Iznogud (3798) - CROATIA - JUL 6, 2017 mtlasley (39) - Anna, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beautiful deep reddish amber pours from the glass and looks heavy as the head forms. A thick frothy finger thick head is off beige and has thick bubbles. Really great lacing and some slight alcoholic legs.
Really thick caramel and malt notes are the first on the nose and they’re followed quickly by strong booze and hop notes. Marijuana, citrus, and grassy notes are all present. The malt here is really the strongest stand out on the nose. Surprising for a Triple IPA.
Lots and lots of roasty caramel and malt on top. Followed closely by burning hops that take a few sips to adjust to. A boozy character in the center takes a moment to shine but really helps the entire beer showcase the hops. Citrus is the strongest hop character along with a slight piney flavor.
Thick and heavy in the mouth carried well by a decent amount of carbonation.
Great overall. Incredibly thick, rich and flavorful. Although the caramel and malt slightly steal the show. This shouldn’t be considered an IPA but something more akin to a barleywine. A bit pricey but something I look forward to trying year after year.
Bottle, 355 ml, courtesy of Max. Shared with him and rest of the crew. Pours dark orange to amber with off-white head. Caramel, malty, moderate hoppy, ripe citrus, pine. Quite sweet with lasting bitterness. This one seemed a bit old and on its way to barley wine land. aussiealchemist (52) - Berwick Victoria, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2017
Bottle from Purvis Richmond at friend Brian’s place. Pours deep orange small white head. Aroma is pine resin, guava, burnt orange and some dank forest floor. Flavour is massive sweet malt with plenty of pine resin and burnt orange peel. Taste is quite sweet considering the huge hop bitterness. Palate is very silky and full. Overall it is really more a hoppy barley wine. Very nice but really a sipper, not something you could drink much of. Nische (2224) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle at home, aged for about a year. Clear dark amber color. Medium size, dark yellow bubbly head. Big tropical fruity hop aromas, caramel, some booze evident. Similar taste with a lot of punch. Resinous finish. oobawa (1395) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Not sure what defines the line between a triple IPA and a hyper-hopped barleywine, because I’d easily classify Devil Dancer as the latter in a blind tasting. That being said, it’s still a pretty delicious beer, big and malty as hell, thick streams of caramel and dark fruits backed up by a vicious citric/pine hop attack. Clingy, resinous finish retains the initial sweetness, but never grows cloy. Citrus pine nose doesn’t hint at the massive malt presence, and the pour comes out a dark red-brown with a modest head and tons o’ lace. Not hot despite the ABV. Good brew. vinivini (2386) - Gomel, BELARUS - APR 13, 2017
Hazy amber. Moderate off-white head. Big malty nose. Melon, honey. Tropical fruit are also well detectable. Nuts. Full body. Medium dry taste. Melon, honey, nuts. Medium citrusy bitterness. Delicious.
rob19a (349) - - APR 8, 2017
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17/20 bit of a blockbuster. Huge taste, huge alcohol hit, big complexity. Also huge bitterness but that's masked by the big initial taste. A bit of a monster but bloody good. 12% abv
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone martin00sr (4036) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2017
Hazy, dark red amber. Light beige froth. Strong pine and caramel aroma. Some grapefruit too. Sweet flavour, caramel and piney bitterness. Warming alcohol. Good - and very nice with cheese by the way... mice (960) - FINLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Hazy, red brown beer with mediun light beige head. Aroma is very strong with malts, caramel and wood. Taste has malts, grape, wood and alcohol. Strong citrus bitterness, which still stays in balance. Full body. Nice, quite special. CacheManyHose (724) - HONG KONG - FEB 20, 2017
Bought from 啤酒阿姨 in Shanghai. Drank w Matt at home. Pours a ruby red-brown with a medium sudsy off-white head. Smells of flat sweet crystal malt; lots of fig, plum and candied fruit; thick and sharp and a bit spicy; toasty slightly nutty bread; booze; dry peppery resin. Taste is heavy herbal resin bitterness; sharp and sweet; boozy; dry finish. Body is quite thick, a bit sharp, moderately bitter. One year old bottle that tastes and smells musty. Lots of malt, resin and booze but a little sharp and thick and unbalanced. HKdIPA (808) - HONG KONG - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle from 啤酒阿姨 in Shanghai at home in HK. Dark copper amber pour with dense persistent white head. Aroma is candied dark fruit, oily resin, nutty malt. Not so fresh unfortunately but still interesting. Slightly barleywine-ish. Taste is similar to other giant IPAs, which aren’t usually my favorite. Huge boozy bitter bite, dark fruit, heavy sweet bready malt in the background. Palate definitely heavy but not too syrupy. Lasting tingly bitter boozy burn. Good but wouldn’t get again.