ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - JUN 17, 2004
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I purchased this beer back in May and kept it in the fridge. I purchased it a more of a novelty, thinking that a beer with 20% alcohol would be a little too strong, but I was very, very wrong. Aroma was fruity with hints on apricots and sweet malt. Poured out clean clear dark amber with a very small head. Flavor was rich and complex and slightly sweet. Full rich mouth feel and great robust flavors of hops, malt, and fruit. I must say this is the very best IPA I have ever had. The alcohol was well hidden and didnít over power. I just wish I had more!
markextrae (3152) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by a friend. poured a deep golden to light orange colour with a non lasting white head. nose of sweet caramel malts, dried apricots, peaches, bitter peel, citrus, almost like a barley wine. citrus tasate with dry pine needles. cooked hops, bitter resinous notes, sweet thick aftertaste. interesting, but a bit to much,
blackflag321 (612) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared a 12oz bottle on 5/1/16. Bottled 7/2/13. Bottle held carbonation well. Thick, dark gold color. Slight head. The high ABV is ever present, but not overpowering. Iíve had more boozy beers with 10-12%ABV. Sweet, malty taste with barley wine-like characteristics--sherry port, figs. Mildly bitter, complex finish.
trapped (1959) - New York, TURKEY - APR 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Malt and Mold. Slightly cloudy dark orange with small foamy beige head, orange peel aroma, sweetish orange peel taste, medium carbonation, long bitter finish with alcohol aftertaste. Very strong but smooth.
Kmeggs1 (15) - - APR 18, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok so o get that it's a 21% Abv . But it loses flavor with a slight burn that replaces that full hop flavor I'm looking for. I think they need to pull back the ABV and bring out the taste !
I appreciate the effort but too chemically for me !
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jsporrer (417) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ HO1K Beers. Pours a dirty straw color with very little foam. Light pine aroma with a hint of citrus. Alcohol masks the flavors. Has a malty, syrupy taste. Not much citrus or pine flavors. Way too much alcohol interference to be refreshing or enjoyable.
Linnet (1523) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely rich and potent, orange marmalade, alcohol, caramel and butterscotch, resinous and light grapefruit.
Amber colour, medium off-white head, good amount of lacing.
Heavy sweetness, big bite that is softened by the alcohol, pine, boozy, very warming.
Fullbodied, soft carbonation, bitter and boozy finish.
Been yearning to try this for at least 8 years.
cobaink2 (345) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy dark orange color into a dogfish head glass. Vintage 2/2014. Itís very intense but not very lasting aftertaste. Alcohol is very present with a burning alcohol feel. Sweetness almost detracts from all the nice hops that have matured in this bottle. Itís on the fence between being a triple IPA and a barleywine. Very good but sweet.
chriszfat (76) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Finally found this one! Heard the stories. It pours golden and cloudy. Has a strong smell to let you know the alcohol content is there. Drinks less strong than the content dictates. Taste doughy and toffee as have heard. Not my favorite but had to try it. Alcohol is too high and hoppy goodness is gone or canít shine thru.
Gerbeer (2815) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber with moderate head. Aromas of toffee, doughy bread, and wet toasted malts with a little spice hanging around. Flavours follow same - big chewy malts - with peppery alcohol and spicy fruit. Hoppy? I donít know... 18%? Jesus....
Geraldusek89 (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
For such an outrageous beer, I have to give Dogfish Head credit for making this as drinkable and tasty as it is. Very happy I finally got to try it!
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