Marheb (1529) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2013 Un véritable jus de toundra et de fruits exotiques. Très collant et sucré, se boit comme un jus de fruits. Doté d’une buvabilité raisonnable. Amertume aigu et prolongé en prime.
alexsdad06 (3835) - Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can multiple times. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a medium plus sized white head. The aroma explodes with tropical fruits, mango, citrus, earthy, and dank hops. If there are malts, they remain well hidden. The flavor does have some toasted bread that is dominated b the tropical fruits, citrus, earthy and resiny hops. Good bitterness and mouth feel. Even with all of the fruitiness, the finish is on the dry side. This is a treat from start to finish.
Phillies08Champs (620) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can that was shared. Pours a mostly opaque golden straw color with chunks of yeast. Nose is citrus, mango and sweet malt notes, firrst sip is great with nice hoppy flavors that dominate. just enough finish is nice lingering bitterness. Great beer.
mdb1 (3) - Pawlet, Vermont, USA - FEB 3, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I popped the top and gave it a good sniff, and even though I couldn’t quite put my finger on the aroma, it was very nice. I did the "swoosh and spit" taste test and it was very smooth and not what I expected from a beer with an IBU rating of 120. It had an awesome taste that was not overwhelming at all, smooth & robust with a small bite at the end. With an ABV of 8%, it accented the beer extremely well. The color pours of creamy honey and overall, this beer was quite amazing. It’s no wonder people will travel far distances for this brew.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Heady Topper pours a hazy orange color. Barely any head at all is poured. Minimal lacing. While this beer doesn’t look that exciting the nose on this beer is. You want a barrage of hops? Look no further and I really mean it here. Full on wall of pine with a mixture of grapefruit, mango, citrus which is hard to explain. Just straight up hoppy while someone being a tad bit balanced with the smallest amount of grainy malt.
See that picture on the can of the hops exploding out of the guys head as he drinks this beer. Yeah that’s basically how I felt. Possibly out of every beer I’ve ever had in my life, this might be the one that they somehow pulled out every bit of juice you can probably get from a hop, I think you get what I mean. It’s just pure hop juice. But not in a bad bitter way. Yes it has a bit of bitterness to it, but it’s wrangled in. In the taste more of the grapefruit comes through. Pine comes in next with the other fruits following. Just pure lovely hop juice. But with all this talk of hops, it’s hard to believe me that this beer still remains kind of balanced somehow and totally 100% fantastic and drinkable. Small bit of a malt backbone is present. Just enough. A small amount of alcohol is there too.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Slightly carbonated. Medium amount of bitterness. Not over the top.
adamjackson (1752) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Purchased on 1-6-11 from The Alchemist Cannery in Waterbury, VT
Brewed on 1-3-11
Opened on 1-6 just hours after purchasing. Served at 50 degrees. I did pour a bit into a snifter just to get the appearance and aroma but not much.
A - Light golden color. I’d think it was a Budweiser just by the look of things. The pour was more heavy and syrupy than a bud though. No head was produced but this was a very easy and small pour just to get a glance at appearances.
S - Phenomenally sweet scent arose from the snifter before I even got into the glass with my nose. Smells exactly as a Double IPA should smell. I’m getting a hint of glue and mollasses in the smell.
T - It’s clearly a double IPA but it’s also clear this is like no other IPA I’ve ever had. The taste difference between snifter and can is terrific and beautiful. Sweeter than most DIPAs and not very bitter at all. These guys produced a very tasty beer!!!
M - Very heavy body on the tongue and on my cheeks. A slight tingle as I swallow and super syrupy after taste almost like apple or cherry cough syrup. The mouth feel is solid and very well balanced with the taste.
O - $12 for 4 is a great price but I’m sure that price will start getting higher very soon. It’s a great beer. Worth of 100 on Beer Advocate? I don’t think so. I’m not HUGE on IPAs and this may be the best IPA I’ve ever had but World Class? Meh.
I do sort of regret buying 16 of these things. Oh well. Beer is beer."
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Can) Pours a golden amber body with a medium white head. Aroma of dank, earth, herbs, pineapple, and citrus. Flavor of herbs, grass, orange, and pineapple with a dry, bitter finish.
mt4080 (2) - Watertown, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A truly amazing DIPA that I am lucky to have a decent supply of, thanks to a good friend! Simply one of the best beers I’ve had, and a beautiful representation of the style.
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beer is yellow to amber with some haziness to it. Head is soft, white, and thin made up of a very small bubbles and some medium ones that stick to the glass leaving a little lacing. Carbonation is moderate to low, it looks good, looks like a hazy IPA.
The aroma is beautiful, absolutely wonderful. No alcohol or heat, minimal malt sweetness, complex mixture of tropical fruits like pineapple and mango, with citrus layers of lime and orange. It smells wonderful.
Beer is light in body and quite carbonated in the mouth. Interesting, probably due to the carbonation, the first thing I notice in this beer is the hop profile. A floral and fruity explosion of hop flavors, again tropical fruits and some citrus that gives way in the late palate to some moderate bitterness. I think they could have gotten away with more bitterness but overall it is a truly amazing IPA. Hard to top.
Jool (152) - - JAN 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can 1 pint. Forte présence d’houblon aux saveurs d’agrumes (pamplemousse, pomelo) et de conifère. Se boit incroyablement bien, c’est une des bières que j’aimerais toujours avoir en réserve.