explosivedog (1833) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13, 2017 Dervock (1512) - - JUN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - pour copper with a big white head that clings to the glass on the way down. Aroma is tropical fruit, pineapple, passion fruit and a big piney resin. Hops dominate the taste but not in a cloying way. Nice bitter finish at the end without being too over the top. Smooth creamy mouthfeel.
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2017 500ml bottle, 2017 version. Pours deep brown. Floral, orange, caramel, pepper, lemon. Big full body. Good, but a little too sweet. Bule (2311) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2017
500ml bottle pours a pale brown color with a bit of head. A little resiny and viscous. Mild maltiness.
kermis (14999) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2017
Draft at In de Wildeman. Hazy dull amber with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, peach, lychee and caramel malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Above medium bodied with light carbonation. mpeacey (17) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 15, 2016
Cloudy, gold coloured pour with nice lacing head. Beautiful aroma of floral hops, caramel, pine resin, citrus rind. Taste is balanced with sweet malt, more hoppy resin and bitterness throughout. Good. MrTipple (7004) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2016
Overripe, red berries, raspberries, tropical fruits, mango, papaya, pine and light resin. Hazy brown, small, creamy, off-white head. Light bitter and sweet. Piney sweets coming up, dark floral hops, molasses, marmalade, sweet orange. Very good IIPA, well-balanced, exceptionally fragrant aroma. Keg at Mason & Company, Hackney.
fiulijn (21516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2016
Tasting at Matt’s; bbd May 2016, L490beerplace (2330) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2016
Cloudy light amber color. Some smell of apples, light residual sweetness, uninteresting malts, light fruity touch, some abrasive resins. Controversial, not so good.
500ml bottle at Matt’s. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma and taste are flowery, hoppy, tropical fruits with some apples notes similar to parfumes. Ferris (17117) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle - Lime and nice citrus notes. Cloudy copper gold with a decent white head. Nice stone fruit, dried apricot and a bit of jammy notes. Fruity and pleasant. mcberko (19871) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2016
500mL bottle, pours a cloudy opaque orange amber with a small white head. Aroma is very fruity, with lots of stone fruits and tropical fruity hops. Flavour is big on the berry fruitiness, with fairly abrasive citrus hops and tropical fruitiness. Not particularly complex and a tad abrasive, but it works well together. Very nice. tombutlin (370) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11, 2016
Great fresh hopped IIPA. Slight mothball aroma and fresh skankiness about it - unmistakably fresh. Possibly lacking a bit of weight in the aroma. Very drinkable