canary dog (623) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good doube IPA. Rich and robust with plenty of assertive hops and balanced malt. Very citrusy hops. Looks very beautiful in the glass, with a very nice white fluffy head. Well done.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 12, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2009 bottle courtesy of zathrus13. hazy apricot color with nice lil suspended particulates. small orange head. apricot and sweet peach nose with some good hops hanging on the end. a very big hop hit is very smooth, and very warm on the way down from the hop concentration. light fruity finish that blends nicely into a hop bomb aftertaste. sweet full creamy body through the entire palate. this would be great for a winter camping trip, very nice!
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
At last - a great local DIPA!! Pours a nice bright orange and a soft pillow white head. Sweet piney/citrus notes and a nice balance flavor on the palate. Itís wonderful when brewers are able to balance the malt and hops in this style. Beautifully done. And Iím not a natural fan of the style!
dnstone (2049) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very pale but with a nice head that lasts. Not overly hoppy but definately a double; well balanced with the malt and a clean finish.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Barcade. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet with citrus. Tasty citrus notes on the mouth. overall a pretty damn good DIPA.
Duhast500 (364) - Exile In Medford, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the tap into a tasting glass.
The color is a bit copper in color, is also a bit orange
The smell is fruity with lime nice citrus feel. Hints of grapefruit and some orange peel.
The taste is of citrus hops that has a bit of a tangy feel to it. There is also some floral hops that bring about a slight pine feel to this beer that stays in the background under the lemon and orange peel flavor. Some nice malt feel evens out the bitterness and keeps you from being overwhelmed.
This beer is a really well balanced beer. It never overpowers you with bitterness and has a nice sutle feel to it. Goes down easy and has a real pleasurable feel.
craftycarl21 (2087) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky peach copper color with a nice frothy white head. Aroma is quite piney, and definite resin, but the caramel and sugary malt is certainly evident. Citrus hops are secondary, but still present. Flavor has tons of floral flavor, with pine and citrus sneaking in as well. Finish is impressively dry, and the hop character sticks through and through; certainly doesnít strike me as too sweet. Very nice DIPA overall.
oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with two finger white froth. Aroma is pungently citrus with loads of citrus, hop resin, and evergreen. Quite powerful and defined. Flavor is flowery with bits of citrus and pine peppered in. Sweet malt is quite pronounced creating an expert balance against the the hop attack. Palate is smooth, sweet, sticky, resinous, and very dry. I was quite surprised by this specimen, for is titillated my taste buds to the max.
3fourths (7536) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Filtered. Clear honey orange. Citrus and candy sugar nose - sugared honey and sweet pine resin. Texture is lightly oil, body is medium to light. Overly sweet sugared hop oils dominate. Thankfully thereís little malt distraction but the overt sweetness is difficult to get past.
41cubs (249) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer achieves the triumvirate of hop aroma with floral herby, bitter, and fruity hops all coming through harmoniously. When I need to recall a great IPA to salvage an un-escapabley crappy moment, this is the smell that I think of. The fourth dimension is preserved for the flavor with pine dominating and a light bitter citrus background complimenting. It reminds me of Alesmiths standard IPA, which is to say it is great; but the body of the beer is a little carbonation heavy. The prior rater is right on to describe a peppery finish. Great value. Awesome IPA that is not to overwhelming to fully enjoy. Thank You Long Trail. 2009 22oz.