nimbleprop (8928) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2018 oobawa (1862) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not sure if you should consider 7.5% an DIPA, especially one so insistent as Offbeat on its casual nature. Too casual, actually, with a hefty dose of Simcoe fruity dankness and Citra lemon-orange-grapefruit goodness, yet never developing much of a back end for these lovely hops to percolate and attack the palate. Grainy malts provide a basic, gentle biscuity base for the fruit to build upon, but Offbeat never really goes anywhere, fading into a bready, citrus-tinged fade lacking much-needed bitterness. Kinda feels like a strong argument for the "unfinished beer" stance against NEIPAs. Not a bad pint, just not a complete one, either.
16oz can pours a lightly hazy gold with some sticky, white head. Very grassy nose, fresh cut oranges, some pine, some soap, light candy notes. Flavor follows, bright orange, soap, fresh cut grass, some sharp parsnip, pine. Finishes dry, grassy. Nicely done. SpringsLicker (3685) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2018
Cloudy yellow with a white meringue head.
Pine and citrus aroma.
The flavor has juicy grapefruit, about as bitter as drinking the juice.
Light for a IIPA but at least it isn't a cloying mess. mcberko (19837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2017
On tap at Bearded Iris, pours a cloudy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out doughy malt, piney hops and some light dankness. Flavour is wonderfully dry, with light piney character, dry tropical stone fruit and biscuity malt. Amazing how this can be a double IPA - drinks so exceedingly easy. Excellent. jrob21 (3878) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2017
4 pack from pdw. Hazy dell orange. Smooth creamy texture. Bubblegum and pineapple aromas wafting across the room. Big pineapple flavors. So good willisread (3803) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2017
Draft at the source. Pours a hazy mango colored gold with a creamy white head that hangs around. Tangerine, durian and passion fruit on the nose. Lots of passion fruit on the palate. Papaya, coconut and banana also there. Wow, a real tropical juice bobm. Clean and crisp, alcohol hidden. Really smooth.