crossovert (7608) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, says it ages well but IPAs really don’t.
Pours into my American pint glass a clear orange/reddish brown with a thick foamy off white head. The head sticks a good deal but doesn’t leave a large amount of lacing.
The smell is exceptional here. It is bright and hoppy, but also with a ton of malt. It smells very sweet with orange, citrus, and grassy vegetal hops.
This is one HEAVY beer. The anti-establishment beer. It is a DIPA to the max, almost barleywine territory. The hops are super orange/grapefruity and piney and very bitter. The malt is thick and biscuity. There is also a ton of caramel flavor here. The mouthfeel is super thick, far more than many russian imperial stouts I have had. But the carbonation is there.
The alcohol is evident in the taste and how you feel after plunging through one of these but for the most part the alcohol is masked well.
If you like everything double, for real double, this is for you.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-12-2010 21:15:26
WillRunForBeer (731) - 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 (2256) - 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.
Woweezowee (30) - Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mid-West classic. First tried it at the brewery, and have been hooked on the bottles ever since; both tact basically identical. A chewy mouthfeel with a sweet malt profile that dominates the taste; if you like MW style IPAs, this will be a favorite for you. Theres bitterness, but it never infringes on the flavor. Just a great go-to beer if you can find it regularly.
fiercepanda (588) - 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 (3695) - 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 (198) - - 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 (583) - 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 (286) - 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 (2221) - 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 (757) - 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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