MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2010
My Bottom Line:JoeMcPhee (9427) - 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. bb (9311) - 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. blipp (9306) - 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. jredmond (8288) - 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 (7798) - 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 (7445) - 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 (6514) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2010
Location: Tap at RnH, 4/2/10
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 20, 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.
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. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
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.