DrnkMcDermott (2868) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2012 Rating #2500!
I had hoped my trajectory would take me past one of these beers, preferably on draft. So how lucky that I happened to notice it was on tap at Maria’s, right along the way home from the IIT campus.
Draft IPA tulip, $6.
Smell is amazingly hoppy as one might expect mostly grass, with a little note of pine resin. Currently, the bartender has set a bottle of watermelon liqueur in front of me for mixing, and a patron next to me has been out dulling his senses with cigars. But yes, there’s some citrus in the grapefruit family, too. Color is on the lighter side of an IPA, more gold than amber. Taste is an expected smackdown of hops that helps blow the memory of the cigar guy out of my olfactory. Hop smell stays strong through the glass. They also keep a big bitter aftertaste on the top part of my tongue that amplifies the malts more than they probably are. That is, a lighter malt as befits its color, with little caramel roast to it, just a small stage for the hops to work their magic. The alcohol shows up, with a warning that I might set that aerosol flavor spray the bartender’s using on fire. Stays pretty bright in taste and texture. I;m still not feeling the octane internally, but it’s likely a good thing this is just a 12-ounce glass. Though the malts are light in color, they are definitely, um, making a statement. Any spills down the side of the glass get very sticky right away. A very complex hop bill sets this limited limited release aside from the others, and made me want to vote to make sure it comes back to Chicago on the next go-round.
geologyguy (887) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good sweet citrus and fruit smell, taste is strong alcohol off the bat, mellows quickly to fruity esters and sweetness, hops are almost all upfront
Fox13riderco (6) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 17, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good fresh hoppy beer enjoyable have had the enjoy by a few times and will continue to when I come across it.
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mile (3289) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden, hazy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty and caramel sweetish aroma, tropical fruitiness - peaches, grapefruit hoppyneness. Medium to full body, sweetish and malty flavor, caramel and tropical fruitiness, grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is average to long malty and sweetish, caramel and some tropical fruitiness, grapefruit - piney hoppyness, faintalcohol. Caramel sweet DIPA - for those with sweet tooth.
madchemist83 (132) - USA - APR 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of citrus and pine, grapefruit and dank, multilayer caramel over lemon zest comes through. Great clear copper with white head. Definitely some pine and alcohol in taste, hop kinda subtle so it’s balanced more towards body then hop. Overall great IPA. And by 420 is a great marketing. Therfore the rating is 4.20.
Bif (1609) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4.20.15 on tap. Served a golden color with a fair head and some lacing. Strong aroma of pine and citrus with a bit of fruit in the background. Taste of citrus and pine with fruit and grain. Distinct bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, crisp refreshing with a robust feel with no hint of the 9.4% ABV. This is what an Imperial IPA should be.
RickReallyBrew (45) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This brew is a bit of sleeper. It is fresh and delicious as a well crafted pale IPA can be, but the hop notes are somewhat subtle compared to some of my experience w Stone high Gravity IPA style biers. For a double IPA, I would not have guessed it. I’m probably ruined by the Stone double bastard I recently drank. That was a bomber too! Not a
10oz pour you get in the local pub. I think the EnjoyBy is one IPA friends who don’t drink hoppy strong IPAs would enjoy!
AUTappy (4) - Auburn, Alabama, USA - APR 8, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Paid $10 for a pint of this. Worth every penny. Poured from a tap at my local deli. Wonderful lacing and persistent head. Color is a shimmering gold. The aroma is basically fresh flowers, there's no other way to put it. The hops are amazingly consistent across the palate. Other beers hit you early or late. These hops are smooth, even, and balanced from beginning to end. Amazing double IPA that sets a high bar.
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - APR 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4/20/15 enjoy by date. Nice golden orange color. Aroma is citrus, pine, weed and grapefruit. Taste is citrus and grapefruit. Bursting with hop flavor. Very easy drinking for abv. So good. One of the best!!
madelfonatree (13) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Look – Thin, white head. Bright, golden translucent body.
Smell – What you expect a dank to smell like. Dirty, YMCA shower before going to the pool.
Taste – Where is the alcohol? Sweet grapefruit taste. Bitter aftertaste.
Feel – Feels heavier than expected. Filling. Not much expansion.
Overall – I like this dank IPA, but that is what I go for in IPAs. It is a hit it and quit it release.
dojken (305) - - APR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fat hos Ginger man NY. Bara känslan o sitta här o njuta en dubbel ipa är fantastisk. En trevlig lite torr dipa. Smakerna sitter o eftersmaken är bra.