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Destihl Hoperation Overload

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An Our mission for this Imperial or ’Double’ India Pale Ale is to overload the beer with hops for an intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma while still being balanced by a big malt profile, resulting in a hoppy beer with more dimension. This beer is light copper in color with some hop haze from overloading with dry hops as well. World Beer Championships Award: Bronze Medal 2011


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (6464) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2015
25/VII/15 - 12Fl. Oz. can @ Trillium tasting, home - BB: n/a, canned: I/15/15 (2015-995) Thanks to sebletitje for sharing the can!

clear orange beer, huge frothy yellowish head, very stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: piny, resinous, bit dusty, metallic touch. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very sweet, lots of caramel, fruity, strawberry jam, bit sugary, metallic, pretty bitter. Aftertaste: caramel, sweet, some pineapple, honey, strawberry jam.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2306) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Can. Caramelly malts. Dark amber body with a think off white head and excellent lace. Plentiful bubbling in the body. Not realizing this was a double IPA when I first took a sip, thinking instead it was an APA or IPA, my first impression was that it was very malt forward. Even now knowing it’s an IIPA I have that same opinion. It’s also fairly hot. Good beer but middle of the road for an IIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabah (217) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2015
This is a hop bomb for sure. More of a West Coast style IPA. Semi-clearish medium yellow to light orange appearance. Could use a little more malt for flavor and character, but the hop is where this is heading. I like the fact that these Midwest brewers are starting to distribute here in FL. Looking forward to sampling more.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ajnepple (3553) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4-pack of 12 oz cans on sale for $3.99 at Supermarket Liquors. Clear amber appearance with a sticky, lingering tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, pine, resinous hops and a touch of alcohol. Similar flavor, adding heavy hop bitterness and mild malt sweetness. Medium to full body. Almost harsh and kind of hard to drink. Tastes old. 150130 on the bottom of the can so I’m assuming it’s about 6 months old. Pairing: Phish - Set One - 7/29/2015 - (Live Stream)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7879) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2015
355ml can from Total Wine, Tampa. Orangée, cuivrée, col crémeux blanc-cassé. Arôme est malté, caramel, fine note houblonnée assez renfermée, herbacé. Palais est malté, avec un niveau alcool assez présent, note sucrée résiduelle, malt caramel, grains et léger biscuité. Effervescence reste haute avec un fini rappelant la pomme caramélisée. Correcte, un peu trop centrée sur les malts pour moi, et les houblons restent un peu en retrait, peut-*être que la date est déjà un peu passée.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5500) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2015
Thanks to sebletitje! 355 ml. can split by 4. Hazy orange, big creamy white. Nose big on black bread malts, big bread, some creamy quality, harsh pine resin, malts dominate a bit,.. Taste is heavily bitter pine resin, creamy, rather boozy with big black bread malts,… Unbalanced but not entirely bad. A bit raw but pleasant enough. Creamy body.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AnokaBrewer (98) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Full hoppy aroma, poured amber with a nice head on it that did dissipate. Not a lot of carbonation, but enough. Sweet with a bitter finish that does not linger too long.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4281) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Can. Pours clear copper. Aroma is floral and citrus hops, bready malts, soft booze, and soft cherries. Flavor is dry and nicely balanced between the sweet malt character and the hop bitterness with some light boozy character. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4915) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 20, 2015
12 ounce can thanks to Bradley. Orange pour. Some fruity esters and malt. Bit of hop citrus. Not an overload, but ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zeswaft (1481) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Can. Aromaless but possibly medicinal. Flavor is somewhat overwhelming. Alcoholic, tropical with a little bit of coconut sweetness. Will pour out the rest.


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