RedSox2004 (1895) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 26, 2017 TheMaha (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh my! Hopheads & DIPA lovers rejoice! The first nosing is a step into a hothouse of flowers. All the notes you would hope to find in a world class DIPA! Floral, tropical fruits, some pine and the standard grapefruit with some nice but subtle earthy barnyard in the background. This is a sublime double barrel nostril filler. In my over sized tulip this poured a hazy yellow gold/ light orange. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This reviewer loves a hazy beer. Lively but light carbonation as small bubbles continue to stream after the initial pour. A beautiful buttercream head that dissipates after a few minutes. The lacing is strong and prolonged and hints at the resiny goodness to come. Mmm the taste! Lots of citrus! Blood orange, lemon and grapefruit followed by a bit of pine and grassy notes. Just an ever so slight cracker appears in the kind bitter finish. You’ll know by the end of this beer (especially if you’ve had a couple before hand) that it has a kick. Yet , the alcohol is both well hidden and always present. Certainly if you like something like a RuinTen/Hoptimum this will be in your wheel house. Spendy and somewhat limited I say get yourself some for now and some for later...Genius!
Golden orange with a short-lived two finger fluffy white head and excellent lace. Big pine resin hop aromas accompanied by earth, caramel and toffee. Flavors follow, as malty, almost syrupy, sweetness is offset by the floral and pine hop bitterness. Full body, generous carbonation, creamy smooth mouthfeel and a lingering rich hoppiness in the finish. swesson (453) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2017
From a bottle. Pours a hazy gold and makes a 2 finger head. Aroma is of caramel, hops, pine resin. Tastes of hops, citrus, and a bit of malt.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jflopsu (1614) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Pours a hazy bright rust orange with light white head. A tropical fruit and malt aroma. A malt forward taste with tropical fruit, caramel, malts and some citrus hops. A strong bitter hoo and malt aftertaste. dnstone (3414) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Golden with a large white sudsy and lacing head. Aggressive fresh hopped (approaching dank), earthy and lingering. Strong malt backbone. Strong earthy hop aroma.
Notes: On tap at One Mile House NYC (Dec ’16) fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 28, 2016
Half pint at the brewery. strange to taste NZ hops in the Hop country, but this is fine.
bth122 (1563) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy tan orange color. Full frothy head. Aroma is floral resinous hops. Medium heavy body. Medium heavy bitterness with big bold malt background. Seems like a barley wine/dipa hybrid or something. It’s a big beer and a hop mouthfull. Good but not great. jinroh (1595) - ESTONIA - DEC 5, 2016
Pours golden, white foam. Aroma is resiny, with some honey and just smells bitter. Taste is intense, very dense with resins, hop oils and I don’t know how many IBU’s. Long resiny finish, lingers for long. Bitter and dry. Drinks surprisingly easy, could drink a pint of it - but look at the abv!
TimE (5817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 3, 2016
Massive resin hoppy nose with apricots, bready, with citrus rinds. Big malty backbone, so rounded, big bready. Big resiny character. Excellent lingering finish. Fantastic. dlovell2 (2134) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Pours cloudy copper color with foamy white head. Aroma is sticky sweet caramel with pineapple and dried papaya. Some alcohol aroma and floral notes. Thick syrupy mouth feel. Flavor is fruity up front with pineapple and caramel followed by citrus flavors and grapefruit. Finishes grapefruit rind and sticky pine resin. Big, big bitterness in finish. Leaves my tongue tingling.
gripweed57 (2460) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2016
My 1400th rating. 12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy Amber orange color topped by a small creamy white head that disapates quickly. Nose is fragrant hops and alcohol. First sip is intense bitter hops. Huge pine and resiny notes. Wow, what a hop bomb! Where is the malt? As the brew warms, the alcohol and malt become more present. Notes of burnt sugar, grapefruit rind and Angostura bitters. As the beer warms, an underlying syrupy cognac-like goodness surfaces. An amazing ale. Go get one!