MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2010
My Bottom Line:JoeMcPhee (10137) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
This friendly Double IPA presents earthy and wooden hop resins to lightly caramelized cereals, creating a well-made example of the style.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the nearly clear deep amber.
-This was very drinkable for its gravity.
-I can’t say this is anything special; it is "just" another very well made Bear Republic IPA.
-This is balanced throughout.
On tap at Rattle ’n’ Hum, NYC.
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Deep amber pour with a thick white head. The nose is kind of indistinct though - muted American hops with a touch of light hoppiness. A kiss of malt sweetness and straight up pale malt. It’s really not all that good. blipp (9929) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 3, 2010
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Light floral hoppy aroma with some sweet malts. The flavor has floral hops, a bit of an earthy note, and some malty sweetness. Decent. bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit, pine, and dark malt flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit, pine, and darker malts linger. A bit more darker malts and drier than Racer 5. jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Draft at RnH in NYC with Andrew. Had this directly after the Apex. Pours a clear body as well. The aroma is delicious grapefruit hop. This was a bit maltier but that delicious, crisp hop taste was still present.
TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2010
En fût. Verre de 4 oz chez Rattle & Hum (New York, NY). Arôme: Odeur de pamplemousse avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est dorée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse avec une pointe de pin et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Amertume d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #2965) vtafro (7451) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Draft @ Blind tiger. Amber brown pour with some tan head. Earthy, dry bittering hop aroma, also some malty influence. Flavor follows with equal malt and hop presence. ben4321 (6840) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2010
Location: Tap at RnH, 4/2/10
Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Aroma: The nose on this one has some citrus, pine, and some earth
Appearance: It pours into the glass a dark caramel color
Flavor: The taste is pretty balanced, medium sweet, medium bitter
Palate: A medium bodied brew with a nice crisp mouthfeel
A good, though a bit on the odd side, Double IPA. This beer is very nice, but I didn’t feel as though it stacked up to the 11 or anywhere near the Racer X, which was spectacular. Still very good though.
Draft. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Earth y dry and brush like. Forest floor, leaf like bitterness. Tea really dry tone, like an over soaked bag of tea, very dry and very bitter. A mild malt tone with some light earth. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
clear golden orange with a fizzy white head. Faint hoppy aroma and a taste of grapefruit earthy herbal hops and a brassy bitter alcoholic finish.