jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 4, 2011
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours deep brown with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma strong of the malts, caramel, nuts, a hint of rye plus some citrusy hops. For an imperial IPA, the hops are an undertone rather than the most prominent part of the flavor. Thicker texture. A really good beer, and unique for its style. portableparty (2347) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Botle to snifter. Pours dark copper with a big frothy soapy kahki head that dissipates to a foamy film with some lacing. Aroma is caramel chocolate (tootsie roll) and resinous sprucy hops. Taste is mixed bitter resinous hops and sweet caramel chocolate roasted malt with a warm alcohol finish. Palate is full and sticky, creamy and finishes chaulky and dry. I do enjoy this, but this comes off as more of a meal than a refreshing treat. coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2011
22 oz bomber. Pours deep copper in color with minimal head. Aroma smells like old hops. I think my bottle is old, although I don’t see a date on the bottle. In my opinion, it’s too sweet for a DIPA (almost cloying). However, it could be related to the lack of hops if it’s old. Anyway, I wasn’t much of a fan. If I get the chance to try a fresh bottle, maybe my opinion would change. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Shared by emacgee. Pours deep amber with little to no head. Nose is quite sweet with honey and rye being the dominating aromas. Flavor of banana, rye, honey. Bitter finish. Would have never known this was supposed to a double ipa or ipa of any kind. strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Bottle. Deep copper color, tan head, cloudy. Hop and malt aroma, very different. Heavy beer (Imperial) but alcohol doesn’t come through. The malt distinguishes this from other Imp IPA’s as it cuts the bitterness (or balances). Good beer.
emacgee (4674) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Color is much too dark, reddish amber with dark sandstone tan head. Lots of caramel malt in the nose, way too much. Very resinous and oily with some citrus zest and pine. Heavy mouthfeel and lasting bitterness. Some citrusy notes, burnt sugar. chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2011
bottle from Hawthornes - cloudy orange pour with very little head that quickly dissipates. Citrus resin sappy aromas, with hints of some oxidized hops. Mouthfeel is smooth and round finishing sharp and twangy. Hops are towards the sweeter side up front - sticky and sweet. Flavor finishes bitter, but that wet paper oxidation of hops that have started to go south is prevalent, though certainly not to the point where the beer is unenjoyable. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2011
(12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) rich amber with fine bubbled tan head. Nose of mango, pretty fresh, mildly dank. Taste of pine, pineapple, rich flavor, caramel, pretty hoppy but good residual sugars to back it up. ryanfolty (2538) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Date: September 5, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Ridgeview Liquors, Green Bay, WI Appearance: Light brown, slight amount of head. Aroma: Hoppy and caramel. Flavor: Consistent with aroma with an alcohol finish. Other: Excellent double, very drinkable for someone that is not a huge fan of this style. BVery (10327) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Bottle from Ridgeview Liquors in Green Bay, WI. Hazy brown/orange pour with a soapy off-white head. Huge aroma of citrus hops and caramel malt. Full creamy mouthfeel. Assertive citrus hop flavor with earthy, grassy, and caramel malt elements. Finishes dry (probably because of the high ABV). Tremendous DIPA.