ben4321 (6827) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Location: On tap at Capital Ale House - Innsbrook, 11/24/09
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - DEC 4, 2009
Aroma: A nose of pine and citrus with some toffee as well
Appearance: Slightly cloudy orange-amber, fluffy head
Flavor: Taste is a nice hop flavor with some malt backing
Palate: Medium body and somewhat long duration
Overall, I thought this made for a more then solid DIPA, not one of the best one’s I’ve ever had, but one I would certainly like to drink again in the future. A nice offering from Avery.
Bomber into pint glass. Amazing aroma -- fruity and piney hops. Very juicy aroma. Nice clear copper color with a good white head that leaves great lace. The flavor is not as complex with its hop profile, though it is still quite tastey. The flavor is nice, but pretty much all resinous bitter hops. Its pretty far up there as far a biting bitterness. Strong medium body with medium carbonation. Overall: a great beer I will revisit, but only one or two more times seeing as its $7 a bomber here in Ohio. redlight (2325) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2009
22 oz bottle @ redlight redlight. Fresh hops on the nose, grapefruity, resiney, dank aromas. Pours a dark golden blonde with a thick white head. Very spicy hops, grapefruit peel, piney, rich mouthfeel, solid malt base with caramel notes. Solid double ipa. Tmoney99 (15118) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Draft at Dilly Deli. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy, citrus and pine hop aroma. Medium body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bitter hop flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a good beer that was better then my expectations.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown body with a tan foamy head. Aroma is citrus, pine, hoppy. Flavor is astringent, malty, pine, grass. Lively mouthfeel.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Clear gold/copper. Frothy, off white head leaves a nice coat of lacing. Aroma is hugely resinous with grassy, cannabis-like, spicy hops. Subtle malt sweetness. Flavor adds a distinct earthy, peppery element. Makes me wonder what hops were used. Hints of diacetyl on the finish. Just a bit of malt sweetness to balance the hops. Full body, resinous, moderate carbonation. The finish tries to dry out, but doesn’t quite succeed. Not easy to drink, but it’s not a chore either. Kind of like Maharaja Lite. Very good IIPA, but at $7.99/22oz, one is all I’ll buy. tmoreau (4739) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Shared bomber bottle at Lunar Brewing Co. Poured a reddish amber with a decent, white foam to the head, and spots and streaks as lacing. The aroma was mainly a strong, resiny pine nose with a little litter box scent. Grapefruity citrus come forward in the flavor along with the potent, resiny hop bitterness. An enjoyably intense DIPA. beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Dark orange pour white small white head. Big floral scent that my wife even liked. Good bready bitter balance here. Good stuff! ScarletLady (11) - Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2009
A - deep gold/amber color with a not quite white generous head. great lacing all the way down
S - ahh hops. fresh citrus from the dry hopping :) Cascade predominate?
T - woo hoo! explosion of fresh hops on the tongue almost sticky with the resin. Good carbonation keeps it going. Nice bitterness. No balance here... all hops all the time
M - good I think, too distracted by the hoppy goodness
D - again not balanced but a fanastic beer.
A new favorite for me. Unfortunately there was a bit of a buzz at the bar and everyone started ordering it. The pin keg blew in the first hour I was there so I only got to have one. Looking forward to trying it in a bottle
dnstone (3681) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2009 Bitter/bready strong hop aroma. Deep orange/gold color, thin white head. Smooth with the brunt of the hops up front. Far better in the bottle than off tap