crossovert (9075) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I just have to chuckle a little at this beer, there was a whole hop cone floating in the bottle, that is classic.
Pours a darker looking red/amber. The head is off white and bits of hop can be seen floating around. LAcing is nice.
Smell is hoppy and alcoholic, very floral and piney. Sweet scented malt is in there too.
This is more like a barely wine. Very alcoholic, very sweet, not cloying though. The hop bitterness lies subtly under the alcoholic sweet taste form the malts. The hop taste is very vegetal here and there is almost a milkiness ot the mouthfeel. The alcohol and malts create a sweet, somewhat fruity flavor in the finish, almost like a quad, along with some bitterness.Tastes similar to a more palatable 120 minute IPA.
The alcohol isnít well hidden in this one, that combined with the sweetness makes this one not the most drinkable brew, it is a very good winter-style IPA/Barleywine though.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-09-2009 03:50:09
pkbites (711) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark gold body, little head. Floral/caramel/hoppy aroma.. the cone floater was the savior. If you donít like this, you like crap like Miller Lite.I.E. you is a looser!!!!!!!
Trev (1996) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Skyview for this bottle. What a treat.
orange-amber pour with no real head.
I actually got 2 and a 1/2 hop flowers in this one!
Piney hop aroma, caramel, and butterscotch
Flavour has more of the same piney hop lighter citrus tones. Not as intense as I thought it might be. Caramel, maltiness balances well. No hint of the 9% alc. Getting a little bit of a buttery hint though. Didnít think this was oaked...?
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - DEC 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
HUGE HUGE beer. Lots of Cirus and Pine with a big slab of malt body. The hop cone was a plesant surprise after it blocked my initial pour then plopped in to my glass and lovely to suck on whilst drinking this delight. Everything i love from a good DIPA. Big thanks to Skyview for this extra!
hombrepalo (1929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz 2010 bottle. Awsome a hop cone inside the bottle, this is a first. Poured dark orange with little to no head. Smell of mellowed out citrus hops (donít know how old this was. Taste is not too hoppy but still a great beer. Tasted the mellowed citrus with a balance maltiness. Like a mellow 5-6 month old Hopslam.
madvike (3086) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Pours a cloudy apple juice color with a big foamy white head. Resiny pineapple hops dominate the nose, sweet and pungent. A bit piney, and a touch of boozy heat, but overall a really nice quaff. Taste is surprisingly malty, with a blast of piney, grassy hops, honey, and little citrus. Oaky finish with a nice blend of herbal and grassy hops, without being over-the-top bitter. A touch of sharp heat lingers, and a pleasantly bitter resin coats the tongue long after the sip is swallowed. Syrupy and thick in the mouth, with soft carbonation and a slickness that just sits on the tongue. Just what I want in a DIPA.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Santa for this. Slightly hazy amber pour complete with a couple hope cones. I can imagine what a pain in the ass this was to bottle. Aroma is pine and grapefruit hop resin. I was really excited once I got a whiff of this. Flavor interesting to say the least. Caramel ,toffee, muted hops and light butter.
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle sent to me by Jason, thanks man. Pours a clear dark golden coped with small tight uniform off white head. Sweet bready, caramel up front, followed by a bit of ice tea, jammy orange, overipe pineapple, and touches of resinous pine on the end. Even carb feel and almost sticky body. Sweet and muted citrus notes up front and through mid palate. The hops try to poke through, but the super sweet malt holds them back until they poke through at the end with peppery vegital flavor and then some alcohol burn to finish.
douglas88 (7179) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a cloudy copper color with a large off-white head and a hop cone floating in my glass. A sweet fruity hop aroma with lots of caramel malts. The flavor is rich fruity hops, caramel, biscuit, herbal flavors. Very heavy herbal almost like a fruity green tea. Nice. Oranges and some pine.
Sledutah (6013) - Utah, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Ughsmash
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber with a off-white head and decent lacing. There is a hop cone in the glass, a few leaves poured into the glass. +1 for appearance, never seen that before
Aroma: Sweet malts, caramel and grapefruit
Taste: Sweet malts and grapefruit, piney hop bitterness in the finish
Decent IIPA. Sweet malts in the front, but backed up with hops in the finish.