Dacrza (788) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: August 29, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Duvel snifter... OCCASION: drafting while draughting (reused pun, for draft number 2)--a big-bodied beer for a big boy draft!... APPEARANCE: beautiful soft orange with a steady, centered eruption of bubbles; thick, creamy head is staunch and off-white--yes, perfect... AROMA: the shock and awe of the IBUs is on display, with the majority of the scent of a pine cone slicing through an orange, mango and pineapple simultaneously into a hop bomb shish kebob; as advertised ...PALATE: creamy, stirring thickness with an immediate warmth that seers, then cradles the throat; balanced overall, with a reasonable aftertaste...TASTE: delicious citrus (plum and pineapple pervade) are unrelenting; the alcohol metes its energy out as the glass drains; the aftertaste of funky yeast is a little difficult to take pleasure in... not knowledgeable enough to construe the good news/bad news of the label’s CO2 hop extraction explanation, I defer to my senses and buy into its overt toasty malt/hop balance, mostly--not as much as Adrian Peterson being my #1 pick... OVERALL: this beer is BIG, blessed with a peripheral attractiveness and a substance that follows up reasonably on its initial promise...impossible to remove the hop from the teeth, like the Altoid of the beer world...worth the bomber and its relatively fair price tag...
Tognetta (659) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 20, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Âmbar, dourada, alaranjada, linda, espuma amarelada de boa formação e persistência. Aroma resinal caramelado de boa intensidade, pêssego maduro, manga. Paladar de médio dulçor e amargor. Corpo médio/licoroso, média carbonatação. Final lembra um pouco a mel com resina, lúpulo na medida, apesar de não transparece os mais de 100 IBU. Deliciosa.
chadski (40) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Always a solid go-to. Finish doesn't have as much sweetness or caramel flavors that other double IPA's have.
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markas101 (2240) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2016 Big bottle, Ann Arbor, MI via Plum Market. Gold, foamy head. Nectarine aroma. Some white pepper and citrus. Medium body. Sweet. More stone fruit and yeast.
kevinator (1826) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really good and the bottle had some age on it. Aroma was piney and dank. Light copper color with a nice faint head. Medium weight with sustainable carbonation. Well blended with earthy malt and a mild sweet undertone. Bitterness was bold and wonderful.
ippopotamo36 (1490) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Lagunitas tap room, Pataluma (CA, USA). Clear orange skin pour, tick ivory foam. Nose: malt, resin a bit. Mouth: malt amber feel, syrup, bitter finish cleaning the palate. Solid.
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danielst (287) - AUSTRIA - MAY 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber: Dark golden-orange color. Dank grassy, sweet onion, gummy bear fruit hop aroma, little else for sure. Medium-full mouthfeel with a good amount of sweetness that gives way to distinct pine needle hops; slight alcoholic burn.
Bricktop86 (742) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 1, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange with a thin white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus and cookies, Taste follows nose
zacgillbanks (4083) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Bright golden coloured with a thick white head of foam. It has a sweet citrus, tropical fruit and orange marmalade flavour with spicy fruit notes and a smooth creamy pine and citrus finish. Excellent!
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste. This is one huge bitter hoppy bastard.
ATulloch (198) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with the bro, pours a clear orange with a frothy head. Aroma of squashed prunes, grapefruit, hay, peaches and lemongrass. Flavour is sweet peach with a citrus hit and a big hop chew. Lovely.