Planteman (2) - - SEP 5, 2017 does not count kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Easily one of the best IPA aromas I’ve ever encountered - has the citrus of Bell’s Two-Hearted, but with a great malt backbone as well. Also hints of pine, floral notes, and perhaps a bit of candi sugar. All of this without being overpowering. I sniffed this beer for several minutes before finally sipping it! Head is absolutely fantastic, and the bubbles of lacing are everywhere consistently. So far, living up to the hype - now, will the taste? Full-bodied, sweet, creamy, smooth, hops coming in at the finish. Full-flavored, and yet so SMOOTH! Sweet malts and hops last full well after each sip. Very close with Ruination, but I think I have to give this the edge overall - it’s a clear victor in aroma, and it compares equally, or almost equally, well in all the other facets. Geez, I wish this was available at my local - had to special order this, and I just have four bottles! Must! Savor!
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2017 My current favorite easy to find boozy, Malty, imperial. God Speed Dog Fish Head! Fujimo2000 (183) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 3, 2017
Pours golden copper with off white lasting carbonation. Actually very smooth beginning with dry finish that really grows on you. Grumbo (3452) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Bottle from a supermarket in New York, enjoyed in my hotel. Pours slightly hazy dark amber with a lasting bubbly/creamy off-white head. Aroma of hop, caramel, malt, light tropical and citrus fruit, plus cake with a light herbal and spice edge. Moderate sweetness and medium bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, average to soft carbonation. Finish is sticky, fruity, malty. Very good. kraddel (8575) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2017
Bottle at thee tip tap room. Thx Luke ! Pours darker blonde to copper amber ,small White head. Smell is full, thick malty , bitter pine hoppy aroma. Taste is full, intensely bitter, full-on crunchy malts ( caramel, dark bread, intense crisp ) very damn nice ! Bitterness is also high, as to be expected. Extremely full in taste. Never out of balance, never turning at a characteristic of itself. Very nice approach to a rather extreme beer. euniceradio (554) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2017
12 oz bottle to nonic pint. Pours clear deep gold, white sticky head. Aroma of fig, caramel, brown sugar, pine wood. Taste of same with light orange gummy candy, circus peanut, pepper, bergamot. Not the hop bomb DIPA of present day. Reads more like a barley wine by today’s standards. Great body and look.
stef73 (643) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2017
Pris à la micro en fut à la micro, de couleur très oranger Ave. Un peu everfesssance. On n’a des notes très prenoncer agrume , le pamplemousse, la tangerine et le citron . O. N’a aussi un côté de fruits confite à la fois . C est une qui bien équilibre malgré le pourcentage d alcool Très bonne bière
beerdog164 (2) - Alabama, USA - AUG 12, 2017 does not count
I found it chemical and controlled in a category of beers that should be vegetal,earthy,green and planty Moolesen (580) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle 12oz. Clear amber with a creamy white head. Strong malty, caramel aroma (where are the hops???). Rich taste of caramel. Not sure what this IPA is supposed to taste like, but I miss the hoppy flavour. It has a subtle bitter finish, but that’s about it. ryanhunter_4 (330) - Strathmore, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2017
12 oz bottle poured at Randy's in Methuen. Pours orange with a white head. Smells malty and citrusy. Tastes like malt first and foremost with an orange peel and alcohol finish with a touch of hops to boot. Good but not what I would call an IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone govansboy () - - JUL 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2017 My absolute favorite beer. Malty and sweet, tastes more like a barley wine than a hopped up IPA