otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: garnet and coppers under an orange pith tinged head which fades into a thin yet persistent layer. Swirls with lace crawling up the sides of my glass.
Nose: sticky resinous pine sap, hop oils, and grapefruit oils. Crunchy caramelized sugars and malt underneath – rustic. Candied pineapple chunks – sweet and succulent. Mint leaf weaves in and out. Rain and forests, dew-dropped greenery and shrubbery.
Palate: big, thick, sticky, and chewy. Massive mint and floral notes swimming in an ocean of pine, fern, and Christmas trees. Bitter tree bark and pink grapefruit rind in the finish. Like chewing on fresh Christmas trees, ferns, pine, bark, and hop cones all wrapped up in fresh mint leaf – sounds horrible but tastes delicious. Each swallow grabs the back of my throat with spicy alcohol heat. Lemon rind joins in and my tooth enamel bids adieu.
Final Thoughts: Blue Point has been and still is hit or miss with me, and their No Apologies Double IPA was a homerun with bracing unapologetic hops. Borderline unbalanced, Blue Point nonetheless pulls it off. I recommend this one as fresh as you can get it, from the tap if you can or the bottle if you can’t.
kathouse (1261) - Nevada, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deeper orange with just a thin layer of foam. This has a good malt base and plenty of bitterness. Floral and herb hop aroma but little in hop flavor.
bnokk (276) - Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
APPEARANCE ? dark copper color fills the bulb and luscious foamy white beauty fills the top of this tulip glass.
NOSE ? great scents of fruit with an resin hop scent that?s almost hidden.
FLAVOR ? strong notes of resniy bitter hops start the DIPA off right. It mellows slightly through the sip, but not by too much.
Bebum (502) - - MAY 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium amber, clear.
Full body, unctous texture, moderate flavor, high but not excessive heat, beautifully balanced mouthfeel, avg but tasty finish.
Bittersweet, good acidity.
Yeasty, hoppy, malty.
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Leighton (14040) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Top Hops - NYC. Pours clear gold with a foamy white head. Good stuff, pretty sweet and oily. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Heavy on the finish with rich tropical fruits, oily hops. OK.
Franckg (471) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Au nez, on croirait avoir devant nous un barleywine américain. Fort goût de caramel, canne à sucre et un soupçon de houblon. Très résineuse et plutôt intense pour une DIPA
Crashatrek (1) - - NOV 24, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good for a none iPa drinker it is a great blend of flavors. For this I give no apologies
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trapped (1384) - New York, TURKEY - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drought. Hazy orange-yellow, large creamy white head, orange peel aroma, sweetish hoppy taste with orange flavor, medium finish. Very mellow for an IPA.
drsandman (618) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Top Hops. All malt, hold the hops? Some sweet spruce, no bite at all, not that I need any bite (in fact some of the best have none) but there is no hop character IMHO, really really sweet for an IIPA. Not sure I follow, perhaps it was an off keg / pour. Color was copper with off white head. Super sweet & gooey, sweet malt bomb.
kjsofield (2) - Lafayette, California, USA - JUN 11, 2014 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
The description is better than the taste. A little too sweet in the fisnish. Very nice color and head though. On draft at The Malt House NYC
milewide (1732) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent combination of rich malt and several hops in blend. Bombastic label will keep you reading for 20 minutes!