gramity (1601) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice, redish amber, rather hazy though. Staying, medium, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is very hoppy, lots of fruit, apricot, peach, oranges and light pineapple. Medium carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel with a very dry finish. Super hoppy flavour, dry, very bitter. Powerful bitterness that almost burns. So much hops and so much going on here...This was also the stickiest beer Iíve ever had. Maybe they should rename it Mikkeller 1000 Sticky Fingers
tregan (1) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very complex. The hops arenít as straightforward as you might expect, and not as bitter as expected. But it all comes together as a nice malt hop party in your mouth.
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Arve_Christian (4771) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wanted to try this one for a long time.
Did expect more hops, but a nice complex beer
patricks110 (2410) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had the Barrel Aged version a few years ago which I loved. Pours out a dark orange/rusty amber with a thick finger of yellow head. The head dies slowly to a thin cap but leaves tons of spotty and sticky lacing on the glass. The nose is potent and pungent with a ton of citrus fruits and a herbal pine note. A bunch of toffee and caramel sweetness and notes of grapefruit, tropical fruits, resin and some leafy floral hop goodness. The first taste hasa huge resin sweetness in the middle with some great citric fruit and a mild caramel malt. Bitterness encroaches on the fruits and malts quickly and leaves a massive dry and astrignent hop bitterness in the finish. Big resin smack on the tongue and a lingering aftertaste for minutes. Quite a bit of pine and floral spice hop on the finish. This is a simply fantastic IIPA. Doesnít hide what it is...a simply massively hopped beer.
brigg (612) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12.7oz bottle) Opaque cloudy brown copper body with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet, caramel malt; lots of fruit, orange and grapefruit; some floral notes and a bit of musk. Medium to full bodied, chewy and slightly oily. Big flavor of bitter citrus hops, but balance with sweetness. Hops win in the end with a lasting finish and a touch of warming alcohol.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. First reviewed 1/28/2011. Served on tap at Local Option in a tulip.
This has a crazy color that I have never seen in a DIPA before, or any beer for that matter. Originally I thought it was amber, but it is actually more of a cherry ruby color with a subuded tan tint. The taupe head is perfectly creamy and retains perfectly well. It leaves a sheet of lace down the side of the glass. I have a feeling each layer of lace has more IBUís than most IPAís have in a glass.
This smells dangerous. Skip the fruit, this is all alpha acid - it practically rips out the skin in my nostrils. Spicy notes, sweet caramel malt, and a bit of booze come through once I get over the pure bitterness.
There is a strong caramel sweetness that hangs on for as long as it can before a blistering bitterness kicks in. Pure bittering hops & straight alpha acids, with a little pine and spice. The finish is destructively bitter.
Paint-peeling bitterness cleans my mouth of any living organisms. Medium body for such a big ABV beer. Lots of hop resin in the residue.
Well I cannot really drink anything after this, or at least taste anything. It actually gave me goosebumps to drink this. A bit pricey for me to ruin my palette very often. My bartender and I agree, this is a fun experiment.
Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
S: dark orange, opaque, good head, light tan color head
A: dry, honey stickiness, orange
T: dry, but not mouth puckering, there's a lot of hops, but not over the top
O: a solid IPA, great hoppy beer, but not crazy
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Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber colour with a large amount of thick sediment and a huge dense off-white head. Aroma is, as you might expect, very hoppy with hints of fruit. Taste is also extremely hoppy with notes of fruit like oranges leading to a punch-in-the-face bitter finish. Itís a euphemism to say this is a little unbalanced. Iím definitely a hop head but Iím afraid this is a little too extreme. Interesting experience though.
Swillbur (62) - Arizona, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer pours a nice golden honey color. Take one whif of this beer and it smells amazing! Taste is slightly sweet with a huge hop bite, pretty well balanced. If it wasnít 12 bucks i would drink it all the time! YUM
Marsiblursi (3076) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours cloudy brown with some red hints. Off-white head. The aroma is hoppy with tones of wet wood, black currant leaves, canned pineapples/peach, sweet pink grapefruit and resin. Undertones of summer rain and a light wet dog-like oxidation. Malt brings caramel, cookies and wet bread. The flavour is light to medium sweet, near heavily bitter and near medium acidic. Tones of resin, sour berries, citrus/grapefruit and spicy wood alongside a robust malt profile. The mouthfeel is sticky both from the hops and malt with a light carbonation. Aggressive hop bitterness lingers. Medium bodied.