glennmastrange (2118) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of roasted and caramel, pine and citrus rind for the hops, light soap for the yeast with a hint of dried fig. Head is small, fizzy, off-white with some spots of lacing and is mostly lasting,. Color is hazy medium amber. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily, with a lively carbonation. Not as DIPA-ish as I like, but unique flavors and aromas keep it in the quality beer grouping.
Gr0ve (2107) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. Hazy amber. Tall creamy off-white head. Bold hoppy aroma with herbal and grapefruity notes. Pine cones. Hints of oak. Very intense flavours. Very bitter, but there’s quite a bit of residual sugars to balance. Peppermint. Peaches. Dandelions. Overall a very complex and tasty double IPA.
PhilJackson80 (223) - Oklahoma, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014 22oz Bomber. The beer pours to a red/dark amber color. The aroma was slightly floral with notes bread a little alcohol. The taste was a little heavy but to be expected with an imperial IPA. Overall an average DIPA for me.
SamTheBarrel (282) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 355ml bottle, poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass, cloudy deep amber with a medium sized beige head, that leaves a sticky residue on the glass. A strong and aggressive sharp aroma of hops, resin and pine. Just a little hint of fruit that is usually more prevalent in the aroma of IPA’s. Taste is similar to the aroma, very unbalanced and bitter, overwhelming hops. Medium body and carbonation. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this beer, too unbalanced and bitter for my taste.
TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rusty amber with a tall, dense tan head. Aroma is hoppy with chewy caramel notes, citrus fruit, tropical fruit notes, sweet malt and berries. Taste is chewy caramel, sweet malt, tropical fruit, citrus oils, hop resins, floral notes, berries and herbal notes. Body is medium-full and rather chewy with a dense, bubbly carbonation. Lingering hop bitterness and oiliness throughout this. Fresh citrus and tropical fruit notes dominate the finish along with floral and herbal hops, big caramel, berries, dark bread and sweet malt.
mfrato (99) - - AUG 21, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of bottle. I’m hoping this is just an aging problem since this beer seems to not be very hoppy. Still a very good beer but nowhere near as hoppy as Hoptimum or Ruination.
ClubGonzo (3437) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark hazy orange body with a small white head. Nose is pine, syrupy grass tones, caramel, peaches, hints of grains and resin. Taste is resin, caramel, grains, raisins, hints of peaches and wet grass. Full body, soft carbonation. Classic no-fuzz American DIPA.
Nische (511) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange color with white head. Pine, citrus, and biscuity malt in aroma. Taste is very bitter. Some citrus peel and pine. Big hoppy finish. Somewhat harsh.
ansermadide (1430) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bold orange color, this has a bold hop aroma with a very pleasant doughy malt character. It’s very classy. The flavor is sweet, with hops of an almost indistinguishable variety. It’s spicy, full-bodied, and delivers a great hop bitterness and malt flavors, yet still somewhat thin-palated... sorta.
Rrauth (1070) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Glowing orange color with typical nice head. Wet hop flavors are present. Gritty powerful DIPA. a palate wrecker for sure.