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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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!

dnstone's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2128) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 28, 2013
A nice amber hue with a soft ring of off-white head. Aroma is a mild sticky hopiness of light pine-citrus. This beer definitely coats your mouth in the citrus, then pine hop dominance that lingers quire well; solid, moderately sweet body underneath. A solid DIPA. I would say that the oak character is underplayed to the point where I might not have noticed it, if the label didn’t mention it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1642) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at first "Er klopt iemand op de deur" tasting aka EBT3. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s beers! APPEARANCE: clouded dark blond beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: hoppy, bitter, heavy. TASTE: heavy bitterness, nice! Hoppy

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3564) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
65 cl. bottle sampled @ "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Thanks to tderoeck! Spare rocky light brown head. Lightly hazy dark redish amber. Harsh straw, herbs, grapefruit peel, resin, toffee, caramel, nutmeg underneath, vanilla, leading into a very harsh herbal hop finish. Bit like BrewDog but way better. Sweet, American Strong base with brutal herbal hop finish, interesting & nice. Full, creamy, average carbonation. Not the average USA DIPA, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7796) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Thick cream-coloured/ creamy head over hazy orange-brown beer. Very perfumey-aromatic nose with C-hops, grapey, passion fruit and rosewater. Bitter, but also other grains. Quite dry; hoppy, but fairly bitter fruity flavour. Hint at bitter chocolate, tannines. Quite slick, hopoily, medium bodied at least. More than decent, if not really great IIPA. The dry bitterness stands perpendicular on the fruity, nearly oversweet nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Busick (355) - 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 (38) - 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 (1609) - 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 (1505) - 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 (5593) - 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!!

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