jeremyh70 (1103) - Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2013ehaak26 (499) - - JUN 24, 2017
Burnt orange and somewhat hazy in color with nice soapy off white head that really persists and leaves rings of lacing. Some caramel on nose when first smelled but after this beer warms, it's all hops. Citrus, grapefruit and apricot that gives way to resin and pine. Taste follows nose with citrus pith elements and later the pine resin and grass with the alcohol giving it a touch of a mint taste. Big piney and chalky bitter that is surprisingly not too harsh. Bitter does build but levels out and never got too astringent for me. Very dry with a medium mouthfeel and medium body. Moderate/high carbonation barely scrubs away any bitterness but does keep it dry. Wasn't as harsh as I had feared but still an out of balance beer that you wouldn't want to drink all the time.
On tap as part of a flight. Definitely a huge, complex hop profile. Just not well balanced in my opinion. Cokemonkey11 (846) - - JUN 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours gorgeous amber with a thick white foam subsiding slow with residue. Scent is gorgeous notes of hickory and ash, along with notes of bubblegum which are probably vanilla. Finish is dry and smooth. Excellent. JohnRMurdoch (4828) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2017
Botle from Hippo Beers. Orange brown, reasonable head. Grain malt aroma. Strong sweet barley sugar hop flavour. Smooth with sweet aftertaste. Not as good as the new British Imperial IPAs. davidezdonz (487) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - JUN 10, 2017
A 12 fl oz bottle with a best before date of 8th August 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass. It was a very nice clear copper amber colour with a two finger off white head that had great retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing. Aromas were earthy, piney with citrus mandarin, sweet candied orange and hints of caramel malt. Tastes of strong bitterness, lots of citrus rind, and whenever they can get through the bitterness, there’s some pine, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel with hints of bready malt and caramel. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall it was nice, but this definitely was a palate wrecker. A whole lot of bitterness, which I can certainly enjoy every now and then, but not too often. simontomlinson (335) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2017
Off white head stayed on rustic orange, still body.
Huge hoppy aroma with bitter/sweet citrus & candy.
Medium to full body. Thick, sticky, syrupy & tangy back.
Full on hoppy flavours with malt, bitter pith, grapefruit & slightly acidic.
LazyPyro (1124) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2017
355ml bottle. Crystal clear amber colour with a frothy two finger off-white head. Aroma: hoppy - resin, fruit, pine. Taste: very resinous, piney, ripe fruits, caramel, malt. Very bitter, some sweetness but too much bitter hops for it to balance out. Medium body, soft carbonation. Not bad by any means but this type of DIPA doesn’t really do much for me personally now. Fin (10476) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2017
Bottle From Beer Revolution, Hay on Wye, Powys, consumed at Bearded Theory Festival, Saturday 27th May 2017 it was windier and cloudier today after yesterday’s amazing weather. Another difficult one to determine the colour and appearance through a green plastic drinking vessel but i’m guessing it’s hazy dark gold with a white head. Fruits with a good sweetness from the off, yes it’s very hoppy but the malt does soften and balances this out very well. A touch resiny and citrussy, it’s a really good fruity beer, not too dissimilar to Ruination. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8 johnnnniee (4249) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2017
On tap at N.E. Tap House Grille
Deep golden color with a long lasting frothy off white head. Rich tropical earthy resinous dank hops on the nose with bits of bready and light caramel to round it out. Flavor is a hint on the sweet side but the onslaught of hops balances that nicely. Moderate resinous earthy bitterness. Pretty tasty beer. allanmb (268) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2017
Pours deep golden with good off white head which lasts. Aromas of tropical fruit, pine, honey and cereal. Medium carbonation and good mouth feel. Big flavour of pine hops, alcohol and malt. Similar to Brewdog hardcore ipa. Big bitter finish and medium sweet themightyjag (550) - - MAY 15, 2017
355ml bottle from Brewdog shop.
Small white head, a little lacing. Clear amber body. Nose is pine, treacle, resin, stewed fruits. Big piney resinous flavour, apricot, molasses, then the bitterness really kicks in, lasting resinous bitter aftertaste. Light carbonation, good mouthfeel, a little bit of chew. This is a proper west coast DIPA, the bitterness is relentless.
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