater dipa citra so was not expecting too much. However, it is excellent, very hope, but a wonderfully complex flavour with lots of depth. Much better than its very good younger brother (or sister?) Love it.
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