RunDocRun (2) - - NOV 27, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle date of 1/25/12, so nearly 5 months on this one. Poured into pint glass.
A - A half finger of fine white head forms. Body is deep honey and amber. Cloudy. Not sure if itís chill haze or the natural appearance of the beer. Retention is decent. Minimal lacing.
S - Citrus bomb. Tons of lemon and orange peel. Some sharper resiny and grapefruit notes as well. Grassy, slightly bready, and hints of tropical fruit.
T - Malt is noticeable up front. Caramely and sweet. I also get some mango, lemongrass and pine flavor toward the front. Slightly more tangy, spicy and bitter toward the middle. Bitterness really takes hold on the sides and back of the tongue, but doesnít destroy my palate. Juicy, hoppy, and lemony finish. What I feel sets this DIPA apart, though, is its incredible balance. There is a definite smooth malty backbone that holds its own all the way through the finish.
M - Medium-to-thick body. However, it is most definitely not syrupy and cloying. The finish is quite clean semi dry. Incredibly refreshing for such a big beer. Boozy warmth is just barely noticeable.
Overall - The guys and gals at Bellís should be congratulated on this one. I can tell a lot of careful thought went into selecting the ingredients for this beer (rather than just chucking a ton of different hops into a strong pale ale base).
BREWMUSKCLES (2359) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
powerful and every bit an ipa with some fruit and hazy butter in the flavor pattern. malt near the finish in sugar but strong in ipa at the finish. complex with lighter broomstraw malt which can be a detriment to this style as so many look for a surface scratcher in this style.
MrOrla (448) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla Meets Shaun Hill. Hazy ornage with a white head. Aroma, is hopforward, grapefruit, herbal, malts, and sweet.Taste is the same, tho with some citrus, decent bitternes.
Christian (11612) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
C4PAF pre-tasting. Hazy orange with a small white head. Classic hoppy aroma, with lots of grapefruit, some pine and peach, and a little bready malt. Sweetish juicy hop flavour, bready malt, a herbal note, and a heavy bitter finish. A touch of alcohol heat.
PrattBrat (30) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a yellow-orange with a small white head. Hoppy aroma with lots of fresh citrus and pine. Taste follows. Long bitter finish. Medium bodied. Kind of simple but still good.
theillafish (3) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours clear amber with white head. definitely more balanced than other ales of this gravity even though the alcohol content is really well hidden. a little sweet on the tongue, more bitter in the finish.
jbpopp211 (1) - Alabama, USA - MAY 8, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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BunchABeer (30) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear gold with almost no head. Aromas of citrus, fruits and malt. Tastes of citrus, fruits, alcohol and malt. Bitter finish. Full bodied. Great balance. Delicious beer.
SVD (779) - NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Kraddel, Orange beer with a small head, aroma is citrus, mango, other tropical fruit, Taste is the same, honey, some malt, bittersweet, very very nice beer.
maxifunk777 (20) - California, USA - APR 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2015 A very smooth IPA very refreshing not a hop bomb thankfully. I would drink this any time its available. the more IPAís I try the more I appreciate thisl very enjoyable IPA.
BroSpud (1825) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle ordered by mistake at the Smokehouse in Dunedin, FL. Turned out to be a great mistake, wouldnít have ordered this if I knew it was 10% abv but I did and I loved it. Very little alcohol taste or burn, instead it is full of hoppy goodness. Extremely drinkable.