jspruit (122) - Dublin, - JAN 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 650ml bottle dated July 22, 2005.
Very cloudy appearance in an orange amber color-nice. Creamy foamy 1 finger head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing throughout with a bit of sediment.
Smells grassy, hoppy, sort of malty and also sweet with sticky notes again. There is also a bit of citrus/grapefruit notes detected.
Tastes largely of hops, but not too strong and bitter. I feel like the 10% ABV can be detected near the end of each taste. The malt presence is stronger than I would have thought and the grapefruit notes are much stronger than in the smell.
Medium body mouthfeel overall. Smooth for all of the ABV and as much of a hopbomb that this is supposed to be.
Because it is so strong in its flavors and with a 10% ABV, I don’t think that I could drink alot of these over and over.
Overall, I thought that it was a good DIPA, but not as outstanding as I would have expected. I’ll try it again as it has a great reputation (and maybe the age of my bottle had something to do with not completely overwhelming me) but I wouldn’t say that it is the best DIPA that I have ever had.
Erasmus_ro (1693) - Alabama, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is citrusy, somewhat sweet, currant, light passionfruit, lime. Taste is a lot of caramel, citrus, some lime, blackcurrant, passionfruit, gooseberry. Tasty.
JaTuJa (10) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mikä olut! Todellakin ansainnut paikkansa sijalla 48 Beeravocaten top 100 beers on planet Earth-listalla. Olut on kauniin kuparinen ja muodostaa paksun ja tasaisen vaahdon, joka laskeutuessaan jättää jäljet lasin reunoille. Tuoksu on runsas ja siitä löytyy voimakasta kypsää hedelmää, hieman pippuria ja muuta mausteisuutta, pähkinää ja jonkun verran leipämäistä maltaisuutta. Suutuntuma on eräs parhaista, joita olen ikinä maistanut! Todella runsas ja pehmeä. Maussa pähkinää, yrttiä, hedelmää, karamellia ja pehmeää, lämmittävää alkoholia taka-alalla. Jälkimaku on todella pitkä ja runsas, kuiva ja myöskin mausteinen. Kokonaisuutena todella tuhti ja voimakas olut. Mielettömän mukava ja nautittava. Olisin ehkä kaivannut sitrushedelmien aromeita ja hieman enemmän hedelmää makuun. Mutta silti, yksi parhaimmista oluista maailmalla! Huippua että sai tätä :) jos pidät vahvoista oluista, niin osta!!!
Hikeg (5) - - MAY 22, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium amber beer pours with off-white medium frothy head. Malty aroma with cookie and straw, very fruity hops with grass, sweet orange and peach. Notes of pineapple, toffee and banana. Taste is sweet combined with great heavy hops with licorice long aftertaste. Nice rounded combination. Very well balanced. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel. Somewhat alcohol in taste. One of the nicest dipas I’ve had.
Andy_ (919) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
335 ml bottle
Copper-orange clear beer with dense off-white head leaving big lacing. Aroma has grapefruit, resin, caramel, tropical fruits and slight alcohol. Flavor is sweet malty and bitter with alcohol. Palate is quite full and soft with heavy bitterness. Finish has quite strong bitterness. Aftertaste has alcohol, resin, pine and grapefruit. Too much alcohol taste to me. Could work as a slow sipper with more interesting malt base, or as an IPA with less alcohol, but this way it’s worst of both worlds.
Jon3s (2) - - MAY 21, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bread, nuts, toast, floral, pine, citrus, herbs, alcohol, resin and alcohol.
Alcohol comes through too evidently. Would be interesting to taste this with 7-8%.
PlinyDad1952 (48) - - MAY 16, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
WHAT THE H@LL! LET ME TELL YOU EVERYBODY NOW THAT A DUBEL IPA CAN NOT HAVE ONLY 85 IBU; THIS ONE HAS NO HOPS SMELL OR FLAVER. THEY’RE SHOULD HAVE CALLED IT A LITE BEER. PROBLY NOT DO THEY’RE OWN HOPS NETHER. SINCE OBAMA STOLE THE ELECTION IN 2006 THESE HOPS AND GET STUFF LIKE HERCULEES AND HOOCH MAKERS LAGUNITAS. BUTT LET ME TELL YOU PLINY GETS IT (DO YOU GET ME NOW!) A CONIESEURE CAN TASTE IF BEERS HAS LESS THAN 200++ IBU WHICH IS WHY ITS THE STRAW BROKE THE CAMELS BACK FOR PLINY. SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT PLINY COSTS TO MUCH MONEY BUT IF YOU DO THE MATH PER IBU ITS PROBLY THE BEST DEAL. IDIOTS.
dyetube (1279) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Market Street. Pours a cloudy orange amber with medium white head. The aromas are pine, grapefruit, citrus, The mouthfeel is dry and bitter with a medium body and good carbonation. Cheers!
Yonny (42) - - MAY 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap pour at Upstairs (Mtc) of cloudy orange amber with 1/2 inch white head. Hint of citrus & pine scents. Rough initial taste of grapefruit with hint of tar. Unlike other double IPAs, bitterness does not fade much. Taste is very much "in you face", but not overly complex. Interesting to try, but not my mug of ale.
RickReallyBrew (56) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite Imperial IPAs. I forget why exactly. I need to go drink one again real soon. Suffering from beer amnesia. Too many beers, not enough recall!
kingaugusta (22) - Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours typical IPA amber with a quite white head and a moderately hopped nose. Flavor is a little restrained on the hops for the gravity but still plenty of character and, perhaps most importantly, a lot of balance. Alcohol is well hidden. Not exceptional among its peers but it does everything right.