airrick2003 (517) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: very clear average gold color, some amber hues, pours with a very large beige head, nice density
Aroma: grass, pine, strong resin like smell, citrus, spice, flowers, lemon, egg, incredibly complex, incredibly aromatic
Taste: bitter, spicy, hoppy, alcohol, citrus,
Palate: average carbonation, very bitter aftertaste, medium mouthfeel
Overall: holy cow what a beer, so incredibly bitter throughout, makes Stone seem tame, very complex and in your face aroma, alcohol is definitely obvious in the taste and the only reason to dock it IMO, not sessionable at all but you need to experience this sometimes just to see the boundaries of ipa’s being pushed
coleee1 (11) - SLOVENIA - SEP 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with little head and minimum lacing. Not a good start, huh? Well the aroma turns it the other way around. Extremely hoppy, which goes for the taste as well. The taste is very full and strong bitterness stays there from the beggining to the end. Great beer!
gschrade (757) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish with a white head. Taste sweet, citrus, pine. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating 8-14-2012 (Bottle) This beer has a medium sized off-white head with a long retention, slightly hazy golden body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and has spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is malt, pine hops, hint of grapefruit, wheat. The flavor is heavily bitter, sweet malt pine hops, grapefruit, and has a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is aggressive and this beer is medium bodied. This beer has a lingering bitter aftertaste and is a beer for hopheads. This beer is too hoppy tasting for me, but is worth trying.
fiammanghilla (626) - Genova, ITALY - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottiglia 33cl, ordinata su birraland è bevuta a casa.
Piuttosto morbida come corpo, poco carbonata.
Amarezza eterna e complessa.
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BenOver (98) - SLOVENIA - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2014 Pours crystall golden, with medium head, hoppy fragrance, not too strong, not too weak. Taste has a lot of body. Strong feeling with a starting sweetness, that is very well followed by the bitter finish. Thos is one hell of a beer! The moderate carbonation and strong hops make you very "burpy" though. :)
Dr.Drei (25) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours Amber with a decent head. Citrus aroma with caramel notes. It is on the sweet side and not as balanced as some other DIPAs. Overall, it is still very good.
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Desverger (2163) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask@GBBF 2014, London (13/08/2014) - amber coloured pour with white head. Aroma and taste is big hoppy and fruity, pine needles, caramel malty base, toffee, solid bitter finish. Great stuff.
orangesol (876) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bomber purchased at Shady McGrady’s and poured into a snifter. Thanks to my buddy bones for purchasing this one for us to try.
A - Pours deep amber orange with a thin film of white head, dissipating down to tiny spots of head, leaving light rings of lacing down the glass.
S - Still pretty smokey in this place so this could have been a little bit better I am sure. Plenty of grassy hops, rich caramel malts, and some dulled tropical fruits. A touch too sweet for my liking, almost smells like hoppy syrup.
T - A good amount of grassy citric hops up front mix well with the caramel malt sweetness and some light grapefruit acidity. Finish is sticky sweet with plenty of lingering hop bitterness. A touch hot once it warmed up a bit. Pretty good but not the best.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Pretty heavy in the feel, almost syrup like. Tons of hop bite in the finish with a good bit of it lingering for some time.
D - Decent stuff. I liked it but I could really only have one glass. The combination of the higher ABV. and the sticky sweet feel really got to me. Still a good beer tho.
CelticBrew (829) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours from 12oz bottle a hazy copper/amber with a large foamy white head that leaves some clumpy lacing and holds an island of foamy ring. Aroma is rich citrusy hops, pine needles, grapefruit juice, chewy caramel, spicy hops and sweet malt. The flavour immediately brings a bitter rush pervades the mouth upon first sip, with citrus of mango and pineapple really strong, along with a bit of peach. Malt comes in late, with some honey sweetness to balance the hops, but really this beer is all about the hops and pine. Pretty solid double.