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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Interesting, but not a flavor I'm super into. The description they give is spot on. Earthy, herbal, oaked, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Busick (352) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2014
A delicious DIPA from Heavy Seas! One of the first beers that I tasted from this brewery and boy did they set the bar high!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lownote (37) - USA - MAY 30, 2014
8oz Tap pour. Red color with a super white head. Smells a little oaky. Has a nice light bubbly mouth feel. Taste is rich, with a bit of caramal, alcohol-like, and a strong hoppy aftertaste that makes you want to drink more to wash it away.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1608) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Refrigerated brown bomber 2014, extra from Drake, poured into a snifter. Pours clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is oaky, medium body, lower carbonation, and some small bubble lacing. Taste is herbal hops and oaky. Alcohol is pretty well covered and drinks pretty easy for such a high abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockeybeerguy (1474) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 11, 2014
I received this in a trade, 2014 bottle. The appearance has a nice semi-dark brown color with a slight ruby edge to it. There is a one and a half finger white foamy head that hangs around for a good minute and once it starts to die has a nice luscious and thick foamy lacing gracing the sides of the glass. The smell basically has a ton of caramel up front. I do get a slight oaky/wood aroma hanging amidst some light bitter hop characteristics. The taste has a super smooth sweet caramel character resting upon a decent bitterness trying to invade my taste buds. The aftertaste has some sharpness from the bitter hops along with a decent medium amount of caramel malts. There is a quick dry finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium on the body with a decent slightly oily texture to it. The carbonation is noticeable for the DIPA style and is pretty good to me. Overall, for a DIPA, I would say sessionability is not quite there, but that’s ok with me because I see the ABV on this beer and I would say it probably really is that percentage as I’m starting to feel the effects. In my opinion, this beer is well worthy of coming back to.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5592) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle 2014. Light hazy copper, golden head. Fresh citric and piney hop notes. Light caramel roasted base, nicely restained barrel notes. Slightly sticky/resinny on the palate, light sparkly, dry grass/pine/herb finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2014
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber-copper body with a tall dense tan head.
Aroma: The aroma shows a big complex body of bready malts, caramel, toast and orange juice. A hint of booze is noted.
Taste: Moderately bitter with a firm malt base. The malts lay a bready slightly toasty and caramel base with an orange juice to grapefruit overlying bitterness that finishes mildly dry and floral.
Palate: Full-bodied, mildly carbonated.
Overall: Pricey and decent at best. This is a nice beer but it doesn’t hold a candle to other imperial IPAs at this price point and ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamT (150) - North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2014
22 oz bottle from Harrika’s Brew Haus.(Vintage 2014) Amber hue, murky clarity with one finger thick somewhat diminishing off-white head. Excellent lacing. Heavy citrus hop and light floral aroma’s. Heavy acidic citrus and earth flavor up front with a light lasting hop finish. Lively carbonation, medium body and oily on the palate. I did not get any of the oak from this, I did get more floral tastes once this warmed a bit. Meh!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1830) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 16, 2014
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Lightly hazy, dark copper with a khaki head and legs, but only fair lacing. Aroma of muted fruity and citric hops and caramel. Taste of pine, muted fruity and citric hops, caramel, booze and oak. Full/medium body and medium carbonation. As much a hoppy barleywine as it is a double IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2592) - North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle from hmmm, I forget. Either triangle wine our the beer dispensary Apex. Ok aroma. Fresh oak. Vanilla. Some hops. On the Orange side. Tad h azed brownish orange. Real good head And lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Heavy body creamy oily mouthfeel. Bitter Finish. Meh I wasn’t fully trading the label when I grabbed this. I’m not liking these Oaked ipa for the most part and once again the oak is killing the hops. Appearance best part. Looked nice on the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (786) - - APR 10, 2014
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours an amber with a slight amount of off white head. Aroma of hops with hints of booze. Taste of booze with only the slightest hints of hops.

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