skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2014
900th review!!!!. Pours golden orange with a nice two finger off white head with excellent lacing. Aroma is of fragrant citrus (orange and grapefruit), tropical melons, sweet malts, caramel, apricot, pineapple and mango, light pine, and some light herbal woody notes. Taste is fresh and candied citrus, tropical fruits, pine, melon, apricots, sweet malts, caramel, herbal hops, light woody notes, and some very light booze. Has a medium-full body with a super creamy, chewy mouthfeel, and pretty bitter, yet still somewhat balanced, semi dry, slightly warming but still very smooth, long, lingering finish. Overall, a excellent world class triple IPA that almost gives Younger a run for its money. djd07 (15092) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a clear orange with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong grapefruit, citrus, and hemp. Medium mouthfeel with nice pine, citrus, grapefruit with light bitterness, hides alcohol really well, very impressive. PotjeBier (3451) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
22 oz bottle, thanks to Richiesd! March 2014 batch, enjoyed March 31. Almost clear, amber color. Thick off white head, with good retention and OK lacing. Aroma’s of pine/resin, citrus, disappearing mostly after a while to make way for more caramel and herbal hops. Retronasal there’s caramel, earthy hops, herbal, resin and fruity acidity. Flavor is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. Alcohol doesn’t seem like 11% although it warms the throat. Fairly full bodied. Long finish, herbal, moderate to full bitterness. Glad I had the chance to try this. Steasy66 (1155) - Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2014
Really nice DIPA, sweet, limited bitterness, and a lot of tropical fruit. Not as good as Nelson, but still quite good. Homer321 (5113) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2014
bottle thanks to Jeremy. pours a very hazy orange reddish color with large white head, lots of very tiny bubbles, excellent lacing. Nose full of orange zest and lemon. Flavor is a citrus explosion with a slightly sweet malt backbone. a little bit of alcohol warming, but for 11%, this is damn drinkable. I don’t really get the oak chips as a primary flavor, but I think it lends to a little "something" that really sets this beer apart from other DIPAs. a little sweet for my liking, but to be expected for 11% beer. pretty great.
Lothore (647) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a deep, clear reddish hue with a 2 finger frothy head that leaves tons of lacing.
S- Smell is dominated by grapefuit and floral hops.
T- Very resiny, pine, grapefruit, bready, with an underlying berry tone and big alcohol notes on the back end.
M- Thick with medium carbonation.
D- This one didn’t quite live up to the hype for me. I enjoyed it but just wouldn’t put it at the same level as some of the other big DIPAs or "triple ipas" BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2014
65cl, exclusive American brew, thx alot to Ryan for bringing this over!, very complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly malty/woody, not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew want1DIPA (227) - - MAR 7, 2014
On draft at the source. A wickedly smooth brew that is near perfect! What stood out was the sweet malt on the palate! harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Thanks to jbtice0315 for picking this up fresh for me in SD! Cheers Jesse!
Poured to New Belgium globe.
A: Pours a clear golden ale with superb clarity. Fine white single finger head dissipates in a minute or so to leave a thick sheet of meringue foam. Consistent carbonation evident through the ale. Spider web lacing on glass.
S: Pine, sweet alcohol, bubble gum, grapefruit, citrus rinds. Alcohol a hint more evident than I would prefer, but nonetheless, yummy.
T: See above. Add bitterness so acute the glands behind my jaw. Just what I’ve been looking for in an Impy IPA lately. Been through Hopslam, Pliny, etc. This is fantastic! I think I might prefer it.
M: Medium body, medium carbonation. Clearly slicks the palate while cold. As it warms, the body of my mouth is dried. Pleasant.
D: This is among the best, no question. I think the hype matches this beer appropriately. Worth seeking, but not a 1200 miles journey (or global: see PtY).
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2011 seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle shared by Nick, thanks! Clearly this is past its prime based on the fact that this was released almost 2 months ago. Smell is plastic, honeydew melon, caramel. Taste is caramel, acorn, slight grapefruit, and plastic. Amazing drinkability considering this is 11%, and not sticky sweet either. Wish I had this fresh.