Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma ultra-aromatic, plenty of hops , resinous, peppery spicy aroma.7+
Appearance visible turbidity on amber colour , creamy medium top ,laced.
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied , smooth and clean. Drinkable is this ultra-hopped ale. Plenty of resinous feel. Clean perfectly presented hop profile without any harshness. Perfect example of hop expose. Simply splendid.
SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy, some floaties in it, not too fond of that.
Smells super danky, grass, weed, onion, garlic, some citrus and spicy notes.
tastes like Dank weed and grapefruit, thank god less garlic and onion, but still there a bit. A hint of sweetness in the background to help give it just a hint of balance but really, not much at all.
mouthfeel was just a plier pulling the tongue bitterness, not thin or dry, good for style. The alcohol doesn’t come out at all.
I would say this was pretty dissapointing for all the crazy hype...
yespr (32004) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy orange with a small with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity and dense peachy. Peachy, citrusy and grapefruity. Bitter and citrusy dry finish. Bitter and slight herbal finish. Lasting grapefruity note.
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Blind Tiger - Lots of fruity hop notes and evergreen herbaceous. Caramel malts, smooth bodied and brightly carbonated.
Sammy (8917) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very impressive DIPA. The hop aromas, very C-hop, are very satisfying and very fresh as if I am at the brewery now , as if hand bottled. Great lacing and head. Unfiltered look and taste, a full mouthfull. A little astringent. Grea carbonation. Bottle from Fred.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stupid hoppy aroma and flavor. Spruce boughs and dried mango stuffed into your face. Nice and dry for a double IPA, but not astringent or grating. Just superb.
sherm1016 (1177) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 Original rating: 2/4/2011: 7/4/7/4/18 4.0: Bottle in trade with Glouglouburp. Thanks! Pours a hazy amber color with a big white head and nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit hops. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Excellent citrus hop flavor with a nice malt balance and a nice bitter hop finish. Very similar to some west coast DIPAs I have had the pleasure to try. A very good beer. Updated rating: fresh can 10/11/2013
manuchampions (1237) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle split with McBerko (thanks!). Pours a slightly hazy mahogany with receeding off white head. Uh-oh! Aroma seems slightly askew. Faded hops fight for air with some breaded malt notes, caramel and a slight off-putting funkiness...not enough to suggest the bottle is off, just not at its prime (?). Flavour has some hops but for my money the malt works to suppress them rather than counter balance them. The finish is just fairly ordinary though the alcohol is again quite well worked in. I would have suspected that this had been sitting around for too long had I not been told it was a very fresh bottle. Shame, I was led to expect bigger things.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
HUGE thanks to Brian for sending this my way!
A-Body is a nearly transparent light amber hue. Bubbles can be seen all over the place. Pours with a perfect two finger or so foamy white head with perfect retention. Lacing left all the way down the glass.
S- Nose is awesome. Perfect. Citrus hops and white grapefruit everywhere. A faint sweet malt backbone can be detected as well. Very rich and citrusy.
T- Complex for an IPA and different hop impressions emerge with each sip. Citrus initially, then a touch of herbal and grassy, then a touch of pine and spicy at the end. The citrus is very bright initially then fades off the grassy and herbal remain contantly in the background. The pine is very mild and much more resiny than bright. A really big hop bitterness lingers on and on-citrus and pine resin with a big spicy hop overlay.
M-Medium to high carbonation and a slightly smooth and oily light to medium weight body.
D- Fantastic DIPA overall-complex and certainly in my top five-its a bit to bitter to take the #1 spot for me. Its certainly a hop bomb. Reminds me of my experience with PtY-although that was almsot 2 yrs ago. I hope the Alchemist keeps releasing this because it is a must try DIPA!
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-19-2010 22:03:55
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled a few weeks ago and shared by kan. pours heady hazy white head nose is very pungent green grapefruit Clementine flavors grapefruit pungent peach fuzz bitter, killer hoppy goodness.