mcberko (18930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2011 12 oz. bottle, pours a potent bright orange with a white head. Extremely hoppy aroma, with a more citrusy than grassy aroma compared to the regular IPA. Mouth-watering, potent hops flavour. One of the best IIPAs out there. rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2006 (Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Golden with a nice lasting offwhite head. Very hoppy flavor but also with some smoother fruity notes. Flavor starts hoppy and the hops just keeps growing. Wonderful dry bitter finish with citrus and maynbe also some sweeter fruits. Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2002
Light copper; piney, foresty hop aroma. Hops just clobber the palate. Rich malts come in later - an earthy, resiny brew. Very intense, but I have to admit, I've never been thrilled with these over-the-top beers and wouldn't want to drink them as a general rule. chrisv10 (18346) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, heavy bitter hops and balanced with aroma hops. TBone (18211) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Copper brown, small white head. Very hoppy, but also oaky and smokey aroma. Hoppy flowery and very bitter. Some sweetness in the front. Long bitter aftertaste. Hopheads paradise.
Bottle. Pours golden orange with white head. Nose and taste of lots of citrus, peel, caramel malt and grapefruit rind. Bitter. Medium body. yngwie (17233) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2010 Bottle, 22oz, at RBNAG -07. The third consecutive IIPA this evening. Ruination poured a clear, golden body with a white head on top. There was a lovely fruity and hoppy nose with some maltyness blending in. The flavor were like hop-juice, but in a more plesant way than the Lagunitas Maximus I had previous to this one. There were pines, resin, citrus and pine-apple in addition to the heavy maltyness. A real teeth cleaner, full-bodied and sweetish, with a resiny finish. A real beauty that the_epeeist sent me. Rating: 8-3-8-4-16-3.9. 071103FatPhil (17062) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle, 12oz, at Patricks Pub. It’s a crystal clear, golden beer topped by a white to off-white head, finger-thick and diminishing. Lacings left. Really hop dominated aroma, with resins and citrus peel in large amounts. Some pale malts in the back. The flavor has a really good bitterness, but focuses mostly on citrus and resins. Pale malts as a base. Full-bodied, almost palate-cleansing bitter in the finish. An extreme beer, extreme in a wonderful way. 091211
660ml bottle (Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 2011)Benzai (16681) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
7 Big cascade hop and peach aroma, slightly dry too.
3 Mid orange, small tight head.
7 Yike, you can tell this isnt a weak beer. Sugary sweet caramel. Instant diabetes!
4 Slick palate, light carbonation. After the punch in the face, the slick sugary finish helps ease the experience, but is accompanied by a whole load of bitterness too. Doesn’t fade without a tingle.
14 I think I’ve been a bit generous, but this did sip quite nicely. It’s a very predictable formula, not a particularly interesting example of the style (are any?), is not so refreshing, and has several of sub-par qualities, but in the end you do like taking another sip.
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Clear golden color, big creamy white head. Smell so much citrus, so incredibly fruity, very much grapefruit, hops and especially bitter. Tastes the same, very good hops and very very bitter. Great IPA, absolutely love it! brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
A: A clear pale gold color with about 1 finger worth of foam that slowly drifts away. Pretty decent lacing.
S: Pine and citrus, hop resin, some floral qualities as well. Some malt sweetness, but very minimal.
T: Very bitter, lots of pine, some floral background. The hops are primarily on the front with a slight amount of malt on the finish.
M: Not much carbonation, medium body, kind of sticky on the tongue (especially as it warms).
D: Bitter and boozy, but a delicious DIPA.