onceblind (4965) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy dark amber with a thin foamy head. Nose is amazing with notes of sticky toffee, earthy nuts, and piney hop resin with a light bubblegum tone. Like a toffee beery blow pop. Flavor is rich and malty and complex and nutty and boozy and just...right. Lots of pecan and toffee tones with a lovely backing sweetness. Subtle bitter tones with a little grassy hop cone flavor. Nice warm booziness to bring back the boozy toffee nuttiness. So dang lovely.
Steve_0 (3031) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub, brewed again in honor of their 42nd Anniversary. Pour is deep amber with a small cream-colored head and decent lacing. Sweet malty, lightly caramelly, grapefruit, orange peel, somewhat spicy, a hint of alcohol, and bready aroma. Taste is big bitter fruit peels, grapefruit heavy hops, sweet caramel, toasted bread, spicy hops, earthy, and cracker with a medium bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel with high carbonation. Not a bad beer, but definitely not what you would expect from a DIPA, but the alcohol is hidden very well.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the bull and bush, Dark brown and off-color for a DIPA. The smell is some hops but again deviates from the style. The flavor was strong sweet fruityness and it really doesn’t fit the style. The one thing this beer has going for it is that it really does taste like a double man beer, just not a double IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-18-2008 22:09:24
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
served at the brewpub in a goblet. feeling rather like a night at the round table with the british facade. Dark brown redish clear hue. Tan off white head and a slightly hoppy nose to follow. Pretty nice in the mouth feels like theres a pretty decent abv here, slight ember. A bit sweet caramel flavors and hoppy rose buds nicely rounded and good.
waolsen (1367) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap. hazy thick orange pour. soapy head that fades fast. floral hops, thick malt aroma. Palate is just like the appearance. A nice thick hop bomb with nice caramel malts. good beer.
Braudog (5949) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2006
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft in a tulip at the brewpub, 9/11/06: Midnight red with an eruption of tan foam; not much of an aroma, surprisingly, because this is soup-thick with a warming richness, almost like an eisbock more than an IPA. Doesn’t hold a candle to Great Divide’s Titan, but this is good.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
MMmmm, this was almost candy sweet! Lots of flavor, huge amounts of hops and a rich double sweet and tasty malt profile. Lots of rich citrus and grapefruit, and a lip numbing bit of fresh pine needles. Lots of pie crust maltiness, that just melts and matches perfectly with the hops. This is a huge beer to be that well balanced, but it is. This is one of the best of this style that I have ever tried.
LolaLovesBeer (17) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this at the Bull & Bush Pub, what a great place! It was super dark amber with a tiny tan head and it smelled of hops and burnt caramel (and feet). The flavor was of malt and major hops. I don’t know if I’m ready for a beer this big. I better stick with the Man Beer.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark red/brown with a creamy thick head. Lots of citrus and pine in the aroma, but also some spice as well. Taste was very malty and very rich in the hops, but not super evident that one hop prevailed, there was decent bitter, flavor and aroma. This was very balanced for being such a big beer. Also pretty smooth too! The alcohol didn’t come through big time (in flavor, anyway). The waitress said it was upwards of 12%. This also had a significant caramel malt character, in fact to the point that I’d almost want to start calling it a barleywine. All in all, I was pleasantly surprised at the man-man. With as crazy hoppy as the Bull & Bush folks are, I was excited to see how fantastically malty this double ipa is.
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Bull and Bush 2004 vintage poured a clear reddish brown with a small but lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, citrus and pine. Palate was light bodied, dry and resiny. Flavors of pine, toffee and some earthiness with a hint of citrus and a lingering dry finish.