tfontana (976) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2017 brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is an orange-amber color with a dense, soapy white head with great lacing.
S: Perhaps not surprisingly, this is pretty sweet on the nose. Lots of sweet fruity hops giving a grapefruit and citrus aroma to the beer. There is a lot of caramel and sugary sweetness, though, which isn’t really what I like in an IPA.
T: Very sweet, way too much for me. Brown sugar, caramel, and toffee provide a sugary base to the beer. There is hop character to it, but it’s sweet as well. Tropical fruits, sweet oranges, grapefruit, and perhaps a negligible amount of pine.
M: The body is medium to full with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: This is definitely leaning toward the barleywine side of things. Not sure why this one gets talked up so much...I was not a fan.
Can pour into nonic pint glass from Lucia’s Bodega. Appearance is cloudy light brown-orange with yellow at the edges of the glass, minimal sparkle, finger-width creamy off-white head with poor retention and nice sudsy lacing. Aroma is strong pineapple, tropical fruits and citrus with milder resin over malty backbone. Taste is also strong pineapple/tropical fruit with light citrus, late mild resin bitterness and malts. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture, lively carbonation and mix of sweet and bitter finish. Overall, lots of fruity hop juiciness along with other features for balance and interest. CObiased (499) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2017
12oz can - this gem pours a little hazy, rich golden orange and a thin off white head. Vibrant aroma filled with juicy orange, citrus, oaky sweet malts and a funky herbal note. Rich flavors of citrus hoppy, sweet malts, hint of oak, bitter grapefruit and sweet orange. ffaoe (793) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2017
strong malty aroma. gold and hazy in color with nice foamy head. taste is hop forward with piney/resinous notes. no oaky notes present chinchill (5025) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2017
12 oz can a little past BB date stamped on bottom but stored cold.
Pours with a very hazy, light amber body topped by a large, frothy white head that has very good retention and leaves ample sudsy lacing.
Fruity aroma with hints of oranges, pineapple and soft ripe fruits.
Flavor: fruity hops dominate. Hints of oranges, pineapple, vanilla, oak and caramel. Nice moderately bitter finish with plenty of hops.
Mouthfeel: medium body with medium carbonation and a mild bite from the ample alcohol and hops.
Overall: an excellent, easy drinking DIPA. scotchzombie (591) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Pours hazy orange gold with a big white head. Leggy. Aroma is sweet dank citrus - orange floral. Taste is big orange sweet into a perfect grapefruit-pine hoppy bitter bite. Very warming. Bitter linger. Wondrous.
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bbbeer (819) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Hazy golden yellow with medium white head. Aroma of fresh grass and hay, flowers, touch of grapefruit. Medium body with creamy mouthfeel and slight alcohol. Flavor is mostly bitter, citrus and pine, malt is noticeable, good balance, dry crisp finish. Excellent. Niko100 (2914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Hazy golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, floral hops, tropical fruit, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, tropical fruit, and citrus; Warm finish & slight bitter; Nicely balanced; Very good. KansaiBeerLvrs (5157) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 4, 2016
Can from Parker Pie, 9.7%, served in an IPA glass it gives off an intensely jammy waft of stone fruits. Getting in for a closer whiff I get some boozy sharp heat, lots of malt caramel sweetness and hints of pine.
Full bodied and quite a lusciously smooth mouthfeel. The taste is sharp peppery pine, jammy sweet stone fruit and a semi-dry herbal finish with some warmth radiating outwards from your stomach. Quite a good double IPA though I didn’t get anything from the oak spirals. madchemist83 (272) - USA - SEP 14, 2016
Aromas are very subtle but considering little amount of hops is used wasn’t too bad. Cloudy copper with white head. Amazing taste. Cotton candy, orange, bitter peel. Finished with a good alcohol bite. Fine example of what you can do with limited resources. Very well balanced and crafted.
Cheers. MarcoDL (4973) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2016
Can. Golden pour. Aroma has lots of hops, caramel, citrus, pineapple and peach. Bitter taste of citrus hops, pineapple, peach, mild caramel and a really bitter finish. Great hop bomb.