5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle: Deep dark dirty and hazy orange hued amber, small to moderate frothy tannish head, spotty lacing. Big citrusy nose, noticeable alcohol. Citrus peel is somewhat candied. Otherwise hoppy. Strong citrus peel, light sweetness, a little astringent, with lots of pith and hops. Slight caramel background, and some heat with it too. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. A touch rough on the exit, with more heat that lingers. This one is a bruiser for sure! A little fusel like on the finish, piney. A big one, that feels a little green and rough, but has enough malt base to make it somewhat balanced. Yeah, bruiser is right, KAPOW, right in the kisser! Bauzen (8) - - SEP 18, 2013 does not count
Clear Golden Amber in color.
Smells more malty than hoppy, considering it's a DIPA.
Tastes creamy and wholesome at the get-go... Hard to imagine it carries a 9.2% ABV based on my first impressions, but then it quickly turns to a heavy, labor-some experience. This beer indeed boasts a high alcohol content, and towards the bottom of your glass, it's all you taste. Mouthfeel and finish are similar to after-burn of taking shots of bourbon or rye. Nevermind the initial flavors, the later half of the glass is how I'll remember this beer.
Overall, this beer needs work. It's probably best shared so you can enjoy the initial impressions, but not the chore of finishing the entire serving.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2013
22. Thanks c! Pours a clear medium golden bronze. Loose whitish head. Biiig oaky dry nose, lots of dry piney hop. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty woody oaky dry mid palate with piney hops. Long dry finish. Creecree (24) - - SEP 15, 2013
Aroma: At first, there’s a small funky smell, then you get a sweet, hoppy smell.
Appearance: Pretty honey color, cloudy. Poured into a Dogfish Head Signature Glass. Small frothy cream colored head.
Taste: bitter, sweet, fruity, malt, warm spices.
Palate: starts bitter, then fruity, then leaves behind the bitter.
Overall: This beer is worth picking up! You will not regret it, it’s really good. Jado (804) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2013
From 355 ml bottle. Pours a great clear copper with a small but tight off-white head and moderate carbonation. Real flavour bomb in the nose with lots of tropical fruits - pawpaw, guava, lime, maybe a little mango - along with some pine needles. Big taste too, with a decent slap of piney hop bitterness up front that slips away to more tropical fruit, pepper, cinnamon and lemon. Lovely palate and beautifully balanced flavours. Great stuff.
Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2013
Pours a clear amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, coffee, toasty notes and some hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a slight toasty and strong bitter finish. Nice one! Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Deep muddy amber. Aroma is perfume of floral hops. Terrific full body palate. I was expecting an overpowering hop Ipa, but this brew is very well balanced. Slight sweetness in the initial sip of honey. The high abv is almost completely unnoticeable. I was a little hesitant to buy it at the market for $3.5 per bottle, but this brew delivers. Excellent IPA! mcberko (18600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
22 oz. bottle, sent from Neillago (thanks a lot, Neil), pours a fairly clear dark copper orange with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out fairly subtle notes of piney hops, a little resin, and caramel malt. Flavour brings out loads of resinous hops, some slightly sweet residual sugars, caramel malt, and a small hint of grapefruit. Fairly restrained for a IIPA, with a solid malt backbone holding this together without being cloyingly sweet. Very good. brownie91 (9) - Putnam valley, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2013 does not count
Nice hoppy aroma with a hint of caramel. Great taste of hope with a hint pine and citrus. with a lingering bitter finish mickash (37) - - AUG 27, 2013
Big bold ballsy beer - full, round without being too hoppy. Nice flavors, slides down nicely. Top drop.