Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: Not bad, but a little cloying. A little simplistic, really. Hid alcohol incredibly well.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, light to medium, brownish orange with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left excellent lacing. The aroma was little weak compared to the flavor, but contained moderate molasses and caramel; moderate orangey citrus hops; honey; brown sugar; and slight alcohol. The initial flavor was heavily sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was harshly sweet and moderately bitter. There was caramel, brown sugar, citrus (mostly orange) and pine hops, maple syrup, resinous hops, alcohol, and honey. The medium to full body was fairly oily with somewhat soft carbonation that was still tingly and a lightly alcoholic finish.
VRobertovich (34) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2015 Thick, syrup-like, copper-coloured liquid, with a foamy white head. Extraordinarily high-gravity beer (9% abv). Bags of citrus aroma, including lemon and grapefruit, and very sweet, spiced caramel. Delicious to sip, but knocks your socks off.
bp15092001 (54) - - MAR 27, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sådan skal en IPA'er laves. Fed oplevelse med masser af humle. Høj klasse fra Amerika igen.
MadRobin (2225) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Clear, golden orange with a billowing 1-finger head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of citrus, pineapple, passion fruit, caramel and pine.
Taste of pine, pineapple, passion fruit, citrus and caramel.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
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superspak (3076) - Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/11/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate pale malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice DIPA style. All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Skinnyviking (7491) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Amagerbro Ølfest. Low fluffy quickly disappearing white head. Clear amber body. Sweet peach apple pear aroma and flavor. Heavy hops bitterness, high carbonation and a long dry finish. I like the alcohol level, could not smell or taste it.
stevoj (2544) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy enough, for an easy coast DIPA. Orange golden color with nice foamy head. Pure hop aroma, piney, resinous, more of the same in the taste. Short finish, but overall pretty good.
pcshotsauce33 (61) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel malty backbone DIPA with strong alcohol presence on the palate for a 9%er. Not bad but not great either. Floral and grassy notes contribute to the IBU. Night capper.
Stuu666 (5351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at jakes place. Pours clear amber orange, rich toffee and passion fruit, dry and bitter.
alkolas510 (801) - SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kopparfärgad klar med mellanstort skum. Doftar och smakar som en riktigt bra amerikansk dipa! Tropiska frukter med lite inslag av alkohol
Ctplt777 (251) - - JAN 1, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Floral and grassy. There was something strange tasting about this one. I’m not sure what it was. It’s definitely bitter with a lot of hoppiness. It’s not bad by any means, just kind of a good middle of the road dipa.