Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2016 JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange pour with minimal white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Flavor is very soft at first and becomes more bold and citrusy. You’d never know it’s 9%.
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate citrus, light candied orange, mild grapefruit, and grass. It’s a transparent amber with a one finger white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. The flavor starts with moderate citrus, light candied orange, and a touch of tropical fruits. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit, mild lemon peel, and grass. It’s a medium bodied with mild carbonation. PhillyCraft (8196) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2016
Can, pours amber golden with medium white head. Notes are sticky grapefruit, pine, and other dank simcoe notes. A bit too big and slightly sweet for my current palate but shes nice and hoppy. bytemesis (9497) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Growler with thanks to agentzigzag. Pours crystal clear amber, small off-white head, dissipates fairly quickly with some residual lacing. Aroma is tropical, dank, pine, passionfruit, mango. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Perhaps a bit harsh on the finish, but otherwise very nice. Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2014
32oz growler pours with a clear deep copper body that has thin gold edges and supports a light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up thick malty rich vibrant hops with pine and woodsy earthy spiciness as well as mild dank onion mixed with a green bell pepper note. Yes! I dig it. I like these aromatics. The taste delivers thick smoothness with only moderate pine and spicy and earthy hop bitterness. The hop flavor is a larger component as the malt sweetened tangelo, clementine and dank spicy onion hop flavor please the senses. Love it. This is rich deep hoppy goodness. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Clear orange/gold pour. White head with light lacing. Sweet Snelling nose with some orange hops. Flavor had some nice orange hops, melon, tropical notes and sweet honeyed malts. Nice!
hach40 (4) - - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
Huge hop aroma on the nose. Very sweet on the palate with a nice bitter aftertaste. Dos Cabezas may have a slight edge but I believe I’ll have another. Great beer. DesertDevil (699) - Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2014
On draft at the brewpub. A big, pungent whiff of hoppy goodness graces the aroma with notes of grapefruit, orange rind, a fresh but muted pine resin tone, and wet hay. Pours a dark orange with a thin, bubbly, long-lasting, off-white head. Sweet malt overload (in a great way) on the first sip; the taste gradually grows to a tangy citrus blend that encompasses the smooth malt, with a rich resin note that leads to a semi-sweet, dry finish that leaves a pleasant light bitterness on the tongue. Medium body but heavier than many other DIPAs, with a slick texture that coats the mouth. Overall, it’s another fine brew from the Beards, but methinks I slightly favor their Dos Cabezas imperial IPA over this one. beerbaaron (1997) - Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Draft. Unclear dark orange amber with a frothy white head. Nose is sweet and hoppy. Juicy and citrusy. Complex hoppy flavor. Bigger medium body. Very balanced. Very drinkable moderate bitterness. Fruity. Tropical. Floral. Caramel. Dances in my mouth. Incredibly drinkable. Abv well hidden. Fresh flavorful and tasty. Hell yah good stuff.
BOLTZ7555 (3028) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2014
32 oz Growler from AZ Wilderness. 24 karat with burnt tangerine and crimson. Huge bubbles that turn into a small eggshell wisp. The nose is ridiculous! Evergreen, grapefruit pith, orange peel, and lemon zest. Flavor is significantly sweeter than I’d expect. Caramel, honey, brown sugar, and toffee...the alcohol is invisible but this one is chewy and sweet. Earthy and green and sticks to the roof of your mouth. JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2014
On tap at the brewery, Golden orange pour with a white head. A nice biscuity aroma with a good amount of resin and minor citrus hop bitterness with some maltiness to balance. Hoppy goodness, imperial style. Tasty.