Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. The body is mostly clear and golden- orange in color. A small, foamy,
off-white head settles in quickly to a thin film, leaving random, jagged splotches of lacing on the glass. Aromas are quite sweet up front, with notes of toffee, orange blossom honey, and sugared sweet bread all showing in the malt base. Dank, grassy hop notes lend bitter aromatics, but fail to counter the sweet malt. There’s a hint of corniness in there as well. Flavors seem a little more balanced, with peppery, grassy, citrus oil hops fighting their way through the massive toffee sweetness. The body is thick and sugary, with a substantial amount of alcoholic heat. This is a huge beer, drinking even heavier than its 8% ABV indicates. It seems more like a hoppy barleywine to me. Decent.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
thanks to travis for bringing a growler over! piney hops sweet malts on the nose. Pours a pale golden color with a thin white head. Resiny piney hops, very sticky feeling, with a solid malt backbone. Very nice double ipa!
jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is pine hops, some medium malt. Taste is raw pine/resin hops with bite, secondary medium malt, some alcohol. Somewhat slick mouth feel. Good carbonation.
sebletitje (7126) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ brewery.
Pours copper with thin white head.
Aroma of floral hops, some caramel notes, malts and syrup like sugar.
Taste, had just plenty of hops - floral notes, with some light grapefruit presence and some spices.
Balanced with malts and caramel giving the beer a syrupy / sugar mouthfeel.
Ibrew2or3 (7260) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. It poured hazy orange-ish copper with gold edges and nearly a bright white head. Served up a bit warmer than the usual frigid pours. Still comes across too cold for the style. The aroma has sweet malts, a touch of caramel and modest citrus. The taste begins with a mix of sweet malts, crystal malts, grapefruit and tangelo bitter citrus hoppiness. As midway is being considered the various malts fall back to reveal an increasing level of citrus hop bitterness. Caramel sweetness and a modest amount of roasted malts hang on into the finish. It ends pretty neutral with lingering citrus hops and mild dry roasted malt astringency creating a pleasing balance to a beer style defined by its lack of balance. It comes up well short of pushing the limits of the style but its malt chewiness and hop presence puts it into the IIPA category. Fully sessionable and very satisfying brew.