chinchill (1617) - South Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Double crooked tree on tap at the Beer Trappe (Lexington, KY).
Medium amber with excellent clarity and a large, bone-colored, durable head. Excellent coating of foam gets left on the glass.
Remarkably sweet up front, but there’s a load of hops in here and it turns moderately bitter by the finish. Complex hop mix give off a mostly herbal and fruity aroma but are herbal, piney and floral in the mouth, and a bit earthy in the aftertaste. Some citrus too.
Feel: medium body and carbonation.
O: a hop bomb for hop heads, particularly if a lower level of bitterness is desired.
andyhwcinc (1426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on April Fools Day while watching the Heat. This stuff is pretty damn good. Appearance is a gorgeous ruby red with a rich white head that rims around the glass, looks rather vibrant. Aroma is pretty sweet with nice caramel malt / syrupy notes, along with a great hop profile and sweet honey. Taste goes down with caramel syrup and hop flavor, it’s really hoppy without being really bitter, other ratings state fruit notes (peach) and I agree. As well, the ABV of this is surprising while tasting this. Really is a nice DIPA.
Sregnar35 (952) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the abbey. Pours brown with a reddish tiny. Aroma is boozy as fuc&. Flavor is ripped up sweet booze and dry hops.
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ludhaber (62) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer has a pleasant citrus aroma. The beer is buttery in the mouth with some acidity to balance. The beer’s taste is balanced with interesting hop and good malt backbone. It is a fine beer.
bigben873 (132) - Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy aroma, dark clear amber, medium malty, a little less malty, more hop bitter than some imperial. Smooth finish.
thorongil2 (1151) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(tap) bright orange amber colour with a small white head; aroma of sweet fruit, citrus; nicely balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish; lightly creamy palate; very nice
kkleu357 (247) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery while walking through the tour. Excellent beer. Wow could this easily sneak up on you at over 13% ABV. Sure doesn’t taste like that. Love the cloudy body of this beer. Aroma is very hoppy. Taste is hop forward. Nice and citrusy flavors. Great malt backbone. Decided to visit Dark Horse on my way up to the KBS release in Grand Rapids and was very pleasantly surprised. Great beers, starting with this one.
charule (957) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dark Horse. Poured hazy dark orange with min ring of white. Aroma of huge citrus. Light carb med bod. Smooth balanced orange light bitter taste. Well executed.
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is pure hops. Dark dirty yellow. Taste is hops caramel and alcohol. Easy drinking.
ColovianTrader (244) - - MAR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Loaded with sweet caramel, grapefruit hoppiness, lightly toasted grains, some pine and citrus. High hop bitterness without going overboard. Sweeter than I expected with hints of sugar.