tseo (153) - Athens, - FEB 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Local Pub, Halandri, Athens.
Aroma: Pungent hoppy aroma dominates. (It hit me like a slap while opening the bottle and while pouring) Loads of caramel, phenols, spices, orange peel and resin. Seriously good.
Mouthfeel: Big mouthfeel and sticky texture.
Taste: Very potent and rich. Firm bitterness and an big malty base. Warming (13% Abv+) and syrup. Very, very strong fruity (figs?) and piney hops.
Finish: Warm, dry, astringent. A long, phenolic aftertaste.
Overall: Exceptionally good.
Panzuriel (1381) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree is a rich red amber clear brew with a firm head of tan bubbles. lively carbonation. Nose is crisp, slightly sweet, strong with floral and evergreen hops. Taste is lightly sweet with a bit of a clover honey taste. body is fluid but lively. a bit of hops on the finish. a very nice beer. not nearly as hoppy as the nose advertises, but that isn’t a bad thing as all.
Serapac (204) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Malts Attacks. Murky orange-amber, small off-white head.aromas marmalade, hops, orange zest in chocolate, plums, honey, even hints of coffee - as if a cross between imperial ipa and imperial stout. Taste goes in the same direction; bitter-sweet, long hoppy finish. Very special, complex beer.
hohops (463) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 12% abv. Appearance is amber, fairly murky, a small white head which quickly disappears. Aroma- pineapple, grapefruit, mango, hints of apple, caramel and toffee sweetness, hop resin. Taste- fruity, orange peel, bitter hops, fairly full in the mouth- bready malt, hint of caramel sweetness, fairly sticky finish, with some alcohol burn. Pretty good.
Petkus331 (325) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of a sweet late harvest reisling with some oregeno-ish hops. Appears hazy orange-gold with white foam and lace. Tastes of bitter grape skin, sweet reisling, an some sappy pine resin on the end. Palate is fizzy and thick. Overall, very reisling, the the alchohol is very hidden, nice!
firstsip (576) - Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Beautiful opaque orange gold. Gorgeous Belgian lace. Mildly sweet nose. Beautiful full body of flowers, honey, just the right bitterness.
bubblehouse (645) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown color with a really delightful aroma. Really bold flavor. Really good.
mrohia (182) - - APR 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Archer's, Dayton, OH, draft. Cooper. Hoppy, bitter, grapefruit. Lacing doesn't stick. Fizzy head.
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conway (1908) - - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light brown. Caramel, earth, floral, tropical fruit and toffee. Alcohol is present but well-chosen. Pretty good.
miyauchi38 (585) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
smroush (103) - Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas are all hops, with a variety of hop aromas - flowers, perfume, pine and spruce. Malt presence is pretty subdued - just a mild bread/cereal aroma.
Color is a medium amber, with some cloudiness; the head is small and pretty white.
The body is medium to full; there is a very apparent high alcohol presence; carbonation is average and the finish is long, floral and bitter. There is a moderate to heavy sweetness; I presume due to the alcohol level. The bitterness level is quite high.
Overall this is a quite good beer. It is a very classic Imperial IPA. Lots of hop flavors and bitterness. I like the variety of hop aromas. It’s powerful with a sweet alcohol wallop. As with many Imperial IPAs this one is fairly one dimensional - a real hop bomb without much too balance the hops.