Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Bottle thanks to someone at bu11zeye’s.
Very dark golden color with some foamy white head. Lots of resiny and piney hop aroma with some grapefruit as well. Flavors of caramel malt and lots of hops. Bitterness is kept at bay with a nice malt sweetness. I enjoyed this. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2011
22 oz bottle at Kan’s. Thanks! Pours a deeper darker amber hue, near copper with good glow, lighter edges with a good frothy head, lighter offwhite head dies to a ring. Aromas are some good vibrant deeper citrus, oranges and lemons mix with mangos and peaches, biscuits and toffee, pale malts. Initial is medium maybe lighter bodied with vibrant fruity mango, peach, and citrus, florals and grass move into moderate biscuits, pale malts, some caramel. Finish is dry, touches of prickly fruits and citrus. Nice. Aroma and appearance are spot on, the beer itself it a little sweet for my liking. Ok. User29624 (1683) - - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle from a friend. Good beer when fresh. Pours copper with an off white head. Caramel malt blended with a lot of pine and citrus hops. Good flavor, grapefruit dominates. Well done.
beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Pours a golden copper with a bright white head. Syrupy sweet thick chewy caramel malts. Loads of pine, grapefruits, and earth in the nose. The palate is very similar with the pine and grapefruit coming through nicely. The finish is fairly long and bitter. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
Thanks to someone for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the grapefruit. From the smell of it, this beer is all about the hops. The flavor is also very hoppy. I get a lot of grapefruit and orange notes with some biscuit and caramel malt mixed in. Even with all the hoppy flavors going on, the bitterness is still fairly low and makes the beer very drinkable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
(Draught at GABF) golden color with a creamy tan head. Nose of rhubarb, candi sugar, pineapple and mango. Taste of umami, rhubarb, sweet, pineapple. Creamy and thick body. wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bottle thanks to my friend Robert. Pours burnt orange to red and clear with a small creamy head that fades to a film. nose is sweet bread and caramel malts behind loads of orange, pine, citrus, herbal hops, peaches, and sweet resinous fruits. Taste is full on hop flavor and semi sweet but doesn’t come off cloying or heavy. Bitterness is smooth and subdued but is just enough to balance it out and really doesn’t leave a lasting bitterness. I can almost feel the dank hop oils on my teeth. Medium body. Good. one of the darker, heavier west coast IPAs. Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - APR 23, 2011
Thanks to Deuane for sharing this treat with me. We poured the brew into strait glasses and were greeted with a nice two finger white head that laced it way all the way down the glass. The body of the brew was a nice shade of amber. This is a west coast IPA no bones about it. The nose is hoppy and citric good grassiness and floral notes. The flavor is hop bitter forward with almost no malt sweetness coming through. I can see why the Hopheads dig it. The flavor is bitter hops upfront with an ever slight malt sweetness making this brew a very drinkable DIPA. The body is medium with great carbonation adding to the ease of consumption. Yes this is definitely one of the better west coast DIPA I have had this year.
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nickd717 (4822) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 20, 2011
Bomber thanks to gregshead on BA. Deep clear amber pour with a small off-white head and great lacing. Nice hoppy aroma of orange zest, grapefruit, and pine with some sweet malt notes. Caramel malt flavor, more prominent than other west coast IPAs but not as much as an east coaster. Good citrusy grapefruit hop flavor with some resinousness to it. Medium-plus bodied with not too much syrupiness and a smooth carbonation. Really good but not on the level of some of the best west coast DIPAs. I’ll have it again though. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 20, 2011
On tap at Stone. Pours dark orange with a creamy orange head. The aroma is nice with sweet citrus, grass, and tropical fruit. The flavor is huge, juicy, and bitter with sweet peaches, mango, grass, and a resinous bitter sweet finish. Very potent and juicy.