rdixon77 (3175) - Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2018 Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a stemmed La Fin Du Monde glass.
The color is a dark amber/maroon with a finger and a half foamy off-white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.
The smell is hoppy with some interesting malt background. There is some interesting fruity aromas that come out in big beers like this. An orange and grapefruit aroma that is sweet and sour at the same time.
The taste is so sweet with a malty flavor I have to stop in my tracks and pry the different flavors apart. There is a grapefruit flavor that is sweet ad sugary and is so sweet it takes on a sugary mass of flavor with some slight orange and other citrus flavors as it makes up the tent-pole of this beer. There is a sugary flavor that is holding in the hoppy bitterness and keeps it from taking over. This beers flavor is turned up to eleven.
The feel of this beer is big, there is a whole lot of beer here and it is nothing to toy with. Some truly great back-end flavors and a nice slap on the back from the ABV is there to say hello. A beer with a smooth feel and a big kick.
Big sweet and malty double. Thanks Bobbie! Overall, a pretty solid impy ipa. Dark horse know their stuff. JohnRMurdoch (5295) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2018
Tap at Brewdog. Dark red brown, not much head. Sugary sweet alcohol aroma. Boiled sweet flavour. Smooth. Doesn’t feel like 12% Fliwmn (42) - Moorhead, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2018
Just s kill Tyler too much ch toasted caramel sweetness for me. Happy prefer more hop flavor. Definitely not a whole six pack beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone thehinge (311) - Nederland, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2018 Light brown pour with an off white head and good lacing. Seems to be a little misnamed. Raisiny taste throughout. No hop bitterness at all. Very good but seems more like a brown ale than an IPA. jamestulloch (4575) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2018
Keg at BrewDog Lothian Road. Amber body with a thin off-white head. Faint lacing. Aroma of pineapple and apricot. Flavour of orange zest, menthol and golden syrup. Medium to full body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Well balanced and easy to drink for the ABV.
macca147 (994) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2018
On tap at Brewdog Oxford. Pours a dark copper gold with a amber hue and a white head. Aroma: peach, pine, biscuity malt. Mild aroma. Taste: pine, peach, biscuity malt, orange peel, mild apricot and earthy flavours. Complex flavour balance. The malt does dominate the flavour balance, but the hops give it enough complexity to make it well balanced. Medium bodied. Slick mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Mild sweetness followed by a moderate to high bitterness that dominates the backend of the palate. I much preferred this to the regular Crooked Tree IPA. Would happily have this again. justkoehn (179) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2018 Poured in a snifter. Little head with thick lacing. Rich caramel color. Slightly malt aroma. Smooth up front taste with punch of hops to finish. Taste is more malt/biscuit than floral/citrus. Dal9000 (692) - Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2018
At Highland Stag. In a snifter. Pours reddish brown with no head. Immediate malty caramel creamy mouth feel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy sebsky (549) - ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2018
355 ml bottle,bottled 01/12/2016. 12% abv.
Nose- huge caramel and malts,citrus fruit marmalade,toffee,conifer forest and a hint of alcohol.
Taste - bittersweet,caramel,marmalade.Nice bitterish aftertaste.
Smooth,oily and slightly viscous. RobertDale (7178) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 12, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and alcohol. Taste is grapefruit, pine, malt, and some alcohol. Nice.