jazz88 (2684) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013 PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Notes from my backlog: Pours a deep orange with a slight haze topped by a white film. Light caramel and pale malts in the nose. Some mild citrus and peach as well. Average carbonation wiht a light to medium body. Fruity and slightly sticky hops upfront with a mango/peach note. Towards the back it gets very piny and bitter. Slightly inky. High AA.. Not bad.
Tap @ The Bistro’s 2010 10th Annual Double IPA Festival. An amber color with a malty flavors and understated hops. JoeMcPhee (10129) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
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. 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. Rciesla (5607) - 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.
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. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Bear Republic Promo event at Blind Tiger. Pours a good clear woody amber mahogany with a nice lasting thin head. Aroma is herbal tea, mineral earth and light citrus hops with a medium crystal malt backbone, nutty toffee sweetness. Flavor is caramel and toast, crystal malts, some toffee, earthy flowery and tea-like bitterness and astringency from the hops a touch vegetal but finishes pretty clean. Ok. DYCSoccer17 (3714) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 2, 2010
16 ounce sample on tap from the Davis Graduate. Aroma is metallic, somewhat musty, and rather herbal. Not overly aromatic, but pleasant enough. Amber-golden body with a smallish off-yellow head and fair lacing present. Wow - this is gritty chewy, malty, and chock-full of resins and some tannins. Very earthy, and somewhat metallic hoppy finish that is a bit dry for me. Very chewy. ben4321 (6827) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2010
Location: Tap at RnH, 4/2/10
TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 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.
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)