arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2009DavidWoodruff (600) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 19, 2017
12 oz bottle into Duvel tulip; purchased at Lakeview Binnyís. This is probably a bad idea for a weeknight, but what the hell. Foamy head isnít large but is fairly lasting over the opaque orange beer. Twiggy hop aroma reminds me a little bit of Raison díEtre with a deep fruitiness and sweet malts underneath. For its strength itís surprising I donít get more alcohol burn in the nose. Sudsy granular lacing is like a pointilist painting with lots of space between dots. Syrupy sweet in the mouth and unlike any other IIPA in existence, the hops being an accent rather than the main line. Wow is this sweet, like melted down flavorless hard candy (imagine the candy stick in a pack of Fun Dip) carrying the tangy lemony flavor of the hops. Any hops acidity or bite this hoped to have is subsumed under the monolithic sweetness. Itís like a light barley wine focused on melony juicy flavors rather than raisins and brown sugar. Actually kind of delicious, not as harsh as I was expecting (the alcohol is surprisingly hidden in the mouth, and only comes out as your forehead gets tingly and numb; thereís not even the characteristic strongly alcoholic beer quality of the alcohol wafting up in the back of the throat). This might be the best of DFHís "crazy big" beers.
Hazy dark orange with thin off white head. Orange, malt aroma. Sweet, boozy bittersweet flavors. Big, thick, juicy body. Long malty, bitter finish. Heaven on steroids. BadgerBucky (1) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2017 does not count
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Had to rate because of all the FB ranting about it and in bev. Sam wants it pulled. Donít know if I blame him or not but thought Iíd get a rating in. Dark copper penny color and incredible hop aroma. Thick and kind of sweet it only downside, alcohol well hidden. Really good and really expensive.
snoot8726 (98) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2017 Bottle into snifter. Pours a deep amber with a white head. Notes of floral hops and booze on the nose. Same on the palate with a bit of caramel. Nice slight booze burn on the finish. Great brew but not worth the price tag. hman43 (1537) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Golden in appearance with a white head. Strong alcohol flavors but only slightly hot. justicemaguire (4) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2017 does not count
Drank at home from a bottle. Just a rock solid IPA with a malty backbone. Nice fruity aroma. VinegarStroke (420) - Napa, California, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Bottle: just because you can do something doesnít mean itís right. Deep copper color, good head and lace. The aromas are dominated by a slow or stuck ferment. The palate is sweet and hot. Itís probably has a high VA.
Folks talk about hops, I donít know how you see them with all the malt, alcohol and slow ferment profile.
Intense flavor but no balance. A very poor beer. coachd (800) - Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Smells surprisingly malty and dank with some spicy hops and booze. Great burnt orange color with a tiny cap of cream colored foam. Tastes sweet up front, then slight pine hops with a boozy aftertaste that lasts a long time. Smooth palate, the only noticeable carbonation is at the end. This was good. Not worth the hefty price tag, not one of the best DIPAs I have ever had, but good.