vesavee (6) - FINLAND - JUN 3, 2012 does not count
Captain Obvious to the rescue: this is quite bitter! Did not get much of the aroma, but then again it’s allergy time so I can’t smell anything anyway. Loved it, but was not a good choice for a first beer of the evening. After this nothing tastes like anything for a while, which is hardly surprising. DasBierChef (1084) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2012
A very nice take on the beloved American IIPA. Extremely hop forward, but well balanced and floral. bravo! PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2012
12.7 oz bottle poured into tulip glass Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Aroma: peaches, orange, mango, lemongrass, floral hops, malty, caramel, vanilla, maybe a hint of dark fruits
Appearance: murky light brown color and very hazy. thin layer of tan head that faded quickly. hardly laces glass.
Taste: medium sweet, mild sour, mild bitter
Palate: finish is medium to high bitter, medium sweet, and mild sour. Medium body and creamy texture. Carbonation is average. Tropical fruits come out on the aftertaste. Alot less bitter than I was expecting. Bitterness and a bit of heat from the alcohol lingers on the tongue for a while.
Overall: This wasnt what i was expecting. The appearance was not the usual DIPA and for the amount of IBUs supposedly present this was no where near as bitter as I expected. I am pleasantly surprised. Lots of fruity and floral aromas. Huge malt backbone to balance it out. For the price I paid however I wont be picking this up again.
Green wrapped bottle. Pours out a mud like color with tan head. Full body that is thick and creamy. Good lacing. Bitter goes without saying but it finishes with a hint of sweetness I can't identify. Reminds me of palatable wrecker. A beer that gets better once u adjust to the taste. Nice beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone CamdenD (1204) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 18, 2012
Good, but perhaps over-bittered. I know that’s the whole point, but this bitterness was intense and not entirely pleasant. Aroma was nice but again a bit one-sided. The whole beer: one-sided... again, certainly the point, but I’ll let others tell you why you should drink this and not others.
mloula (2) - Weston, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2012 does not count
Acquired in a beer trade. Green bottle wrapped in paper. No bottle date found. So that’s what they mean by resin. DSG (15301) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2012
Poured into Duvel tulip glass. Murky brown. Four finger off white rocky head that dissipated rather quick. Resin, pine, pineapple, cough drop and green apple come to mind in the aroma. A good amount of bitterness. Pine, grapefruit and a touch of alcohol burn in the throat with a lingering bitterness.
A decent beer that I’m glad I was finally able to try. You won’t regret getting yourself a bottle of this. I’m just not sure I’d go out of my way to get it again.
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2012 [5/9/12] Draught at Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen. Clear deep amber. Strong hoppy aroma with pine and citrus. Flavor with lots of piney and grapefruity hops. Rounded mouthfeel. A really nice DIPA. suprchunk (2994) - EffOff, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Ruby amber colored pour. Small off-white head. Little lacing. Big hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit and tons of other citrus. Malty taste with a huge hop presence. Bitter, sweet, nice beer. sethbreaker (180) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAY 13, 2012
On draught. Intense hop aroma. Bitter hop taste, lingers on the palate, seriously bitter, bordering on astringent. Intense experience gam (4097) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2012
Large frothy head deep misty amber pourt soft carbonation aromas floral mixed hops stonefruit pine maltiness the flavours apricot pine peach strong ibu grapefruit pip taste caramel floral sweetness a good balance finish lots of fruit pine hops stone fruit citrus big bitter aftertaste sweet malt enjoyable but there is some thinness in the taste