DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A glowing, amber-ish pour filled with golden highlights from my 12oz. bottle. Thick sediment dances along the edges of my glass in anticipation of my first sip: Oh lord, I picked the perfect Sunday night cap to watch the Olympics with. An unrelenting onslaught of alcohol warns my taste buds of an apparent, "troublesome" presence. It’s a hop palate crusher. But I like it. Clear notes of resin overwhelm, followed by past ripened citrus oils and another wave of oregano. Bitter through the end and then some. Huge oily aftertaste. Drinkability: Great Sunday night brew. Rebuy: Yes.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
26th May 2010
Hazy amber beer. Little white bubbly head. Rich grapefruit hop nose with some odd sweet emulsion paint. Smooth dry palate. Rich marmalade grapefruit hops - help back by that odd milky sweet paint thing. Before the dry finish the hops turn spicy. Underpinned by toffee malt. A little off the wall but decent.
KickInChalice (842) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. First reviewed 6/9/2010. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. Thanks to azureoval for hooking this up.
Uberhoppy pours a dark cherry / burgundy color, with a nice 3 cm off-white head. Not a ton of retention and just a little bit of sticky lace on the glass.
The malt is the first thing on the nose, and it is extremely roasted. A great switch up. Tons of hops to go along with it, citrus and pine mostly.
A great variety of hops in the flavor. The flavor is different than I have seen in other DIPA’s. Some burnt sugar, chocolate, and smoke join the toffee sweetness to start. After the roasted malt front, citrus hops (mostly apricot and grapefruit) take over, but there are some great pine notes as well. Alcohol sneaks in right at the end, but it is barely present.
There is a very noticeable dryness here. Nice creamy feel, with medium carbonation in a full body. A light hoppy oil residue after each sip.
A killer DIPA is always drinkable.
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light golden amber with very little head . Smells of grapefruit, pine, and honey. Huge amounts of malt and honey stand out along with grapefruit, pine and citrus. Mouthfeel is thick and coats the palate well. Finish is bitter but medium in length this beer is probably past it’s prime and would have better fresh.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color with a thin white head. Smells of hops and sweet caramel with a bit of pine and earth. Tastes of bitter hops and pine with some earth and heavy sweet caramel malts. Finish is lightly bitter.
hoppyhampy (73) - , California, USA - MAY 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. No freshness info. Pours a clear, deep reddish orange with almost no foam or carbonation and very little lacing. Nose is quite rich with malt, more roaster than sweet. Hops take a back seat here, barely showing at all. Mouthfeel is syrupy and heavy with no carbonation, almost like a barley wine style. Rich, caramel malt with a good amount of resiny texture on the finish, enough to cut the heaviness of the malt and remind you that this is classified as a DIPA. Hops are quite citrus-y but don’t show well enough to make up for the over-abundance of malt. I am really not feeling this one. It has almost nothing I look for in a DIPA.
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark, cloudy amber color with white head a lots of lacing. Aroma is earthy with spices, slight hint of citrus. Taste is bitter, little sweet. Palate is a heavier body with a long, dry finish. Overall, not bad, but earthy, spicy DIPA’s with amber malts are not my favorite DIPA’s.
baraciisch (904) - USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Burnt orange in color... Aroma is caramel malts, citrus hops.. Flavor is caramel malt sweetness, notes of grapefruit, toffee...Finish is fairly hoppy, kind of off though, think it would have been better fresher, considering its been stored for 1.5 years.... Okay
alexsdad06 (3043) - Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from wavers. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small white head. The aroma big resin, citrus and fruity notes with caramel malt and a surprising earthiness. The flavor has a great balance between the hops and malts. The hops a great level of bitterness, with resins, grapefruit citrus, and herbal spicy hops dominating. The caramel malt is big enough to stand up to the hops. Tropical fruits help round out the flavors. I generally like my Imperial IPA’s to be a bit unbalanced, but this is sooo good when it hits your lips. Medium plus body and a pleasure to try.
wyzzywyz22 (1644) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from New Star-Ell Liquors, San Francisco. Hazy dark amber pour with a bit of sediment swimming about and a small fading off white head. Nose was pretty dang uberbastardhoppy, and almost sickly sweet with notes of butterscotch. Somewhat lacking in finesse but bloody tasty, the flavour was again sticky sweet, and a little on the syrupy side of the tracks. A sack of resin sodden hoppage steam rollered through to give some semblance of balance though. A big in your face beer that packs a big hop hit. Niiiice 1.