crossovert (8705) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
The smell is awful, I hate when IPAs have this sugary almost earthy scent. The flavor is better. It tastes like Double Wide which is like Pugsleys and what do all these amount to? They are all shitty over sweetened dipas in large format packaging.
drinkrealbeer (47) - Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed this DIPA on draft at Galaxy Hut in Arlington, VA. This one of the few kegs that made it east from Utah.
A: The color was about what I would expect from a typical ipa. Nice and bright orange with a decent creamy but thin head.
S: I loved the noise on this one. Lots of great floral hop. This is one of the best smelling IPAs I have ever had. I’m guessing it had to do with the freshness but this literally smelled like pellet hops I use for home brewing. Maybe Amarillo, don’t quote me on that,
T: Obviously very hoppy and a bit sweet. The abv is masked well but come to think of it everything is masked well as the hop overpowers everything. I get a bit of sweet malt on the finish.
M: Nothing crazy here. Maybe a bit on the thick side but consistent with the style.
D: The abv is masked fairly well its still there and doesn’t make this one sessionable. Also given the sweetness and the pallet destroying hops I would only be interested in one or two of these in one sitting.
Overall: This is a great DIPA and Im glad I got a chance to have it fresh and on draft. Utah ? Who knew...
kryon (1767) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On bottle at Öl&Whiskymässan.
Pours amber with low head. Aromas of citrusy fruits and malts.
Lovely sweet and round palate with a bitterness all the way. Not to bitter ending which suits me. Very good double IPA.
tkerin (20) - USA - SEP 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
good ipa. leigh bell’s artwork is amazing on the bottle.... great beer. highly rec
rajendra82 (973) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Persimmon colored body was clear and lively, with a three finger thick head. Extra props for the classy caged and corked presentation, with a little informative cardboard foldout tied around the neck. The aroma was rich with pine straw and grapefruit smells from the hops. The taste was citric and quite bitter. There was not a whole lot of malt backbone here, and the sweetness was mostly comprised of simple sugars. Pretty sticky on the palette, and a long aftertaste with a pepper like spiciness. Not a beer to make me go wow, but a solid detour indeed.
kramer (5330) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a small one finger fizzy white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is a little hefty on the malt for my tastes, but there is still a decent amount of grapefruit and resiny hoppiness as well. The flavor is much the same, though there’s a lot mote bitterness from the hops than I was expecting. Very resiny and thick, the hops almost stick to your teeth. Thick caramel malt base provides a sturdy backbone for all those hops. The alcohol is fairly well hidden given the strength, but there’s a bit of warmth to the finish. Thick and pretty full bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. Not bad, but it wouldn’t exactly be a beer I’d seek out for a second go around.
BeerNeedy (126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 7, 2011
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This ale had an awesome aroma from the bottle, glass and cork! It poured well with a half inch head and clear amber color. But the flavor was a bit more astringent than I was expecting. Overall though a pretty good DIPA.
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with a small head.
Aroma: fruity, peaches.
Taste: grapefruit, pine, resin, toffee, medium-bitter.
Above medium-bodied, quite a high carbonation.
Nisse666 (4730) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, sample at GBF 2011 cons 2011-09-02
AP: amber colored body wee head
F: steady IPA, fruity sweetness, heavy mashed fresh apricots
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Gothenburg Beer Festival 2011. September 2, 2011
Pours dark orange, slightly cloudy. Eggshell white head. Aromas of fresh hops, tropical fruits, nectarines, grass. Rich but a bit to sweet for my liking. Full bodied with a pretty sweet and sticky taste, some grass and hop flavours. It’s rather simple and not very interesting. Feels to me like your everyday generic IIPA in a very expensive bottle.