sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small offwhite head, fair retention and some spotty lace. Fairly hazy orange copper color. Nose is large with citrus and pine, juicey fruity, tropical with some caramel malts also. Body is med/full, juicey, oily on the palate, resiny, sticky. Lotsa citrus flavors, grapefruit being the main player, more pine, ink, melony notes as well. Malts are lightly sweet and buried. Semi sweet finish that needs a bit more bittering. Big DIPA! Chinook overdose?? Bottle procured @statelineliquors.
MiP (12989) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle, 9.5%. Distinct caramelly and teaish hop aroma, very nice. Cloudy, muddy dark amber/dark orange colour. Small frothy white head. The flavour is nicely powerful without being too much, The same as the aroma, caramelly and teaish, flowery hop notes, sweetish. Good bitterness, distinct, but not really rough. Very clean.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 10, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
definitely surprised on this one, very nicely done. very smooth and easy to drink, absurd hops, nice profile that is fruity, spicey, not too soapy or bittter, well rounded for sure. goes down like a nice pale ale.
marcot (771) - Campomorone, ITALY - OCT 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bevuta ieri sera in bottiglia.
Collaborazione tra Mikkeller e Brewdog: è una imperial IPA nata dal blend della scozzese Hardcore IPA e della danese I beat you.
Questo "mischione" viene in seguito ulteriormente luppolato con dry hopping.
Non ho mai assaggiato la I beat you, quindi il mio giudizio non può essere completo, ma ho trovato questa IPA davvero buona, con un profilo aromatico complesso e molto azzeccato. Si beve molto bene nonostante il tenore alcolico non bassissimo (9,5%).
jtclockwork (6932) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Pours clear amber with off white head. Nose and taste of citrus, pine, hops and caramel malts. Slight dry finish. Full body.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Olive tree market. A hefty price tag of 8 bucks but hell, I’ll try anything. Pours a hazy deep golden orange with a frothy off white head, some nice lacing. Tons of pine, citrus and some herbal / musty qualities. Quite sticky on the finish.
daleharshman (848) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 ounce bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar ($8.99). Pours a murky orange-red-amber with one finger of beige-ish head. Aroma of fruit (bright grapefruit mostly but also tangerine, peach, and hints of tropical fruit), pine, and grassy/earthy hops. Flavor is also strongly hoppy (juicy fruit) and more bitter than sweet with a noticeable bit of alcohol. A strong malt character emerges late in the flavor. Dry finish with some lingering bitterness. This is an interesting concept, and I can appreciate what these two brewers have been doing to create something out of the ordinary in Europe. This ends up being a decent DIPA, but living in San Diego there are many equal and better DIPA’s that are much less expensive than this, so I can’t help but feel a bit disappointed. (92, 394)
deyholla (5917) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2011 Bottle thanks to Sarah. Poured a hazy brown with an amber hue and a yellowish brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma was full of hops with a strong pine note accompanied by citrus, particularly pineapple, resin and sweet grain. Flavor was similar with a strong pine start with a bit of resin and a growing pineapple note and a lot of sweet grain coming out in the finish. Nice and smooth on the tongue.
topherh (1905) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma is lots of citrusy hops, ripe fruit, lots of hops. Flavor is lots of caramel with big pineapple citrusy hops, big bitterness, and a dry finish.
tviemont (1) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer reminds me of a boozier, fresh Bigfoot. Lots of citrus and sweet malt in the nose. Nice stand of head with persistent lacing. Beer pours a hazy orange. Citrus, tangerine, alcohol big in flavor. Not overly bitter. Enough bitterness to balance but doesn’t interfere with the other more interesting flavors. Not a lot of dank. Full mouthfeel that clears the palate. This is a big beer that you could drink a lot of. I really like this beer. It’s the best DIPA I’ve had in ages. The mix of sweet and citrus balanced by alcohol and bitterness. Great beer. Expensive but well worth it!