GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with a bottling date of 2/18/13 so this is very fresh. This is listed as having an abv of 10.2% here but the back of the bottle says 9.0%. Anyway, it pours a light orange/amber with a slight haze and lots of head. The smell is not typical for a DIPA and is predominantly a candied sweetness, caramel malt and alcohol. Despite this beer being very fresh, and some of the reviews mentioning hops, I am not noticing much of a hop presence at all in the aroma. The taste is bitter but there is also a sweetness there. I would prefer if it wasn’t as sweet but at least it isn’t cloying. The body is medium and the finish is dry. The alcohol is also hidden very well. Closer to a barleywine than a DIPA.
Nevalainen (576) - FINLAND - MAY 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber color with stable white head. Aroma of hops, caramel and citrus. Taste is sweet at first turning into a bitter finish. Also notes of a bit alcohol, but in a good way. Perfect balance. Just a perfect IPA!
Guruhso (374) - Grindsted, DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderat malty aroma of caramel and Heavy hoppy aroma of pine, resin, grapefruit, orange-peel and herbs. The flavours starts sweet but finish very bitter with long duration. The body is medium and the texture is oily. Soft carbonation.
reggiedunlop (3648) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden/amber color with a thick and creamy white head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has light fruity tea notes...some citrus...pineapple...a mild herbal note. Flavor is less delicate than the aroma...earthy bitterness, resinous...bready/caramely malts...still some tea notes but citrus has fallen off. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit oily with a dry earthy/resinous bitter finish
BeerdedDave (1319) - Beckley, USA - MAR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear, amber color; citrusy, floral hop aroma; citrusy hop flavor with some tropical fruit notes; bitter and crisp; light, bready malt base; lots of bitter hops; quite drinkable for such a high gravity beer
dambor (371) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark orange with medium head. Aroma is dominated by malt and pine. Taste: a lot of malt, some pine. OK, but no killer DIPA.
HoppyScallywag (297) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
To be fair, I'm a sucker for classic pinup girls, so I'm already bias to this. In seriousness, this is a pretty decent double. It has a burn to it that gets hit with the bitter bite and then fades comfortable, somewhat for an extended period of time, bitterness. I should also note that I noticed that these bottles have a best by date of 12-23-2015 and it's currently 2-5-2016. Doesn't taste off, but worth noting.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Gubihumle (540) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Farven er rav med en hvid skumkrone. Aromaen er fyrretræ, humle og malt medens smagen er humle og harpiks med noter af karamel.
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense off whiteh ead. Aroma. caramel, flowers, grape and lightr pine. flavour. Caramel, citrus, herbs, flowers, some bread. medium bodied. ends floral bitter and grapy.
Ron (3547) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber body with a constant stream of bubbles. Medium disappearing head, sparse lace on the glass. Full aroma of fruit, hops, orange citrus, medium malt, wood. Medium to full body; chewy. Flavor is dry, bitter, moderate alcohol, pine. Very bitter, was hoping for more citrus in the flavor.
rondphoto (3962) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle @ Jungle Jim’s / Eastgate OH --- Hazy dirty medium amber color, one-finger white head that stays, lace cobwebs. Aroma of pine hops and malt. Taste is caramel malt that turns to edgy crisp carbonation on the swallow, then on to solid hops. Somehow, in this massive brew, the malt stays through the bitter end, bringing with it more and more sweet for an impeccably balanced finish. Surprising and terrific brew. Wow!