Erakmeshak (2) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 15, 2012 does not count
Drink from the can? Ok!
N- very floral, at the same time full of pineapple, mango, citrus, and pine. Also getting white grape.
Very earthy, dank and resinous. You can definitely tell it’s unpasteurized.
A- nice golden amber / orange color with haze for days
T- everything in the nose and then some! Finishes real dry and leaves a nice hoppy coating in your mouth. Mmmmmmm also very smooth. Quite deceiving.
I’ve never had a beer that tastes like this. So sweet and hoppy with a little spice. Perfect brew IMO
Stunmai (4) - USA - MAY 25, 2012 does not count
This is just an awesome beer. The hops are thick and delicious, and with a wonderful taste, even though it comes from a can. I am not even going to try and describe the taste, all I can say is if you are in the area drive over to Waterbury Vermont and give it a try. Its a bit pricey, but worth every penny. SJB_LBI (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2012 does not count
What a great beer ... This is one worth savoring, it driving to Vermont in order to pick up a case.
This might be my most favorite beer I could consumer on a daily basis. AcctError96987 (3723) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 24, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2012 Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
A: This DIPA appears noticeably hazier than other brews of this ilk. The beer itself is light orange in color, with a 1/4" head that leaves a fair amount of lacing.
S: Wow! The aroma is simply amazing. A bouquet of fresh tropical fruits, to include pineapple, mango, grapefruit, guava. No alcohol or malt scents to be found, just as it should be.
T: Wonderfully hop forward and delicious. The taste is fantastic, but not quite as unbelievable as the aroma, which was absolutely world class. The flavor is all about hops, citrus / tropical fruits, and floral notes. Terrific beer.
M: Bitter and dry, in the best possible way. Hop and fruit flavors linger on the palate between drinks.
D: I have wanted to try this beer for a long time. It is absolutely worthy of all the praise it has received. I look forward to drinking some on draft the next time I visit the lovely state of Vermont.
Edit: Drank over a case of this over the summer. Simply phenomenal beer. I’m not sure how or where this beer could improve. One of the best beers I have had. Dangerously drinkable and mouth wateringly delicious. My highest recommendation. Duke13 (9) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 30, 2012 does not count
This is by far the best beer I have ever tasted. The only thing I don't like about it is that it is a four hour drive to get it.
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DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Pour reveals a cloudy, golden-orange body with sediment topped by a large rocky white head. The 2 finger head displays good retention and dissipates to a thin cap, leaving some nice lacing as it slowly recedes.
The smell is amazing! Big dank resinous hop oil upfront. Bright grapefruit, orange and lemon peel followed by tropical fruit; mostly pineapple and mango. Also has a little bit of sweetness in the nose, similar to honey. Just a touch of bready malt, but not much. It is all about the hops here.
Instant zing of citrus and grapefruit with a hop wallop, but without the crazy bitterness. The hop flavor creeps up on you after swallowing. However, it doesn’t have that drink-with-caution bitterness that can overwhelm the palate. It takes all of the tastiness one would love about hops while leaving some of the bite behind. The freshness of the hops is really unparalleled, it is by far the "juiciest" DIPA I’ve been able to track down. The hops are complimented by a sweet bread malt backbone and it is extremely well balanced. Very little booziness in the taste however, just loads of super fresh and pure hoppy goodness.Chewy and full bodied with somewhat low carbonation, but it’s spot on. A little oily and sticky on the lips, as expected. This is dangerously drinkable. I could drink this stuff all day it’s so damn good and it goes down so easy.One of the few beers that actually exceeds the hype. Are there more insane DIPAs out there? Of course. But this has to be one of the freshest and "purest" tasting DIPAs I have ever had. It’s near flawless and quite remarkable. The is one of those rare DIPA that will satisfy the hopheads as well as the fans of something more balanced. This is easily one of the best beers I’ve ever consumed. That’s why it gets my first perfect score. JesseinVT (12) - BurlingtonCtB, Vermont, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Used to stop @ the Alchemist brewpub all the time for this- was there for dinner 7/27/11 the night before tropical storm Irene flooded that establishment. Was thrilled to learn from my server that a cannery was about to open- turned out to be a great thing as the brewpub was a near total loss (but replaced with the Prohibition Pig BBQ, now the only place you can get this on draft other than samples @ cannery). The can seals in a near miraculous concentrated hop flavor and aroma. I did once disobey the instructions and pour this out to reveal a cloudy golden-yellow fluid & nice sticky head that will leave a mark on the glass as it dissipates. Despite the high IBUs, there is a sweetness and crispness that counters any bitterness- many friends who are not generally fans of IPAs do enjoy this DIPA. Citrusy, piney, and resinous, it's also extremely drinkable. Despite increases in production, it still sells out quickly at $12.99/4-pk at the few VT locations where it is regularly available- a solid indication that I'm not the only one who's hooked. It's now the IPA by which I judge all others.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone hopsythe (46) - - NOV 21, 2012
120 IBU bomb and it's canned. Can't really see the appearance since I'm told to drink from the can but I bet it's beautiful. So smooth upfront with huge bitter notes in the back. Would love to see this in Ohio someday.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Brendangreer (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012 does not count
Incredibly aromatic hoppy smell along with a good amount of citrus notes
Beautiful foggy gold color
Tastes absolutely incredible with very strong hop notes and a little grapefruit, but not overly bitter
Palate is perfect. Lasting flavors and thick
Best Imperial IPA that I've ever had.
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I waited a long time for this and am satisfied. Beer bucket list checked off. I will be seeking out more. I traded a DFH Old School barley wine for this and it was a great trade! There are bits of hops afloat in this IPA pool. Passion fruit forward, this is an excellent DIPA.
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