BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had this for the first time at Firkin Fest 2009. It was the first beer I had...and the best. Being a fan of the regular Crooked Tree, I was intrigued by the authentic doubling of the recipe.
The result is, hands down, not only the best Imperial IPA I’ve ever had, but can imagine having. The hops have tossed off any thoughts of bitterness and embrace the religions of citrus and non-perfumey flowers. A mannish backbone of malt makes this beer thick and the best sippers around. The fact that it is unfiltered is just icing on the cake.
Dark Horse has become my favorite brewery in the States, thus far. I can find absolutely nothing wrong with this beer. There you have it. Cheers.
Hopmaestro (174) - 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
WillRunForBeer (802) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange brown with a clingy off white head. Aroma of cereal, caramel, pineapple, pine. Very caramel, brown bread and molasses malty with some orange and grapefruit hop. No date on the bottle, but I think this is well past being a dipa. Still, not too bad.
northropfrye (2279) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper body. White head nice lacing. Hoppy and fresh juicy fruit aroma. Resin, bitter hops and candy taste. Warm nice. Dipa.
fiercepanda (593) - Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dense orange beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is like apricot wine and vanilla. The flavor is fruity, herbal, wood, and boozy.
allmyvinyl (4001) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. 12% these days, by the way. Pours clear amber, thin white head. Aromas of wood alcohol, pine. Taste is oily, malty, sweet, alcohol burn. Medium body, slick finish. Just ok, thought it would be better.
malkyore (203) - - SEP 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this at the brewpub. It looked kind of like Orange chocolate milk... But it was crazy sweet and hoppy and boozy as hell.... Fun stuff this beer. Fun stuff indeed.
zimbo (595) - SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good deep pine hop nose. Big stewed banananose ib glass. Big thick sappy body with a final sweaty twist.Followed by some burring acidity. Dark indian red colour with a light off white head.
Madsen1635 (310) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, ABV 12%. Hazy dark amber pour with tan head. Aroma is strong with flowers on sweet malty base. Lots of peach and citrus. Taste is overwhelming. Instant bitterness on top of sweetness. Balanced although on the sweet side. Quite high carbonation. The ABV is felt but not in a bad way.
hawanna (2266) - GERMANY - AUG 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,355 l bottle bottled with 12.0% vol.
caramel, alcohol, dried fruits, cereal, floral, orange-amber, cloudy, frothy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
gschrade (769) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a off white head. Taste Carmel, sweet, citrus. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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