superspak (2115) - Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating but was purchased recently. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge mango, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, passion fruit, caramel, floral, and light herbal. Fantastic aromas with huge tropical fruit notes; it is unlike any other DIPA I have had in the past. Big hop sweetness; but it is so inviting even without the pine resin I am so used to having in an IPA. Taste of big orange, pineapple, mango, caramel, pine, grapefruit, passion fruit, tangerine, orange rind, floral, honey, and herbal spiciness. Nice amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tropical fruits, citrus, citrus rind, pine, caramel, floral, herbal, and grass on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic hop complexity and malt balance; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy, slick, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic DIPA. Huge hop complexity and balance; very smooth and easy to sip on. This was truly unique as a DIPA, and highly enjoyable.
beersighted (42) - - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big, syrupy, malty bitter double IPA. This dark amber, semi-cloudy hop explosion is thick and viscous. It has a thick, white head and consistent lacing. Tastes of light maple with pungent west coast hop profile.
Dr_Fellini (234) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a clear deep copper amber color with an off white head. Aroma is an exquisite fleshy tropical fruit hops with some caramel sweetness. Flavor is mildly bitter and has a strong fleshy fruit malty sweetness. Medium body with a syrupy mouthfeel. Quite tasty.
beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Upon popping the top, a blast of fragrant grapefruit hits the nose. Just a wonderful smell. That cannot last and what HN becomes is more of an Imperial IPA. Heavy on caramel and a piney bitterness. Quite heavy.
Frahmo (197) - Idaho, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at sushi in mccall. Red amber pour with some off white head. Great floral citrus aroma. Nice hoppy flavor that was mild compared to the smell. Very good palate that was very smooth. Very drinkable and tasty.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Legacy Liquor, Vancouver
Muddy light amber color with medium sized head. Hop aroma, intense, fruity; but also some cheese and yeast. Good body strength; round mouthfeel; the caramel flavor is moderately sweet, with a toffee accent; strong bitterness; the hops contribute with strong resins and some orangey fruitiness; also the flavor has a trace of cheesy yeast.
Good but rough, unclean; if refined, could be very good, because the good hops are there.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
You know, you’d think with all the money put into this fancy ass bottle, they’d think to toss a date of some sort, hell a fucking code would be nice. Instead, there is a well designed, elegantly labeled bottle of androgyny aged ale.
Pours a coppered amber with a finger of light caramel foam that falls to a sheet of the same. Smells of resin, tropical fruits, pine and hints of sweet malts. I can’t tell you how fresh this is, but this is as close to the nose of Heady Topper as I can recall, with just a hint more sweetness. Outstanding nose. Fairly strong malt backbone with good aggressive hops. Wow, I’m really, really enjoying this beer. Medium on light syrup body with moderate carb and semi dry finish. To be honest, this is the best DIPA I’ve had this year. Absolutely exceeded and blew away my expectations. I will be purchasing many more of these.
Serving type: bottle
luttonm (2048) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from Seattle. First beer of the trip, thanks to my brother. Dark rosy brown, thick and sits heavy. Rich cheesy funk and sweet hops, creamy body with minty alcohol, caramel malt. Very tasty, rich and full.
bmerz (655) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 1-2 months old. Pours mostly clear dark gold with decent cream head. Aroma is big dank, tropical, spicy, piney hops. Flavor is cleanly caramel sweet and bitter with piny and spicy hop notes. Feel dense, drying, sharp. Really nice classic IIPA. Into it.
Beergeek23322 (1949) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/30/2012. From bottle. Dark amber color with an off white head. Hoppy and spicy aromas with citrus, pine and resins. Bitter and hoppy flavors, medium carbonation and hoppy finish.
umich03jm (1484) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber thanks to michaelinwa. Pours a cloudy brownish-orange color with a small foamy head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma is tropical fruit mostly with caramel and toffee too. Taste is moderately sweet up front with caramel and toffee malt. Turns to thick, juicy citrus and tropical fruit. Moderately bitter in the finish. Thick body, oily and syrupy. A very odd DIPA but I enjoyed it mostly.