chadski (181) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2018 satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark red, small but present head. nose is underwhelming but has a unique note similar to bubble gum. flavor is again unique -- typical resins are present but along side the same strange fruity note from the nose -- sweet but slightly sour, reminiscent of grapefruit, not your typical citrus. not nearly as syrupy as most IIPAs: i dont mind that coating mouthfeel and definitely expect it, its absence is in itself a daring and interesting step by the brewers. alcohol seems subdued but the slight delayed burn and immediate relaxation remind me that this is in the double digits. this is one of the most unique IIPAs ive had.
Bottle pour. Effervescent orange color. Clean pine aroma. Bitter hop flavors roll into a honey sweetness. SloaneRanger (88) - - JAN 13, 2018
Kullan keltainen lasissa. Tuoksu on männyn pihkainen ja greippinen. Maussa on rapsakkuutta, trooppista hedelmää. Loppu on kuiva. Eastwood (511) - Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2017
Tomada de lata en el Kraken.
Port Brewing es una gran cervecera y se nota.
Citrica, muy sabrosa, de sabor persistente.
Muy buena fillepolo (1189) - SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2017 Can from boxbeers.dk. Pours a golden colour beer with a medium head. Fruity and hoppy with notes of caramel and pine. Dry finish. andrepintado (3786) - Porto, PORTUGAL - DEC 3, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2017 50cl can. Orange hazy color. Medium bitterness and light to medium sweetness. Medium body. Aroma and flavour is hops, melon, orange, pine, pinneapple, chili.
kraddel (9422) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2017
Can. pours unclear, warm blonde to amber. Small but stable white head. Smell is intense, piney, woody, bit grassy, strong malty backbone ( white bread, toast doesn't show ) clean fermentation profile. mild alcohol aroma. Taste is intense, piny, very woody hops. Strong malty backbone. no toast, regardless the color, more like a thick breadyness. Medium thick MF, mild alcohol notes. High on resins. Very assertive bitterness. Strong flavor intensity ! Carbonation is to the lower side of medium, which is great for this kinda beer. Presumably not extremely fresh, since it had to be imported to Belgium, but the beer is still damn good, given the high malty base. Holmen1 (6740) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2017
0,5 boks fra Kihoskh, delt med skibsrederen ombord på Fridtjofen mens vi lager oppskrift: lett uklar dyp gylden med særdeles tett og fint skum som varer forbi siste dråpe. Og opp fra dette skumket stiger en kompleks og vidunderlig humlearoma - furunål/granskudd, krydder, citrus, engelsk appelsinmarmelade og karamell. Den rike smaken følger opp dette inntrykket. Uanstrengt bitterhet i den lange og gode ettersmaken. Big and beautiful. Holmen2 (4388) - NORWAY - NOV 20, 2017
Can shared with JMD on board Fridtjofen 20.11.17. Slightly hazy dark golden. Dense, foamy and persistent off-white head and lacing. Superb aroma and taste of American hops, marmalade, citrus, mango, papaya and lychee. Solid and fruity bitterness is lingering on. heman (1304) - Tychy, POLAND - NOV 18, 2017
Barwa bursztynowa, piwo klarowne, lekko opalizujące, piana biała, mało obfita, ale zdobiąca szkło.
Aromat średnio-intesnywny, chmielowy: słodkie cytrusy, nuty żywiczne i cebula w tle.
W smaku pełne, lekko słodkie, z wyraźnym grejpfrutowym smakiem, biszkopty w tle i niuanse landrynkowe. Goryczka wysoka, żywiczna w posmaku. Finisz alkoholowy, rozgrzewający. Bill Becker (2050) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2017
From Feb 2008
I got this in a trade with Fishdawg71. Thanks Geoff!
It pours an amber gold with a small and fast receding head of foam. Some lacing.
The smell is hoppy with notes of grapefruit and pine. If I sniff hard enough, some caramel malt is also there.
The taste is of grapefruit and pine up front with some caramel malt peeking in as well as notes of bread. This one has a thick mouthfeel too it and I'm liking it. The carbonation is light and it finishes with both sweet malt and bitter hops to make some pretty good balance. There are other fruity flavours mid palate that I can't really identify but they're nice. The alcohol is fairly well hidden...not as well hidden as I would have liked, though.
All in all, I'm pretty fond of this DIPA and would drink it again.