BeerCritic


Great Divide 15th Anniversary DIPA
08/02/2009, 10:39 PM
Filed under: Great Divide, Imperial/Double IPA (snifter, tulip)
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Smoky, beefy aroma. Clear, brilliant deep amber color under a tan head. Flavor is oak, bitterness, and smoke. Texture is crisp, thick, and warming. Some sourness. Overall, exactly as the label conveys. Cheers to Great Divide.

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Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA
07/31/2009, 10:16 PM
Filed under: Founders, Imperial/Double IPA (snifter, tulip)

Beer review: Founders Devil Dancer


Deep copper body under a yellowish head that hangs on. Great lace. Sweet flavors and very bitter finish. Cherry, mint, cilantro, citrus, and lime. Layered, complex flavors. Delicious and intense.



Dogfish Head Burton Baton
Dogfish head Burton Baton Oaked IPA

Dogfish head Burton Baton Oaked IPA

Originally reviewed July 5th, 2008. Revisited on June 16th, 2009 in honor of Rob Mangold who gave a 4 pack as a gift. Cheers, Rob!
ABV: 10%
RateBeer rating: 94
Calories: estimated at 200 C
Volume: 12 fl oz.
Glass: snifter, tulip
Purchased at: OakTree Buy Rite, South Plainfield, NJ (Thanks, Jay and Matt!)
Price: $4.99
Consumed at: home

Tanka: the fire’s been lit

the devil’s red eyes
the clean smell after phys ed
biting, shocking, hot
live circuit completes in mouth
and lights you up so brightly

aroma 10 out of 10
visuals 5 out of 5
taste 10 out of 10
palate 5 out of 5
overall 20 out of 20

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Victory Hop Wallop
Victory Hop Wallop

Victory Hop Wallop

Glass: snifter, tulip
Originally Purchased at: Laurenti’s ShopRite, Hamilton, NJ on July 3rd, 2008

Today: A gift from Bryan K and Angel B – Thanks!

Price: $1.83
Size: 12 fl oz
ABV: 8.5%
Estimated Calories: 250 C in 12  oz
RateBeer Rating: 93

Aural: quiet opening, good carbonation, simple pour

Aroma 9 out of 10

Intensity: medium

Balance: sweet

Impression:  very nice

Malt Aroma: wheat, rye, brown sugar, toast ed peanuts, light caramel
Hops Aroma
: dust, fern, star anise, lemon
Other Aroma
: tea, peach

Notes: An absolutely amazing, if faint, aroma. Wondrous and inviting.

Appearance 5 out of 5

Color: copper

Clarity: brilliant

Head Retention: persistent

Lace: intricate

Notes: A beautiful presence, nicely retained white head, simple lacing, and a deep copper body.

Flavor 9 out of 10

Intensity: strong

Balance: bitter

Impression: nice

Malt Flavor: wheat, rye, cane sugar, roasted peanuts, light caramel
Hops Flavor: dust, lemon, orange, zest,
Other: tea, oatmeal

Notes: Likely the best feature of this delicious brew – very hoppy, not well balanced, likely on purpose. Bitterness is key.

Palate 5 out of 5

Mouthfeel

Sensation: sour cream, oil, tea towel

Body: full

Carbonation: faint

Finish

Length: long

Intensity: strong

Balance: bitter

Notes: A delicious and richly textured finish.

General Impression: 18 out of 20

Craftmanship:  excellent

Freshness:  fresh

Personal Taste:  loved

Notes: One of my favorite beers.



Lagunitas Hop Stoopid DIPA

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid DIPA

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid DIPA

Style; glass: DIPA; Tulip
22 fl oz x 8% ABV = 176 / 60 = 2.93 beers * 150 C = 439.5 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Super Saver Pennington, NJ for $4.49

Aroma: hay, orange peel, pineapple, pine trees, salt.

Visuals: intriguing packaging, looks like top shelf whiskey, deep amber, brilliantly clear, off white head, intricate thin lace.

Taste: well balanced, light sweetness throughout, citrus rind tones continuously present, strength balanced with sensibility.

Palate: dry, towel, long bitter finish with sweetness lying underneath.

Overall: A very well balanced DIPA. A definite repeat. A sure favorite. At $5 a bomber, an amazing value.

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Long Trail BMS Double IPA
Long Trail Double IPA

Long Trail Double IPA

Style; glass: Double IPA; Snifter
22 fl oz x 8.6% ABV = 189.2 / 60 = 3.15 beers * 150 C = 472.5 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Super Saver Pennington, NJ for $3.49

Aroma: nice aroma, pine, citrus, spicy.

Visuals: Simple, elegant packaging, warehouse on fire, deep orange body, brilliantly clear, thick, sticky white head, long lasting lace.

Taste: very well balanced, sweet, then quickly bitter. Beautiful, classic double IPA.

Palate: medium to full bodied, long bitter finish.

Overall: Amazing. I’d have it again in a heartbeat. A favorite.

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Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA
Pourn: Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA

Pourn: Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA


Style; glass: DIPA; tulip, snifter
12 fl oz x 9% ABV = 108 / 60 = 1.8 beers * 150 C = 270 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington, NJ  for $2.78 Thanks, Mike!

Aroma: citrus, sweetness, and hash resin

Visuals: simple but effective packaging, a deep sunset with rain coming, clear, red, orange, and pinks, sediment pour brings particles, off white yellowish head, sticky lace.

Taste: very well balanced, approaches cloying, sweet, bitter, sour, Simcoe and cascade hops, delicious.

Palate: Bright, then very dull and rounded. All about the citrus burn and hop bitterness.

Overall: One of my favorite IPAs despite the overt sweetness. Well layered, well done.

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