ShaneJ (108) - - FEB 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mogo Vintage Cellars. Deep hazy orange/copper colour, lasting frothy head, aroma is solid citrus/pine hops, mouh-puckering bitterness, but not out of balance due to solid malt backing it up. Oily texture with resiny aftertaste. Loved this, one of Timís best.
fletchfighters (840) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2013
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
bomber in to a snifter
Clear ruby amber color. Very little, if any carbonation. Slight ring of lacing. Already have doubts.
Nose is sweet malt, little to no hops at all. More like candied apple really. Sad, just sad.
More like a barleywine in the taste. Sweet malts with some pine and grapefruit. No carbonation at all. Sweet and slick taste.
Fail on every level on a DIPA
eczematic (1304) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
amber with a huge gushing head - carb issues here. after leaving it to settle the head disappears completely. aroma is a disappointment for a dipa - i was expecting 3D grapefruit and lychees but got something murky, indistinct and handy andy like, with more than a hint of fusels and acetaldehyde. i dont doubt the hops are there, its just not clean enough to let them out. flavour is heavily alcoholic, with some evidence of munich or melanoidin malt or something, plus some of the usual toffee stuff, and this medicinal mingling of fusels and high alpha bitterness. yes itís lunatic excess but its not very well executed lunatic excess.
Maris (772) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 650ml (?) bottle on 25/3/2013. Pours a cloudy light orange with a huge head. Has a relatively strong aroma of yeast, honey and pink grapefruit. Taste wise, it starts out sweet with citrus and stone fruit, loads of honey, a touch of caramel, and a dash of alcohol. The bitterness is firm and lingering, but itís hidden for something listed as 150 IBUs. All up, this is enjoyable enough but a little lacking in character for a DIPA (and HopDog is usually big on character). On the plus side, happy to find a HopDog brew where the carbonation is actually under control.
gam (2697) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright orange pour very gassy ale the aromas citrus stonefruit tropical the flavours apricot gtrapefruit lychee pineapple strong ibu malt is sweet honey the finish strong aftertastes of hopand malt lasting bitter perhaps on the sweet side
briank029 (1) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013 does not count
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
This is crap. Its not a double ipa, its not even a normal ipa. Has no hop flavor at all. Very strong alcohol taste. Almost like a bourbon county stout. If you are into ipaí s do not drink this. I am from Chicago with great brewers near by such as 3 floyds. This is junk. I live in australia now and there is NO good ipa. Matilda bay is the closest thing to a real ipa and its still crap. Dont buy any australian ipaís. Go New Zealand if you want the real deal.
imaragingbull (500) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours golden orange with resilient bold tight off white head. Hop aromas of citrus tropical fruit, light pine and cat pee. Malt balances on the nose with a light caramel and grainy malt character. Medium body, medium carbonation. Bitterness is there and intense though the malt body balances well. Lingering bitterness - a hop head's delight
hawthorne00 (1890) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber with a huge off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, peach, pine needles, lychees in syrup. Some overt alcohol. Overcarbonated. Sweet with caramel and peach before very strong bitterness. Pine, pineapple, grass and citrus linger. Alcohol sticks out a fair bit. Hops work well in the aroma and break though the sweetness but mainly as a roar - but I guess theyíre my usual complaints about this sort of thing.
jdpeebs (636) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Longneck bottle- Lovely dark orange colour with a nice foamy head when splashed into the bottom of the glass. All i can say is Hops baby!!!!
Ggeers (3) - - JAN 24, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought from a store quite close to the brewery. Pours a solid copper colour with little head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Dense and viscous on the palate. Somewhat reminiscent of a certain dogfish brew. A good solid DIPA or is that an imperial IPA?
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