Sigmund (6462) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at local tasting, thanks to our beerpal Olav. ABV is 9.5%. Deep golden to amber colour, moderate white head. Surprisingly moderate aroma, some fruity and piney hops, stale marmalade and a little caramel and dust. Distinctly hoppy flavour throughout on a decent malty base, nice bitterness, well balanced.
gustavofnd (217) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOV 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2015 Boa cerveja. Como Ã© imperial ipa Ã© mais forte, mas nÃ£o Ã© tÃ£o forte, bem aromatica. Vale tomar. Tomei no empÃ³rio alto de pinheiros ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
umich03jm (3412) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Tap at Slows-Bar-B-Q. Pours a mostly clear gold with a small foamy head that fades to a ring and leaves good lacing. Aroma is like nail polish remover mixed with sugary tropical fruit. Tastes the sames as the aroma. Very harsh. I really can’t tell if this is infected or just a really poorly made DIPA.
Ron (3503) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour copper golden. Nose syrupy malt, grassy, some hops. Taste starts with sweet malt, followed by immediate astringent bitterness and alcohol. Ending with unknown spiciness.The taste didn’t live up to the smell, Did not enjoy this one, which is a shame since I usually like all DIPA’s. Serves me right for throwing a DIPA in my cart just cause it says Colorado on it and not reading the fine print.
ljthiessen (1071) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden amber pour with a thin white head. Tropical fruits, more hops in the flavour than the aroma. Sweet, but hoppy and tasty. Didn’t have very high expectations, but this was surprisingly decent. Would definitely find this to try again.
Headbanger (3773) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
40oz bottle 10/19/14 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-40° in Shaker-Pours an orangish amber with a big loose white head. Aroma of hops, malt, citrus, and sourness. Taste of the same with some Rapadura. this medium bodied brew is a bit different but not bad.
eduardovl (1323) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2016 600ml served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a nice dark orange color. Slightly hazy. Forms big bubbled light yellow head. Great retention and tons of lingering soap-like lacings formed and left in the glass
S: Caramel malts, flowery hops and the very particular and peculiar smell of rapadura which orchestrate all together giving also a bit sour sensation in the end. Roasted malts. A bit smoked. Hops are quite citrus, grassy and piny
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of toffee, caramel malts, roasted malts, coffee and rapadura. Notes of raisins, grapefruit, orange zest. From sweet, it becomes quite bitter. Hops have grassy, citrus and piny notes. Intense bitter end. Rapadura gives it some light notes of sourness
M: Heavy, creamy and a little bit molasses body. Medium carbonation. Bittersweet caramel-grass aftertaste
O: Excellent drinkability. Just another Colorado masterpiece
[ BA Review @ 7/17/2013 ]
outlawskies (480) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Julie thinks it does not taste like a 85 ibu it's actually ok. I'm not goin to drink abwhilenglassbofnit but meh. 2.2
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ferris (12101) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Earthy weedy hops and caramel. Cloudy orange gold with a rich white head. Bit of spicy hops and rich caramel, boozy and some of the vegative hops. Finish is bitter and long. Overall a very average beer.
Benzai (12759) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle [from trade with beerhunter111] @ home. Clear dark orange to amber color, full sized off-white head that leaves fair lacing. Aroma is quite weird for a double IPA: malts, caramel, some cardboard, bready. Taste malts, again caramel, oxidation, leaves, bitter and old hops. I think it must be an old bottle or alternatively it’s just not a good beer.