HellesBunny666 (150) - Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow fruit, pineapple. Thick. Boozy. Super alcohol flavors. Hot and spicy. Poured from tap at the brewery.
mackRIS (22) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours a deep orange color with minimal head and lacing. Aroma is fruit, hop resin, alcohol. Taste is sweet malty but with a strong bitterness and boozy.
PotjeBier (1599) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. 12 oz bottle bought March 2007 in NYC, enjoyed October 2008. Clear amber color. Thin layer of foam. Aroma’s: resinous hop, alcohol, fruit. The hop seems to disappear from the aroma after time, but when I let the glass stand for a while it was there again. After moving the beer in the glass it made way again for more alcohol. Flavor was rather sweet, alcoholic. Strong alcohol feel, burning. Full bodied. Long finish, moderate bitter, resinous. Drinks fairly easy at first, but alcohol becomes quite overpowering after time.
coyforce (580) - Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious brew. Pour is a nice golden color with a thin white head. Great hops. Amazing beer!
JBPortland (675) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle (2013 vintage) pours semi clear toasted brown orange with a half finger head. Nose is fruity malt, orangey pine, bread, biscuit, not super boozy on the nose. Taste is creamy malty bread, orange peel, pine, booze, maple, caramel. Finish is thick syrupy malt, sweetness, bread, subtle citrus, bitter, boozy, cereal, some nice lingering candied orange. It’s interesting but the booze overshadows everything else.
Darkmagus82 (545) - - MAY 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From BA review on 2-21-12 -
Served in a 10 oz chalice
Appearance –Served a hazy orange color with an off white head. The head was very persistent and faded very slowly. From the look of the brew you could tell it was thick. After time the head faded leaving a nice foam on the top of the beer with some very nice lacing. When swirled it clung to the sides of the glass with it taking its time to settle back to the body of the glass.
Smell – A nice citrus hop aroma was the most present. A strong malt backbone is also there holding up the citrus hops. A bit of floral and earthy hop flavor comes more toward the end mixing with a somewhat astringent alcohol aroma, these aromas, however, are light in comparison the heavy citrus and malt aromas.
Taste – A citrus hop flavor hits the tongue initially. Its lighter then I anticipated. The maltiness however is quite a bit heavier, possibly masking the anticipated hop flavor. A wheat malty body was the most pronounced with some sweet caramel and citrus fruits of orange and a little bit of grapefruit, likely more hop related then sweetness, but it all came together as one. As detected in the nose, there were some more floral and pine hop flavors toward the end which mixed in a bit of alcohol. The alcohol was very well done; it was light and warming without being burning. The taste was incredibly nice, but more hoppiness would have been even better.
Mouthfeel- The malt backbone creates a wonderfully creamy and chewy body. This body coats the mouth with a smoothness that calms the mouth and spirit. The light carbonation only enhanced this nice smooth and calming feeling. With a warming of the alcohol toward the end, it makes for one overall wonderful mouth sensation.
Overall – This was a very nice beer, although I was a little disappointed in the hop level; it was less hoppy then I would have liked. It may have been the heavy malt backbone that hid some of the hop flavor, but to me this was no more hoppy then their 90 min IPA. Taking price into consideration I would take 90 min IPA over this any day. The 120 was well worth a try and one to have very sparingly on special occasions.
Maltser85 (240) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark ruby amber color with basically no head. Aroma is sweet, almost a sherry note to it, maybe some cherries. This is a 2012 edition. Bitterness is present. Sweet. Non descript bitterness with some no descript flavors. The malt shines here. It does age well, but it is completely transformed from what I think it usually is. Tasted like a barley wine of sorts.
DRTHokie (3) - - MAY 18, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is as good if not better then any of the other limited release DIPAs I have tried. I was expecting a heavy alcohol presense, but I was way off. You feel it, but don’t taste it. I wish it was cheaper so I could buy more.
beermieser00 (21) - - MAY 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
AWESOME, AMAZING, GREAT, FANTASTIC, STUPENDOUS, UNTOUCHABLE, TUBULAR, OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!
Davhgbrew (931) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at wob cap hill. Ruby Red dark amber. Aroma is floral hoppy. Malty sweet of cherry and molasses mixed with a highly bitter hop flavor. Fruity esters are pretty strong balancing the bitterness. The high abv is deceptively masked. Nice sipping very well balanced malty sweet double ipa.