blackoutblues (6) - - JUL 7, 2017 does not count AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I must say, finally, a Double IPA with the balance and acidity of an IPA, only in a bigger version. This IS a Double IPA and not a Double Pale Ale like so many interpretations of this style. Dark gold in color with some yeast in suspension (hell no, I did not decant=waste yummy stuff). The yeast actually traps the light a bit and lightens the color. Tons of sweet, fruity malt with juniper berries, grapefruit juice, grass, some pine, honeydew melon, peach and a tonic water, quinine element. Flavor is tasty and not overdone. All of the aroma elements are in the flavor, there are actually textural components from the hops and yeast, there is some alcoholic warmth, a strong bitterness and acidity that is reminiscent of tonic water. The tonic water acidity comes in to the palate at the perfect time to intrigue the drinker into another drink. It cleans things up at the perfect moment to make this a huge beer but one that is incredibly drinkable as well. My first perfect score, and it is well deserved. I salivate just thinking about having one of these when I get home.
Amazing beer. Not too taxing on the palate, but with a good strong hop flavor and aroma. Strong citrus notes. Drink it fresh.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone LiwkoLiwko (449) - POLAND - JUL 2, 2017
Piwo ze styczniowego rozlewu, więc nie pierwszej świeżości. Mimo to jest powalające. W aromacie intensywnie owocowo. Ananas, brzoskwinie i cytryna. Piwo niemal klarowne. W smaku słodko gorzko. Spora goryczka, ale nie zalega. Mega pijalne. Topowe. Mniam.
Jest ciało 🍻 shobramberg (12) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2017
The beer’s got a great look: orange/light amber with a bubbly head. Even though it’s an older can at this point in the year, the moment I cracked it open the aromas from those Northwest hops exploded out. Dominant floral aromas, raisins and a boozy note to finish things off. It’s also got a bit of a bready aroma in there too, which is surprising to pick up in a DIPA. Overall, it’s a deep, complex beer that held up over the last few months nicely. It’s in the ballpark of a Pliney. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Can. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma with tropical fruit. Summer fruit and grapefruit flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit lingers with summer fruit and light malt backing. Honey slightly noticeable. elbernays (1509) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 3, 2017
Can shared. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is honey, sugar, candy floss. I would imagine this is a bit older as hops have died a bit. Flavour is a thick caramel sweet with a wet honey finish. Smooth and still a good beer.
benpickens (512) - Camarillo, California, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Pours gold with a frothy white head that holds well; rich passion and mango fruit aromas; oily and bitter palate with a nice finish. My favorite DIPA. ttutony (920) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Potent resinous hop aroma. Syrupy rich mouthfeel. Caramel malt sweetness goes well against the hop bitterness. More resinous and herbal hop flavors on the palate dnstone (3418) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Hazed golden with a sudsy white head. Fantastic hop complexity, almost a sweet and sour aroma. Sweet with a medium body, sticky hop intensity and a bite of a bite at the end.
Notes: cans from VA. phranq (219) - - APR 15, 2017
Sweet pineapple in the nose. Boozy bite with a mix of sweet abd bitter honey. Slightly bitter finish. Can def tell its north of 10%.. markextrae (4424) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2017
can shared by a friend. poured a light amber colour with a slight off head. nose of light caramel malts, citrus, sweet honey notes, pine, bitter hops. peel, and light orange. taste is sweet honey, malts, pine, and chewy full mouthfeel. alcohol is hidden. but expected more