harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Once again. Here we go. Canned 08JUL13
Looks ugly as ever, but at this point I respect that in itís merit 4. Nice nose with some fruits, resin and lots of herbals 3.75. Flavor is certainly very hoppy without being bitter as fuck, multilayered with the fruits and herbals 4. Medium on heavy with moderately hi carb and an off dry finish 3.75. I think this beer is excellent, but Iím not quite sold on the overall exquisite rating it gets here so regularly. I predict this will fall like Pliney in the next few years as the hype dies down (slowly due to distro). 4
3/3.5/4/3/3.5 - 3.53
Pours a cloudy apricot with some off-white foam formation. This falls to a broken sheet of the same. (3) Smells of fruits, resin, pineapple. The nose is a little bit raw and harsh, but not bad. (3.5) The flavor is really nice with a sweetness that is collaborative with the bitterness. There are flavors of resin, pine, mango. Decent enough. (4) Mouthfeel is a bit thin for the style with moderate carb and a dry finish. A little too dry of a finish. (3). This beer is not nearly as wonderful as it was the first time I tried it, maybe itís the fact that Iíve had it multiple times, or that Iím now immune to itís glory, but it is a far cry from the initial tastes I had. Maybe itís the new brewery, whatever the case is, I will likely not be seeking this out again any time soon. too bad. (3.5)
Dave, you did this. Thanks man.
Can date: not listed, but I know it to be recent.
A: Pours a hazy apricot ale with no domineering head formation, but a night sheet of honey cream foam. Spotty lace.
S: Oh yeah, pine, resin, citrus, pineapple, tropical fruits with a touch of feline urine. Very complex and the underbelly is a sweet malt foundation.
T: Plenty more of what happened in my olfactory: sweetened honey, aggressively bitter with many, many differing fruits on the palate. There are some wood tones as well. This is complex and refreshing.
M: Medium bodied with moderate on hi carb with a semi dry finish.
O: Well, I can see what all the hulla balloo is all about. This beer is hardcore hops and proves its value in my mouth. There have been some discussions about the comparison between pliny and this beer. Simply put, they cannot be compared, they are both outstanding beers with unique and ingenious characteristics which shine to eachís own. Simply put: drink this beer, it will make you happy. 4/4.5/4.5/4/4.5 (~4.5)
MarkBarnes (393) - Waterville, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nov. 1, 2013; pint can @ Michaelís Rest., Sangerfield, NY. Half sampled from can (per brewerís instructions); half placed in tumbler glass. Chewy, well-balanced DIPA. Lighter, unfiltered pour. Minimal lacing. Complex, earthy, bready aroma. High IBUs (more evident drinking from the can) are supported by a sturdy malt backbone. Finish is long & strong. Fabulous brew deserving of the hype. Many thanks to Michael Latreille for the opportunity to preview/sample this.
therig (4) - - NOV 1, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From the can great citrus hop aroma. Cloudy amber body. Great flavor. Crisp finish. Simply great.
beauvafr (12) - - OCT 31, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Alcohol is perfectly blended with the powerful aromas, the piny and grapefruit ascents this beer have. Fruity and perfect carbonation. Wish they could sell in Quťbec! Easy top 5 of all times for me.
ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
FROM NOTES: July 3, í12
Poured on tap at The Alchemist Brewery into an alchemist goblet. Did I mention it was for BREAKFAST (10:30 AM)! *DISCLAIMER: I am not a huge fan of the hop-bomb, so I did not go into this with big expectations. Most of the highly rated IPA/DIPAs Iíve had have not lived up to my expectations and left me slightly disappointed. This beer did NOT disappoint.
A: Hoppy, citrusy, maybe even skunky (in a good hop way). Very long lasting nose.
A: Poured a hazy, murky golden color with a ginormous white head. Excellent head retention and lacing.
T: It is one of the hoppiest beers Iíve ever had, but at the same time, it is not a hop bomb. Donít know how they do it. Most beers this hoppy are a mess. This is perfect. citrusy. velvety.
P: Great body. Good carbonation. Oily.
O: While not a great breakfast dink (LOL), it is better than any other big IPA Iíve ever had. I picked up a 4 pack of cans while I was at The Alchemist and am scared to drink them because I know Iíll be sad when Iím gone. If you like big IPAs, you MUST try this one.
Martinus (3836) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden colour, white head. Aroma of citrus, lemon, hops, grass, hay, passion fruit, apricot, lots of aroma hops. Bitter flavour, but not too bitter. Very fruity. Bitter fruity finish. Very drinkable, very hop forward, just brilliant!!
(From 50cL can, shared @ DDvdK with Ronald. Many thanks joes for giving me this fresh can, so I could try this long time want!)
indianabeerman (46) - Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Went to Vermont to try some regional only beers. This beer was exceptional. The aroma was hop filled but did not prepare me for the hop burst when i took my first drink. A++. This beer would fit nicely in the Three Floyds family with similar aroma and taste.
berntholer (1432) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ivory white head that disappears quite fast. lemon-yellow slight turbid colour. aroma hop, fruits, passion fruit, hint of sulphur. taste like aroma with a bitter finish that is well balanced with some sweet note too. quite dense mouthfeel, medium body and carbonation. ~4 weeks old /thanks for sharing belgBG
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared at Darkness Day 2013. Incredibly hoppy, refreshing, and drinkable. A great IIPA!
AndyReynolds (1068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drinking a beer by Alchemist in and of itself is hilarious because of a certain man who was convinced that he was going to take his hard earned deployment money and invest it into a machine that can turn anything into anything. He said he was going to be turning tires, fucking tires, into gold! He said it was an "alchemist machine." This same guy was put in charge of peopleís lives. Anyway, this beer is off the chain good. Mind blowing, if you will. Thanks to TJ for sharing it with me.