minihame2 (409) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, copper brown colour with some tan frothing on top. Rich, malty aroma, sweetness, brown sugar. Complex taste, with not too overpowering hops. Slightly bitter finish. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation. Very good and well-rounded double ipa.
polo_marco (262) - milton, Vermont, USA - MAY 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of tons of tropical fruits, some floral and malt scent on the back. Really deep copper in color. Taste of sweet fruits with a touch of malt bitter dry finish that lingers for a bit which I liked. Med body sticky mouth feel. Nice carbonation that stays throughout the flavor profile. Love the sweetness and bitterness that are so well balanced in the great IPA. Nice work!
at_the_hop (109) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg. Pours pale brown which suddenly shines golden when held to the light. Solid eggshell head. Smells of treacle and biscuits. Initially I just got a sweet mess of malts and waxy bitterness. Persevered and there is a complex floral hoppy character there but it’s fighting the malts and not allowed to shine.
Heidbummer (152) - SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/2 at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours copper/gold, good lacing. Floral but also resin nose. Moderate carbonation. Big floral and citrus hit on the initial taste, with a bit of pine on the follow through. Stupidity drinkable for the abv. A proper IPA no argument. Bravo!
weordie (715) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a medium white head. There’s some red berries on the nose, quite juicy. Quite a juicy start to the beer with a full on punch in the face bitterness.
Piotr (56) - POLAND - APR 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in brewdog Nottingham. Excellent dipa, really surprised by the smooth taste, the label says 10 % alc. But could not feel this power at all. One of the best so far.
teamsale (107) - Washington, USA - APR 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Copper amber with a medium brownish head. Smells of medicine, spice, pineapple, not the most appealing combination. Has a wonderful taste, extremely well balanced, sweet but not over sweet and just the right bitter. Excellent in spite of the aroma.
commonmac (1000) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap pour into smaller than it should be 10 oz glass at City Works with commonshawn. Copper color with a more evident reddish hue. Very little head but looks like it’s an off white. Nose has some standard IPA qualities with some pine, citrus, and dankness (for lack of a better term). Taste has a healthy malty backbone more pronounced than other imperial IPAs. Hoppy bitterness is definitely present especially as it nears completing of the sip. Alcohol presence felt...strong. Kind of funny this was served up in such a small glass given the name and the alcohol hit. In general, feels a little overrated on this site. Still very good.
digitalviking (83) - - APR 20, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brewdog Camden. Wasn’t too impressed with this. Aroma was kind of soapy even, taste showed the high alcohol.
craftbeersweden (544) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bottle from the Great Divide Big Show box that I got last week.
It pours clear with a beautiful dark amber color. A three finger high, white-yellow head that leaves lacing on the glass.
Nose: Caramel malt, fudge, butter, syrup, pine, resin, orange and a bit of citrus.
Taste: Again the caramel - a lot of caramel! Resin, pine, citrus, lemon zest and tea.
Mouthfeel: Full body. High carbonation. A large bitterness that grows at the end and even after the beer has gone down my throat. Bitter, dry ending.
Great Divide has done a great job to hide the high ABV (10%) in the taste. I only recognize it from the warmth in my body :)