Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a huge aroma, but it is in the ballpark. The tasting reveals a few malts and very mild hops, again not really what the better Double IPAs offer. O.k. as a beer goes, but blah if they were setting out to brew a good DIPA. (bottle, 2013 Ale Jail festival, St. Paul, MN)
Brigadier (2740) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle
Despite the high overall score this is a middling IPA at best. Somehow better than the sum of its parts I would still not go out of my way to pick up a six pack. Even in the Madison area I can think of six to ten better alternatives from local breweries. Donít buy it unless you want to try every Furthermore release possible.
Aroma / Appearance - The caramel bronze base shimmers with a thin offwhite head. Deep and murky, it contains a blend of caramel, grapefruit, and sweet malty tea. The result feels like an English style IPA left a bit too long in the cask. This is less imperial IPA and more old ale.
Flavor / Palate - A malty imperial IPA is more bitter and dry than anything else. Rather than the strong hop profile I expected it is more like a steeped tea. While drinkable the outcome is not overly remarkable. Save your money and buy something from Ale Asylum, Lake Louie, or New Glarus instead.
madvike (2537) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Pours clear amber orange with a huge foamy light tan head. Nose is lots of toasty malt, orange marmalade, and some piney, grassy hops. Taste is the same, but itís pretty boozy and bitter. Grassy and piney hops, some citrus rind, and more toasted malt. Itís pretty bitter and sharp. Smooth and fine-bubbled, pretty slick. Not all that great.
cbfobes (2101) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear dark amber copper with a decent off white head, aroma was terrible by any means, more sweet malt than hops than anything, the flavor has a slight hop touch on the front end with a sweet finish, not a lot going on with this one but itís drinkable, just not all that great. Wonít be picking this one up again.
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bob, dark gold pour with a bit of white head. Aroma of light piney hops and earthiness. Taste is piney bitterness and malt, it's ok.
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kaser (2021) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish orange pour from draft at Murphy n son. White head. Super bitter and hoppy. Fruity and cherry flavors
Trev (1821) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
amber pour with a medium off white head.
aroma is fruity over fusel.
flavour is earthy, toasted malt, fruity and light piney hop.
Very dissappointed with this one.
TheHOFF43 (1612) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark copper with some head. Weak aroma of piney hops. Taste is also piney, shocked this is a double IPA...or even an IPA.
AWISLguy (1012) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brook Falls Discount. Pours an unclear orangey-brown with a white head leaving some lacing. Aroma has pine & citrus & caramel. Taste is of sweet toffee, some citrus and pine. Quite resinous. Flavor slightly off somehow; malt forward but also a strange flavor palate. Medium bodied. Finishes sweet with a slight citrus presence. And some alcohol. Shrug? Fair but not better than that.
beerbaaron (860) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, orange amber. Medium frothy white head. Lots of sticky lace. Aroma is sweet, citrus, tropical, orange, peach, grapefruit. Flavor doesnít quit live up to aroma. Flavor adds some pine. Medium body. Sharp bitternes with a long finish