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.
Mr_Abner (68) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber orange; the head fades fairly quickly. Aromas of pine, pineapple, citrus that largely disappear with the head; replaced with sweet malts, caramel malt. Definitely a malty DIPA, but the flavor hops are still there to add some nice complexity--they last into the finish. Very good balance between sweet/bitter. I get a bit of alcohol on the back end, though it is remarkable how minor this is for such a big DIPA. A bit syrupy. Medium+ to Full bodied.
SpongeRuiner (829) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark golden amber color with a thick off white head. A big malty aroma with a citrus undertone. A sharp nail polish remover harsh bite that hits right away. A slight citrus flavor goes through then gets smashed again by aggressive bitterness. I’m all for the hops but this one does not flow. It’s ok one sip at a time. Not my favorite especially considering Crooked Tree is one of my favorites from the brewery and a great IPA.
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!
Maksymiliant (25) - POLAND - FEB 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pite w Chmielarni. Mocne piwo, w zapachu s?odkie owoce i ?ywica sosnowa. W smaku s?odycz kontrowana zbilansowan? gor?czka. Alkohol przyjemnie grzeje w prze?yk. Smakuje bardzo dobrze. ?wietna double ipa!
jc1762 (121) - Tokyo, JAPAN - 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 (4576) - 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 (2632) - 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 (5259) - 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 (99) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kirk36 (166) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone