MaltOne (237) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours medium orange-amber; soft beige head; slightly cloudy. Faint malt and hop aroma. Initial flavors are decidedly malty, it starts to move towards creamy, vanilla caramel and then the hops burns through, an earthy pine/orange-citrus. Long finish, with a elegant hop bitterness, a substantial malt presence and and a subtle tropical fruit note. In some ways, the big malt presence and high ABV makes this more akin to a Old Ale. Very nice beer, just not a hop monster like many IPAs.
jc1762 (65) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into SA Perfect Pint showing a finger and a half of copper tinged white foam and dark caramel brown practically opaque.
The nose shows a lot of sweet malts with faint notes of tropical fruit and a honey in the background.
The palate is medium bodied and lightly carbonated. A lot of sweet caramel malts are apparent on this making it much more akin to a Belgian Ale. The bitterness doesn’t really appear until after sipping hence giving the a much more Pilsner-like finish rather than the sharp bitterness from most IPA’s. A slight spiciness lingers on the tongue but does not bring any heat hence probably more likely to be lively carbonation on the finish. In conclusion, I’d say this is one of the few IIPA’s that is actually over malted.
Stuu666 (4136) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours amber red, nose is resinouse, caramel, toffee, taste is similar.
tectactoe (2519) - Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Tap: Had this beer on tap a few times & multiple times out of the bottle, also at different ages. First off, when the label of a DIPA says "AGES WELL", I have a problem with that. A goddamn IPA should not fucken age well. I don’t understand what the deal is with this beer. It falls in line with Devil Dancer for me. A overdone, overloaded, messy pile of rubbish. Nose is super sweet, pungent, oily. Bitter resin, solvent, booze, sticky sweet caramel, ghastly perfume. Flavor is even worse, heavy pine, fusel alcohol, solvent, pungently sweet malts, onion, syrupy thickness. A hint of nice tropical mango is the only reason this didn’t get a "1" for taste. This is not a goddamn DIPA. Regardless of what you want to call it, though, it’s just not good. Messy, unrefined, cloying, harsh, the list goes on.
radagast83 (5205) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Poured a hazy copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma was a lot of pine resin, some herbal, orange notes. Flavor was boozy pine resin notes. Orange citrus notes, lots of alcohol heat on this one. Bitter, boozy.
Fredd_an (85) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kåda doft som går igen i smaken. Alltså kåda, karamell en jävla massa beska bomb men rätt bra balans med malten som är lite bärnstensfärgad & alkoholsötma.
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kirk36 (161) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pine and syrupy DIPA. Bitter is short lasting. Aroma is all IPA. Alcohol is high. Wonderful.
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migajos (237) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Hopsters, Warsaw, Poland. Aroma: reisin, grass, pine. Taste: havy, sweet, typical dry american hoppy IIPA. Oily have texture. Long dry finish. Alcohol very well hidden. Great beer.
Peter_L (916) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska delad med JanVah på Sorbon. Underbara dofter av tropisk fruktaffär. Perfekt balans mellan sötma och beska. Ljuvlig fredags-aw.
JanVah (178) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
På flaska @ Sorbon. Mörk bärnstensfärgad. Doftar härligt av honung. Smakar sött blommigt med en svag beska.
Hopmaestro (259) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is thick from tough and violent malts, woodwork in the rain and some badass hops. If you inhale really long, you almost get a bit insta-drunk, cause theres a lot of alcohol in the smell. The taste is like smearing your face with flower nectars and then ram it down in a ground dwelling wasp nest. A thick, sweet malt body with an almost oily touch with an instant attack from the hop sting which follows you all the way to the long finish. Ligthly carbonated and with a touch of alcohol. This is a sipper