piscator34 (1996) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 14, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orange in colour with a bit of haze. Booze and citrus fruit are the most apparent aromas, along with notes of grassy hops and a bit of toasted malts. About as heavy in the mouth as youíd expect from a 13% beer, which is to say "itís pretty heavy". Loads of fat pale malt flavors without a lot of caramel character. Some notes of vanilla cream chocolates, oranges, black pepper, earth, and some alcohol heat. Not nearly as hoppy or bitter as advertized. This is a pretty mellow and vaguely syrupy beer. This is more like barleywine than a double IPA in my opinion, and not really a very good one at that.
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Matt, thank you for letting me in on this special 4 pack. This beer did not disappoint on the price tag. Wonderful flavor and the hoppiness wasnít not over powering but it was very strong. Give me another.
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ross. Thanks! Pours a dark orange amber with hardly any head retention. Smell is sweet and malty, with hops definitely present, but kind of taking a backseat to the heavy booze and sweet, caramelly malt flavors. A little reminiscent of DFH Burton Baton in both taste and smell. Flavor is equally explosive with alcohol, especially as it warms, and the hops seem to get lost in big malt punch. I wouldnt go as far as to call this a barleywine, but it certainly shares some of its characteristics. Not sure how fresh this bottle was, but I would like to try one I know is fresh and see if it tastes any different. A year ago I may have really loved this, but last night it was just too much, too fast. And I was drinking it slowly.
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not really sure what to think about this beer. The beer is a deep burnt orange color, clear with a very small head. Aroma is incredibly strong with alcohol and a huge hop attack of grapefruit and pine. Buried underneath all that hops is some sweetness. Flavor is really strong in the alcohol dept. and I thought it was almost what rubbing alcohol would taste like if you were to down it. It also had a unexpected smoky character which I donít know where the hell that came from. Hops are huge on the taste also, but itís extremely ragged. Nothing refined about this beer at all, and perhaps thatís the way itís meant to be. So far itís one of the better 3IPAís out there, just not too sure I enjoy the style enough yet.
robinvboyer (3264) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very dark amber/red, very small off white head that didnít last very long. Aroma is very hoppy, and quite malty also, with some caramel in there. flavour is quite hoppy, and a big caramel finish. the bitterness is not as extreme as i would have thought. The alcohol is masked extremely well. This is more or a barely wine than an IIPA if you ask me.
Abel (13) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy reddish brown, off-white head. BIg hop aroma. Smelled like lychees to me. Very bitter beer, in a good way. Not a very hoppy flavor. Solid maltiness. Alcohol is not hidden, which adds to the bitterness. Very nice IIPA.
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Founders - I havenít had anything yet that wasnít top quality and Devil Dancer did not disappoint. Thick, full pour and appearance - murky with floating filament. Not an overly hoppy I-IPA but beautifully balanced with a strong, sweet caramel malt flavor. Alcohol prescence is obvious but not overpowering. Very similar to Great Divide Hercules - only better. A very, very good imperial - my full rec.
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber/mahogony with a average creamy off-white head. The lacing is very good leaving a film from the top of the glass to the bottom with a head that fades away leaving a small white film on the top of the beer. The clarity is hazy with tiny particles hanging out in there. When you open the bottle and begin to pour you are hit with a huge citrus hop aroma. Once poured and takeing a smell you can smell the hops, orangeís and pineapple. With the first taste it is very bitter, but also very malty. Huge roasted caramel malt. The first drink is quite sweet, but also quite bitter. Then once swallowed there is a bitterness that sits on the back of the toung for a very very long time. The body is full with a creamy texture. The carbonation lies somewhere inbetween soft and lively. There also is a moderate alcohol burn in this one. This is a very good IIPA. I would like to have more flavor hops in this one, it has a few, but there are more bitering hops than flavoring hops.
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice beer. I love hops, and this was a great beer but like others said here i guess its all the malts in the DIPA and this TRIPA, but they all seem to have less of that RAW bittering burn that im after. none the less a very tasty brew with a bit of a booze taste but not much. nice on the palate, and smooth id say go for one today!
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
200 IBUís?? I wouldnt have guessed that. Certaiinly a lot of hops in this, but they are evened out my all the malt and probably the ABV takes away some of the hop burn that would be there. This was pretty sweet tasting, but i didnt think it was as sweet as some other DIPA i have had. I LOVE hops, but i thought the hops were a bit to masked in this to give me a real burn. Very tasty brew none the less!