ComradeK (1165) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy golden brown, with a huge off-white head, which lasts very well, and leaves good lacing. The aroma is somewhat muted by the head, but does feature faint caramel malt notes sitting over a base of potent pine resin and grapefruit hops. Strong pine and tangy lime hops, with some hints of pepper, introduce it, before giving way to a surprisingly smooth and slightly sweet body of caramel and a touch of toffee. Powerful lime and spice hops flavours create a strongly bitter finish, with a lingering spicy aftertaste. This is a nice DIPA; not as over-the-top as some others, but with enough bite to push it over the line from being a standard IPA. It is a bit more easy-drinking than others in the style, but it certainly doesn’t lack flavour.
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light clear haze orange gold with off white head and decent lace 3
Citrus floral some pine, grain grass and a touch of sweetness 7
Med light body, caramel, burnt toffee and biscuit dominated by a generous bitterness and hop flavor 8
Finishes a touch sweet with biscuit toast and a lingering bitterness. 4
O 17 solid beer.
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2011 Bottle from Mane liquor, poured a nice cloudy dark copper. Aroma is of aged stone fruits and wonderful hops, taste is malty caramel with the hint of stone fruit a nice DIPA.
PS. Have they added Sorachi ace hops with the label change??
Scopey (13309) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from GBBF 2011. It pours hazy deep orange-gold, with a thick white head. The nose is orange citrus fruits (particularly mango), pine, orange sherbet and creamy. The taste is sweet orange, zesty tangerine, tangy marmalade, sherbet, resin, pine, big bitterness, leather, oily hop, spice and light alcohol warmth, with a tangy citrus-dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. A well balanced, high drinkable, zesty double IPA.
INDASTRIA (129) - Berlin & Rome, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Honey/copper color, white head. hop (not that much), caramel, nuts aroma. On the palate i got caramel, nuts, toffee mostly, with a hint of hop and fruity character. Usually i don’t like the IIPA caramel notes but in this case it was just ok and not annoying. Medium body, ok carbonation, quite bitter.
very light and enjoyable IIPA, really refreshing.
Pyobon (1358) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Poured hazy copper with good off-white head. Beautiful delicate aroma of flowers and tangy fruit. Medium body with full carbonation. The flavour has a well balanced start with malt and caramel complementing refreshing citrusy notes. This start moves rapidly to a strong, but pleasant, bitter hop finish that stays around. Overall a great IPA, but a bit too heavy on the hops for my taste.
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 l bottle from GBBF2011. Sweetish citrusy aroma lemon, nuts, toffee and cranberries. Bittersweet nutty, grassy and citrusy flavor with warming alcohol. Strong bitter, nutty, grassy and slightly soapy finish. Might have lost some freshness.
daniele (8433) - ITALY - AUG 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ambrata buona schiuma piuttosto persitente naso luppolato leggero caramello fruttata agrumata resinosa anche in bocca deciso amaro con finale resinoso
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. They’ve got this one right, that balance was spot on and I enjoyed both the malty base and fruity hops.
Jade (434) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy honey colour with a thick white head. Hints of passionfruit in the aroma and taste. Lovely bitter touches.