ThirstyBird (1868) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks J for bringing this! Pours a slightly hazy amber color with tight off white head. Nose is a deep malt backbone, caramel with tart fruity hops. Big blend of malt and piney hops in this one...the malt sweetness hit first then tart fruity hops. Medium at least in body nicely carbonated. A thick amped up DIPA a touch malty sweet for me but pretty nice.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at mad Mex wg. Pours a straw yellow with no head. Big citrus and pine nose. Flavor is very bitter. Does what it advertises. Alcohol warmth slightly affects the body, leaving it a little thin.
strongpieman (1558) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clear gold white head. Sharp hop aroma, bitter taste that coats the mouth. Nice strong iPa
Habanero (2869) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours clear and deep golden with a small off-white head, fair lacing. Nose of grapefruity, pine and peach. Sweet flavor with citrus fruis, peach, resin and caramel notes. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. Ends up dry and decent bitter. An exceptional IPA.
madsberg (10570) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma of herbs, flowers, citrus, caramel, light peach. Flaovour of herbs, pine, flowers, caramel, grape, light tropical fruits. Medium to full bodied. Ends herbally bitter (Medium to strong). Quite well balanced. Nice one.
BrewDad (5085) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Craft Brewers Conference 2012
Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. big hops aroma and flavor. This was a huge IPA. Big rich roast flavor with a good balance and added hops make for a good Double IPA.
gam (3430) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely white head big and fluffy rich amber pour medium strong carbonation lots of fruity hops in the aroma stone citrus piney goodness malt near perfume like on the nose the flavours superb caramelly malt toffee honey note ibu medium strong pip like taste grapefruit apricot peach pine pineapple lovely stuff balance a plus dry touch the finish great hoppy taste and malt dry lasting bitter very classy imperial ipa
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle into big sam adams glass. Amber straw ale w/ average white head, looks innocent. Nose is fucking thick & oily. Citrus, grass, pine, everything- at once. Carbonated yet syrupy mouthfeel that puckers and lasts. There are a shit ton of malts to pull this off, but all I can focus on is the hops (of course). Herbal, sticky, acidic hops. What separates this 100+ IBU IIPA from the rest though, is really how deep & unrelenting the bitterness digs. You hit so many different flavors: lemons, limes, & grapefruits. Pine needles between teeth & sap on fingers. Diesel herb & Lemon Head candy. Great beer!
Rant: How does this beer NOT have a 100% style rating??? Oh, & I just lol’ed at so many ratings like ’not even as hoppy or a palate wrecker as -insert whateva’ your favorite/typical amazing 7% IPA is-’.......Yeah, OK.
matt7215 (2255) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
premier gourmet 1L growler shared by jsprime with joel, joe and myself. big hoppy nose with supporting malt structure. same goes for flavour. classic IIPA just really well done. highly enjoyable.
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle via trade w/ deftim13, thanks! Pours clean amber w/ meringue head, resiny pine aroma, malty sweet and full-bodied, aggressive piney resiny bitterness throughout, solid DIPA