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Sori Ensemble Three Mosaic & Citra DDH DIPA

Brewery: Sori Brewing
Country: Estonia
ABV: 8.1%
Style: American Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) Ensemble Three, the last part in our Ensemble series, sees the return of Mosaic with a new partner, Citra. This classic American team-up delivers a punch of citrus and tropical fruit. Sit back and enjoy this DDH Double IPA as we prepare you for the next movement of our symphony.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.85
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 500ml can, lot #268, with a best before date of 30th March 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour, with a two finger white head that had pretty good retention while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy orange, orange rind, grapefruit zest, grass with a hint of pineapple and mango.
Taste: Lightly sweet and bitter, dank, orange zest, citrus rind, mango, pineapple and a hint of peach and grass.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice and tasty with some good juiciness. I liked it better than Ensemble Two which I thought was too sweet, but this one had a better balance of sweet and bitter.

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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.

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.

North Park Gimme A 2nd

Brewery: North Park Beer Company
Country: USA
ABV: 8.5%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Hazy Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) Wow, have 2 years gone by already?! Time to party with our first limited can release! We double dry-hopped this one to the point of absurdity with Simcoe, El Dorado, Mosaic, Idaho 7, and Citra, weighing in at seven pounds of hops per barrel. The result is a juicy and aromatic explosion, bursting with tropical fruits, citrus, berries, stone fruit, and dank, piney resins.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.35
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 18th June 2018, ‘Let’s Party!!’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very cloudy dark orange colour with a two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Grapefruit, citrus rind and pith, mango, apricot and some light berries.
Taste: Lightly sweet, juicy, grapefruit, mango, apricot, orange, pine, grass and orange zest.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A very nice and juicy DIPA with pretty much no bitterness.

Outcast Neon Nightmare

Brewery: Outcast Brewing
Country: Canada
ABV: 7.8%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: 70 IBUs. Double Dry Hopped New England Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) Last summer, we released our first canned beer called Neon Dreams. We took that delicious New England style pale ale and turned it up to 11. Aggressively dry hopped twice with citra, mosaic and galaxy hops and fermented with an English yeast strain, this beer is bold but delightfully flavourful. Keep cold and enjoy as fresh as possible!

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.65
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 473ml can, with a canned on date of 6th June 2018, ‘what’s up Europe’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very hazy dark orange colour with a two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left some sticky lacing.
Aroma: Orange juice and orange peel with hints of creamy mango smoothie and pine.
Taste: Light to moderate bitterness, orange juice, orange peel, grapefruit rind, lightly herbal with a hint of mango and mango smoothie at the end.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: It was ok. An easy drinking DIPA with great aromas. A bit more bitter than expected for an NEIPA, but not a big problem there.