Bill Becker (2050) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 2, 2017 GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, - JUL 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with blankboy, jerc and tupalev at the hotel after the MBG Summer Festival - jerc’s bottle. Hazy dark amber with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is nicely hopped, with those wonderful grapefruit and pineapple notes that I really like. Mouthfeel is soft and creamy, very nice. Flavour is big and well balanced, with the citric, resiny hops backed up nicely by sweet caramel malts. A very well made IIPA, and a great way to cap off a day of drinking fantastic beer!
From Jan 2008
I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!
This one pours from 22oz bottle a hazy deep gold with about a 1" head of foam and plenty of nice lacing.
The smell is pretty hoppy with some notes of malt and a weird nose that reminds me of iodine.(I know it's the pine but I'm sticking to what I said)
The taste on first sip has a nice malt to hops balance and is pretty nice but....the iodine smell that I noted is in the taste as well. Hopefully, after a few more sips, I won't notice it as much or it'll just go away.
After a few more sips...no. It's still there and I'm not liking that one bit. :^( I guess I'm not a fan of really "piney" beers. Not recommended based on this sample. ChiGuy68 (633) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2017
Tasted from a growler purchased at HopCat in Ann Arbor. It poured a rich amber hue with a slightly beige head. Citrus hop and pine aroma. Smooth, well hopped, and malty tasting imperial IPA. NikkTwist (3457) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2017 Draft at Irish Pol. Top of a keg. Very hazy dark copper orange pour with a solid start of frothy white foam. Dark citrus hop aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malts. Orange peels. Dried grape vines. Carob pods. Pinecones. Saffron. Truffles. Shoe polish. Quinine. Mercury. Intense flavors. Nicely unusual. tgncc (3147) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2016
At the Split Rock Beer Fest. Amber in color, white head. Aroma is caramel, tropical fruit. The flavor is Caramel, tropical fruit citrus, very sweet. The finish is citrus. relative thick in body. Enjoyable IIPA. rosenbergh (12021) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2016
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 08/26/16. From the Arcadia Ales, Kalamazoo, MI.
Cloudy deep amber color with a small off-white head.
Sweet fruity hops, berries and some maltiness in the aroma. The flavor is berry and resiny hops, moderate bitterness, sweetness, malt and some baking powder. Quite alright.
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johnnymusky (1004) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Another bottle from bradley.... was a really nice brew great hop flavors...solid balance...alcohol presence was minimal. Maakun (6938) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2016
Tap at Stella’s. Clear amber with off white head. Resinous hops, orange peel, lots of caramel, some green leaves. Medium sweet and over medium bitter. Medium bodied with a bit sticky feel. unclemike (3204) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2016
The beer pours to a lightly hazy dark amber body with nice white head. The aroma is squirt soda. Nice grapefruityness. The flavor is caramelly malts and grapefruit sections. Nicely balanced and moderately bitter. svandyke (261) - USA - APR 9, 2016
Pint pour- nice brownish gold color with lots of good citrus hop in the smell. Too bad the hop smell doesn’t make good on its promise. Lots of bitterness in the middle and in the finish. Nevertheless fairly balanced with malty sweetness. reefer96 (3) - - MAR 18, 2016 does not count
Brownish red in appearance, smells of Carmel and malt, taste big hops and citrus with a pretty hard alcohol taste at the end, oily texture in the mouth, but it’s a solid dipa with a lot of flavor...enjoy