DwarfeD (3450) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2017
33cl bottle shared with friends. Hazy dark orange with a small white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good bitterness with subtle fruity sweet tones. Caramel, malts, tangerine, pine and subtle yeast. Good. janubio (844) - SPAIN - MAY 24, 2017
Amber colour, medium head, very long retention and there’s always a layer on the surface. Good lace.
Aroma of caramel, resins, chocolate, dried fruits, olives, citrics, tropical fruits, pepper. Strange mix, but it works really fine.
Full creamy palate with a very good carbonation.
Tasteis sweet at first, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, then it goes to resins and tropical fruits, with notes of citrics and pepper. Wow, strange but wonderful. Alengrin (5249) - BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2017
Double IPA from Naparbier, probably the most influential and best known (though not the first) of these new generation Spanish craft brewers. Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Medium thick, snow white, densely moussy head, lacing in disparate ’dots’ and quickly thinning in the middle, over a lightly hazy, warmly and deeply orange golden beer with amberish tinge and some strings of tiny bubbles rising up here and there, more equally hazy amber with sediment. Very aromatic nose, impressions of half-dried orange peel and lots of it, biscuit, olive oil, dried mango cubes, Turkish delight even, green tomato, freshly cut red bell peppers, quite prominent ’real’ hay, fresh parsley somewhere, overripe lime flesh, lychee, pink pepper, dried bitter herbs (wormwood leaves), bitter honey, fainter hints of grilled chicken and barbecue spices, iron and even onsetting ’rusty’ oxidation though this bottle is not very old, bitterroot liqueur, warm toast, dried apricot. Fruity onset, clean but vivid, with hints of dried mango, starfruit, some lychee and blood orange, sweetish and sourish with a green olive-like, subtle umami touch, medium carbonated, slick but thick and very oily, almost glueish mouthfeel. A vague salty accent announces the hops, growing in intensity over a mellow, supple, very biscuity and lightly toasty malt sweet body, ending in expressive citrussy (blood orange, pink grapefruit) retronasal aromas with a dash of pine thrown in; meanwhile, down in the mouth, a coating of resinous, grapefruit peel- and tonic water-like hop bitterness covers the finish, lingering on the root of the tongue for a long time alongside some warming, gin-like alcohol. Typical West Coast DIPA I’d say, though perhaps just a tad less harshly hoppy than many actual American examples in this segment - which I think is a good thing in this case, allowing for the sweet aromas of whichever fruity hop was used to truly shine. The lovely biscuity malt sweetness shines as well and is matched perfectly with the sweet and still grapefruity and piney hop character. A very generous beer, radiant and technically perfect, though perhaps a bit too old already - shame, I think this is as lush as any American DIPA when fresh. Still lush and very aromatic though, so I’m not complaining. Naparbier once again proves that they have mastered the Anglo-Saxon top-fermented craft beer styles to perfection. A real treat on a spring afternoon, with the nods to blood oranges and green olives almost making me dream of the Spanish sun. SeniorZozo (1841) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 26, 2017
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W nosie średnio intensywnie, dojrzałe mandarynki i mango, zioła, karmel. Barwa ciemnozłota, klarowne, piana średniej wysokości, redukuje się do firanki. W smaku dość słodkie, żywica i zioła na pierwszym planie, później grapefruit i toffi, na finiszu lekkie alko. Goryczka wysoka, grapefruitowo-żywiczno-alkoholowa. Podwójna IPA w klasycznym stylu. Butelka do 10.2017
Maarten1993 (1229) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2017
Drank with Marijn at his place 02-04-17. Good beer. Thick, medium malt taste in the beginning followed by a pleasant, intense but soft hoppy taste. harrisoni (18428) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2017
Bottle from Modern Beer Co Maltby Street Market London and drunk at home. Clear to hazy deep amber colour lasting cream head. Grapefruit resin hoppy aroma. Smooth in mouth light bitterness. A mux of toffee and pine grapefruit resin Yes a smooth easy drinking dipa. No heat. Doesn’t drink 8% at all. Competent and pretty drinkable. msbernac (2558) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 3, 2017
Appearance-golden, hazy, white foam,
Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour,
Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
Overall-very good erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2017
Hazy amber. Superb hoppy aroma, resin, pine, dried fruit. Full flavoured, sweet an fulfilling yet lots of hoppy goodness. Very yummy! (33cl bottle from Ętre Gourmet) rami_pl (3302) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Sandokan by Naparbier at Powiśle
Intensywne. Landrynkowe owoce - i cytrusy i tropiki, troche ziolowo trawiaste klimaty, sporo karmelu, slodkie, dluga mocna goryczka. Niemoje