xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to a great PA trader that hooked me up with a growler of an unbelievable "under the radar" beer.
A - pours a honey color with 2 fingers of off white head.
S - Floral hops, citrus, pine, malt, and some alcohol. A very big hop nose.
T - All pine at first, but once it warms you get a lot of mango and pineapple. The light caramel malt provides enough balance to really show the hops off while still making it very drinkable.
M/D - Oily mouthfeel with spot on carbonation for a 10%+ DIPA. So easy to drink itís dangerous.
An absolutely great growler that still had good carbonation 24hrs after it was opened. My girlfriend even drank a pint and she is not a fan of IPAs or DIPAs.
jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler shared at Franks. Pours a clear golden copper body with thin white lacing. Aroma is caramel malt. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with sweet caramel malt flavors dominating. Not too much of a hop profile.
PhillyCraft (2582) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 Growler, too much toffee and caramel. Sweet malt. Copper pour. Ehhh not a huge fan. Too many hop types and malt.
ReggieDunlap (2778) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma has nice citrus...justa touch of buttery/maltiness...faint though. Flavor has good bitterness...grapefruit and citrus rind...light maltiness coming through. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is grapefruity/earthy bitter and dry.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!
The beer appears clear and orange colored, with a white head that leaves good lacing in its wake. The aroma brings a heavy dose of hops and citrus...outstanding. The malt profile is very light - only enough to support the beer - again, well done. I had this brew next to some outstanding DIPAs, and it certainly stood its ground. The beer has a slight sweetness that slowly grows as I progress through the pint, but itís nowhere near cloying. Overall, this was a fabulous beer, and one I would most definitely enjoy having again and again.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 07-05-2011
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Growler) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grass, grapefruit, pine, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, grass, citrus, and pineapple with a dry, bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours gold and an offwhite head that laces. Aroma is sweet pine/resin, some light malt. Taste is sweet pine/resin/perfumt hops with some bite, some light/medium malt.
Jesterdeal (1468) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of grapefruit, subtle pine notes and a sour apple yeast. Pours light amber with a small grainy head. Tastes of floral, citrus, sourdough and alcohol. Not very balanced but the hops are there.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: Another superb archetypical piney/fruity amber American IPA
How: Growler shared during the RSBG 2011 bus trip (called Iron Hill Kryptonite Double IPA)
The look: Slightly cloudy amber body topped by a medium off-white head with medium retention
In long: The hoppy nose is mostly pine-tree with a side of citrus fruits. Malt bill has fresh crunchy lightly toasted cereals with a moderate sweetness. Rather thick body. The pine-tree and citrus fruits hops provide an adequate balance, this is not a hop-bomb which is a good thing because the cereals were pretty damn nice. Once again, nothing new or original about this beer but I just canít get enough of very well made American IPAs. This beer is yet another reason why I drink too much. You know you are drinking too much beer when you start getting heartburns, high blood pressure and life seems to always be a lot of fun.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Maple Shade. Pours out an attractive copper color with a nice white head. Aroma is of pine, citrus and light cat piss, and maybe a few notes of malt. Taste is complex, nice juicy citrusy hops, pine, light fruit, light grainy malt notes and slight alcohol. Really tasty IIPA.