dogfish65 (10) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Med. gold with a thick white foam head. Good retention. Lace hangs around from start to finish. Brilliant clarity.
Initial citrus hop aroma. Orange rind. Some wet grassy notes also. Then alcohol comes through shortly thereafter. Light malt aroma.
Quick sweet malt up front followed by a hoppy/bitter grapefruit before alcohol and bitterness share the aftertaste. Bready malt comes through as the beer warms.
Full body. Nice balance between malt and hops and alcohol being an imperial ipa. Med. carbonation. More dry than sweet in the finish. Chewy, malty mouthfeel. Alcohol/hop tingling on tongue that lingers on for a while.
Very nice example of imperial ipa. The balance of this beer makes it easy to have more than one even with it’s abv.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium to deeper and clear orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of fresh green hoppiness, pine, a little earthy, wet grass, light citrus, and herbal. Tastes of pine, the same green hoppiness, citrus, some caramel, and herbal. Medium alcohol burn in the finish.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pineapple upside down cake aroma with a sprinkling of pine needles. Rich, hoppy light caramel flavor that is lightly sweet. Finish is a prickly pine hop tingle with lasting spices on the tongue.