AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I must say, finally, a Double IPA with the balance and acidity of an IPA, only in a bigger version. This IS a Double IPA and not a Double Pale Ale like so many interpretations of this style. Dark gold in color with some yeast in suspension (hell no, I did not decant=waste yummy stuff). The yeast actually traps the light a bit and lightens the color. Tons of sweet, fruity malt with juniper berries, grapefruit juice, grass, some pine, honeydew melon, peach and a tonic water, quinine element. Flavor is tasty and not overdone. All of the aroma elements are in the flavor, there are actually textural components from the hops and yeast, there is some alcoholic warmth, a strong bitterness and acidity that is reminiscent of tonic water. The tonic water acidity comes in to the palate at the perfect time to intrigue the drinker into another drink. It cleans things up at the perfect moment to make this a huge beer but one that is incredibly drinkable as well. My first perfect score, and it is well deserved. I salivate just thinking about having one of these when I get home.
IPABevyGuy (37) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very overrated beer. The honey completely destroys the bitterness of the hop flavor and is to sweet to enjoy.
severedeer (4) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very tasty but a little too hoppy to have more then one...will get one at my local bar when in season
bubblehouse (358) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really excellent beer. Extreme hop but as smooth as you can possibly get. You wonít find many better.
Ktwse (1961) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Pours cloudy orange amber with low white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, mango, peach, vanilla, very pleasant! Taste is big resin and fruit bitter up front followed by a very balanced fruit sweet. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation.
Douberd (2217) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 355ml at home, poured into a big snifter. ABV 10%.
I am drinking this exactly 5 momths old, 21st January bottled, 21st of June drank.
Clear body, golden orange in colour, with one finger of slighty off-white head, kind of froathy, with good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass.
Aroma of pine, resin, tropical fruits, light honey, alcohol, even some vanilla.
Great taste, grapefruit, tropical fruits, quite bitter, orange peel on the finish, citrus, light alcohol.
Medium body, good carbonation, very dry palate.
Fantastic, great beer!
traviskurowski (21) - - JUL 21, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great hopsplosion---a wild hop-forward IPA; nothing I've had before seems to pack so much variance into each sip. Draft. Holy Hound taproom, York, PA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Modularman (121) - - JUL 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell of fruit and caramel. Appearance is murky gold with white head. Taste is sweet fruit with malt backing with very minor bitterness.
snoworsummer (2079) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle shared by jheath99. Pours hazy orange copper with a bubbly off white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like strong sweet alcohol, orange, pine, hops, caramel. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like strong, sweet hops, orange citrus, and booze.
HuskerTornado (31) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a dark honeyburst color with a medium sized white head that has great retention and lots of lacing.
Smell is of floral hops, honey, hints of citrus, and a sweet toffee .
Taste is sweet up front with honey and a bite of grapefruit, combined it is nice. As if moves through the palate, the alcohol shows up and reminds you this is 10% and finishes with punchy hops. Mouthfeel is a bit on the oily side, smooth, fairly heavy and even has some creaminess to it.
Overall, an awesome Imperial IPA that you have to make sure and get each Winter before itís sold out.
crazyvin (1933) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. My 1900 rating. An orange amber body with a white head that had good retention and a bit of lace. Aroma had a strong resin hop presence. Almost of very dank marijuana. Nice tropical fruit notes. Some mild citrus. A mild sweetness from caramel malts and honey. Really complex. Flavor had a little more sweetness to it. Hops were still dominate and thankfully not to much in the way of grapefruit. Alcohol seemed to slowly build up in the flavor. Finish was very dry. A good beer all around.