olsvammel (3072) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms a while back. Very malty and sweet with a powerfull hoppy aroma. Slightly boozy but not to bad considering the ABV.
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
first impression is the pour is a beautiful ruby-bronze. a bit darker than I expected, but a pleasant surprise. aroma is hoppy and sweet, not surprised (DIPA). mouthfeel is thick and slick, would remind me of an aged imperial stout if it werenít for the hoppy bite. i can tell there is a high abv from the thickness and the heat, but it isnít entirely unpleasant. I really enjoyed this one.
Dr_MedievAle (170) - Alabama, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 Aroma: Burnt sugars/caramel. Flowery hops in the background. Appearance: Coppery read. Foamy white head. Taste: Sweet and slick caramel; orange liqueur like flavors bloom into boozy hops. fades into hot alcohol flavors. Palate: Oily, lively carbonation. Bitter finish.
Surprisingly good beer. Itís more of a malt bomb than a hop bomb, and so I agree with Blipp--not really a double IPA. AND it truly would be better categorized as a Strong Ale. Still, impressive work--wasnít expecting to like this. Itís a little reminiscent of DFH 90 minute IPA.
blipp (6125) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a beige head. Sticky malty sweetness, fruity hops, caramel, and lingering flowery hoppy sweetness. Not bad... not an IIPA... but not bad. This really would be more appropriately categorized as an American Strong Ale. Really more of an "Imperial Red Ale," or whatever the hell you want to call it.
fitwitchik (331) - USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brought from SC via a brew loving friend as a gift.
Poured into a snifter with scent of boozy sweetness & a touch of hop.
Appearance of dark caramel with a light fluffy head that laces down the glass nicely.
Taste is high hop but even higher sweet malt. Caramel vanilla love here.
Thick & sweet makes this almost a borderline barleywine for me. Wonder if I should age this?
Overall a sweet DIPA. Really. And I like it.
Pullins10 (18) - - AUG 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really loved the deep red color of this big beer; it was a little to malty for me but definitely glad I tried it
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jeremytoni (2988) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a copper color with a small amount of head. Strong hoppy flavor with a lasting finish.
Pyrmir (3367) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Deep brown with beige head. Aroma is of wood, leather, bread, rasin and dark caramel. The taste is similar with wood, toffee, leather, alcohol, dried fruit with a nice bittersweet finish. Well hidden abv
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very dark ruby pour with a small light brown head. Aroma is sweet and spicy, the hops are there, but not big, as expected. Flavor is sweet, more than Iíd like in an IPA. The bitterness comes through at the end and the high ABV is well hidden.
PhillySports (1) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loved this beer. To begin is appearance was quite different from an standard IPA. It had a full aroma. What I liked most about it add the taste. Whereas with a typical IPA the flavor can be blown away by hops, this beer had the presence of hoops, but allowed the spices and other flavors to come through as well. Highly recommend.