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Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: The Big DIPA (2013)

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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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When we decided to resurrect the Big DIPA, we knew that we needed to make it bigger and better. We’ve brought the beer back with the same 10.5%ABV as before, the same massive amounts of hops as before, but this time, we’ve aged it on oak spirals. Oak spirals suspended in solution allow more surface area to come into contact with the beer increasing the oak presence without increasing exposure time. This results in a smoother oak flavor and further compliments the extraordinary hop characteristics. Cheers!


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - APR 14, 2013
This beer was a deep plum color with a dark fruit flavor, thin head and mild lacing. Really enjoyable and sweet.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7976) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Draft notes from Craft Ale. Pours hazy copper with off-white head. Nose was caramel malt, oak, hops, fruit. Tasted malty, caramelly, somewhat sweet, pretty dense on the tongue, with a caramel malt flavor up front, then notes of hops, fruit, and oaky vanilla.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ADesenberg (630) - Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle: pours a nice amber color with a light tan head. Aromas are fruity and citrusy hops, with a splash of hops. Taste is nice, pine and citrus from the hops, oakiness and finishes clean. This is very nice! Refreshing alternative to lots of other oaked beers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdb288 (562) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Somewhere between 90 min and 120 min from DH. Maybe not as developed hop flavor though. Solid. Aging a few now.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1828) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pours amber and clear. Aroma of citrus a sweet malt. Malty and slightly bitter but also fairly sweet. Too much so. Medium to full bodied. Decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5034) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Received in a trade from vlan1 and opened at an esbls. This offered big hops that did not work for me along with wood, vanilla, and big malts. Tadsty but the hops were off.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8616) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Bomber from Wegman’s Lake Manassas. Pours a clear copper color with a thin frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of wood, spicy, citrus and herbal hops, pale biscuit malts with just a touch of caramel. The taste is citrus hops, candied citrus, caramel malts, wood. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, moderate lingering bitterness and a good bit of sweetness. Almost too much. Decent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 11, 2013
22 oz. bomber. Hazy orangish amber with a thin off-white head and really good lacing. Smell is caramel, raisins, piney hops, citrus, and definitely oak and vanilla come through as well. Taste is big, lots hops and caramel. Also the oak and bittering hops play well off each other, with the vanilla and caramel notes lingering on the tip of the tongue. Has many of the characteristics of a barleywine, big and complex. Noticeable alcohol, but not as a negative. Has a big beer mouthfeel that coats your palate in between sips. This is a good one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1338) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Heavy Seas Big Dipa from a bomber sold at Giant Eagle Westerville. This beer pours a hazy copper with a thick head of off white small to medium bubbles which disappear quickly. Nose is citrus hops with just a hint of oak. Taste is bright citrus hops with a touch of evergreen on the back of the taste. body is medium lively and fluid. Finish is just a touch of sweet honey with medium good bitters.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1139) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Clear orange red. Aroma is fresh malt. Tast is sweet bitter nd fresh malt. Needs to age a bit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11579) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2013
22oz bottle. Medium off-white head that mostly dissipates atop crystal clear deep amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some wood. Taste is sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some orange, light wood. Sticky medium-full body, light resin.


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