biirusaikou (2585) - - SEP 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. One year aged (as in forgotten in the fridge). The combo of rice and ageing really seems to have helped mellow down the extreme hoppiness, very nice and smooth mouthfeel, very much like a classic tasty ipa that totally hide a devilish abv, fun!
willisread (2565) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Thanks Gregg! Hoppy nose with almost a coriander herbal aspect alongside some faint honey. The rice really lightens the body up well. Feels very Belgian in the mouth. Silky and smooth. Clean finish that hides the abv fairly well. Very nice.
jinroh (1242) - ESTONIA - SEP 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden, clear, bit of white foam. Aroma is fresh, herbal hops, feels quite clean. Tastes aggressively bitter, yet light and easygoing, extremely well executed triple IPA. 12 percent of alcohol is nowhere to be seen. If you told me it has 6 percent abv I would believe you. Amazing. Nice bitter linger in the finish.
TimE (5100) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is insanely light body for 12%. Nice crackery malt character, slightly boozy in the nose, but the body has low carbonation, super smooth and amazingly light for the alcohol. A bit of rye character, very very well put togehter. I would assume a 9% IIPA, but light bodied. This is really interesting.
ClarkVV (5862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at the brewery, 5/5/16.
Rich honey golden with strong copper hues and a medium-sized, thick white head atop. Clarity is high.
Take the DRIPA and up the peach, pine and grapefruit element to the point where it has a massive fruit-resin twang replete with pretty strong alcohol and heavy caramel. Yep, it’s a triple IPA. Why this "style" continues to get brewed is beyond me, but here we are.
Syrupy, heavily caramel-laden texture with as much huge sour resin burn as you can imagine. Ample carbonation, I guess? Not as bad as some examples (Devil Dancer, Captain Lawrence) but that’s saying very little.
islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
4 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom in Warren, Michigan. Consumed on 4-21-16. Pours a hazy gold with cream to beige head. Thick lacing. Cereal aroma. Hoppy but surprisingly weak and unremarkable aroma. Scent of milk, verging on spoiled. Much too sweet in taste. Dry in the finish and aftertaste. Far over-the-top and unbalanced in flavor. Full body. Smooth and lively in the palate. Overall, not my thing.
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by markwise: Poured an orange with white head. Aroma was aromatic fruit. Taste was floral hops a little sweet finish.
wchesser (1920) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
’15 bottle from flandersned-thanks, Steve! Clear gold. Nose is floral and light orange and pine. Taste is medium bitter with flavors of light malts, citrus/juicy hops, super clean, and absolutely no hint of the alcohol. Pretty amazing stuff.
alliance100 (1113) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Logans Alley - pours a transparent gold with thin white head . Super dank aroma . Total dank resin flavor . Sweet finish . Tasty stuff !
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Beerman6686 (6399) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a lighter orange color with a white head. Aroma was big hop oils, perfume almost, and some caramel sweetness and booze. Flavor was very well balanced, almost like a hoppy barleywine, not too sweet, and bitterness is somehow held in check.