hrabren (1953) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 3, 2018 ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber purchased from Whole Foods. I rated the IPA earlier and I’m again surprised this is the 2nd rating for something I bought at WF. This beer has a really off aroma and taste- its the same (astringent?) taste I had on the IPA, but more or worse on this effort. Its clear and nicely filtered but man there is something really not enjoyable from what could be considered a Hop Monster of a beer. Hopefully they keep tweaking things and this beer raises to the Cali DIPA level.
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2018 0. 65 l bottle from Pivoteka . Big tasting #2. Hazy golden, small off-white head. Toasty malts, lightly hops. Earthy, leaves. Dry, boring. Medium body alcohol hidden, light finish. chrisv10 (18734) - DENMARK - DEC 2, 2017
Bottle. Hazy amber with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, caramel, pine, orange and grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, caramel, pine, orange, grapefruit, sweet and bitter. bierkoning (13813) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2017
Bottle. Golden color. Oily grassy aroma with herbal hops And a hint of mango. Malty sweet flavor, herbal with tea leaves, ripe mango and citrus. Hops may have faded a little, but still a very nice beer. egg (438) - USA - NOV 23, 2017
Pours clear light copper with a small white head. Lacy. Nose is clean pine, citrus. Taste is pine, citrus, resin, some sweetness. Dry west coast DIPA. Solid.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone dnstone (3707) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2017
Copper to golden color with white head. Piney resinous floral hop bouquet and flavor. Slight dankness.
Notes: on tap at 595 Craft and Kitchen, Oct '17
mezr (158) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2017
Poured from a bottle into a tulip. Golden orange with a moderate white head that quickly dissipates and laces the glass. Aroma is rather fruity with pine in the background. Aggressively bitter, lively on the palate. A little alcohol comes through. Belgiandean (10) - - SEP 9, 2017
Very tasty and citrusy double IPA. Refreshing, strong taste (and high alcohol content) this is a beer with personality that is excellent on a warm day.
---Rated by Belgiandean captivaboy (42) - Captiva, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2017
Initial malt but quickly balanced by pine, mild resin and hops. Dry finish, not sweet and, unfortunately not floral.
Very nice but not the wow factor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone nickel (1263) - UKRAINE - AUG 21, 2017
Aroma: tender mix of pine, grass, citrus and flowers
Taste: sweet malt, citrus, notes of grapefruit and long lasting trail of grass.
Well balanced and easy drinkable dipa. No hints of alcohol regardless it’s high ABV japancottrer (17) - JAPAN - JUL 11, 2017
I hesitated ordering this so early in the evening because, at 9%, there might be regrets later in the evening. I also hesitated ordering a second for the same reasons. But with a DIPA as good as Hoptologist, you just have to escort caution out the door and drink like you're twenty years younger.
Tarry pine is most pronounced on the nose, reminiscent of wreaths or snowy stands of evergreens; however, grapefruit and some toffee are also present.
With the first sip, you notice more pine from all of the hops, and this lingers just long enough for a crisp, bitter finish. With a second and third sip, you notice browned butter too, as well as a chewy mouthfeel. You have to search for the citrus, but it's there, on the fourth and fifth sips.
And as for the twelfth plus sips, regrets be damned!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone