fellebag (1448) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5l bottle. Shady peach ice tea caramel color. Pours a fizzy white head which settles. Very small bubbles. Aroma has fruits, pineapple and cherries. And pine resin obviously from the hops. Quite full body for an IPA, balanced palate. Flavour is as for aroma with a hint of caramel fudge.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad
Prokroustis (744) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark red body with an off white head. Amazing hoppy aroma with caramel and grapefruit, fresh grass, pineapple. Full, smooth body. Great balanced, rather than mostly bitter, flavour with caramel, grapefruit, honey, pineapple. Great beer.
Vidar_Lund (20) - Trondheim, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In my opinion this is one of the best by Nøgne Ø. A well balanced Imperial IPA with lots of aroma from the generous amount of hops and malt. The strong alcohol isn’t really noticeable until you feel it.
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24th April 2011
Cloudy brown beer. Light tan head. Light palate. Rich malt giving this DIPA a distinctly barlywine like character. Underneath are sweet red berry fruits. Alongside the malt there is pine hops and fresh orange hops, the latter in the finish. Decent barleywine!!
Vicci (8) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Amazingly malty, sweet caramel fore notes and a lingering bitter coating. Very special indeed
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Simonsen (1258) - NORWAY - DEC 25, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
servert av bror i juleselskap. batch 638. hjemmelagret et år. mørk karamell farget med rødskjær. mye malt , en del humle smak. aroma av karamell, lakris, tjære. en veldig god øl. bør rates på nytt da dette var en lagret øl
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Red brown, slightly hazy, nice white foamy head. Pungent sweet resinous hops in the aroma, along with some pineapple and grapefruit. Flavour is huge, dominated by those intensely bitter hops. Big malt backbone to balance it all out brings some dry bread and nuts. Mouthfeel is thick and a touch sticky. Carbonation is quite soft. Finish is so malty a toffee sweetness.
ben4321 (6144) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: .5 L bottle from Sparrow-Downtown, 12/21/12
Aroma: The nose has lots of caramel, a good amount of sweet citrus, and notes of pine and alcohol
Appearance: It pours a murky, dark orange color with a medium sized beige head and some sticky lace
Flavor: This one tastes pretty sweet, with some bitterness, but not as much as you’d expect in this style
Palate: Medium-full bodied, with a creamy, fairly think feel, soft carbonation, and a somewhat sticky finish
I liked this one, but it missed a little on style for me. I just didn’t get that big hop bitterness that I really want in a DIPA to balance out the big sweetness from all those malts. Still though, as a beer (without regard for style) I did like drinking it, and that is what matters to me.
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dab this on your neck and watch the hop lovers run to you! This reeks of sweet hops, and the taste is the same. It is also ABV heavy on the palate with a good bit of bitter. Basically this is a hoppy cluster...
Ferris (14384) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Perfumy and some dark fruits. Muddy brown with little head. Dark fruits, sweet some smoke and some slight bitterness from the hops. More like a strong ale than an IPA, but still quite nice. The hops are there just a little too subtle. Beautiful long finish, with the slightest alcohol burn.