tturner (111) - , Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2009
This was brilliant. Malty front end with a dry finish. Loads of apricot, grasses, citrus.
right in my wheelhouse. Sludge that needed shaken up at the bottom... mmmm... sludge. doublespeak (6) - Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2012 does not count
Aroma : citrus, grapefruit
yellow in color nice lacing
taste: malt foreword, grapefruit notes
Very good beer overall unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2006
I had this at HotD. Allen’s OBF Friday get together. Holy Sh*t! Hop Monster. Great hop bitterness. If you are one of these Belguim wussies... don’t go here. Golden in color. Bought a whole case to bring back to Atl. mebe1uglyg (1) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2006 does not count
one of the best imperial ipa’s i’ve ever had. unfortuantly it is really hard to find. if you know of a bar in portland somewhere with it on tap, please message me. 77ships (9827) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2012
Cask @ ACBF 2012: murky brown, apricot, thick foamy head, smell is thick grapefruit, passionfruit, soft yeast, apricot, taste is lovely blast of fruity hop bitterness upfront, grainy structure, very thick grapefruit, flowers, nectar, apricot, peach, slight sweet, floral aftertaste, body quite yeasty, nicely thick grainy/hoppy structure, well-carbonated, lovely DIPA
crossovert (12920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
650ml bottle. Pale gold pour. This is practically near pnw ipa perfection. Citrus, pine, herbal, rye. It is super dry, medium to high bitterness. Godly. collinthib (8) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
A great DIPA: my girlfriend hates bitterness in beers but loved this. It’s a cloudy, dark pour on draft- likely due to the high SG and could benefit from some finings. However, is reminiscent of real ale, and smells hoppy, malty, and amazing. Flavor is big, sweet, and hoppy with a smooth, even finish. Well balanced and full-flavored. fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Bottle, fall 2007. Aroma of delectable grapefruit and the freshest green melon scent I’ve ever smelled, from beer or fruit. Huge rich rye and caramel malt there in perfect balance, and by balance I mean that both the hoppy and malty aspects shine in bursting glory without subduing each other. Flavor is the same, and that is a very good thing. Not a hint of astringency, mouthfeel both incredibly rich from the malt and airy and juicy from the hops. Fantastic. BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
Tasted this one over 20 times at the Alvinne festival !!! soo good ! Thanks Alan for bringing this one !! julian (30) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Head: white, creamy
Colour: opaque orangy/yellowish
Smell: floral, citric/lemongrass, lychee, fruity , reminds me of a fresh thaï salad :p
Taste: floral with bitter hopy start, fruits, yeast, bitter undernote fresh fruity end , aftertaste is lime and freshmown grass, very nice
This is good because it’s so well balance , right amount of hops , right amount of bitterness , and really fresh in flavour , also the alcohol volume is amazing , and proves that not all double ipa’s have to be +10% in alcohol with only hops in the flavour , superb !!!
Local for me, and available seasonally on the shelves, this is one of my favorite DIPAs hands down. Intensely aromatic with citrus, grapefruit, pine, hop resin and just straight up juiciness. Lots of malt flavor with a bit of spice and hop bitterness. This is deliciously mouth watering and quenching. Drinks very easily. Great mouthfeel and aftertaste. Can’t stop drinking this!