brownaler (1014) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2021
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2021 Hazy golden appearance with a complex citrus hop profile with a bit of hemp. Bricktop86 (1769) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2021
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2021 Slightly hazy dull gold with a rocky head. Aroma is tropical fruit, grapefruit, citrus and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and heavy bitter. ronaldtheriot (2482) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 4, 2021
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2021 Heady Topper has a thick, creamy, off-white head, with a bubbly, semi-hazy appearance. Lacing is moderate, and gray sediment is evidenced, especially after the 'swish & pour'. The aroma is of spicy hops, white bread crust, and citrus. There is a similar flavor, with intense hop bitterness. Heady Topper has a high-medium body, and a sticky-dry finish. RJT
back (4192) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2021
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2021 Gylden flyder skum hvid tæt
Citrus grape lys malt grøn blomst
Bitter modrate sød lidt
Cremet blød kambei70 (1184) - - OCT 15, 2021
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2021 A real hops adventure. Big but so well balanced. Forget about all this hazy NEIPA’s. This is the real deal double IPA.
bergstaden (6254) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2021
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2021 Light hazy golden with a white head - Hop aroma with fuity citrus - Malt body with a good fruity hop flavour that has some bitterness - The malt with and hop goes into the finish with citrus bitterness - This was real good Jabah (2456) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2021
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2021 Sampled two different singles brought down to DC by two different people. The first one was already close to 2 months old when sampled....the 2nd on closer to 1 month. Wish I could have tried this fresher, but got the general gist. Leans West Coast in style, with lots of bitterness. Some tropical hops, but mostly has those resin & pine dank notes. Grain bill has some malt to support the strong hop bitterness. Semi-clear medium yellow/orange to gold appearance. Will try to get this closer to can date next time. OldMrCrow (2956) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2021
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2021 Fourpack at the Bennington VT grocery story.
It's a sticky caramelly DIPA with some nice older-school hop character. Nothing like the contemporary hazy NEIPAs in that it's not using exclusively new-school hops; this is a tribute to c-hops with enough variety (Amarillo?) to confer ample fruitiness. It's juicier than an old-school c-hop bomb though, and I'm sure was pretty damn impressive in 2011. In 2021, it's just a good DIPA. Maybe even a really good DIPA.
Summary: A taste of beer history, not beer's future. jcook2001 (8) - - JUL 9, 2021 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2021 Hazy, hoppy, and very smooth. So damn good. Wish I could get it more on the west coast Ernest (9006) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2021
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2021 Can (May 3, 2021 canning). Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is cloudy light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (orange), with light notes of raw green chile peppers, alcohol, acid reflux. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium to full body, watery/oily/syrupy texture, soft carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic.
Despite being very fresh, there's virtually no hop aroma, and the weird green-peppery vegetal note (uncannily like jalapeño peppers!) obscures what little hops there are (no wonder they want you to avoid pouring it, so you don't have to be so utterly disappointed in the aroma...gotta love marketing, 'cause obviously it's working). Very syrupy-oily sweet in the mouth, with just barely enough to balance. A bit below average, but I guess that's not saying too much in the world of murky IPAs...