Hopocalypse Black Label | Drake's Brewing Co.

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Hopocalypse Black LabelHopocalypse Black Label

Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by KevSal on 02-04-2012

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour at the pre-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet citrus zest and brown sugar flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with really nice citrus forward hop characteristics all around.

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Photo of largadeer
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bomber purchased at Drake's.

Clear pale orange appearance, fairly effervescent though it doesn't pour with a large head. Doesn't look terribly heavy for a 12.5% beast.

The aroma is pretty intoxicating, definitely alcoholic but in no way harsh or sharp. This is one instance where an IPA smells better from the bottle than the keg. It was slightly muted on tap, but the bottle has a huge nose. Peach, pineapple, grapefruit and guava backed by a lightly sugary malt backbone. It's impressive how rounded this smells for such a massive beer.

If the nose was good, the taste is even better. It's like fruit purée, with big pineapple and peach flavors up front, backed by lighter notes of papaya and mango. Moderately sweet and impressively light-bodied for its size, it's hard to believe that this is 12.5%. The finish exhibits a light resiny bitterness that's met by lingering notes of tropical fruit and alcohol.

When I think of DIPA this strong, I think sweet, heavy, borderline barleywine beers with substantial caramel malt backbones. That isn't the case here; it comes from the Younger school of deceptively drinkable and light-bodied yet massively alcoholic IPAs. While it isn't bone-dry, it isn't all that sweet either. Compared to, say, Hopslam, this is lighter in body, less sweet, but more aromatic and even a bit more drinkable. Pretty impressive stuff; Drake's has been killing it lately and this beer is no exception to that trend.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with TheFugitive. 22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours very hazy deep orange amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention; that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, orange peel, lemon zest, floral, pine, caramel, honey, grass, and floral earthiness; with some light booze. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of tropical/citrus hop notes with a good malt balance; and big strength. Taste of big tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, floral, pine, caramel, honey, grass, and floral earthiness. Good amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, floral, pine, caramel, honey, grass, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance that doesn’t overpower the hops; and minimal cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a slick, sticky, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent big Imperial IPA. All around great balance and complexity of tropical/citrus hops with good malt balance; and quite smooth to sip on. A bit boozy, but not bad. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of jlindros
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to HaveUSeenMyCellar for this one. Shared with rudzud.

Big creamy fluffy bubbly 1 finger head fades pretty slowly tons of soapy lacing, pretty hazy nectarine orange color beer, one of the best 12.5% abv IPA appearances I've ever seen.

Nose is much lighter than I expected, light tangerine and orange zest citrus, bit of fluffy malt and balance, light candied orange, some pine, booze is hidden well.

Taste sweet candy to start, candied orange peel, lots of syrupy malts, sweet candy malts, reddish toffee like, syrupy, light tinny malt, grainy and light biscuit cereal like. Hops are quite bitter... very bitter but balanced, citrus, candied orange peel, light pine and resin, not much else. Booze is hidden very well, just a touch of warming booze. Finish is sweet and sticky, candied orange peel, pine lingering, hint of booze, little stone fruit hop flavor too. Long lingering syrupy liquid hop extract kinda thing.

Mouth is fuller bod, creamy carb, little warming booze.

Overall ok, but not as awesome as I expected. I think I actually liked the green label better.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a clear Solo cup. Drank this right after the regular Hopocalypse. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Slightly less dreary looking than the regular version. Small white head. Decent lacing.

Smell - Bright citrusy orange hops. Not as much grass and pine as the regular one. Sweet smelling, but the hops drown it out nicely.

Taste - The sweetness really overwhelms the hops in the taste, though. Citrus, but dominated by sugar. Still slightly bitter. The malt overshadows all the other flavors.

Mouthfeel - Not as thick as I thought it would be at 12.5%, but overly sweet. Low carbonation. Not that tough to drink, really. Not a lot of booze.

Overall - Good, very hoppy, but too sweet. Somewhere in between this and the regular one is probably a great IPA.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to largadeer for sharing this Drake's offering. Served in a tulip.

A - Transparent bronze body. Nice finger-plus of off-white foam, thin cap, and splotchy lacework.

S - Tons of pungent, dank, and catty hops, pine, tangy citrus, lemon and underripe oranges. There's a hefty candied malt backbone to support the higher ABV, but thankfully only a hint of alcohol present.

T - Juicy, with tons of citrus, mild tropical notes, and a surprisingly rich and complex malt backdrop - sugar cookie, caramel, and biscuit. The choice of Maris Otter is quite interesting but is quite successful. Nice moderate bitterness in the finish and well-hidden alcohol.

M - Medium-full body, medium-low carbonation, super dry, resinous and oily, with a hint of alcohol warmth.

D - It's Younger-esque in some ways, but the malt complexity is a nice twist and makes me believe that this might actually develop into an enjoyable hoppy barleywine in the future - this is a definite style-straddler in the mold of Boneyard Notorious Triple IPA. Drake's is really coming on strong with their hoppy offerings. 22oz would be a lot for one person, but it'd be worth the hangover.

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Photo of ShanePB
3.38/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 ounce bottle I received after winning KevSal's LIF. Poured into a tulip glass. Instructed to consume immediately so I did.

A: Fairly clear dark orange/copper body with a little bit of chill haze initially. Rocky, fluffy white head with great retention and huge sticky lacing. No complaints about the appearance here.

S: Sugar-coated candy orange slices, citrus fruits - pineapple and some peach. Very sweet smelling overall with plenty of bitter hop notes (floral and citrusy) especially considering this is over 100 theoretical IBUs.

T: Big sweet caramel malt up front, followed by the bitter hops coming in next. Citrus fruits again - pineapple, mango and peach are mid-palate. This seems to be much too sweet though it does have a nice hoppy balance. Alcohol has a detectable warming in the chest after swallow.

M: Well carbonated, bubbly and sticky in the finish. Nice mouth feel overall if it weren't for the heat in the chest.

This was good but honestly I think it would benefit from a lower ABV. It's a monster of a beer and not something I could drink regularly. Personally I thought it was too sweet which completely threw off the balance of the beer. With a lower ABV those residual sugars would be more controllable and I could see this being a superb beer. Thanks again Kevin for the opportunity to try this one!

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.74/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden with a short lived white head.. perfumy apricot and tropical fruitiness .. nice bitterness.. thick, sweet and borderline cloying.. Certainly a bit boozy.. IMO, too sweet... without that much sweetness the hops would bounce out on the nose and palate quite a bit more. Not bad, but not just for my palate.


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Photo of HopHead84
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


Bottle from largadeer, thanks! Snifter.

A: Pellucid orange with a substantial white sea foam head. Pretty good retention. It's lighter in color than I expected.

S: The aroma is deeply resinous and dank with herbal and floral notes. Citrus is vibrant, redolent of apricot, grapefruit, orange, and peach. Topical notes are present but faint. I detect a little honeydew melon. Malt is evident, imparting a little sugary bread and caramel.

T: Lower moderate sweetness with notes of caramel and bread. Grapefruit blends with orange, tangerine, and resinous pine. Tropical notes are restrained. Bitterness is at an upper moderate level but it's not harsh or astringent. There's a little sugary sweetness in the bitter citrus laden finish. Alcohol is surprisingly well hidden.

M: Upper side of medium body with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is a little heavy, but that's not unexpected.

Overall: A beast of a beer but it hides the alcohol very well. Damn good. I can't think of another IPA of this size that I've enjoyed this much. It has a decent malt presence but it's really just a platform for the bright and expressive hops. Another hoppy winner from Drake's.

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Photo of rudzud
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Again, big thanks to JLindros for sharing this bottle.

A - Poured into a palm tulip a glorious slightly hazy orange nectarine hue with a one finger white head that fades to leave a thin blanket and nice lacing.

S - Aromas of balanced sweet malts, pine, and orange peel. No booze, shockingly light..

T - Taste is well, disappointingly non assertive. Sure the sweet sticky malts and bitter hops (orange and pine) are there but everything is super balanced. Expected this to be more "in your face" but alas it was not.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely bitter with a sticky sweetness and syrup . Good lingering bitterness.

O - Overall I was underwhelmed by this beer. Was expecting much more bitter aggressive hops but alas, it did not deliver the goods.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ah, my first hoppy Drake's beer in what? 2 years? I hear they've hugely improved. Thank you, Chris!

Pouring a clear burnished copper with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and lacing, this is a gorgeous DIPA. The nose is a pretty riotous explosion of hops. Fresh and snappy, there's dense layers of pine, grapefruit and plenty of tropical fruit. There's mango, guava juice, candied orange, overripe papayas, and behind it all, some alcohol. Juicy and fruity. Through it all, the 12.5% ABV _is_ well hidden. The malt character is a blend of caramel and a slight bready note (from the Vienna).

The palate opens rather bruisingly bitter, almost unexpectedly so, with aggressive pine, candied oranges, mango, honeydew melon and peach. Grapefruit pith is the most aggressive component here. Incredibly resiny, this has the oily consistency of pine sap, coating every inch of my palate in a way I haven't experienced before. Through it all, the mid-palate carries all the malt flavor, with a blend of caramel and Marris Otter malt flavor. The MO , in particular, adds a smoothness and fullness to the body without an increased sweetness in a very nice way. Oily and resiny on the finish, syrupy even, on the finish with an excellent blend of hop flavor and bitterness, the bitterness and fruity notes cling on to your palate with the intensity of climbers and their icepicks. I will say the carbonation is a little higher than I'd like, but I can't dock too many points simply because (IMO) this is a game changer for oily DIPAs. As for the alcohol, it is remarkably well hidden, even on the palate, despite the mild burn.

As this beer warms up, it tastes increasingly sweet. It's tragic, because this beer is rather fragile, and even in the best of conditions (sub freezing temps during transit cross country), the intensity appears to have fallen off, if release-day reviews of lighter bodies are to be believed (and I do). Scoring the overall impression of this beer is tough, because it does get fatiguing, but at the same time, it's unique. The high enough ABV ensures that your palate and your sobriety give out at about the same time, making this truly dangerous. Plus, this is the kind of beer that really needs to be brewed a keg at a time, not bottled and emptied in a day or two. Quite simply, a feat of brewing, and so hysterically over the top, the only beer I can honestly compare it to is White Knuckle circa 2008.

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Photo of rlee1390
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Clear orange, two finger head with little carbonation. Tad bit of lacing is left.

S-Strong malt character, some citrus hops as well. Very sweet smelling.

T-Strong hop presence, but the balance isn't there. Nice bitterness in the finish. The hop flavors and malt are all over the place. Still flavorful.

M-Medium bodied, lots of hop resins, nice carbonation.

O-The best triple IPA I've had, but like the others the balance isn't there.

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Photo of scottfrie
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes:
22of bottle purchased from the release yesterday. Poured into tulip.

A: Pours burnt amber with a dense but not as large as expected light tan head that faded into a greasy film. Not much lace. Disappointing head.
S: Extremely dank and resinous smelling with notes of weed, cat box, peach, pineapple, and orange sherbet.
T: Ultra greasy and hoppy. Crushingly hoppy and sweet with tropical fruit nectars hop resin and oil, citrus juice, pineapple, and dank weed, lemon pith, yard trimmings, boozy finish, creamy orange aftertaste.
M: Crushingly bitter and strong, a sipper of a beer, hop oil is tingly and combines with the booze to make a thick and greasy mouthfeel and heavy body.
O: Heavy, greasy, oily, boozy, hop onslaught. Bitter as hell with a tingly hop oil mouth. Like sucking on a bouquet of hops. Very unbalanced and rough around the edges. Younger is so much more refined. This is a brutal onslaught but I couldn’t drink it all day every day like some other dipas.

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Photo of popery
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours orange-gold. Not really cloudy or hazy, but it does look thick. Smallish off-white head. Medium bubbles. Aroma is quite sweet. Lots of malt in the aroma. Hops are piney with floral and tropical fruit flavors. Some grass and citrus, as well. Nice, rich malt notes. I'm getting pine, lemon, honeysuckle, pineapple and mango from the hops. Taste has lots of malt sweetness and hop flavor. Lasting finish with a mild but firm bitterness. It's a big mouthful of beer. For a 12.5% abv beer, the mouthfeel is really quite good. It's not cloying or sticky. Just a bit thick. The hop flavors coat the mouth. There's some booziness, but it seems to have been cleaned up some from last year. It's not a Younger killer, but it is a very solid strong DIPA.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to eyebereej for hooking me up with this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy deep gold with a huge white head. Good visible carbonation.

S: The nose is similar to regular (White Label?) Hopocalypse (Pine, tropical fruit, mango, citrus) but more caramel malts, and the apricot and mango hops seem more prominent.

T: Follows the nose. Almost a sticky candied bready fruit aspect, but is quite boozy. The sweet malts come to the forefront more than expected. Booze and bitter hops on the hang.

M: Chewy, thick body, and the alcohol heat is obvious. Reasonable amount of carbonation.

O: Well, it's a huge, hoppy and malty "Triple" IPA. Not one I'd be likely to have a whole bomber by myself, but it's good - don't get me wrong. I would prefer the standard Hopocalypse to this one - just less boozy, and it lets the hops shine through better.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Ah, the elusive black label Hopocalypse.
Piney, bitter, intense with a candied orange sweetness. Finishes dry and sweet, which makes it immensely drinkable. Warms up well. Watch out for the kick from the ABV!

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Photo of Florida9
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear amber in color. Forms a small off-white head that reduces fairly quickly to just a thin ring around the edge. Some minimal lacing. Looks flat after a few minutes, giving the appearance of a glass of whiskey.

S: The aroma is not nearly as strong as I expected it to be, but there are lots of orange, tangerine, and citrus qualities. Sweet malts and some alcoholic heat.

T: Again, lots of orange and orange juice with a strong malty sweetness. Caramel malts and a touch of toast. Strong flavor of juicy, citrusy hops with a good amount of alcoholic heat on the finish.

M: On the lighter side of full bodied with lower carbonation levels, a slight syrupy viscosity, and a moderate bitterness.

D: For such a big beer, it is surprisingly drinkable. Lots (and lots) of citrusy hops, but lots of alcohol as well. A very nice beer and one of the better "triple" IPAs I've come across.

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Photo of Sean9689
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Frank (lurchingbeast) for hooking me up with a bottle...I was ISO this for quite some time. Poured into Darkness tulip.

A - Pours a burnt orange color, light white head, thin collar.

S - Huge tropical sweetness, dank pine, resin, and explosive citrus. It's pretty boozy, but at 12.5%, that's to be expected. There's some caramel malty sweetness in there as well.

T - Huge pine, citrus, tropical notes that all attack the palate with a bitter force. There's some caramel/syrupy malty sweetness in there as well. The booze is there, but not quite as much as I was expecting. Finish is huge bitter hops with some booze mixed in.

M - Medium, good carbonation, oily finish.

O - This is simply a monster IIIPA. I'm glad I was able to split this one several ways, because I doubt I would have lived through an entire bottle by myself. This one is nice in smaller doses, but nothing something I would go crazy to seek out again. Not as good as PtY or Ephraim, IMO.

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Photo of harrymel
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 31JAN13

Golden with a solid quilt of fine creamy foam. Smells like pineapples, mangos, some weed, some pine and more juicy pineapples; hints of honey in the malt. Flavor is a bit boozy, sweet, some bitterness, some of the bitterness is spicy and there is a certain tangerine character here also. Alcohol remains a little too much for my liking. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a semi dry finish. Nice beer.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear rich golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some thick lacing on the sides of the glass.

S - Aroma is full of citrus and pine hops with grapefruit and orange and sweet caramel and biscuit malts with just a touch of alcohol.

T - Starts off with a big citrus and pine hop flavor with lots of grapefruit and bitterness with some sweet caramel malt in the background. Through the middle, more pine and grassy hops flavors come through with some more bitterness and some biscuit malt. The finish is a mix of sweet malts with some residual sugar sweetness, citrus hops, and just a touch of booze coming though.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, bitter, and warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really nice Triple IPA. The hops are really strong and have a great complex flavor, but the body and malt of the beer keep up nicely.

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Photo of Arbitrator
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Chilled bottle into a glass. From the release. Thanks to me for generously buying it for myself.

A: Pours a slightly hazy reddish-amber body with orange tint against the light. A vigorous pour yields a pinky finger of off-white head. Nice streaks of lace down the glass.

S: The aroma is billowing and embracing. I found the tap version a little muted, or perhaps that was the result of having it right after the cask Hopocalypse (greatness!). This one captures more delicate fruity aromas, with tropical notes of pineapple, papaya, peach, tangerine. It has a strong caramel presence that lends a candied note to the above fruits.

T: Tropical fruit flavors of pineapple, papaya, and mango are accentuated by an underlying sugar cookie and caramel sweetness. The mid-taste brings out subtler flavors of peach and tangerine; these are hitting all the points on my checklist of enjoyment. I absolutely love tropical citrus flavors in DIPAs. The aforementioned malt flavors dominate the finish, giving it a nearly syrupy, sugary burn that pulls into the aftertaste. A little resin / oiliness emerges after the sugar dissipates.

M: This is where the beer is a bit rough. Its sweetness leaves a residual sugar burn on the back end that mostly covers up the bitterness, though there is some lingering oiliness afterward. The mouthfeel is borderline syrupy, making it a bit tough to drink; it forced sipping. The coverup sugars are a telltale sign of this beer's gravity, but you don't taste much booze.

O: This being released the day after Pliny the Younger, in the same rough area, will raise the inevitable question: how does it compare? Well, it's no Younger. It's much sweeter, with a sugar burn on the back end (which complements the enamel-peeling bitterness quite well). The heaviness makes it less drinkable and forces sipping. It has its strengths, and I'm very glad that this is available locally (assuming they ever make it again), but in a side by side, I'll give the nod to Younger.

Drake's is really knocking them out of the park lately. Good job, guys.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a very nice dark copper color with some slight amber hints. There is a nice 0.5 inch head that forms and there are some nice dense bubbles as well as some chunkier ones in there as well.

Tons of juicy mango and papaya comes up first with some nice citrus background to the aroma. A bit resinous and piney as well. The nose is a bit on the soft side.

The flavor is something else. Starts off with tons of sweet mango and papaya notes. Apricot as well and nice pineapple notes mixed in with some slight orange and grapefruit. Very tropical. This flavor stays through at varying degrees. There is also a very nice citrusy note that balances out the intense tropical notes and makes the brew a bit more drinkable with some nice resinous dank pine on the backend of this. A nice thick oily piney sweet taste at the back end can be perceived with a nice thick bitterness. The mouthfeel is nice and medium with some slight syrupy notes.

Pretty good brew with some nice intense hop notes and very tropical flavors. Interesting flavors. Probably the most mango and papaya flavored IPA I've ever had. The grassy spicy and piney pines also come up nicely. Great effort.

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Photo of AleWatcher
3.53/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another beer courtesy of Beerdy.
Served in a nonic pint.

So I found the DIPA to be way too boozy... This one is much better!

Very big pine resin bitterness on the finish-- hugely bitter and dry. Some toasted bready malt up front with giant piney hops and a touch of floral ones.

The beer looks very nice; clear, bright, golden body with a 2 finger white head. respectable retention and awesome rings of lacing.

As it warms, I get more than a touch of alcohol warmth, but it is better than the one I had last night.... Pretty warming sensation throughout my throat after each sip-- like aquavit.

Overall-- not bad... No where near the benchmark of the style, but certainly not unpleasant.

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Photo of Hop_God
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got at Hopocalypse day 1/23/16.
Bottled 1/21/16. Drank 1/23/16

A: creamy deep orange. Think white bubbles

S: citrus. Biscuits. Hops!!!!!!

T: hops. Pineapple(fresh) citrus. Biscoff.

F: incredibly soft and velvety. Amazing feel for a 12.5% drinks much easier

O:quite delicious. Really great event and awesome beer.

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Photo of mc4z
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle from the brewery. Pours a nice orange that is barely see through. The head dissipates really quickly and there is not a lot of lacing. The smell is sweet and citrusy. The taste is just like the smell with sweet malt and then lots of grapefruit and pineapple. The mouthfeel is thick with lots of hop resin and some booziness. Overall this is one of my favorite triple IPAs, a style I have a love/hate relationship with. Plus, the release party for this beer was a blast - highly recommended.

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