DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Poured into a snifter.
4.0 A: Clear medium orange color. Two fingers of thick creamy just-off white head quickly falls to one finger, then sticks around for a while. Good sized ring of lacing.
5.0 S: The nose on this is incredibly powerful, but also incredibly pleasant. A blind man with a cold would be able to figure out there was a beer in the room based on the force that this puts out. Massively flowery with candied and re-candied pineapple, mango, and mandarin orange. Lemongrass with just a touch of caramel and biscuity malts.
4.5 T: Pineapple, orange, and grapefruit kick this one off. There is a bit of sugary sweetness in the taste as well, but nowhere near as strong as the nose (which is a good thing). Mango and lemon are secondary. Bitterness is moderate, but pretty soft - this is all about the hop flavor. There’s a bit more caramel than in the nose and perhaps a bit more biscuity as well.
4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and smooth. A bit of warming on finish, but otherwise the ABV is hidden well No problems here.
4.0 D: Very nice west coast style DIPA. Great smell and great taste, but from experience the candied fruit aspect becomes too much three or so bottles in. Still a damn good beer at an even better price.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-05-2011 22:05:44 crossovert (12924) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
12 oz bottle. No best by date but I think it’s pretty fresh.
Pours a clear gold with hints of peach and a soapy white head. I like the lacing that it leaves as well.
The smell has a distinct tropical tone. A good smell but it doesn’t always translate in the taste. It smells a bit like HopSlam as well.
The taste is decent. It has a decent amount of acidic tropical tomato but also some citrus, raw hop cone, and a slight bitterness. It is a sweeter ipa.
This is an okay attempt, but not one of my more well-likes DIPAs.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-08-2010 01:20:21 Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2011
12 oz bottle. Nice light pour with a good head. Fruity bold dry nice big mouth on this one. Good thing it comes in 6 packs. Hermod (7848) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle sampled. Poured golden color with a white head, lacing. Aroma is intense perfume, flavor perfume, grapefruity bitter. Dry bitter finish. Overwhelming aroma. RexTalionis (3750) - FINLAND - MAR 4, 2011
Bottled. Poured clear golden colour with white head. Parfume aroma was overwhelming, couldn’t detect anything else than that. Flavour parfume mixed with some fruits.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
12 oz bottle. A very fresh aroma, nicely hopped and mellow dipa. A fair of nutty herb and grass, along with melons, light mangos, backing caramel and lightly toasted grains on the nose. Very pleasant and refreshing right from the pour. Appearance wise, a good solid, creamy milk white head that leaves some clumpy bubbled lacing, with a clean/crisp looking golden orange that is actually very opaque. Mouthfeel is slightly soapy, well bittered, medium bodied, and very nicely balanced. Toasted, nutty grains and light caramel right in the start, with more fruity notes coming after with light melons, and mixed bitter citrus fruits. Finishes nice and crisply bitter with more of a herbal, resiny hop profile. Overall, this was a nice tweener ipa. I liked. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2013 Pours a golden straw with a medium, very fluffy white head. Big hops but backed with some very sweet malts. Sweet fruits are very prominant (mandarin, lime, passionfruit). Very well balanced beer. Sweet caramel malt backing with a rush of hops to finish. Lots of citric and pine come into play. ABV is hidden well. A very well balanced and flavoursome IPA. Quality badgerben (5178) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Gold color with a small head. Tropical fruit aroma, predominantly mango. Light hay notes. Grassy and hay character in the flavor. Light pine and fruitiness. Moderately bitter. wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2011
Draught@ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Slightly hazy light amber colour with a small white rim and some lacing. Aroma was mandarin and sweaty hop. More fruit and hop in the flavour with some subdued sweet malts. Steadily building bitterness and a hint of alcohol lurking also. Nice one overall, but never really got out of third gear to hit giddy heights, and as such didn’t quite live up to expectations. scarletfire65 (1466) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Crystal clear, golden to light amber color, small frothy head. Aromas are mainly floral hops, maybe a little bit of tropical fruit in the background. Medium bodied. Aggressively hopped, but with some serious caramel maltiness to back it up. I don’t usually appreciate this amount of sweetness in an Imperial IPA, but this is very nicely balanced and seems to go back and forth between hop bitterness and sweetness, then finishes very cleanly and crisply on the bitter side, with some complex hop flavors developing - apricot, citrus, pine. All in all not much to set it apart from a crowded field of good Imperial IPA’s, but not bad either.