mdindy (38) - Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bought at the brewery. pour is cloudy orange, aroma very sweet, tropical fruits. flavor is heavly hopped, sweet, bitter, grape fruits. crisp finish and well ballenced, all around solid beer.
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Bebum (476) - - JUL 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, amber color.
Full body, intense flavor, rich and smooth mouthfeel with high alcohol heat, good length.
Bitter but not out of balance with sweetness and acidity.
Herbal hop flavors predominate,
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AirForceHops (4413) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle, paid $8.99 at Tuckaway Tavern and Butcher Shop. Murky Amber color with a crazy amount of carbonation. Aroma has a huge Belgian yeast character with a mld floral hop element.
The flavor starts with the light floral hops and quickly turns into Belgian yeast and malts. The bitterness lingers slightly after the sip for a second. Thicker yeasty body that leans on the fuller side. The overall feel is more like a moderately hopped Belgian Ale rather than a DIPA. I still like it, just not what the label indicates the style of brew it is. Still some nice character.
Ratman197 (11100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, pink grapefruit, tangerine and earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Favors of cvaramel, grapefruit and light orange zest with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
puboflyons (2497) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 650 ml. bottle. Slightly cloudy medium amber pour with long lasting off-white head. Aroma of hops, fruitiness, and toasted malts but not really abundant in any regard. Their regular IPA has more hop sensations. No booze for 8% and thatís a good thing. Medium to full body. The taste also has a malt/bitter hop character but again it is not explosive like one might expect from a Double IPA. The beer geek in me says this is a weak Double IPA as far as style goes. But if you ignore that and simple drink it as it is you might like it.
rjplumer (646) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Has a heavy dark fruit aroma. Deep amber brown color. Taste is sweet dark fruit (again). Has a heavy mouth feel to it. Finishes sort of clean. Iím not a fan of this style unfortunately so Iím probably not doing it justice.
hampale (59) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first and only canned beer from the brewers at Blue Hills and it was an enjoyable one. I wondered if the 8.0% ABV would be a problem but that wasnít the case at all. Like some other raters, I question whether this truly fits in the IPA category but, whatever the case, Iíll buy it again and this time Iíll get a 6-pack of the cans.
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange with large off white head. Aroma of malt and grassy hops. Medium body, creamy to a certain extent, not much alcohol. Flavor is mostly strong malt, there are herbal hops but they are more in the background. More sweet than bitter but ok balance. A decent enough beer, and as others have said maybe would have enjoyed it more if wasnít expecting more hops.
mrhopsbeertalk (202) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2015 This beer leans heavy on the malt. The flavors remind me more of a barley wine than a DIPA, almost along the lines of Old Guardian. For my taste thereís a glaring imbalance with a lack of hop aroma and flavor, which is most likely hidden under the layers of barley. Enjoyable, but could stand a serious dry hop and an expanded hop flavor.
Scrapersnbeer (1507) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spoiled citrus and yeasty caramel aroma. Golden orange, completely opaque. Certainly a bitter beer, but I would say it is very sweet as well, a malt-forward beer in fact. Very slick body, bite is on finish rather than start. This is a fresh can so no cooling off effects in play. Should just be called íAmerican strong aleí as it isnít a traditional IPA in spite of itís hops.