luser2000 (198) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 31, 2017
Jól sikerült Imperial IPA. Eros, még sem alkoholos. Süteményes felhangokkal. (Elso Mikkeller csapfoglalás alkalmával a Jónásban, csapról). Unde (1152) - 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 (5722) - 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. colui72 (1100) - HONG KONG - JUL 23, 2017
Pours cloudy orange, with a big frothy head, some sediments and nice sticky lacing. Aroma of strong mango, passion fruit and citrus. Tastes fruity and moderately bitter, intense flavours of ale malts, caramel, mango, passion fruit, orange peel and some booze. Medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish. Rich DIPA, full of flavours. Excellent! Beerwithwings (232) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2017
can at home. Has an interesting flavour which I can’t put my finger on. I enjoy mikkeller beers this one not so. it’s a very different DIPA that I’ve had before
GoddamnNoise (189) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2017
33 cl. bottle @ Home.
Aroma: not very intense but very pleasant aromas of tropical fruits, fruits, grapefruit, maybe mango or passion fruit, citrus. No hints of alcohol in the nose.
Appearance: quite deep golden to light amber color with medium hazyness. Perfectly white head with very high thickness, very high retention, medium Brussels’ lacing and creamy texture, made of big sized bubbles.
Taste: low to medium sweetness, medium bitterness, low sourness. Flavors of grapefruit, tropical fruits, resin, pine. Some toasted/caramel malt overtones in the background. Balance is on the hop bitterness side with some malt sweetness as counterpart. Bitterness is quite high but not harsh nor unpleasant. Alcohol level is very well hidden, it’s not noticeable in the flavor nor in its warming effect.
Palate: medium body, oily-silky texture, low to medium carbonation, long dry bitter finish (medium bitterness) of grapefruit, tropical fruits, pine, resin.
Overall: excellent appearance. Not very intense aromas but quite good aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, grapefruit, fruits, resin, pine. Quite bitter but no harshness nor astringency nor too much bitterness. Quite refreshing and drinkable. Good. Not the best IPA (or DIIPA) i’ve tasted so far, but definitely a good one.
Acaro (308) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 13, 2017
Aroma: Cereal and mango.
Appearance: Gold/ambar color with hazy liquid and white frothy head.
Taste: Medium bitterness with a medium sour touch.
Palate: Medium body with i texture and soft/flat carbonation. Long bitter finish.
Overall: All season beer, refreshing for summer and strong for winter. It leaves a strong memory. Heidbummer (886) - SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2017
Keg BD Edinburgh. Pours caramel /orange, lacy off white head. Big soapy, pine, mushroom, ripe mango aroma. Big boozy, mouth filling pine, tropical fruit taste, really complex. Tart and sweet. The flavors open up as it warms. Excellent. Stuu666 (14843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2017
Keg at brewdog Edinburgh. Pours deep orange, nose is grapefruit, lemon, soapy, taste is juicy citrus, dry, sweet. DiarmaidBHK (5913) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2017
Draft at Julian’s Providence. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Huge grapefruit on the nose. Lots of grapefruit and a slight biscuit thing on the tongue. Lots of bitterness on the finish. Really nice IPA from the master of extreme beer.