Maris (1169) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 500ml bottle (Enjoy by 2.14.15) on 7/2/2015 (just in time!), shared by Butz with thanks. Pours a clear golden with a medium head. Has a lovely tropical floral IPA nose to it. In the mouth, there’s lots of sweet citrus (orange, mandarin) and stone (apricot, peach) with some light malt. The bitterness is sticky and resiny, but the sweetness holds sway in the end. Has a syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Super drinkable for a double - you’d never pick it as 9.4% blind. Just a really harmonious, almost subtle double IPA, which is enormously enjoyable. Refreshing isn’t a word you’d usually associate with this style but it applies here.
DanielBrown (4147) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Brewdog Brum. Cracked open and drunk to celebrate the birth of my son. Beautifully deceptive DIPA: totally sneaks up on you. Thin, sticky and tasting like a lime biscuit cut with salt. Moreish. Incredibly delicious smell.
Cirrhosis (1266) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy By 02.14.15. (BOTTLE)Wow on tap and bottle in Edmonton! Looks like beer. Feels fizzy, carbonation stings the mouth. Resin, pine, peach, not overly sweet. Fuck this bitter, pallet is destroyed after a few sips. Amazing brew. Dry but full. Pepper. Doing this review while watching episode 1 season 4 of GOT....... ya I’m a year behind. Beer has no faults.... not perfect.... but no faults.
Chadski4 (168) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 4, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nearly perfect Double IPA. Lemony resiny aromas give way to pineapple flavors with a dry finish.
TheSilentSaint (98) - Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very fresh IPA. Amazing aroma of pines and hops! Nice hops bitterness. Pours golden with decent head! Overall enjoyed this IPA! Feels light on mouth and light!
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ikigai (74) - California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/2/15 pour from bomber of 02.14.15. Hazy yellow Amber without much aroma. A little piney and citrus but a little unbalanced toward malt side. Did a side by side taste test with Pliny The Elder and Pliny had a better aroma and more balanced taste.
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fezzy (105) - California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
02-14-15 from 22oz. bomber into a room temperature pint glass. Nose and taste bursting with delightful floral, citrus, and pine aromatics, with just the right amount of actual bitterness to balance the bouquet. Remarkable mouthfeel for an imperial over 9% ABV - doesn’t feel sticky or overly mouth-coating at all. So tasty and so drinkable -watch out!
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle (Batch 02.14.15) pours a golden color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine, citrus and tropical fruits with some grains. Taste is a pine and citrus hop bitterness with a tropical fruit and grainy malty sweetness. Medium bodied with decent carbonation that pleases the palate. This is a very nice DIPA that must be appreciated by all who can get it.
Douberd (3291) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(Stone Enjoy By IPA) Bottle 650 ml, from BenH, thanks! Batch 02.14.15 Served into a shaker, ABV 9.4%
Golden yellow to orange colour on the body, crystal clear, with a good sized and thick white head, great retention, leaving light lacing behind.
Hoppy aroma with mango, tropical fruits, light pine and resin on the background, citrus, kumquat, light pineapple and even melon.
A whole bunch of flavours, again citrus, orange peel, melon, tropical fruits, light alcohol, mango, with the bitterness on just the right level, both on the initial stage and as aftertaste too.
Medium body, good carbonation.
Really great beer.
floydian1 (1186) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 650ml bottle with a BB of 14/2/15 air freighted to Australia within two days of bottling by a brewery-approved importer (as opposed to the grey imports up til now). Clear golden with a large dense white head that lasts. Loads of fresh hops on the nose with notes of orangey citrus, blue spruce, pine resin, alcohol, and tobacco ash which is broadly reflected on the tongue. Palate is smooth, medium bodied and robustly bitter with a substantial citrusy dry hop bitter finish that lingers long after the swallow. An exceptional West Coast style American DIPA that lives up to the hype.