puboflyons (3529) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2016 otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: garnet and coppers under an orange pith tinged head which fades into a thin yet persistent layer. Swirls with lace crawling up the sides of my glass.
Nose: sticky resinous pine sap, hop oils, and grapefruit oils. Crunchy caramelized sugars and malt underneath – rustic. Candied pineapple chunks – sweet and succulent. Mint leaf weaves in and out. Rain and forests, dew-dropped greenery and shrubbery.
Palate: big, thick, sticky, and chewy. Massive mint and floral notes swimming in an ocean of pine, fern, and Christmas trees. Bitter tree bark and pink grapefruit rind in the finish. Like chewing on fresh Christmas trees, ferns, pine, bark, and hop cones all wrapped up in fresh mint leaf – sounds horrible but tastes delicious. Each swallow grabs the back of my throat with spicy alcohol heat. Lemon rind joins in and my tooth enamel bids adieu.
Final Thoughts: Blue Point has been and still is hit or miss with me, and their No Apologies Double IPA was a homerun with bracing unapologetic hops. Borderline unbalanced, Blue Point nonetheless pulls it off. I recommend this one as fresh as you can get it, from the tap if you can or the bottle if you can’t.
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated 01/20/16. Good looking amber-orange colored pour with a lasting but small white head. Busy carbonation. This is over 6 months old so many of the hops I expected may have faded but so did the 10% booze. I got some spicy characters, fruity and orange characters, and bready malts. Medium or better body. The taste is still very bitter after all this time with a lingering and somewhat dry finish. No booze in the flavor either. I’d like to try a fresher one some time to see if my opinion changes. HighlanderOne (1393) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Poured from bottle.
Aroma of malt and hops.
Appearance is solid gold with lacing.
Tasting a mix of piney, citrus and grassy hops with dry malt, caramel, pepper, yeast.
Palate is slightly dry with a good malt base.
Overall, another terrific American made IPA. jjgmd (2288) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2015
With Z , a bomber, pours a deep rusty orange pour with a small beige head.
Nose is a deep hard pine and resin . Taste is softer pine and resin, and bittersweet light citrus. Finishes on the same tasting notes with a long dry finish . Quaff Score 7 / 10 zgaier (1968) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Bomber. Pours a hazy copper orange with a beige head and aroma of hops and pine. Taste is bitter, strong hops, pine, resin, and caramel leading to a dry, bitter finish. kathouse (1942) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Deeper orange with just a thin layer of foam. This has a good malt base and plenty of bitterness. Floral and herb hop aroma but little in hop flavor.
bnokk (548) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2015
APPEARANCE ? dark copper color fills the bulb and luscious foamy white beauty fills the top of this tulip glass.
NOSE ? great scents of fruit with an resin hop scent that?s almost hidden.
FLAVOR ? strong notes of resniy bitter hops start the DIPA off right. It mellows slightly through the sip, but not by too much.
Bebum (1121) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Medium amber, clear.
Full body, unctous texture, moderate flavor, high but not excessive heat, beautifully balanced mouthfeel, avg but tasty finish.
Bittersweet, good acidity.
Yeasty, hoppy, malty.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Leighton (22769) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Keg at Top Hops - NYC. Pours clear gold with a foamy white head. Good stuff, pretty sweet and oily. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Heavy on the finish with rich tropical fruits, oily hops. OK. Franckg (1917) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
Au nez, on croirait avoir devant nous un barleywine américain. Fort goût de caramel, canne à sucre et un soupçon de houblon. Très résineuse et plutôt intense pour une DIPA Crashatrek (1) - - NOV 24, 2014 does not count
Good for a none iPa drinker it is a great blend of flavors. For this I give no apologies
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