Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Seductive nose of fresh citrus an earthy hop spice. Wow! Eventually the olfactories detect a warming malt presense forming the platform for the hop symphony. The delicate malt entry is quickly jumped in line by an utterly amazing hop complexity. Layers of hop flavors form a veritable essay on American hop varieties. While one could go on and on about the continuing wave of flavors this brew reveals with each sip, the structure bares the beauty. As the mid-palate elates with a seamless hop crescendo the body curves in a seductive finish. Caressing the tongue and gums this beauty leaves the room with a kind word and a hug. Left is a pleasant hop spice that lingers between the teeth and on the cheeks. As well crafted as any I have had. Watch out Dreadnaught. petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 30, 2012
Enjoyed from a big ass wine glass. Not too chilly please.
500ml Bottle @ brew on quay. Pours rosey gold with a thick but small head. Aroma is floral, grass clippings, some mandarin with pettles spronkled through. A full beer in the mouth, palate is super hoppy with plenty of bitter raisin alcohol. MarkSachon (1056) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Draft at Caliente in Pittsburgh with Devon, Don and Katie. Yes sir, a perfect score for a memorable beer. A bit heavy on the hops but nothing that would detract from the perfect taste and flavors. AtticusReasor3 (11) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
My fav XXIPA. Wel maybe tied with the idiot..haven’t had younger Pliny. Just unreal hop aroma even from neck of bottle sculpin on steroids of pine like cascade type hops mango flavor thick rich mouthfeel that is dry and crisp in the end. Awesome!!! 721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Another unreal beer from Ballast. Big huge hop aroma, flavor continues with hop forward ness, slight malt sweetness with some alcohol residual. Ours crystal clear with an opulent hop finish.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2015
12 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, with hints of caramel and barnyard. Taste/Palate: sweet and thick; finishes with a long bitterness. tsd08460 (1260) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2015
Aroma: citrus, malts drmet (1036) - GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
Appearance: amber, frothy tan head,
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, lively, long finish,
L: Ctplt777 (533) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2015
-pours a clear amber with a medium frothy white head
-medium carbonation visible
Big citrus fruits like grapefruit,orange,mandarine,also peach,mango,pineapple and resinous
-follows the nose with a very dry finish
-medium carbonation,medium-full body
-alcohol really well hidden
My fave DIPA so far,even beats out the lauded Firestone Walker Double Jack for me.
This ones as good as sculpin. It might even be better than sculpin. Absolute ridiculous amounts of pineapple. If you like the taste of pineapple/pineapple juice this is your double ipa. It smells so fresh and clean with just massive amounts of pineapple. You start to get some peach and mango as it warms up but still keeping that pineapple vibe. Taste is exactly what you’d expect at this point. Big pineapple juice with a big bitterness. Malt is there but isn’t syrupy and weird like so many dipa’s. Dry finish with a lingering fruit juice. So good. I would drink this until I couldn’t and at 10% (which you would never know) that could get challenging. Cheers! FunkyBuddaMan (16) - boca raton, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Fantastic DIPA. The dorado hops balance out the alcohol content extremely well and makes this high ABV an easy drinker.