slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2006 This has to be the most extreme IPA I have ever tasted, which was to be expected. But my overall expectations were way off. There was very little head, and what did exsist lasted only a few seconds then ran for the sides of my glass and hide there the rest of the session. A deep, hazy amber. The nose was strong of hops and hops alone. The taste is brutally hopped, but right when you are about to curse the heavy hand of the hop tosser... the malts come around and save the day. You are still left with the pine-citrus linger, which is plesent, but not extra-ordinary. I suspect much time went into balancing such a big beer. I like IPA’s this one was just a little over the top for me.
~--~ Re- Rate! 3/12/06 bottle ~--~
Well apparently more carbonated this time. Aroma is good but really just like smelling a hop bag. This is thick and surupy?... Thick. Oh, and strong by the way. Two glasses and a fine buzz, check!, Yes Sir! Good and pure. Would I change my previous rating? No... & thats saying something since this was one of my first IIPA... SOLID.
jsmanigold (79) - Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very well balanced IPA. Slightly sweet malty flavor mixes with a nice light hoppy citrus flavor. Another wonderful brew by the DFH guys!
Niilstrong (5) - Best, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Zacht van smaak, lichte tinteling en bitter. Merk niet dat het een biertje van 9% is..
katrinaez (535) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just had the Swedish fish infusion version. Really smooths out the hops. Adds a sweet flavor and that touch of strawberry licorice. Tap
bunget (669) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at Mondial de la Biere in Montreal. Hazy golden body, medium white head. Faint aroma of peaches, oranges and caramel. Taste of grapefruit zest, orange candies, peach. Too sweet for my taste.
drvenkman16 (5) - New Paltz, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
i love the balance of this beer. The flavor is strong and the finish is smooth. All hop-heads need not apply as this is a great balanced beer with no hint of the 9% alcohol it delivers. Reminds me of Nugget Nector and a tiny bit of Hopslam.
rouhlas (965) - GREECE - JUN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle at home. Light hazy golden orange color with off white head. Aroma is malty and hoppy, caramel, pine, citrus fruits. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
PlinyDad1952 (101) - - JUN 19, 2015
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
OHKAY AMERCA LISTEN TO THIS LET ME TELL YOU BIG COPORATE BREWERY’S MAKE THIS WEAK BEERS THEY’RE DON’T DO OWN HOPS AND THEN PUT DUBEL IPA (INDIAN PALE ALES) ON THE FRONT. WELL YOU BELIEF STUFF LIKE RACHELE DOLEZOL THEN OBAMA SO WHY NOT THIS $$)@ TO. HERE’S THE TRUTH DUBEL IPA (PLINY (THE ULTIMATE BEERS IN THE EARTH) NEEDS REAL HOPS (200++ IBU) $$ 90 MINUTE’S TASTE LIKE FLAYVER OF FRUITS AND SPICE BUT WHERE IS HOP!!! NEEDS MORE HOPS!!
77ships (5248) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml. bottle @ home. Obtained in a trade with LouS. Thanks! Bottled on 04/08/15. Touch darker caramel amber, a handful of small stream of rising bubbles, off-white, small solid head. Nose is oddly malt, plenty of biscuit malts, some caramel, mellow candied fruit, cake, light maple, totally different from what I expected. Taste is herbal bitter, bitter tea, faint cough syrup bitter mixed with biscuit, faint maple & rum cake, raisin, light pine, bitter herbal & light plant, tea leaves taste, light rum-like booziness, quite heavily malty, herbal, faint ginseng,… Malty, lightly chewy & heavily biscuit body. Totally different from expected. Quite British in a way. Quite herbal, biscuit & rum cake like. A bit odd & rather unusual for the style. I can see this being quite the divisive brew despite the excellent score on RB. Interesting beer.
Nische (1153) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color ;medium-sized off-white head. Marmalade and caramel aroma, some spicy straw hops and booze present in the smell as well. Taste is sweet candied oranges and caramel followed by barley spice and straw.
lesifflebiere (1453) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jaune orange foncée, avec une bonne couche de mousse blanche ; carbonatation faible, texture mi-mince. Nez de malts caramel, de sucre cuit et d’ananas. En bouche, les saveurs sont impressionnantes, les houblons dominent joliment, sans amertume âcre. Les malts forment un lit solide qui soutient la plante verte de façin admirable, sans prendre toute la place mais en s’affirmant fermement. Délicieuse.