mR_fr0g (14242) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2017
Keg at the mikkeller bar Berlin mitte. A translucent golden orange coloured pour with a a lasting off white head. Aroma is alcohol, apple brandy, carmel, woody, Bourbon,. Flavour is composed of semi sweet tangy, apricot, apple brandy, oak, light caramel, pine. Solvent. Palate is medium bodied, alcohol, grainy, tanin, moderate carbonation. Interesting. MelvinKalksma (1878) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2017
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BenL8 (305) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 15, 2017
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, wood, vanilla, fruit, hops and citrus.
Turbid/opaque golden/amber beer with a slight off-white head.
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, wood, vanilla and fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops and citrus.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. There is some wood and vanilla shining through and I really have no idea why. Maybe the guys did not clean their tap thoroughly enough? Great fruit flavours and a decent bitter finish thanks to the hops. Great appearance and palate as well, but the aroma could have been stronger.
330ml bottle at home. Pours a hazy orange amber with some head. Very intriguing and spicy aroma. Lots of tropical fruit, orange, lemon, booze, resin, hops. Nice balance of intense tropical and citrus fruit with herbal and spicy hoppiness. Taste is very bitter, medium sweet, caramel and with a pronounced malt base. Fruity, though not as pronounced as in aroma. Finishes herbal and earthy, resiny side of the hops shows off here. Finishes a tad sugary and boozy too. Nice double IPA, flavour could be a tad more fruity or juicy for my liking but could be due to it being a tad old. borre_m (1739) - NORWAY - SEP 9, 2017
Pours cloudy yellow. Aroma is hoppy, fruity, intense. Taste is hoppy, balanced, fruity. Casper0904 (582) - DENMARK - SEP 9, 2017
Fantastic IIPA. Lots of hoppy experience, with a sweet well balanced body. Don´t fear the high ABV.
ken1 (2274) - DENMARK - AUG 4, 2017
Aroma: fruity sweetness with oranges and grape fruits and some dusty notes.
Flavour: Bitter grape and other citrus fruits with a dry bitter finish. Mouthfeel is creamy and lightly alcoholic warm. mmmeinike (435) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2017
Cloudy orange with a frothy head. Mango, passion fruit and lemon aroma. Taste of malt, caramel, mango, lemon and whiskey. luser2000 (218) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 31, 2017
Jól sikerült Imperial IPA. Eros, még sem alkoholos. Süteményes felhangokkal. (Elso Mikkeller csapfoglalás alkalmával a Jónásban, csapról). Unde (1211) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2017 Awesome deep cloudy orange beer with nice head on top leaving beautiful lacing to the sides of the glass. Aroma has sweet tropical fruits, citrus fruits, cantaloupe melon. Taste is really bitter with grapefruit and grass hops, maybe too much alcohol and ABV for this beer. Fullish body and medium carbonation. Alengrin (6007) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2017
One of several DIPAs made for Crooked Moon, a Swedish tattoo studio apparently, with label designed by either of the two brothers running this business. Can from Bierhalle Deconinck. Medium thick, egg-white, very densely moussy head, dissolving in the middle to a pattern of thin, diffuse ’islands’ but clinging tightly to the edge of the glass; lightly hazy orangey blonde robe with salmon pinkish tinge. Aroma of fresh blood orange juice, pomelo, pink grapefruit flesh, biscuit, sweet red onions (the Simcoe, I guess), whisky, some onsetting cooked chicken-like oxidation already, rambutan, guava, Chardonnay wine (the Nelson Sauvin?), olive oil, papaja, raw turnips, chicken spices, pink peppercorns, cedar essential oil, faint hints of fresh dill (likely the Sorachi Ace), bread crumbs and juniper berries. Sweetish fruity onset, lots of ripe mango juice, lychee, guava and orange flesh, surrounded by a soft gooseberry-ish sourishness, softly carbonated with a smooth, thick, oily mouthfeel. Rounded caramelly malt sweet middle, biscuity, lush and ’fat’, with increasing hop bitterness on top, penetrating the malt sweetness thoroughly, releasing a lot of retronasal grapefruit, orange juice, guava, lime, sweet onion and lightly piney notes as well as delivering adequate yet not overly harsh, spicy, grapefruity and refreshing bitterness; some warming, brandy-like alcohol ensues after that, but manages to avoid too much astringency in only gently heating up the throat without destructing the play of maltiness and hoppiness. Lush, rich, very aromatic DIPA, had it a tad too old probably as I can imagine this being even more refreshing in aroma when young, but still holding strong, with the combination of thick biscuity malt sweetness and brandy-like alcohol almost becoming reminiscent of an IIPA rather than a DIPA (though it is admittedly difficult - if not impossible - to make a strict distinction between both). Recommended for hopheads, and good advertizing for a tattoo studio trying to connect with the current hipster craft beer culture. Exemplary for what it intends to be, certainly.