mintzmeet (320) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mmm smells like a bouquet of hoppy chronicky flowers. Wow. This has got quite a kick. Bitter. Nice and floral.
Danyel (1334) - Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy, bright orange with white head. Aroma is very citrusy, lemons, grapefruit, tart. Taste is highly bitter throughout, medium bodied, medium carbonation, long lingering bitter finish, very hop forward beer. Overall, nice.
coachd (270) - Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at bells. Good sweet grassy scent. Not a ton of hips in the aroma. Looks stunning. Tastes hoppy and sweet at the same time. Aftertaste is not bitter. Surprisingly smooth and drinkable for such a big DIPA.
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fr5ed (58) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed 2/22/12. Magnificent. Almost as superb as the cask version of this I had last night at Redlight Redlight. A definite 4.5 out of 5 stars. Third only to Pliny the Younger and Elder.
Video review: https://youtu.be/LrgDC-yQG9o
BrewGoblin (538) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beer lovers love beer lovers loving beer. I am extremely fortunate that a beer loving friend rescued this wondrous elixir from falling into the clutches of someone who mightn’t appreciate it as I do. P’rhaps the finest concoction to grace my snifter in some time, it is a fairly clear brassy gold that leaves a lovely lacing ’round the rim the whole way down. Potent yet smooth notes of sweet caramel and biscuits mingle magnificently with pink grapefruit, lemon, Bartlett pears, a touch of pine and some light tropical fruitiness. With every divine dip into this hoppy pool I must remind myself that this is a 10% ABV juggernaut of imperial proportions; no alcohol flavour is present, only a well balanced but teetering on hop-forward greatness. Backed by a body that is both rich and refreshing, peppy and very lightly oily, a bittersweet equilibrium is met. Finishing this beer was also a bittersweet affair, for I have but one and far away they are found. Thanks Mike.
MarkoR (644) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Kind of hazy orange beer with a small orange head. Aroma is hops (of course), grass. Taste is hops galore, citrus, some caramel. Can’t say I liked the smell, but it taste excellent!
Cjmccahill (34) - Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not sure what's going on here. Remember this being much better. Hazy copper, thin white head that dissipates fast. Not much on anything on the nose, wasn't biting, bitter, or tongue bruising. Good feel, smooth for ABV. Maybe next year.
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willisread (634) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Golden orange color with a medium off-white head. Huge grapefruit and orange zest aromas present with freshcut grass, honey and molasses on the nose. The balance between bitter and sweet is really uncanny for the ABV. The honey smooths out the hops like a fine cognac. Dry and bitter IPA finish.
pet3rman (361) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Absolute Hop - Bomb. Layers and layers of floral notes, citrus give way to tremendous bitterness. Lives up to its reputation.
Great Aged at 3 years!
dhasmonek (38) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great aroma. Perfect balance of sweetness, body and hops. Very delicious. One would never guess it is 10% alcohol.