Sir+Drinksalot (34) - Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Outstanding! Extreme on the hops; pine, pine and more pine. Grapefruit and very intense full lasting flavor. Burped up a small pine cone. I had this out of a bottle and very fresh. Very much like 3F Alpha King but in my opinion even more intense hop finish! Canít wait to get some more.
williamherbert (1358) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2014 Pours a cloudy, glowing orange color. Huge puffy head. Glows bright from the inside like primordial amber.
The aroma is a big, bold flowery hop. Notes of spicy orange peel and tangerine. (It uses Summit hops, which is one of the few beers Iíve had that uses them.) Has a rich, rye-like base in the aroma. Itís sweet and estery and magnificent. Unreal.
The taste is sweet tangerine and orange with a hint of grapefruit. Itís like a rich, bready base with a kind of citrusy (Five Alive?) flavor on top. But the malt is dark like a bitter rye bread. Just this side of perfect.
The feel is creamy and yet oily like an Imperial Stout or a barleywine. Itís substantial and doesnít let you forget itís there. This is a goddamn fantastic beer. A masterpiece.
NOTE: Iím seeing a lot of notes from 2014, and Iím not sure if they reissued this beer since then, because I havenít seen it anywhere recently. But I can tell you that this beer was not meant to be aged. If the good people are Arcadia could be persuaded into making this beer again, I think they would find it would be well-received, and that I would be eternally grateful. This is the kind of beer that Iíll always remember where I was when I first had it.
Onslow (1242) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2011 Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear deep amber brew with pale head. Outstanding aroma of incredible aromatic hops. The aroma makes my mouth water... amazing. Taste is fabulous - malt that is sweet and somehow light, honey-like, offset by the most refined and aromatic bitter hops Iíve ever tasted. Distinctive, excellent, outstanding.
574deadzone (1156) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Kalamazoo Beer Exchange. This was damn good. Amazing orange-amber color. Plenty of intricate lacing left from the soapy off-white head. Nose is just all kinds of crazy hop goodness, lots of resin and citrus, grapefruit and tangerine, and some earth dankness. Reminded me of Devil Dancer that I had on tap, which also had a crazy amazing nose to it. Taste is all kinds of bitter with slight balance from the malt. Finish is luxurious, smooth, slightly oily and sticky. Wow. Thatís all I can really say.
milewide (1677) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2008 Hop mix is different from anything Iíve tried---and I like it! Hops are more European herbal rather than American fruit. Lingering bitter after-taste. Amber orange color and clear for an unfiltered brew. Medium body. Caught fruit in aroma of second bottle.
Nejhleader (1301) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
on tap at fatheads in pitt. Awesome brew. Nice strong hop/pine aroma. nice sweet hoppy taste, body was nice and thick, yet smoth, radical!
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy orange color with a medium white head. Excellent aroma of hops and citrus, especially grapefruit. Mouthfeel isnít that great, as it feels heavily carbonated. Flavor is very nice. Strong alcohol presence, with grapefruit as the dominant citrus flavor to it. Another really good offering from Arcadia.
obxdude10 (2102) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an excellent offering of a double IPA from Arcadia. The beer pours a light amber color with a huge white head. The head leaves an abundance of lacing around the glass. The nose is full of hops, pine, grapefruit and bread. The body is strong, but smooth and enjoyable. The flavors are spicy, hoppy, well-balanced and delicious, with notes of grass, grapefruit, bread, pine and a hint of a floral character. The finish is spicy, dry and hoppy. This double IPA had quite the malt backbone for balance and ultimate enjoyment. This is certainly one of the better double IPAs out there.
Corrinado711 (80) - - JUN 22, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
one of my favorite IPAs. love the citrus/grapefruit aromas. not too much head. nice orange color. tastes similar to how it smells with citrus, bitter and slight alcohol on finish. not over-spiced and not a typical imperial IPA finish. really like this one.
Lupulucid (189) - - JUN 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick with malt sweetness well balanced with hops. Bright orange color hints at brighter citrus expression.