auerbrau (3197) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks Sean! Sticky, juicy, resinous aroma, full of papaya, pineapple, and prickly pear. Absolutely aromatic. Pours an interesting honey and bronze, with a clean white rim. A delicious dense prickle of sticky yellow resins, juicy fresh hop leaf, and a balancing edge of sugar. This is incredibly hop flavorful. Rich, fruity, bright and electric. As good as most Double IPAs, I’ve ever had. A really winner that I’d be honored and excited to drink anytime it was around. Reminds me how much I really enjoy the style. Nice clean woodsy mineral finish. Awesome, awesome stuff.
deyholla (8860) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Sean. Poured amber with an orange hue and a medium white head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Aroma has a strong hop note of pine with a slight sweet grain undertone. Flavor is similar with a strong hop note of pine with a slight sweet grainy undertone.