ClarkVV (5559) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at EBF, 3/22/14
Pale-golden body with some light amber tints, high clarity and a medium amount of white head with strong retention.
Great citrus and tropical fruit blend in the nose, hightly aromatic, and with a sweetness that seems partially malt-driven, but also from the hop fruitiness, almost reminiscent of cherries. Anyhow, not as malty as the Gandhi Bot, thankfully, and less leafy/earthy/woody of a hop presence. This one is all bright, crisp perfumey floral hop aromatics mixed with juicy tropical fruits. Alcohol and a touch of resin have a brief flash on the finish, but are otherwise very well-controlled. High strength of aroma.
Bitter up front, quite a bit so, with an almost wintergreen like floral flavor that slowly succumbs to a bit of malt sweetness and juicy fruit hoppiness. High carbonation helps break up the thicker than expected body but some dry pine flavors do emerge on the finish. Nicely dry and attenuated, though, despite the big body on it and drinkable, if perhaps a bit too aggressive for me, overall. Top notch aroma, though, that’s for sure.
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at Gingerman. Pour has a thick one finger head that fell slowly and retained very well. Aroma is huge with pineapple, sweet fruit, citrus zest, and straight hop oils. Mouth feel is medium with average carbonation. Flavor is again huge on the hops, tropical, pineapple, citrus rind, and light bitterness on the side of the tongue. Great hop profile with a clean malt side allowing all the hop goodness to shine. These guys are nailing the hoppy beers.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2015 In short: A highly aromatic DIPA bursting with fresh fruits. Highly drinkable. My type of DIPA.
How: Growler shared at post HF FoFA 2013 party.
The look: Cloudy dark orange body topped by a medium off-white head.
In long: Highly aromatic hoppy nose bursting with passion fruits, tangerines others. In mouth the beer offers a nice mouthfeel with a medium-to-full body and a lively carbonation. Taste lives up to the aroma. Fresh tangerines, fresh mangos, fresh ruby red grapefruits, fresh everything. This one packs a lot of flavors and those flavors have a great freshness quality to them. This Double IPA is along the lines of what HF and Tired Hands are doing. I had a lot to drink that night, and at this point ion the party my head was starting to spin, clockwise, must be the Coriolis effect.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. I cant believe that I forgot to rate this. Awesome DIPA. Had head to head with green Bullet, NO contest. seek this out ASAP
dogfish120love (1114) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy light orange almost yellow. The aroma consists of pungent citrus and grass notes as well as tropical fruit. Very Nelson forward
NewWorldMatt (6) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 12, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pint glass, poured from tap. This beer is outstanding. This is the Imperial/Double/IPA that most others want to be when they grow up. As you raise the glass to your face you are hit with the most lovely, intense, floral aroma. Satisfaction without even taking a sip. Taste is mature and sophisticated....there’s a lot going on and it’s all good! Finishes with a dynamic zing, like a little added surprise, a bonus if you will. No doubt from the Nelson Sauvin hops. Killer stuff.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the abbey. Pours thick creamy yellow and straw. Aroma is very strong citrus hops. Tastes like a thick tart unsweetened grapefruit juice, very nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Reynolds314 (3269) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from a growler. Super citrus and grassy herbal dipa. Tons of tropical fruits and grapefruit/lemon. There is a nice floral earthyness that balances things out. Great.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks chris for popping this growler
Huge citrus notes on nose and taste, funky hops, lemon peel oranges mmmmmmmmm delicious
jtclockwork (14585) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2013 Growler. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of grapefruit, caramel malt, pine, grass and peach. Medium body.