Filed under: Great Divide, Imperial/Double IPA (snifter, tulip) | Tags: bitter, caramel, excellent, favorite, good head, good lacing, grapefruit, great aroma, great for pairing, herbal, hoppy, lively, maple, nice, Nut, orange peel, remarkable, resin, strong, sweet, Toast, warming
Purchased at: Joe Canal’s, Lawrenceville, NJ
Size: 22 fl oz
Estimated Calories: 400 C
RateBeer Rating: 99
Aroma 10 out of 10
Malt Flavor: Sweet Toast Nut Caramel
Hops Flavor:Floral Herbal Spice
Other: Syrup, maple, nuts, grapefruit
Notes: One of the best aromas I’ve encountered – fills the room.
Appearance 5 out of 5
Clarity: slightly Dull
Head Retention: Persistent
Notes: One of the best head retentions I’ve seen in quite some time. Lacing is remarkable. Color is deep and very good looking. Body is not perfectly clear, but I imagine that’s by design. There is no mention of bottle conditioning.
Flavor 10 out of 10
Balance: well balanced between Sweet and Bitter
Impression: very Nice
Malt Flavor: Grain Bread Sweet Toast Nut Caramel
Hops Flavor: Floral Herbal Spice Resin Citrus
Other: Grapefruit, orange peel
Notes: quite spicy – could stand up to the most potent foods and flavors.
Palate 5 out of 5
Sensation: Creamy Slick Drying and Warming
Carbonation: Lively and visible
Notes: The finish is superb. The carbonation is present and active. The mouth is affected and warmed all over.
General Impression: 20 out of 20
Personal Taste: Loved
Notes: One of my all time favorite beers – remarkably drinkable, smooth, bitter, sweet, and tasty. Beautiful to behold, and nicely crafted. Aroma is enticing. Price is reasonable for the product, and the finish keeps you interested. A superlative beverage.
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