popery (1419) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
1000 IBU pours fire brick red/carnelian with a big thick ecru-colored head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is a smörgåsbord of hop flavors: floral, pine resin, candied oranges, spruce, grapefruit rind, marijuana, grass, crushed leaves - leaving hops - caramel, bread, malt extract. That said, it’s not nearly as strong of an aroma as I was expecting and this is the biggest fault that separates it from the heights of the style. The flavor loses nearly all of the malt flavor and just hits with a huge pine resin bitterness. This isn’t the bitterest hop bomb I’ve ever tried, but it has the longest bitter hop finish. There’s some sense of malt sweetness, but it’s hard to appreciate as my palate takes refuge from the ceaseless onslaught of hops. A good five minutes after my last sip, it still feels like my mouth is full of resiny essential oils squeezed from pine needles and grapefruit pith. Mouthfeel is about medium and I would actually prefer it a bit thicker.
danlo (1169) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Dark brown colour, hazy with lots of yeast carryover, foamy beige head leaving lacing and aroma of malt, toffee, orange hops. Taste is sweetish malty, caramel, toffee, with orange, citrus rind, woody pine, hop resins, grassy earthy bitter. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, lingering dry and very bitter finish. Quite drinkable.
hackobock (1391) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 15, 2014. Bottle, best before april 2016.
Pours light hazy amber/red with a large creamy off-white head. Aroma is grass, pine, citrus and caramel. Taste is light/medium sweet resin and caramel up front, increasing dry grassy bitterness leading to a very dry bitter finish with light caramel notes in the background. Medium bodied, mouthfeel is light sticky caramel together with dry grassy hops.
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5696-20130817] Bottle. Malty roasted leaves hops aroma. Hazy, brown orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter boozy leaves flavour has a long bitter hot finish. Medium-full body. Tasty but packs a kick in the pants. (7/3/7/3/16) 3.6
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)
kingvit (182) - - SEP 13, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: grass, citrus, herbs; Appearance: dark pale red, medium vanishing head; Taste: heavy bitterness, medium sourness, medium sweetness; Palate: bitter finish, average carbonation, oily texture, medium body
Grandiose DIPA, with almost narcotic amount of hops (some bits even left in the beer), ravishing with bitterness yet still allowing the aroma and maltiness to build. Sip with caution! This beer is an experience.
car13many (45) - POLAND - SEP 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intensywny, przyjemny cytrusowy aromat. Fajna, trwala piana. Rubinowa barwa ale w piwie plywa duzo smieci. Bardzo gorzkie z dluga ale przyjemna gorycza.
SinH4 (44) - - SEP 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33l Bottle share with friends, poured into a tulip glass. Really dark ruby color, slight carbonation bubbles visible with medium head. Extremely hoppy aroma, very fruity: Lots of grapefruit, oranges, grass. Taste is bitter all the way through. Extremely bitter, till the finish, and the bitterness is lingering for a very long time. Very smooth mouthfeel, foamy carbonation. A nice experience, but I wouldn’t be able to get through a whole bottle. I’m glad I tried it.
Valito (31) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella 33cl. En el Lúpulo Feroz. Cerveza MUY amarga. Su sabor es muy intenso y permanece en la boca un buen rato. Esta cerveza llega a poner los pelos de punta. Muy buena si te gusta el estilo
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious, but extremely bitter. Glowing hazy body that is a deep amber. A creamy tan bubbly head sits on top. The flavor is deeply toasty with a bitter grassy hop. Very bitter, but it had enough malt to provide some balance.
minutemat (1653) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Beermoth. Pours amber with big frothy white head. Massive citrus and pine aroma. Taste is jarring and hugely bitter of course, but perhaps more drinkable and sweeter than expected due to a big pine DIPA character. Interesting and perhaps preferable over Brewdog’s Jackhammer.
andrepintado (1431) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from cerveteca. Color is copper. Head is medium and white. Bitterness is high. Aroma is hoppy, fruity, resin, wood.