Bill Becker (1371) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017 efdejesus (93) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz poured into snifter. Pours a clear copper color with little head. Grassy hops in nose. Hops well balanced with rich malts. Good medium heavy mouthfeel. Very good.
From Oct 2006
Poured from caged and corked 750ml bottle a hazy amber gold with a large head of foam that takes its time shrinking down to a solid 1" layer with good lacing. An absolutely beautiful pour!
The smell has a huge nose of caramel malt and I mean it is huge. Very inviting!
The taste is also HUGE on the caramel malt up front...big, deliciously sweet notes that, if left unattended, could take you over the brink but.... it is offset by a good hop infusion midway through creating a good balance(though the Malt *still* dominates) that makes this a top notch American Double IPA in my book.. Hell, I think this would be a great representation of an English style DIPA if one exists.
Btw, As I sipped more and more on this wonderful nectar....I completely forgot about the fact that this is close to 10%abv! Kudos to Left Hand for making this one so drinkable!!
Bottom line: Wow...this is a *great* American DIPA that I would *easily* pick up if and when I next find myself in Colorado. AtronSeige (1696) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 16, 2017
Aroma: Medium citrus, orange peel, orange sweets. Medium-light resin. Lightly oxidized.
Appearance: Clear body with small floaters. Small, off-white head.
Flavour: Medium-high bitterness. Medium resin, pine, bready, toasty. Light alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light warming. Medium body, carbonation.
Overall: Very good for a beer tat is 2 years old! Minor flaws due to age. Wish I could have tasted a fresh one!
660 ml bottle, poured. Big Beer Tasting I
22A. Double IPA dimeon (363) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 29, 2017
A: Dark Amber with a medium off-white head
N: Caramel, faint Orange
T: The caramel malty note is there from the start. Green bitter notes. Orange juice. Dark malts emerge with time.
O: The bottle was over its date, which to me meant that the malt dominated the hops slightly. Still a good beer, though. AntonyWilson (440) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 20, 2017
660ml bottle: Pours a clear golden with thin off white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel and a slight sherry note. Slightly sweet, bitterness is persistent but well balanced by the malt. Medium carbonation, medium bodied. Overall a great beer. Davros IX (457) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2017
2016 catch up - Bottle at home - Hops, malt and very smooth. Tasty with a great mouth feel and really didn’t notice the alcohol. There was a lot of malt and it didn’t really work for me. My DIPAs need more hops.
Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. LLaurin (503) - Motala, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2016
Amber gold in almost clear appearance with nice small head. Nose is very malty and with sweet notes. Taste is intense malty with hops in the back. Palate is loooong and heavyweight with malty and alcohol sweetness. nealblind (1967) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2016
clear copper pour. aroma blueberries, tangerines, malt. Tastes spicy rye pepper, grassy bitter hops. long resinous finish. tastes bitter tobacco. Like a british esb. allmyvinyl (10952) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe (clearance section). Pours clear gold with a persistent thin white head. Aromas of resin, caramel, green plant stalks. Taste is bitter, light maltiness. Drinks well for the strength. AUdacious1 (7) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2016 does not count
Not as strong as some double IPAs, but truly is delicious. Generally speaking, I'm a huge fan of Left Hand beers. This is another good one!
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