Vaiz (2939) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from City Beer, San Fransisco. Clear deep golden pour, thick rocky white head. Aroma is fruity with peach, slightly sweaty hops, some resin. Flavor is slightly bitter, fruity and smooth. A tiny biy warming in the finish. Well balanced.
scooterbub (746) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours a nice bronze color with a two inch beige head. Taste is of malt, hops, pine, resin, caramel, wood and citrus. Similar aroma. Has a nice body that is mostly full and is a bit on the wet side. Finish is a bit dry and bitter. Easy to drink, enjoyable and well balanced.
DavidLMU (20) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
A solid double ipa that hides the 9.5% quite well. Pleasantly hoppy without being too bitter.
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ShawnC (71) - - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper. Stable pale lace. Oranges and baking spices on the nose. Malty palate with rich mouthfeel. Leaves pleasant earthy bitter finish.
---That dog will hunt!
superspak (1908) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/27/2013. Pours slightly hazy deep orange copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, orange rind, lemon zest, caramel, raisin, pine, floral, grass, toast, brown sugar, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with well balanced citrus/pine hops with caramel/toasted malts; and solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, orange rind, lemon zest, caramel, raisin, pine resin, floral, grass, toast, brown sugar, and floral/toasted earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pine, caramel, toast, brown sugar, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance of citrus/pine hops with caramel/toasted malts; with a good malt/bitterness balance and minimal cloying flavors on the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a slick and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good DIPA style. Good balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and quite smooth to sip on. The age pretty much put it into a barelywine profile in the taste and aromas; but it was still a nicely enjoyable offering as it stands.
Brouwerij (721) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper with fine off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, nutty, floral and spicy. Flavor is hoppy, piney hops, spicy, with a nice malty, nutty finish. It has been three years since Iíve had this beer and it seems a lot more balanced than I remember. Soft to moderate carbonation, light to medium body, and a crisp texture. Quite enjoyable.
rxeight (794) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Below average double ipa. Too much malt, not enough hops, sort of a stale potpouri taste. Not impressed
wlajwl (3334) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is yeast, citrus, light tropical fruit and a hint of sugar. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus, dark fruit, mild/medium malts and a very dry and bitter finish. A little rough around the edges, pretty decent otherwise.
Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this one recommended to me by the beer buyer and my local Whole Foods store. He said it was highly regarded at SAVOR, one of the largest beer festivals in the DC area.
Ap: Really nice hazy amber color with about a 1/2 inch head that quickly dissipated.
Ar: Floral for sure, but quite a bit of sugar as well.
T: The sugar was definitely not in the taste though - Hooray! This is extremely well balanced. Very hoppy, with just the right amount of alcohol burn.
P: The bitterness doesnít linger, and the sweetness is kept in check!
D: ABV is hidden, but definitely there. The alcohol is used for the greater good!
O: This is one of the best DIPAs Iíve had in the last year. I will definitely get this one again!
Narnad (1373) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep red amber color with a modest, bubbly light tan head. Aroma is fantastic. Lots of hops - lots of citrus orange and lemon with a very hefty dose of earthy hops presence. A very nice sweetness comes in late from the caramel malt. Flavor starts off with a spicy, earthy hops kick with a sweet caramel malty flavor in the middle and finishes with some orange/lemon citrus mixed with a light heat from the alcohol. Flavor is pretty well balanced for an imperial. Palate is pretty smooth, light dryness and a strong alcohol kick that works with the hop combination in this beer. Overall really good and what you expect from an IIPA.