SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can the nose be both sweet and bitter? Intriguing, I’ll say...let me proceed. The taste was quite refreshing and the bitterness left me realizing that Imperial IPA’s are where I want to take my palate. Spectacular!
JPDIPSO (5450) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color with a bone colored head. Grapefruit and resin dominate the aromas. Hints of pine and caramel in the background (7+). Initial pale malt seems to carry throughout the quaff, interesting. Sweet citrus and mild pine worm there way about. Gets spicier the longer it’s left off of the palate, a bit like red pepper. Interesting and a touch different from your basic IIPA. 4/10
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear orange favet IPA with lots are segments in the glass. Fine white foam providing lace on the glass. Something bitter but good grapefruit hoppy flavor.
CpyNPrnT (613) - Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is lots of caramel, some citrus. Taste is confusing? Lots and lots of malts, mild bitterness, some alcohol. To me, this is more between a Scottish ale and Barley-wine than a DIPA. Disappointed.
BeerdedDave (1251) - - MAR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber color; caramel malt aroma; flavor is mostly malt with caramel notes; some hop bitterness, but not what I would expect from an imperial IPA; more of an English style IPA, with malt being the prominent flavor; a very good beer, but more like a barleywine that an IPA
mmill527 (85) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong alcohol taste and it’s only 8%. I’ve had a lot of Imperial IPA’s and love em, but this one doesn’t do it for me. A sub par DIPA that I will not get again.
VinegarStroke (368) - Napa, Alabama, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2014 Bottle: Hazy, yeast lees, orange copper, thick head and good lace. Huge hop lift. Orange rind. Slightly roasted caramel malt. Reese chocolate and peanut butter. Almost like east coast DIPA. Clean. Rich. Dry, not sour but very bitter. Rich, dense long palate. Bitterness is even to excessive for the the rich malt palate. Other than that issue its very nice. Fruit. Mix of yeast, malt and hops.
alkolas510 (1142) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bärnstensfärgad med mellanstort ljust skum! Massor med humle i doften och lite malt! Tropisk och lite krispig i smaken med en del malt! Bra öl!
Geokkjer (7262) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, biscuits, some herbal hops, fruitiness and pine. Flavor is sweet and somewhat bitter with some floral hops, mint and citrus.Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (10775) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape and orange. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (16386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 12oz. It pours a small, dense, off-white head over a quite clear, golden body. Mint-ish and resiny aroma with some maltyness. It’s full-bodied and lightly warming on the palate, semi-sweet. Sweet maltyness and a nice bitterness in the flavor. Mint, herbs, grass notes and some pineapple. Lasting bitter finish. A decent one, far from impressive. 131231