brewskis (121) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2013 Batch 211/12/13. Pours a hazy dark orange color with a finger head that goes away slowly. Smells of resinous pine, pineapple, dank, tropical fruits, mango, carmel, butterscotch, and breadiness. Taste starts with tons of resinous pine and tropical fruits, very dry to start. Then get a buttery biscuit taste, as well as candy-like sweetness, pineapple, guava. Really surprising malt backbone. Then the finish is tons of pineapple and guava, mango, orange peel, a resinous pine or grass quality, buttery biscuit, more sugary sweetness. Very dry finish. Almost like a fruit salad. High medium body with an oily, creamy, and crisp mouthfeel. This is a ridiculously balanced and delicious double ipa. The hop profile is intense and complex and the malts and sugars complement the hops very well. Outstanding beer when it’s fresh.
charule (601) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle batch 211/12/13 from Binnys. Bottled yesterday! Poured hazy orange with ok lace. Pleasant aroma of light pine fart. Light carb med body. Balanced spiced taste.
hoffbier (24) - Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh is best and this one is very fresh. Hazy golden in color with creamy thin head. A very interesting multi-note aroma opens. Taste only builds on the aroma. Full bodied with lingering pleasant aftertaste. 22oz pour into snifter.
MotherBrother (620) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a good looking beer. The pour is really hazy light orange, with a two-finger white head. Aroma is fruity hops, citrus, light weed, tropical fruits, slightly (very slightly) perfumed hop juice..
The taste is slightly sweet upfront, with a long n’ lingering bitter finish.
Medium body, with a semi-fizzy carb.
chicagotjm (2) - Chicago, USA - AUG 24, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice, cloudy honey color. Great malty, citrus aroma. Heavy bitter hop flavor, and slightly sour with grapefruit notes. Less malty than your standard DIPA. Long, bitter finish. I like this beer, but perhaps not as much as some other DIPA offerings from Pipeworks.
barn0216 (305) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, thanks bytemesis! Cloudy orange, tremendous creamy foam top. Citrus and flowery aroma with a bit of dank, like a wet hayfield. Bitter but not overwhelmingly so considering it is a double. The star here is the very well balanced malt: grain and straw flavors, hint of yeast. had the character of a cask-conditioned beer. Definitely among the best malt-forward doubles i have had. Bitterness eventually wins out in the long finish.
JPDurden24 (1379) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange pour with a white head. Some floral, citrus and resin with some juiciness and a just wonderful hop profile. Very good DIPA.
niday2288 (115) - - AUG 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is hazy orange with a creamy ivory head. Nose is heavy hop with notes of pine and some tropical fruit like mango and pineapple. Taste is hop bitter primarily with a nice biscuit flavored malt backbone. Bitterness lingers a bit with nice pine and citrus rind flavor. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall very nice.
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Tortman18 (150) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very hazy golden amber with a thin cap of head. A lot of lacing. Nose is all citrus and hops. A lot of grapefruit and pineapple. There is a slight yeast backbone but its very subtle. Mouth is extremely bitter. Wonderful balance of bitter and citra hops. Very light bodied and leaves a nice bitterness on the tongue.
Tstamba (136) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bomber acquired on recent Chicago jaunt at West Lakeview... Pours opaque golden brown, lots of carbonation, I finger white head with a bit of lacing. Powerful fruit, both citrus and tropical, on the nose. Amazing hop complexity, like a hop explosion in your mouth, smooth bitter finish... Fantastical DIPA, right up there with the best of them... Wish I lived closer to Chicago...
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