7ris7an (80) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 17, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
tulip. It appears unclear with a brown body and a tan color head and a long lasting lacing. It smells very hopy, grassy and wet cardboard essence. Of course tons of hops and its incredibly yeasty, lime peel, and a lot of the white peel u get from the grape fruit and some how there is some sweetness in the middle. the mouth feel is not the greatest but it has good carbonation. Overall this beer almost hits spots perfectly. Note: a most get every time, I mean on the first sip a tear dropped.
AlbertC (276) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 16 months old
Aroma is hops, grass, citrus flowers, sweet crystal malts.
Taste is first fresh, some sweet malts, moving over to floral hops, spicy hops, then to bitterness and rather big body malts, then lingering bitterness for at least 30 seconds.
Zymurgeist2 (1814) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of earth, must and barnyard. Copper orange with haze. Off white rocky billowing head. Chewy bitterness with slight orange on the finish. Citrus is also present.
tderoeck (8090) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2011 2/04/2010 37.5cl bottle @ Satch’s place
Little cloudy orange beer, small white head, unstable. Aroma: lots and lots of passion fruits and pineapple. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: surprisingly balanced. Very fruity, more passion fruits and lychee, little sweet yet not cloying. Aftertaste: exotic fruits turning to a very bitter and extremely long lasting dry mouth feeling.
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unwrapped, uncaged, uncorked bottle poured into a large tulip glass. Very dark for an IPA. Brown-amber with a medium sized pillow of khakiness. Resin, spruce, nut, and dark fruit aromatics. The resin and spruce start to dominate after a short while. Oily bitter attack, heavy tea malt behind. Medium plus body, oily texture, soft carbonation, and an ultra bitter, ultra long finish. As expected, the hops grow as you go. Happy I was able to try this bad boy.
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours malty red brown with thick off white head. Aroma is a surprisingly good blend of pine and citrus hops. Pretty balanced through the mid palate, but the bitterness comes on the finish. Good for a novelty.
msindall (12) - Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark form of an IPA, almost cant see my fingers on the bottom of the glass. REALLY HOPPY, but if you are trying to kill your taste buds this is a really great beer. I aged this for about three years before I opened this not sure if this made a difference. Really fruity smell of figs, flowers and gummi bears. Good bear!
rajendra82 (1044) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The green 12.7 bottle was corked, caged, and wrapped in paper. thus preventing any possibility of skunking in this hop monster. Of course the first thing that grabbed my attention was the 1000 IBU name and claim to fame. When poured first, the beer looked murky brown with haze due to small particles. As I poured in the final few ounces, out came chucks of yeast, that stayed in suspension. The head atop looked very creamy and craggy. While the look didn’t scream DIPA, the smell from the moment of uncorking, up to the first sip certainly did. The aroma was very spicy and piney. The first taste as bitter as they come, with my teeth feeling the hop acids eating into them. Very tongue tingling and somewhat minty in flavor as well. The malt was simple and unobtrusive. The finish was herbal and bitter. The beer felt a bit thinner than a typical DIPA to me, and lacked that certain stickiness I see in some of the best ones. I liked the idea, and there were no obvious flaws here, but I would have liked to see some more interesting malt bill.
77ships (7682) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
sampled bottle@Delirium Hoppy Loft: murky amber with a semi-lasting off-white head, smell is spectacular and much better than the beer itself, very fruity grapefruit hops & fresh peaches, could smell this forever, taste is pretty much what I expected this to be, bitter pine resin & bitter grapefruit hops, lots and lots of super concentrated bitter hops followed by sweet caramel malt, bit flowery, some bitter tangerine in general, as it warmed up it became simply very bitter pure concentrated hops (mostly pine resin), it seems a bit redundant to call this unbalanced, you get what you came for
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 29/10-2011) low white head, unclear orange color, hoppy aroma, very bitter taste.