WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, - SEP 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the GCBF. Amber, spiderwebs. Aroma of mango, tangerine, apricot. Taste is bitter, yes, but the crystal comes out mightily. A well crafted DIPA... I’d heard this was overhopped but it’s not too bitter at all, it’s "well balanced" (which is almost absurd to say for this most extreme of styles) with the malt base.
bulldogops (1988) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #1274 - 12 oz on draught at Beer Revolution 8.5%. Pours a darker amber, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is citrusy, grapefruit hops predominant. Taste is extremely hoppy, lots of cool citrus notes - mild tropical, mild pine, mild orange zest. Extraordinarily balanced - the sweet met with doses of bitterness, and they all linger into the finish. Superbly done.
Patrickctenchi (5945) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, brownish-amber with a small, off-white head.
Orange, spicy, lactic scent.
Taste is creamy, orange malt, resin, berry....a little breadheel.
Very fruity...sweet....solid pine/peel hopping....
Really good....big hopping, but not just a tossed together bomb.
GothGargoyle (2318) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is pineapple, citrus peel, hint of pine, honey. Medium-full bodied, bittersweet on the palate with a lingering bitter finish. Taste is cooked pineapple, pine, citrus peel.
shrubber85 (10524) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lactic orange malt and pine/grapefruit peel aroma. Hazy amber with large off white head. Sweet ripe orange malt and strongly bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Nice body.
mathieuc (3249) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to VanJamer, thanks Jamie! Pours a hazy copper with a thin creamy white head that sticks to the side of the glass nicely. Nose is of piny hops, resinous. There is also some slight caramel in the background. Taste is more bitter than sweet but still very well-balanced to me. Flavors of fruity hops, caramel and resin. Finish is slightly herbal and bitter. Body is medium and carbonation medium-high and drying. Overall a nice double IPA, I’d drink that again (in a smaller bottle, hopefully).
RCx240 (197) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper amber, with small white head. Leaves some lacing. Aroma is pine, resin and slight citrus. Taste is rich caramel, molasses, some maltiness. Finishes with a long, astringent bitterness. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Excellent.
jonas (6698) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Orange Amber, offwhite lace. Nice broad fruity and perfumed hops, grassy and light resiny on the palate. Medium body, light oily mouthfeel. Pine aftertaste. Nice, extreme but balanced.
UXO (1451) - CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear pale amber with two fingers dense beige head (that doubles in size after the pour becoming a marshmallow) and great retention, heavy lacing. Nose is moderately intense citrus and piney hops with light pale malt in the background. Taste starts moderately sweet, giving way rapidly to intense bitter. Medium body with moderate sustained carbonation and a lingering spicy bitter finish.
“Ludicrous” is a good name for this beer. The head, the nose, and the finish might all be described as such. This is not a beer that believes in hiding its light under a bushel. I like it! The flavour of the Centennial and Cascade hops comes through loud and clear, and despite the colour and the initial nose, the pale malt plays very much a supporting role, rather than coming to the forefront. I like precisely this balance in a DIPA. An excellent choice to hold its own against spicy foods.
cmacklin (806) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Pours an unclear copper colour with an average, frothy, off-white head that laces nicely. Fruity aroma with malt and caramel. Sweet flavour of grapefruit, pine, malt and caramel with a very dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation.
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of hops and malts. A sweet IPA with just the right amount of hop bitterness to malt ratio. I did however knock a point off for being a much deeper amber pour than I want from an IPA and for a very bitter pine note on the nose. An otherwise excellent beer!