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.
Slautar (458) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUL 24, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaszka kupiona na Hevelce od Zaklętych Rewirów. Ocena kilkanaście dni po degustacji (tak wyszło) więc będzie krótko i bardzo ogólnie. W aromacie ciemne trochę ciemnych suszonych owoców w polewie landrynkowo - karmelowej. W smaku bardzo podobnie. Wszystko na słodko ale z umiarem. Goryczka średnia. Bardzo dobre piwo.
tfontana (607) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster pour at Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America. Aroma is malty base with fruit. Appearance is cloudy light brown-orange with small foamy white head. Taste is dominant malt with some fruit. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture, average carbonation and mix of sweet and bitter finish. Overall, a nice beer with strong malt and hop flavors and mix of sweet and bitter while avoiding being too bitter.
Kita (1837) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUN 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 0.355l. Pours hazy brown color with large soapy tan-like head, nice lacing, yeast sediment and sparkling appearance. Aroma of tropical fruits, dark fruits, caramel, vanilla and herbs. Taste starts with sweet caramel and toasted malt, following is grainy and by dark fruits, mouthfeel is spicy, warming and alcoholic with bitter finish and long aftertaste. Full body, thick texture and average carbonation in palate. Too strong for my DIPA liking...
dambor (360) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark orange/copper with nice foamy head. Aroma: firstly the malt sweetness clearly dominates, followed by biscuit, pine tree, figs. Taste: again very malty, but also nice hoppy pine and herbs. Palate is nicely long. Alcohol is warming but we’ll hidden.
daniele (7810) - ITALY - JUN 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 12% bekl ambrato un po velata buona schiuma persistenten matatura molto intensa bilanciata da un intendsa luppolatura resinosa un filo riscaldanten discreta secchezza
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed March 29, 2014.
A: Pours a very hazy copper color - I poured the dregs in this immediately (because I like cloudy IPAs), and the haziness in particular was downright hideous. So were the chunks of yeast sediment that fell to the bottom. On the plus side, the one-finger off-white colored head has excellent retention for 12%, and a soft texture that leaves behind plenty of lacing on the glass.
S: Intensely sweet, but also intensely boozy. This one genuinely pricks the nostrils with its aroma. The aforementioned alcohol notes seem to have a nice fruitiness instead of just being like pure rubbing alcohol. Ultimately, the dominant notes are caramel, brown sugar, and piny hops - the malt backbone would do a barleywine proud. I know exactly what kind of DIPA this is going to be. Here’s a hint: it’s not going to be one of those lean 8% ones.
T: Subtly piny hops open this up, before the prodigious malt backbone really goes to town. The middle sees the hops become more grapefruity, even creating a bit of juiciness when combined with the sweet malts. There’s some booziness on the finish to go along with the increase of both caramel and dank hops - I can’t call the alcohol hidden, but I can call it well integrated. At first, I thought this was just another malty-ass DIPA with a bit of hops on the side, but the layering of the hops catch up to me: it goes from piny to citrusy to dank to even minty all in the span of a couple seconds. Given the fact that the flavors seem to switch from caramel to dark fruits to (mild) booze from sip to sip, I’d even call it complex.
M: To the surprise of nobody, this is big, heavy, and sweet on the tongue. I mean, it’s 12% (with the slight tingle to prove it), how easy drinking is this going to be? Medium carbonation tries its damnedest to lighten and dry the finish up; I’d say it’s about 25% successful. It’s not so heavy as to render it undrinkable, and it’s not so sweet as to render it cloying. But, it’s ridiculously chalky-feeling as well - my tongue is practically coated with yeast, and that’s what makes it a pure sipper.
O: This shouldn’t work, but it just does. As a DIPA, it’s fully aware of the fact that it’s shameless and over the top, and doesn’t try to be anything it’s not. I respect that. I’m beginning to realize I have a soft spot for these ridiculous monster DIPAs like this, Devil Dancer, and Hi-Res. One beer is absolutely enough; there’s more going on here than there would be in three mediocre DIPAs.
Gluepot (392) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark amber/mahogany body with a sweet malt nose. Caramel, some tropical fruit hops. Woody and sweet as well. Massively underwhelming for the ABVs. Maybe it was an old bottle?
Troupis (204) - - APR 30, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A really malty double IPA with a complex palate. Full of taste and lingers almost into a new beer category. On tap at Warrens. Kicked the keg with my pour.
Lacks aroma and crispness to make it a 5.
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ruigo (2128) - PORTUGAL - APR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
35.5cl bottle. Cloudy golden orange colour with a small off-white head. Citrus, pine, caramel and malt in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is balanced with malty notes and hoppy notes. The alcohol is really not noticed. Overall, a very good beer.
markducommun (863) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish orange-gold, clear, light white head. Caramel, rye, alcohol. Decently bitter, some light sweetness. Long finish, some acidity, medium body, oily. Good.
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