Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
P: Murky dark caramel body that looks similar to unfiltered pure apple cider. A massive cloudy of khaki clouds perch above and micro bubble chain male wrap the edges.
S: Belgian candy sugar, sweet plums, dark cherries, moldy oak, pilsner malt, medicinal yeast, raisin pound cake, toffee and honey sticks.
T/M: Thick sticky sweet malts, loads of barley, toffee, sourdough toast, tea tannins, dark fruits, with an abrasive chalky yeast and hop bitterness medley that cuts straight through the sugary start. Soda pop carbonation in medium body finishing with a dry rustic linger.
O: This was an interesting brew to say the least. Harsh bitterness with a huge sugary malt profile. This almost comes across as a hopped up quad. I think I might grab another bottle. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
aletcm (153) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cor caramelo alaranjada, com espuma de boa formação e persistência. Aroma de caramelo, frutas cítricas e malte. No sabor, amargor evidente, seguido de médio dulçor, com final seco e com boa persistência. O alto teor alcoólico não é perceptível devido ao bom equilíbrio. Bom drikabillity. Muito boa.
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50belair (3083) - Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Murky amber pour with a white head. Citrusy hop notes with a sturdy caramel malt backbone. Good glance, body , and mouthfeel.
Chudwick (2528) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle (vintage 2011) into a snifter souvenir from dld 2013 - nose is a quad/abt. Basement aromas out the ass and nutty as shit. Why the fluffy bunny rabbits did I pick this up? It’s a DIPA from 2011!! Aged really well but has very few DIPA characteristics. Interesting experience.
AndyReynolds (1079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 Vintage shared by the anti-suicidal Chudwick. If this is suppose to be fresh, someone (cough Party Town cough cough) needs to rotate their inventory. I mean Chudwick just bought this, did not realize it was a 2011. Now...if it is suppose to be aged, it’s a different story. It has aged well, but it is a double IPA so how the fuck do I rate it? Now that I am reading the bottle, I realize that it is suppose to be fresh so, FML. Way too old. Basement aromas. Can’t really give it a fair rating to the style.
mnoud (303) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014.05.15 - Struise (and Mikkeller) Elliot Brew - 11.2 oz (?) bottle in goblet. Bottle marked: Vintage 2013 SM No.12 Lot: 050301022013 Bottle Lot: 30-06-HH
Aroma: As expected for a DIPA, hoppy. Some citrus. Similar to Hopslam or Pliny.
Appearance: Pours medium light caramel brown, mostly opaque. That seems to be particulate matter, when you look in the glass it’s clear around the margins and cloudy in the center. Probably 18 on SRM scale. Fizzy mild carbonation, sporadic cap of bubbles.
Taste: I can’t differentiate much from other DIPAs I have had. Follows nose, hoppy, the citrus is more apparent than in the aroma.
Palate/Mouthfeel: 9% but not too "heavy". Not really creamy. Less alcohol warmth than you’d expect. Slick mouthfeel.
Overall, not bad. Not a stellar DIPA (though I am admittedly not a huge IPA fan) but tasty and well done.
Aroma 6/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 14/20
ladnewton (1669) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Craft Beer Co, Islington on 11th May 2014. Thickly hazy copper with cream coloured foam and travelling lace. Richly malty, yeasty and spicy aromas. Rich and intense hops in-mouth with spice, malt and berry fruits. Intense, short hoppy finish with spicy notes and touch of black pepper. Smooth yet engaging texture and masses of body. An excellently crafted beer.
Jeroenhensen (231) - Dongen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gedronken vanaf de tap, 25cl voor € 4,00. Een lekkere dubbel ipa, die niet te sterk van smaak is met een lekkere afdronk en herkenbare smaken.
CraftBeerNick (1403) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Angel, 1st May 14. Horrible DIPA, worst I have had, far too much sweet malt too heavy and not a clean drink. We both took this back.
Grzesiek79 (3590) - Radom, POLAND - APR 11, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2013. A wiec chmielowa kolaboracja z Mikkellerem, chociaz nie ma wzmianki na etykiecie o tym. Piwo ma spora i mocna piane, kolor rozowo pomaranczowy, metnawy i pachnie zgnilymi pomaranczami i rozowym grejfrutem. Dosc intensywne w zapachu. Double IPA takze smakuje wybornie. Jest glebia i bogactwo smaku, zwlaszcza cytrusowo slodowego posmaku. Alkohol ukryty. Wytrawne w koncowce i super podwojnie tresciwe. Klasa i swietna wspolpraca. W miare swiezo wypity rocznik, ciekawe jak by smakowalo po latach.