mjmoen (523) - - JUN 27, 2017 UffyBeerReview (10) - miami, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought a four pack of this at total wine , when it comes to double IPA’s I am used to the Dogfish head 90 and other east coast DIPA but in this I was knew was a west coast style, and taste wise, massive hop flavor, the kind of hoppiness that is that true hop heads can enjoy but is very acquired. Very boozy at 10 percent, has enough malt backbone for the style, I do prefer more malt in my IPA like 90 min though. However definitely a great beer.
B-. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Surprisingly not too bitter. Full of flavor superspak (5517) - Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2017
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/18/2017. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, papaya, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, light honey, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, papaya, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, light honey, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/citrus peel/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, papaya, lemon/orange peel, light pepper, pine, honey, bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with and awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol for 9.6%. Overall this is an awesome DIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with tame bitterness. Great juicy hop vibrancy and nice malt backbone, without being too sweet. A really enjoyable offering. MBlessing (1296) - Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2017
Dunkles orangegelb schlner scgaum, schöner fruchtiger geruch citrus früchte pinie harzig, kräftiger Geschmack Grapefruit harzig kräftig bitter der Alkohol ist wunderbar eingebunden, schmeckt DrNosha (2287) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2017
12 Oz Flasche. Orange glänzende klare Farbe mit hellem Schaum. Karamel, grapefruitschale, Pinie. Sehr kräftige Bitternote. Harz, Hopfen. Wuchtig aber elegant! commonshawn (1239) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Tap at butcher and boar. Light copper with medium white head and excellent lacing. Pine hop nose. Sticky resin taste, very crisp, full flavored, excellent balance. Heavy on the pine bitterness, not much citrus. This is really well done, almost an optimum dipa.
kannon5 (5) - - MAY 14, 2017 does not count
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Bottle from Brause-Sydikat. Extreme intense viscous hop. Great floralness and depth. Fruits, hop oils, slightly fruity-sweetish, nice smooth grain, hints of sourness, moderate to intense bitter. Extreme hop fruity, pine, resin, green hops. Long intense floral sticky hop oily aftertaste. Great brew! BeerInHeaven (446) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2017
semi murky copper gold with a thick off-white head. Big grapefruit citrus and tropical aroma. Big tropical fruit, tangerine citrus flavor. From the middle onward creeps up to a substantial bitter, but not off-putting. Then slowly fades with the tropical taste lingering. Big beer. Good beer! Homer321 (5046) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2017
Draft at source. NC. Strong grapefruit aroma and flavor. A moderate amount of caramel that gets in the way of the hops. A more traditional DIPA. Ok. Awktoberfest (404) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Solid well rounded iipa. It's been a few years since I've had hoptimum. It was in those fat bombers then. This was good. Aroma. Taste. Drink ability. Not overly sweet. Favors crisp not muted. Love Sierra Nevada. Fresh too. Bottled 20 days ago. Coming from Chico or NC that's pretty good.
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