theisti (4237) - Kansas, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Rating #1700. 12 oz bottle sent to me by my 2009 winter Secret Santa. Pour is a hazed copper brown with a two inch tan head. Head falls slowly with nice lacing. Aroma of resin hops along with some pine notes. Fresh and clean nose. Taste is big resin bitterness, immediately scrapes the tongue. The pine is present in the longish finish. There is also a grassy mineral malt in there too, though the balance is well towards the hops. Like the nose, the taste is fresh and clean. Residual hops are very long lasting. Palate is medium, a bit oily, active carbonation. Nice brightly hoppy beer - thanks Santa. Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle. Had a pine and floral aroma with some sweet malt not exactly the crisp aromas of most that light up the nose. Amber body with small off white head. More of a malt backbone and little heavy to drink. Hoppy flavor was there on the finish. Just little thick bodied and didn’t really get the refreshing ahhhhh. Petrucci914 (921) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Bottle at the Comet Cafe in Milwaukee. Pours a rich amber color with a medium off-white head which leaves a few lines of lacing. Aroma is caramel malts, citrus hops, tangerine, and orange. Taste is much the same. Tastes more like an APA or IPA than a DIPA. It actually has a more pungent malt backbone than I expected. Not too bad. Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Pours a rich amber color with with thick off white head. Aroma is of intense floral notes, tangerine and orange. Slight pine aroma also wafts in. Taste is Centennial all the way, but there is a bit more caramel backbone in this then some other Centennial IPAs. Finishes clean with a resinous hop mouthfeel. Solid. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2009
12oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Small beige head that mostly dissipates atop hazy copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/pineapple, some grapefruit, bread/caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some bread/caramel, light spicy, alcohol. Resiny medium body.
bonk0076 (99) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Pours a deep reddish brown cloudy color with a magnificent tan head that leaves a nice sticky lacing. Aroma of pine and citrus notes, with subtle floral and caramel scents beneath it. Taste is dominated by the bitterness of hops, with very little sweetness to balance it. Slightly watery mouthfeel. hombrepalo (1972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours aa nice copper / amber colored brew with a thin off-white head and sticky lacing. Aroma of just plain hops! Grapefruit, tangerine, a hint of caramel and some apple cider. Taste is medium to full bodied, some carbonation with flavors of grapefruit, tangerine and some caramel. Finish is slightly dry, daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2009
reddish pour. Nice hit of hops on the nose with a super caramel note. Flavor is sweet and hoppy. Good shit. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2009
12 oz. bottle via trade with Ughsmash - Pours a clear mahogany color with a large two finger thick light tan head that took its sweet time to settle. Thick lacing. Aroma is big time floral hops. Flavor is resin and floral hops with a good bit of sweet malt. Smooth finish. Medium to full body. This beer was a great surprise. Thanks Jason. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle: Pours a transparent copper amber with a well-lacing froth of off-white head. Aroma of fresh resiny piny and grapefruit citrus hops over a sweet caramel malty backdrop. Body starts with good fullness and lots of juicy flavor hops and resiny bitterness well balance with sweet caramel and toffee before a full, bittersweet finish. A well-made and enjoyable double IPA.