jcwattsrugger (10725) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Magnolias–on cask-pours no head and hazy gold/amber color. Aroma is pine/some citrus hops [cascade], some light/medium malt. Taste is lemon/some orange-citrus/pine/herbal hops, some sweet light/medium malt. Minimum carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (8054) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber pour. The nose is sweet and fruity. A touch of soft citrusy fruitiness. Quite tropical but there is also a touch of cattiness on the back. Lingering hop bitterness. Fairly sweet malts on the back as well, but the beer is still plenty hoppy. Pretty solid beer.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Tropical fruit and bitter resins emanate from this juicy Double IPA, merging into honeyed cereals which sculpt a cushiony yet bulky mouthfeel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the cloudy orange amber.
-This has more character than their Five Zero, which I tried side by side.
-The resinous hops provide plenty of bitterness, yet this is never overwhelming. It is done tastefully.
-A sandy component also protrudes throughout; with the tropical connotations, methinks there’s quite a bit of Simcoe in here...
On tap at Rattle ’n’ Hum, NYC.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a honey body with a white head. A malty body with a sweet like fruit character. Overtly malty comes across more like an american style barelywine to me. A dry resinous body with a strong hop toned warming, sweet and hoppy. Alright.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Hoppy floral aroma with some light sweetness. The flavor has floral hops, some light citric notes, and some sweetness. Nice.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at BT> Pours a med amber thin head. Aroma is hoppy, mint, citrus, earth and juicyfruit bubblegum? Flavor is more earth, toffee sweetness, citrus, some light tropical fruity notes, floral light grassy tea, slight phenolic kick, moderate sweetness in the end with a nice raw strong bitterness. Nice overall though- good hoppiness.
jredmond (4575) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at RnH in NYC with Andrew. This was the final Bear Republic in my flight of four. Ultra fruity and juicy, citrus hops. Palate is medium and.... juicy? Slight alcohol burn towards the finish.
ben4321 (3343) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: Draft at RnH, 4/2/10
Aroma: Nose is mostly fruits, orange, other citrus/tropical fruits, some pine too
Appearance: Pours a caramel color with a small foamy white head
Flavor: Taste is pretty sweet for the style, some bitterness from the citrus/pine hops there too
Palate: Medium-full bodied with a somewhat oily mouthfeel, and a nice drinkability
Overall this is a pretty solid IIPA. It leans sweet, but has a very nice flavor. I liked it, another nice offering from Bear Republic. A nicely made brew.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Toad in the Hole. Pours a bright, hazy-orange color; fine-bubbled white head with decent retention and lacing; solid pour. Lots of citrus notes, pine, and grapefruit in the aroma; nicely resiny, oily, and pleasantly dry. Medium-to-full body: lots of dense, oily and resiny hop character; nicely dry, plenty of orange, citrus and piney bitterness; tongue-numbing to a degree; very solid DIPA, and I’ve been pretty sick of them lately; tasty stuff. Lasting orange and citrus hop character; nicely dry and toasty.
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(cask @ Hop Into Easter - The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Clear copper pour with a thin white head. Very floral and grassy in the aroma with a lot of pine as well. Flavor starts off with a ton of citrus and pine notes, but then the flavor disappears. Literally. There’s a slight hint of citrus and pine at the end, but the hops all but disappear. Very odd.