Maris (901) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 330ml bottle on 28/12/2013. Pours cloudy and almost light amber with a tiny head. It all huge piny, resiny hops on the nose. Has a big caramel and toffee malt backbone. There’s additional sweetness to be found with stone fruit (peach and apricot) and a touch of honey, but it plays second fiddle to the bitterness, which is massive. Again, it’s resiny and piny, with lots of grapefruit, and it hangs around in your mouth forever. The texture is syrupy and the carbonation medium. This is a very good, big DIPA with the 10% no surprise at all. The bitterness is perhaps a touch over the top here, but that’s a minor quibble.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
OK DIPA. Not the best taste or palate, really leaves you wanting more. Feels too unbalanced.
gam (3018) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium head deep amber pour soft carbonation and the aromas pine rich caramel very hoppy IPA plenty of body no doubt the flavours medium strong bitter lemon grapefruit pine resin taste rich caramel rind bitter pineapple apricot plenty body good tucker the finish classy for the style hops a plenty rich malt strong bitter backing great imperial
BOSSbrewer (1248) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a fluffy white head. Aroma of citrus and some melon. Flavors follow. Fairly bitter but not overwhelming. Overall nice beer.
neuromatt (999) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a stem glass side-by-side with Yin, Yin & Yang and our own blend of Yin and Yang. Pours hazy golden-amber with a small off-white head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a trace amount of lace. On the nose, there are notes of citrus, resin and flowers, along with caramel malts. The flavour is balanced, medium sweet up front balanced with growing hop bitterness. It closes out with a nice herbal and resinous bitter finish. On the palate, it is medium in body with a slightly dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a nice IPA with good balance. Worth another try on its own. 2013-06-07
CanIHave4Beers (2880) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep golden color with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma offers a good dose of grapefruit and melon, it’s pleasantly hoppy, fresh smelling, and mildly sweet. It’s a totally inviting aroma for a beer like this.
The flavor is piney and lightly sweet. It’s got a moderate level of bitterness with some melon & fruit rind character. It’s pretty darned hoppy all around with a nice lingering bitterness.
Just when I had all but given up on Double IPA as a style that 500 BC thing & this come along, geeze.
Ron (2315) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. My 100th DIPA rating. Pours hazy amber with decent off white head. Diminishes quickly with spotty lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, grass and subtle spice. Taste is big hoppy pine with, citrus, spice and mild bready sweetness. Finish is dry and slightly astringent. Great DIPA from Evil Twin. Thanks for the trade JB.
Handypaul (135) - - DEC 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours dark hazy orange with a decent head that lasts through the whole glass and leaves okay lacing. Aroma is yummy floral and bright citrus hops. Lightly bitter and medium to heavy sweet with a faint sourness of dark fruit in the finish. Full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, rich malts that are balanced very well with floral hops, completely hides the alcohol. Excellent!
jb (2022) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one is pretty intense. Pine forest nose dominates. Beautiful looking, dark gold, very slight haze, white fluffy top, rich retention. Palate is in your face and bold. IBU overdrive hides the booze.
Buongiorgio00 (527) - - DEC 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Imperial ipa veramente magistrale. Luppolatura intensa e molto complessa. Va giù che è un piacere. Avrei voluto provarla mischiata con la Yin (la sua controparte stout), come consigliano loro. Spero in futuro di poterlo fare!