OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Super clear amber body with 2 fingers of moundy eggshell cream. The head slowly sinks into a thin cap with nice lacing patterns.
S - Loads of juicy stone and tropical fruits. Apricots, peaches, lychee, mango, papaya, candied citrus, pine, doughy sweet bread.
T - Just an onslaught of tropical and stone fruit. Papaya, peach, and lychee seem to dominate. Candied citrus, mango. A soft caramel malt backbone marries perfectly with the hops. Green pine seems to grab onto the edges of the tongue creating a slow build of bitterness that carries through the finish. The finish is more pine/grapefruit forward and dries out nicely.
M - Thick dense body, low to medium creamy carbonation. Dry finish.
Juicy would be one word to describe this beer. A very complex mix of aromas. Dreadnaught seems to be more dedicated to the aroma and flavoring hops while still providing an impressive bitter finish. This reminds me of a hoppier Maharaja. Wish I would have picked up more.
Serving type: bottle
GenDV138 (2659) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled 10/31/2014. Slightly hazy orange with almost three fingers of off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral, booze, caramel. Tastes of grapefruit citrus, a bit of booze, caramel, pine, resin. Medium body with a semi-dry finish.
aasen (1) - NORWAY - MAR 23, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Smakt på CBC 2014, dette var et klart høydepunkt. Servert på fat av Nick Floyd selv. Beskrevet, i all ydmykhet, som noe av det beste en kunne smake på i verden.
Gandalf39 (105) - - MAR 20, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Une parfaite impérial ipa, un arôme de malt caramel et de miel, une amertume résineuse et une explosion de houblon!... un délice!
whitehotg8 (71) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber to ipa glass. Brilliant orange hue with an off-white head that sticks. Aromatics are pungent and fresh with fruits like easy mango, pineapple, granny smith apple with some malty sugar and resinous bite. The taste is complex; citrus fruits abound with the hops coming in waves against the malty spine of this beer. I’m really impressed with this one. You have to get your hands on this ipa if you’re any type of ipa fan. Cheers to 3floyds!
Dr_Fellini (703) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep golden to orange color with a nice off white head. Aroma is incredible, with big tropical fleshy fruit hops. Flavor brings out much of the same, but has a pretty strong bitterness to it as well. Long lingering tropical hop wallop in the finish. An extraordinary double IPA!
nathan30533 (819) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow what a brew. Mine was a little older then I would have liked at about 3 months. Wonderful copper orange in color with a nice white head. Good smelling and great tasting brew. Enjoy!
varanid99 (609) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clearing the backlog - might as well follow up the Westvleteren 12 rating with a beer I liked even better. On tap at Mikkeller & Friends, Dec 2014. Orange/gold pour with a decent off-white head. Malty, orange, caramel, mango, grapefruit - whole fruit basket aroma. Taste is similar, caramel and all those fruits, bittterness comes through later. With the ridiculous amount and quality of beer they had on tap this was the one I came back to, just fantastic
Brentv (450) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bomber. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is fruit and citrus. Taste is mango, citrus, fresh fruits. Medium oily mouthfeel. Lovely mango fruity flavor. Delicious.
northropfrye (2416) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks cards04 for this one! I’ve been attempting to get my hands on one of these for a long time. Orange copper body with off white foamy head, good retention, nice lacing. Awesome citrus aroma, tropical fruit, maybe passionfruit, vanilla, weed, resin. Taste is perfectly balanced, not overly bitter, some pine in addition to citrus. Overall a fabulous double IPA.
kerenmk (2918) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen, 14.1.2015. Dark amber. Sweetish fruitiness in the nose, rich and a little vinous. Mildly bitter taste, nettle notes, and a little sweet too. Fairly carbonated, medium body, mildly bitter finish. Cool.