ACHops (902) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ The Porter Beer Bar, served in a pint glass. Pours heavily hazy dark orange with thin off-white head. Aroma is tartly sweet medium caramel malt, light hops on the back. Taste is crisp sugary caramel malt, oaky undertones; big dank hops on the back. Earthy, grassy notes dominate there. The malt and hops donít seem to play particularly well together here. Very interesting, quite different from hop-driven west coast IPAs.
mrmartin (738) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy copper with
Nose is Earthy citrusy simcoe hops
Citrusy frony with a little spice/
tempered by earthy malts
Well balanced DIPA
Bitter slighty resiny finish with just a hint of booze.
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice catpiss mango aroma. Taste follows. A lot of debris in this one but that never bothered me. Average
Arcadia (61) - DeLand, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ABC. Pours a gorgeous dark murky brown with a thin head that is gone almost instantly. Lacing is expectedly thin as well. Aroma is super piney with a malt skeleton. Some dark fruits here as well. Flavor is bitter throughout with a long, satisfying finish. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel. Each sip is a glorious jolt of flavor and a reminder of why I love this style. Acquire.
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hippiemusic (55) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I?ve had better double IPAs. Not really getting any nose on this one, but does have the big "stank" finish that one is looking for. Think I?ll pass next time on this one. Bring more aroma next time.
msbernac (950) - Krakow, POLAND - OCT 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance-amber, cloudy, white foam,
Taste-light sweetness, lightly sour, medium bitterness,
Palate-medium body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish
skmikeg (1180) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours rusty orange with nice one finger head. Aroma of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, pine, dank hops, and herbal hop with some light sweet and bready malts. Has a medium- full body with a creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a tasty DIPA.
radio_nowhere (1030) - Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into snifter glass, hazy rusty-amber color with cream colored head. Aroma of strong pine/grapefruit hops, heavy malt sweetness, light fruitiness and faint woody note. Taste adds notes of caramel, berries, lemon rind, dried fruit (prunes mainly) and honey. Heavy body, low carbonation, sticky, syrupy, dry with lingering citrus bitter finish. A monster yet balanced DIPA, showcases the complexity of the simcoe hop well.
DiscerninDrunk (48) - - SEP 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber, some brown, moderate haze, light tan head medium retention. Aroma of woods and red berries, some sweetness. Flavor starts with a cherry like essence, moves into some sweetness with resin, fades in a long slow finish with strong woody bitterness. Quite nice.
Khaggerty118 (69) - Olney, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iíll be honest here, its too much. I donít know if my taste buds have turned but I feel this is just a full-on-in-your-face-malty-hoppy-behemoth that lacks that refined taste. I prefer light body ipaís so I may be biased, but the malt sweetness is too much. Apricot juice, thats its.