jdb288 (584) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Fresh bottle. Pours hazy orange/gold with tall white fizzy head. Lots of pine/spruce in the nose with some background citrus. Big tropical fruits in the taste - passion fruit and pineapple come to mind - along with some night bitter, resinous hop. Well crafted. kraddel (8109) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
Thnx to sdcraftbeerguy for bringing this over !
Pours clear blonde , small white head .
Smell is hoppy, with some ... Funky ( not at all like Brett ) ... perhaps the wood ? Some honey .
Taste is sweet , honey aspect again , bitter , very balanced, some creamy ( wood ? ) aspect . This is very unique , to say the least ! Magnificent how drinkable this is ( 11 ABV ????? damn ! ) and very, very damn nice !
Flavors keep coming, building up and down in intensity . Honey sure must be used ?!
the hops themselves are fruity ( stonefruity , so I’d supose Nelson Sauvin or likewise ) , touch of Pine , touch of sweet ( hallertau ??? ) Perhaps some Amarillo ? Just guessing here as my knowledge is far from perfect . I’d say, just drink this one, and see for yourself . But its very , very nice !
User134089 (1644) - - SEP 29, 2014
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Modern Times pint glass
From: Alpine Beer Company in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $11.99 (+$2.30 for Brown Bag Tickets)
Purchased: Sept. 9, 2014 (picked up on Sept. 27, 2014)
Consumed: Sept. 28, 2014
Poured a caramel, honey, murky color with three fingers of khaki cream rocky head. Lots of various streams of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Great layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Excellent retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.40)
Smelled hops galore - Citra, spicy Simcoe, floral, grapefruit, tropical, mango, grapefruit rind, resin, faint Cascade and caramel. Some spicy bitterness late, but didn’t taste anywhere near 11 percent ABV. (Smell - 4.35)
Wow to the taste. Pretty damn smooth for 11 percent ABV was my first thought. Not as potent as the smell. Citra, floral, light resin, bitter grapefruit, tropical, mango, light pineapple (wishful?), Columbus and light Cascade. (Taste - 4.45)
Medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter, but still smooth finish. Warming late. The 11 percent ABV is very well-hidden. This was the best part of the beer. (Feel - 4.69)
A pretty damn good beer. Probably didn’t quite live up to my hype, but glad I have another after this. (Overall - 4.44)
4.45 99 A
MRodgers1982 (111) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
Excellent beer, love the aroma of citrus and dry pine/oak. Wonderful flavor of malts slight caramel but great hop bitterness! biggsbowler (625) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle - pours golden/yellow. Nice citrus notes in the nose. Sweet honey plus hoppy taste. More citrus flavors. Balanced nicely for such a big abv beer. The alcohol is there but it isn’t overpowering.
RobertDale (6471) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 21, 2014
22 ounce bottle at a tasting. Pours a dark golden orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, tropical, pine, caramel malt, and wood. Excellent. andybrownback (7) - - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
Beautiful pour. Rich, amber color. Great aroma, classic citrus notes. I also get tropical fruit. Strong malt presence with a syrupy finish. Hop character is beautiful. Sweet citrus hits first, a bit of alcohol comes in the middle, and the malt/syrup notes finish it off. A really beautiful beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2014
900th review!!!!. Pours golden orange with a nice two finger off white head with excellent lacing. Aroma is of fragrant citrus (orange and grapefruit), tropical melons, sweet malts, caramel, apricot, pineapple and mango, light pine, and some light herbal woody notes. Taste is fresh and candied citrus, tropical fruits, pine, melon, apricots, sweet malts, caramel, herbal hops, light woody notes, and some very light booze. Has a medium-full body with a super creamy, chewy mouthfeel, and pretty bitter, yet still somewhat balanced, semi dry, slightly warming but still very smooth, long, lingering finish. Overall, a excellent world class triple IPA that almost gives Younger a run for its money. djd07 (14471) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a clear orange with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong grapefruit, citrus, and hemp. Medium mouthfeel with nice pine, citrus, grapefruit with light bitterness, hides alcohol really well, very impressive. PotjeBier (3336) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
22 oz bottle, thanks to Richiesd! March 2014 batch, enjoyed March 31. Almost clear, amber color. Thick off white head, with good retention and OK lacing. Aroma’s of pine/resin, citrus, disappearing mostly after a while to make way for more caramel and herbal hops. Retronasal there’s caramel, earthy hops, herbal, resin and fruity acidity. Flavor is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. Alcohol doesn’t seem like 11% although it warms the throat. Fairly full bodied. Long finish, herbal, moderate to full bitterness. Glad I had the chance to try this.