larsniclas (7297) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2018 jimgraz (11) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is not for everybody. A very different product that manages to interplay heavy malts up front with bittering hops on the back end and nice floral notes throughout.
Drank from a 12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.
It poured a nice copper to red color with a thin, white head that lingered through most of the beer and excellent lacing.
Big, sugary malt backbone moves into citrusy and piny hops. All of the malt and hop flavors are very foward and very potent, though they stay short of a medicinal or syrupy chracter. What was most impressive was that, despite the potent flavors, there was not a harsh aftertaste.
Though some may disagree, I think this finds a unique balance bewteen malts and hops that is worth a try. Very pricey for a store-bougth bottle of beer, though and my wife and I split a bottle as an appertif and were both very pleased with it.
Bottled from Systembolaget
Dark amber with a small head.
Sweet and vinous aroma with fudge, brown sugar and a dash of paint.
Thick and oily palate.
Sweet and vinous flavour with fudge and liquorice. ALIBALI (2707) - Kiel, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2017
O.K. ich mag's hoppy, aber das hier ist really HEAVY!! Anscheinend sind die Tonnen von Hopfen supi durchgezogen ;)... Wood, Pine & PAIN🚀...lakritzy, dipahoppy und immer mit der Hand im Honigtopf... 355ml Bottle aus dem CRAFT BEER STORE in HH. truebluehes (211) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2017
Bottle. Ok, quite disappointed for what I was expecting. Tasted more carbonated than a shitty imperial red homebrew I tried to make.
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UPDATED: NOV 17, 2017 Small Bottle from Total Wine Boca Park. Cloudy brown with small white head. Way Hoppy. Bill Becker (2008) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 9, 2017
From Apr 2008
I got this in a trade with joe1510. Thanks Joe!
This pours a clear amber red with a 1 finger head of foam.(vigorous pour) Plenty of lacing and so far, good head retention.
The smell is hugely of citrus hops with a noticeable side order of sweet malt.
The taste is a well balanced blend of grapefruit and orange citrus hops and caramel malt with maybe the malt having just the wee bit more presence, especially in the finish. Very thickish mouthfeel here bordering on syrupy.
A few more sips in, (and yes the alcohol is quite warming during and after the swallow but we're talking 13%abv) the malt really asserts itself as it should in a well made example of the style. I've had some DIPAs that take it *too* far to the malty side and they were overly sweet and cloying and some that didn't have enough of a malt presence and were overly hoppy. This one finds a very happy medium and I thank Founders for that. Very deicious drop indeed!
Kavu (5255) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2017
0,355l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours clear deep golden with a medium head. Aroma is malts with some fruits and hops. Flavor is sweet malts, alcohol, pine and hops. Good. Yorker (2119) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2017
35 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark amber with an off-white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma and flavour are pine, resin, and caramel - with a bitter finish. Sadly not particularly refined. llkc (2838) - århus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2017
Duft rosin sød cara smag rosin karamel meget sprittet eftersmag kant af rugbrød gam (4139) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2017
Small sized head rich orange pour very misty mild carbonation aromas caramel pine nut citrus stone fruit the flavours brown sugar caramel pine grapefruit peach pear bitter is the taste of a grapefruit pip strong good resin note lovely sugary sweetness typical of a good DIPA when all the malts and hops come together well that lovely crispness this is good Iznogud (4703) - CROATIA - JUL 6, 2017
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.