thewolf (12992) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2018 DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
In accordance with national IPA day, I figured a Triple IPA would be a good way to celebrate. Pours a clear, deep, ruby-red with a half finger of tan head that leaves mild lacing. Cherry, mango, pineapple, licorice, raisins, and piney hops on the nose. Big mouthfeel on this bad boy. Boldly sweet up front, but then the bitterness takes over. Some alcohol begins to make an appearance on the tongue, but it still is hidden very well. While this is a big, slow sipper, but the beer flows down much smoother than it should at 12%. I can see why many see this as more of a barley wine, but I think Triple IPA is more appropriate. Stellar beer.
Bottle. 35,5cl. Pours deep red with a small, staying creamy off-white head. Aroma has lots of fat, resiny hops, caramel malts, strawberries, overripe grapefruit, vinious. Low carbonation fat oily and quite dry mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet doughy and caramelly malts, apricot, grapefruit, peach, resin. Very fat, warming and piney bitter finish. I like it m larsniclas (7321) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2018
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 (2889) - 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 (212) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ChrisOfstad (472) - Hamar, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2017 Small Bottle from Total Wine Boca Park. Cloudy brown with small white head. Way Hoppy.
Bill Becker (2051) - 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 (5318) - 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 (2142) - 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 (2880) - århus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2017
Duft rosin sød cara smag rosin karamel meget sprittet eftersmag kant af rugbrød gam (4161) - 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