markoijelena (3200) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - JAN 10, 2018 DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single bottle at Lemon Tree. Poured this into a small goblet, which kicked up a big white head. Beer beneath is bubbly, dark gold in color, and pretty hazy. Sniffing the head offers plenty of pine needle and resin, and light citrus behind it. Not overpowering, though. Taste is the big hop juice we all know and love. This one’s notched "Bottle Conditioned in May ’11," but the hops have lost none of their punch. Perhaps they did blend together and settle a bit in the nose. I’m going to call this one a little too rough. Malts have take over a little further down the road, but I’ve been leaving too many IIPA’s in the cellar past their prime.
Draft 0.5l at Samo Pivo Belgrade, Serbia. 08.05.2017. Pour it hazy orange color with big white head. Aroma candy, old orange rotten feel. Taste odd, orange, old batch, tingling in my throat, slick feel, light body, average carbonation, abrupt finish, not so fresh unfotunately. Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 21, 2017
From Sept 2008
I got this bottle in a trade with NutBrown. Thanks Alan!
Served at cellar temp:
It pours a clear gold with a 2 finger head of billowy foam.
The smell is a big dose of grapefruit and piney hops with some caramel malt lingering in the background. Nice nose indeed.
The taste has the big notes of grapefruit and pine up front but the caramel malt I noted in the nose has an even more solid presence in the taste. Is it perfectly balanced? No, but it certainly isn't one dimensional and that's a plus when it comes to how drinkable this DIPA is for me and the alcohol *does* give me some warming for sure but it isn't all encompassing and doesn't stop me from enjoying this drop. I can also taste some other fruit, maybe mango and tangerine? Nice.
Mouthfeel is on the thick side..very substantial and I'm liking that muchly. The carbonation is on the low side of medium and it finishes pleasingly bitter.
Btw, head retention is great and there's plenty of sticky lacing. Also, with the second pour, the brew became hazy.
Bottom line: A very good DIPA here that doesn't go overboard with the hops thanks to a good malt backbone. I enjoyed my session with this bottle and I think you will too.
umestre (88) - - AUG 15, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2017 interesante ipa en la que se nota mucho un lupulo diferente y el malteado con un punto dulce muy agradable y puntito a madera en el retrogusto. nada citrica conngran densidasnen boca y poco carbonico. muy interesante no beber demasiada fria ya quempos aromasmmejoean un rato en copa. Excalibur123 (536) - Soria, SPAIN - JUL 29, 2017
Vierte naranja turbio con pequeña corona de espuma de larga retención; aromas a fruta tropical, piña, mango, maracuyá, flores, miel y hojas de pino; en boca entrada potente, licorosa pero con el alcohol bien integrado, amargor medio, cuerpo pleno y carbónico medio, largo retrogusto, maltoso y amargo con final dulce, compleja y excelente cerveza de estilo bien conseguido. Iznogud (4691) - CROATIA - MAY 4, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2017 Bottle, 500 ml, courtesy of Max. Shared with JFK10000 and Tomi. Pours cloudy golden, white head. Light to moderate hoppiness. Fruity, sweetish, apricot, soft carbonation, medium bodied.
alvaro78 (661) - Sevilla, SPAIN - APR 21, 2017
Aromas citricos y frutales y un poco resinoso
Buen aspecto carbonatacion media, espuma persistente
En boca fruta madura y final frutal Rascainfierno (58) - MADRID, SPAIN - MAR 22, 2017
Bonito color naranja turbio con escasa espuma pero cremosa. Aroma muy resinoso y pinoso. En boca es amarga pero maltosa con los mismos sabores a pino y resina. angel77 (4048) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 30, 2017
Botella 33 cl en el Lupulo 05..10..2016. Lote ES01524 hasta 07..2018 (r1090). Color dorado casi transparente con espuma blanca. Aromas y sabores maltosos algo dulces con lupulos maduros. Suave amargo final no muy duradero. Cuerpo medio algo pastoso. No está mal. john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle. Amber Gold in colour. Very Hoppy; piney resinous hops. Fruity; orange and grapefruit citrus. Malty backbone; sweet toasted grain malts, caramel. Good hop/fruit/malt balance. Piney and citrusy hop bitterness balanced by sweet malts and caramel. Very bitter finish. Decent. (2011-04-23)
mmargarucci (343) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - DEC 24, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2016 Bottle purchased in Germany. Drank shortly before expiry. Pours an Amber color little head. Aroma has lots of hop bitterness mainly pine and grass notes mixed with some sugar sweetness and alcohol. Taste is well balanced with a heavy grain profile of caramel sweetness followed by piney earthy hop bitterness and some alcohol notes. Very good