Sori Ensemble Two Mosaic & Enigma DDH DIPA

Brewery: Sori Brewing
Country: Estonia
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) Ensemble Two, the next piece of our symphony stars the cross-hemisphere duo of Mosaic and Enigma. Packed with a tropical fruit salad of aromas and juicy flavors. Finishing with a smooth and balanced bitterness. This DDH Double IPA is a beast!

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.67
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 500ml can, lot #267, with a best before date of 30th March 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A cloudy darkish orange colour with a thin half finger white head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Sweet citrus, pineapple, grapefruit, citrus zest and rind, pine, grass with a hint of overripe mango and papaya.
Taste: Sweet fruit juice, pineapple, mandarin, orange juice, lightly bitter citrus rind, with hints of papaya and a tinge of alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: It has some nice juiciness, but probably just on the edge of being too sweet for me as it lacks the bitterness to balance.

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To Øl Garden Of Haze

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 6.4%
Style: American IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) New England style fruit India Pale Ale.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.14
My ratebeer.com rating: 2.9

Intro: A 500ml can, with a best before date of 8th November 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very lightly misty golden colour, with a two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Light tartness, guava, passionfruit, mango and grass.
Taste: Tart, guava, passionfruit, mango, lemon juice, then it just goes really sour with nothing to balance it.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: A self described NEIPA, but really, nothing about it screams NEIPA. I believe it was created with Garden of Eden (which I actually enjoyed) in mind, but this was just a strange one for me. Aromas were good and fruity, but taste just went full on sour after starting out encouragably with some nice fruitiness. There was no balance to the sour and zero bitterness. A sour Fruit beer comes to mind here, but good ones have more complexity than this pure sour bomb.

Mikkeller 1000 IBU

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 9.6%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from bottle) American-style Imperial India Pale Ale.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.44
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.2

Intro: A 330ml bottle, with a best before date of 21st September 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark copper colour with quite a lot of very small suspended particles, a two finger beige head that had good retention and left behind lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Caramel maltiness, mango, pine, grapefruit zest and orange rind.
Taste: Sweet, caramel malt, resinous pine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel and brown sugar.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Not bad, but it’s not exactly what I want my DIPA’s to be like. Approaching like a Barleywine and on the verge of being too sweet in my opinion. Once is enough for me.

Gweilo Blazon IPA

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 6%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 60 IBUs. 1000L Batch

Brewer Description: (from can) Blazon IPA showcases two classic hop varieties. A large dose of Citra delivers an immense aroma of grapefruit and lime. This combines with the orange, lemon and peach notes from a large measure of Amarillo, creates a juicy, lip smacking tropical hop bomb.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.02
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 1st August 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very lightly hazy (from very small but suspended particles) golden straw colour with a two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Light tea, lots of citrus, lemon zest, lemon, grapefruit rind, lime and pine with hints of peach and mango.
Taste: Light sweetness mixed with a good amount of bitterness. Grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, lightly grainy, pine, grass, peach and apricot.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I like it. It’s light and it feels more session than a 6% IPA, but it’s got pretty good citrus and tropical fruit in its aroma and taste.

Council Hazing Cane

Brewery: Council Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 6.6%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: Double dry hopped India Pale Ale. Hops – Ekuanot, Mandarina Bavaria & Mosaic

Brewer Description: (from Council Kearny Mesa tap list menu) The mandarin orange aroma and flavour stands out in this delicately balanced tropical fruit bomb.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.06
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 1 pint can with no canned on or best before date. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden straw orange colour with an almost three finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Juicy, mango, apricot, passionfruit, orange, orange rind, pine and grass.
Taste: Juicy, orange zest, mandarin, mango, peach, light bitterness, orange rind, pine and grass.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyable with good tropical and citrus juiciness, light bitterness and nicely balanced.