fletchfighters (1031) - - AUG 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A-- Poured a golden honey brown color. Moderate pour got a two finger head that hung around a good amount of time, off white in color. Solid thick soapy like lacing on the sides of the glass. Good head retention and construction of the head.
S-- Candied and earthy at the same time. Interesting but a bit weak on the nose. The candied grapefruit and orange stand out. Very Belgian smelling.
T-- Hearty grapefruit that is pretty earthy. Not a bad taste at all. No pine and some carmel in the taste.
M-- Very hearty mouth feel to this. Grapefruit start and finish with orange in the middle. Orange is more candied than anything else. Low carbonation and heavy feel. The IBUís do kick in and stick around a while. Reminds me of a more the of the Midwest US DIPAís I had in the US with the earthy taste and feel with all the grapefruit and orange.
D-- ABV is well hidden until the end.
makenzi (13) - SLOVENIA - JUL 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drough @ Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fŗ, Roma. Pours cloudy amber with of white, rich, long lecing head. Nose is sweet caramel, honey, ripe fruit, onion!? yeast, citrus and floral hop aroma. Flavour is rich caramel, candy, dark fruit, sweet at the beginning, but overpowered by strong, harsh hop bitternes. Just a bit to aggressive for my opinion. Despite of 9% ABV the alcohol is well hidden. Medium body, low to moderate carbonation. Not bad at all!
666ale (49) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber with white foam. Nose of fruits and hop. Medium bodied. Taste of hops and sweet fruits with flowery hints. Not the best double ipa.
tcane7 (1651) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
í11 bottle courtesy of Steve at Alla Spina. Pours a clean amber with thin white head. Aroma of oxidized hops and malt - sherry , cardboard. Light fruity notes, sweet, with an extremely astringent harsh finish. DPF
AdiBeer (875) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: floral hops, tropical fruits.Appearance: dark hazy amber, medium frothy. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, getting very pronounced, dry average-finish. Overall: interesting Belgian interpretation of an IIPA. Pint at Cafe Red Rose, Bruges.
Hopswagger (196) - 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 (114) - S„o 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 (2144) - 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 (1966) - 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? Itís a DIPA from 2011!! Aged really well but has very few DIPA characteristics. Interesting experience.
AndyReynolds (859) - Dayton, Kentucky, 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, itís 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. Canít really give it a fair rating to the style.
mnoud (271) - 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 itís clear around the margins and cloudy in the center. Probably 18 on SRM scale. Fizzy mild carbonation, sporadic cap of bubbles.
Taste: I canít 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 youíd 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