Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a stemmed La Fin Du Monde glass.
The color is a dark amber/maroon with a finger and a half foamy off-white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.
The smell is hoppy with some interesting malt background. There is some interesting fruity aromas that come out in big beers like this. An orange and grapefruit aroma that is sweet and sour at the same time.
The taste is so sweet with a malty flavor I have to stop in my tracks and pry the different flavors apart. There is a grapefruit flavor that is sweet ad sugary and is so sweet it takes on a sugary mass of flavor with some slight orange and other citrus flavors as it makes up the tent-pole of this beer. There is a sugary flavor that is holding in the hoppy bitterness and keeps it from taking over. This beers flavor is turned up to eleven.
The feel of this beer is big, there is a whole lot of beer here and it is nothing to toy with. Some truly great back-end flavors and a nice slap on the back from the ABV is there to say hello. A beer with a smooth feel and a big kick.
eduardovl (1070) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a cloudy amber color forming a medium and very creamy light yellow head. Medium to low retention and lots of soapy and lingering lacings left in the glass.
S: Strong notes of caramel and crystal malts followed by grassy and citrus hops. Strong notes of grapefruit and pine. A bit boozy.
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel and crystal malts. Grassy hops. Medium but quite persistent bitterness. Notes of pine and grapefruit. A bit boozy in the mouth too. American style yeasts.
M: Heavy body. Medium carbonation. Caramel, grapefruit and pine in the aftertaste.
O: Great drinkability. Strong American character. Strong double IPA. Good stuff.
Fashawn (414) - Montesarchio, ITALY - JUL 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very solid beer. Aroma of caramel, tangerine, grapefruit and a little bit presence of pine. Seeet bready malt, so smooth for the style, smells of alcool when the bir becames a little less cold. Tangerine notes, not so bitter and strong malty presence. At least Barleywineish malty profile. Good but not great, not so bitter at all.
anstei (280) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers’n’more. Pours clear amber, little head. Quite a weak nose for a DIPA, but still full of aroma. I haven’t tried the "normal" Crooked Tree, so I can’t really compare, but this one is full in every other sense. Taste, hops, malts, alcohol. Still, all this doesn’t quite combine to something extraordinary to make a superb beer.
MrOrla (562) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours Hazy amber, with a tan head. Aromas of malts, some bitter hops, caramel. Taste is Malts, some hops, caramel, very sweet alcohol. Pleanst considered the abv.
libertine (283) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orange amber with a thin head. Aroma is orange, toffee, resin and alcohol. Flavor is sweet with notes of orange, caramel malt and hops. Not as boozy as I thought it would be. Sticky oily mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Finish is very dry. Beautiful in aroma, appearance and taste. Top notch Imperial IPA.
rouhlas (999) - GREECE - JUN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 330ml bottle. Light hazy orange color with off white head. Heavy malty aroma, caramel and light bread, hoppy, pine and citrusy fruity. Sweet and heavy bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation
Savage_Night (86) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber with a off white head. Head retention in poor. AROMA: floral hops, caramel, spice, light peppercorn, alcohol, soap, herbs, citrus, leaves and spruce. TASTE: hop oil bitterness, caramel, spruce, citrus, earthy, alcohol, raisin, Sichuan peppercorns, slightly sour, cough drop and spices. AFTER TASTE: hop oil bitterness, caramel, peppercorns and alcohol with a warm oily finish. Same warmth I get from a nice smooth whisky. Glad I tried it but sad that it was my last and only one. Trading for more now.
llkc (696) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
duft: rød- frugt. karamel.
smag frisk, karamel citrus granbitterhed. varm eftersmag.
leaparsons (8804) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden with a decent foam. Aromas are toast and caramel with grapefruit and pine. Peppery and boozy. Flavours are sweet brown sugar malts with lemon. Grapefruit and pine bitterness on the finish with quite a hot boozy palate. Good.
MayumiH (352) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Strong citrus and pine notes. Good caramel malt presence. Solid and boozy. Highly enjoyable.