30/10/2016 @home - 33cl bottle from a trade with tderoeck (Thanks to Klaas to release it!). Hazy orange to copper with a pearly light tanned head. Nose is sweet caramel malts with insane amount of tropical fruits (like wandering between fruit trees). Taste is first sweet malts, caramel, lots of fruit (I mean like a damn fruitcake) with a nice fruity bitter ending. Alcohol is verry well hidden. Let the beast go! Insane!
0.33 l bottle from ’De Hopduvel’, best before March 2018. Hazy, golden amber with a medium large, frothy, stable, off-white head. Sweetish, slightly fruity, a bit milky aroma of peach, rye, strawberry jam, ginger and some honey. Quite sweet, rather fruity and slightly herbal taste of peach, blood orange, rye, spruce and some ginger, followed by a long, very bitter, dry and slightly peppery-alcoholic finish. Medium to full body, slightly creamy and a bit effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Fairly untypical DIPA, interesting malt/grain bill and even hoppier than your average example, yet rather tame aroma. Taste is very pleasant though, and the strong finish is a good counterpart to the sweet malts. Very nice!
Bottle from Geers. Hazy yellow colour, white foam. Sweet tropical fruity nose, pineapple, pine, some caramel. Bitter finish. Juicy and full of taste. Lovely IPA!
Sampled at Zythos 2016. Thnx for sharing, everyone ! Pours unclear blonde. Smell is floral, Taste is sharp, bit bitter, orange, floral , aromatic hops.
Sample draft @ Zythos, thanks Klaas. Trouble orangée avec un voile léger opaque, col beige. Arôme est généreux niveau houblon, tonne de pin et résineux du Simcoe. Palais est tout autant dank, énorme côté fruité agrumes mais surtout de pin et de sac frais de houblons. Malt est en retrait et se garde de trop couvrir les houblons. DIPA plus que correcte et qui pour une fois, au niveau belge, offre un style mettant plus en avant le côte US surtout de la levure qui se prête tellement mieux aux IPA.
Sehr trübes dunkel goldgelbes Bier mit sehr geringen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, grasig bitter. Geschmack sehr hopfig, grasig bitter, floral bitter, leichte süße.
Sampled @ ZBF 2016. (Thank you for sharing RB people!) Very hazy citrus. Nose is massive dank oily citrus, lightly tropical hops, such richness, oily dank quality, hop oil, tropical fruits. Taste is dank citru oil, light floral & grass qualities, oily juicy lower torpical & kiwi qualities, faint raw qualities. Drinking disturbingly easy, soft carbonation, hard to believe that this is 9 % ABV. Amazing blast of oily, lightly dank hops, pure hop fruit punch, very nice.
Imported from my RateBeer account as Totem Huracan (by Totem):
Aroma: 9/10, Appearance: 5/5, Taste: 8/10, Palate: 4/5, Overall: 16/20, MyTotalScore: 4.2/5
23/IV/16 - on tap @ Zythos Bierfestival 2016 (Leuven) - BB: n/a (2016-379) Thanks to Klaas for my prima nocta pour!
Pretty hazy dark orange beer, creamy beige solid head, stable, adhesive, leaving some lacing in the glass. Aroma: sweet, caramel malts, fruity, bit resinous, pineapple, very fruity, lovely stuff. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet malty start, sugary, lots of caramel, very fruity, melons. Aftertaste: fruity, bitter, some banana, mango, dragon fruit, some orange peel. Yes, I'm a fan boy, but also: the Totem beers were the first I had at festival. That always helps with this hoppy stuff. ;-)