fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2009 2009-08-30, bottle, courtesy of Alex Liberati, 8-4-8-4-16=40Benzai (15611) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2011
Hazy blond color; small head; nice lace. Powerful aroma of Nelson Sauvin, passion fruit over anything else, a bit sweaty. Medium body strength; it’s a strange but pleasant combination of Belgian style spicy ale with North American fruity hops. Very pleasant.
2009-05-15, bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2009, 8-4-7-4-16=39
Hazy golden color. Very nice hoppy aroma, more delicate than other Nelson Sauvin beers, therefore it’s easier to find something more than grapefruit, there is also some passion fruit and a grassy touch. Good flavor, malt with Belgian character. Strong bitterness. Big warming final.
2009-03-22, draught at IBF 2009, Milan, 9-5-8-4-17=43
Hazy golden color; small creamy head. Impressive aroma, grassy grapefruit. Good caramel flavor, medium sweetness, strong hopping, resiny, a lot of citrus fruits. An extreme, beautiful brew.
It’s been awhile since I tasted this beer. I remember the smell being very very good. I believe it had a nice bitter, pretty hoppy taste though not as much as some other IPAs. OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2009
Bottled@Københavnske Øldage 2009. The first one (no barrel aging) of four experiment brews. A dense offwhite head upon a bright, golden colored body. Intense and very inviting aroma from the Nelson Sauvin hops; summerflovers, tropical fruits and honey. Light malty body, prominent fruity hoppiness. Flowers again, orange zest and freshly cut grass. Alcohol extremely well hidden. Well-bodied. Clean, supercrisp and utterly refreshing. I like it a lot. subcombicio (166) - Marghera, ITALY - JUL 5, 2012
a very good imperial ipa brewed by revelation cat. the single hop nelson sauvin is one of the best. Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2009
courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy dark orange colour with a foamy and chaotic head; very hoppy with notes of tangerines and litchis; full-bodied and juicy, slightly oily and with a robust carbonation, robust but not aggressive bitterness; dry and bitter fruity hoppy finish - very nice
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JAN 5, 2010
Corked bottle. A cloudy medium amber beer with a large, frothy, creamy, lacing and mostly lasting white head. The aroma is very hoppy and powerful with a good maltiness. There are notes of pineapple, grapefruit, passion fruit and others. Pleasant nose. The flavour is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, lively carbonation, long finish with high bitterness, lightly alcoholic. Not abrasive and one of the best in its style. Travlr (24841) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2010
375 ml bottle. The lightest of the four in color, massive tan ice cream cone head with great retention. Aroma of rising bread dough, slight citrus. Plenty more citrus in the taste, nicely bitter throughout without being overwhelming. Great body. My favorite of the series. teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 1, 2011
375 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy copper color with an off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is caramel malt, and resiny hops. Some sourness. Taste is hops, wood, malt and some barnyard-style flavors. Hints of alcohol and a decise sourness too. Body is medium, well carbonated. Drinkability is good, the alcohol is well hidden. Overall, don’t think it’s a classical DIPA, it is really a sui generis beer. planky84 (3263) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle imbibed at the CP&K. Amber purr (sorry) with a beige head. Full on bitter-citrus nose. Fruit burst up the nasal passage! Bitter citrus flavours with a splash of wet wood and marmalade. Bitter fruit finish .Huge alcohol burn. Screams ’sip slowly and take your time!’. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Paper covered 375mL bottle pours murky copper – brown with full tall creamy tan head. The aroma has smooth soft wood notes, sweet citrus and some malts. These aromatics seem harmonious and inviting. The taste is similar with smooth wood, smooth spicy oak and firm varied citrus hop notes. The hops and smooth oak head into the finish with a slippery smooth ease. This is yummy.