Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Nice to have finally found the notes on this.
I had two cans. One was poured into a snifter and the other was drank out of the can.
The appearance in the snifter was a hazy burnt orange color with a ton of floaties surrounding the body. The head was about a finger’s worth of white foaminess. There was some light lacing sticking nicely to the sides of the glass.
The smell out of the can and glass was basically the same as it was pure citrus to piney hops that ended up assaulting my nose in a nice bitter/dank sort of way.
The taste between the can and the glass was the same as it was pure bittersweetness from the hops. Even as this one warms, the sweetness comes from the hops and not the malts.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation was sharp due to the style and was much expected.
Overall, I can see why so many people like this. If I lived within the brewery’s distro I’m sure I’d be stalking this brew at least on a weekly basis. However, I do have to say this and that’s the fact that this isn’t exactly the most balanced in the nose. Also, what’s with the "only drinking it from the can?" So what if there’s floaties - who cares. I didn’t know the floaties police would be after John Kimmich for allowing floaties in his beer. tmurphy002 (7) - - JUN 19, 2014 does not count
By far the best IPA I have ever had. Hints of citrus and pine with lots of funk. If you find it drink it young and fresh. Wish it made it to the west coast. WanderinCelt87 (197) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pour from a can (only enough to get an aroma and color) was a hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is floral with a nice citrus. Taste is a little grapefruit with a hint of pine. Goes down smooth and doesnt have much of an after bite. mkgrenwel (619) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Light orange, golden hazy pour. Fluffy white head, various size bubbles. Juicy fruity hop aroma. Grapefruit, peach, mango, passion fruit. Flavor is bright, complex and dense. All kinds of hop character. Mostly peach and papaya, but really a huge host of fruits. Malt is very light and really tries it's best to stay out of the way. Bitter finish shows up suddenly, attacks the sweetness and then subsides. It leaves some tingling on the tongue and gums. A touch of heat from the alcohol shows up and somehow enhances the intensity of the fruit. When I casually sip a pint of this, I end up thinking it's just very good but not exceptional. When you sit down and deconstruct it to rate, you discover just how well everything fits together. It really is exceptional and exemplifies everything the style should ambition to be. The best part is the intensity of flavor that comes on the back of a big malt base and alcohol at 8%, but without becoming the sticky sweet mess that too many other beers that try to pull this off usually become. Pretty glorious stuff. PhilHarmstead (25) - Vermont, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Very nice canned IPA widely available here in VT but apparently a precious commodity elsewhere. Good forward hop pine resin flavors but they stay a bit heavy on the tongue. And at 8.3% hard to quaff more than 1-2 in a session. A bit cloying & syrupy.
mjhall89 (36) - - JUN 14, 2014
Not the best ipa at all as many claim, but still amazing. Super resiny and sticky with hop bittrrness. A lot like six point resin, but better. beastmaster (381) - Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Thanks for the graduation gift bmmillsy. Half can half glass. Powerful grapefruit aroma. Pours cloudy, likely why they say to drink from can. Thin head. Tremendous hops indeed. Agreeabley scary to drink for a double. Chewy citrusy hoppy goodness. Well balanced.
Canned on April 2. Now June 12.
from the can... Sweeter, little metal, still good BeerKurve (520) - - JUN 9, 2014
Very hazy golden/yellow color with a soapy head and lacing. Aroma of piney hops, grapefruits, toffee, caramel, citrus and resin. Very strong piney/resin hop flavors with some strong citrus notes and toffee sweetness; Very bitter resiny aftertaste. Heavy body with some moderate carbonation. Yeah, it’s pretty good! RussianDragon (578) - - JUN 7, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2014 16 oz can shared by Huhzubendah. Thanks Matt! Pours a hazy translucent light golden with a wisp of white head and minimal lacing. Aroma is incredible: Perfectly bitter with notes of tropical fruit and perfectly balanced hop bitterness. Nothing more can be said; this is clearly the perfect DIPA. Flavor is more of the same - words are inadequate to describe the perfection in the glass. There is no way this beer could improve. Perfection. Rate 6/7/14. Niko100 (2913) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Hazy amber/gold color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of rich pine/resin hops, floral, & citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, rich pine hops, some tropical fruit, and citrus (notably tangerine & grapefruit); Finish is dry & bitter; The alcohol is fairly well hidden; Very nicely balanced; Worth the hype - simply awesome!