daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Cloudy orange with a big off white head. Yeasty, musty aroma with some sweet malts and light hops. Flavor has honeycomb, spice, yeast, wheat, and very light earthy hops. Good. SaintMatty (7476) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle (Shared by FatPhil - thanks - Hazy amber with some moderate carbonation. Fruity aroma with hints of caramel and grapefruit. Tangy and hoppy taste with peach, grapefruit and some slightly musty hints. bhensonb (15617) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours hazy amber with a decent foamy off-white head. Aromas of dried stone fruit and spice. Very fruity. Fairly dry. Finishes citrically bitter and yeasty. 110 IBU - believe it. marcus (10573) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Bhensonb Woodworks tasting. Pours hazy golden with a beautiful fluffy white head and a fruity aroma. There is a fruity malt flavor with the trademark De Proef yeasty bitterness. There is some serious hop bitterness at the finish from this 110 IBU brew. FatPhil (16924) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 1, 2010
375ml bottle (?, Rome)
sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2010
Rich reddy orange, tiny head. Rich fruity aroma, fleshy fruits. Taste also fruity, peachy and sweet, but also quite bitter. Dare I say it, it’s quite woody in the mouth. Very biting bitter hops, but just within the bounds of sensibilities. Finish dominated by the bitterness of the hops, I’m not sure I’ll be able to detect any detailed differences for the next one in the series after this.
(Bottled, sampled 2010-06-27) Hazy copper with a small, but firm and lightly lacy head. Aroma of lots of exotic fruit, grainy-caramely malt, and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is exotic-fruity with hefty aroma hopping, some bitterness, and caramely maltiness. Alcohol well hidden. Medium body, soft carbonation, warming. Quite straightforward, but enjoyable Double IPA, with Nelson Sauvin more present, than in the barreled versions - but on the other hand, the alcohol is also more evident. bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle. Amber beer with a big cream colored head. tropical fruit aroma. Tropical fruit and malt flavor with sauvignon blanc wine notes. Medium bodied. White wine notes linger with tropical fruit and malt. GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2010
The Nelson Sauvin is evident in the aroma with the earthy wine-like character dominating. Some sweet grapes and light biscuity malts.
The taste is very spicy with a tingling of earthy hops and alcohol stinging the palate. There is a light malt presence in the background but it keeps coming back to the dry wine-like nelson hops.
The mouthfeel is almost effervescent with tons of carbonation and keeps the beer from seeming too heavy. It might be a tad overcarbonated though.
This is a solid DIPA with a dominant nelson hop profile which is very distinctive but fairly one dimensional. I’m interested to see what the barrels do to this. skortila (5966) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2010
Bottled. Aroma has grass, some fruits, little vegetable and caramel malts. Clear, copper coloured beer with a white head. The taste is light bitter with caramel sweetness. Some dry hoppy finish. Good, moderate bodied beer. DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Bottle from State Line. Pours turbid copper w 3 f ow head. Nose is very fruity, malty, slight hops, some funky florals. Tastes very resiny hoppy, with that awesome NS hop flavor, some malt, fruit, and a rich finish. Like a Birkenstocks and grey PSU-sweatshirt-wearing Penn State coed with unpolished toes and some underarm hair, this one tastes much better than it smells, and just as enthusiastically meets and greets your papillary glands while grabbing yoiur hair and making you happy to devour her (it...the beer, I mean...seriously). She is nice, yes.