crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2015
355ml bottle. Deep golden pour, large white head that sticks for a long time. The aroma is caramel nougat with some spices and grapefruit cutting through slightly. Falvor is boozy and sweet, jsut too much malt and not enough hops to balance it, metallic, some bittersweetness. This is the kind of ipa someone picks up then says they hate ipas. TattooJack (515) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2015
From the 4-pack of bottles, I am honored to get a taste of such a very small yield, getting a taste of 120 barrels is like being at an exclusive keggar. I really appreciate the extra malt moving it to 10%. The taste is mellow like Steely Dan song, the buzz is the same. PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 15, 2015
22 oz bottle. Tasted on 3/14/15. Bottle courtesy of Espo. Nice grapefruit & citrus in the nose. Taste was pretty well balanced & pretty smooth for the ABV.
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On tap, poured a clear golden hue with medium white creamy head. Light grassy aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are hay, grass, and grapefruit pith. Full bodied and warm finish.
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This followed a three floyds DIPA, which may effect score. The malt/hops combination is just a bit off for me. Too much malt makes this seem flat to me.
radagast83 (8050) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma was notes of grapefruit, some pine resin. Chewy. Caramel, toffee, backing was nice. Alcohol is noticeable. Lots of serious warming. slowrunner77 (12037) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"funny..i like their smaller hoppy beers better. this one comes off as too thick and resiny for me, although it’s still good. there’s a biscuity character as well...good, it just doesn’t hold up to the highest standards of the style." Jrwhitney6 (496) - - SEP 14, 2014
Pours an orange/amber color with slight head. Nose is like a bag of oranges - strong and nice nose. Taste has some citrus, pine and bitterness - but there is something a drop off - still good, but not "elite" double IPA. Can definitely pick up the alcohol, too.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 13, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 6-3-13-
Poured from bottle into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a beautiful clear amber color with a half finger of white head. The head sits around for quite some time eventually slowly fading over time to leave a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is big and sweet with a decent hop hit. The sweet is a mix of caramel and lots of tropical fruits of tangerine and mango. The hop aromas are mainly of a citrus nature and have some other smells of a floral nature as well. Rounding out these sweeter and hopped aromas is a light alcohol smell as well as a bit of breadiness, overall creating one very pleasant smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready base mixed with some sweeter fruit and caramel. With these flavors so too comes a grapefruit citrus hop taste. The grapefruit grows stronger more toward the end of the taste where it is joined by some other hop of a pine nature. More toward the middle of the taste the fruit flavors of tangerine get quite a bit stronger in flavor, matching the increase in the grapefruit hop nicely. With the arrival of the pine, so too come some grassy flavors as well as a moderately strong alcohol flavor. These flavors, when all combined, take the taste to its finish were a semi-sweet mainly citrus hopped and lightly boozed flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thick with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower to average side. Both are fine for the style which when mixed with the boozy tastes keep it a slower sipper of a beer.
Overall – The look and aroma of the beer are quite fantastic. The taste is decent as well as it has an alright blend of sweet and hop with a nice warming taste and feel.
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Good beer....typical hop overload like most of the solid double India pale ales out there.....