beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2007 The pour reveals a cloudy orange color with a thin white head. Good aroma of citrusy, spicy hops with caramel malt. Good flavor of citrusy, spicy hops with caramel malt and a bitter finish. The body is medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. A good, competent double IPA. Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Botlle, Good citrus and floral aroma. Copper body with off white head. Citrus flavor along with some bitterness. Sticky texure in the body and this was cool and crisp on the palate. bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2006
12 oz bottle. An IPA - good and worth more than I payed for it, but in the end - an IPA. linkolnlogg (94) - your home, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2006 Upon opening of cap a earthy hoppy smell wafted out. Pours a gold-copper colour and the scent has sweet caramel and earthy hoppyness intermingled together. Head is light, delicate and lacy. Definite hops flavour (as it is a Imperial IPA) with a sweet sugaryness and a flavour of amber ale. Not as bold as I would expect from an Imperial IPA but the flavour has a lot of elegance- would be a good Double for drinking on a mellow night with a friend. Taste is appealing to the palate- not overly bitter and invites further tasting. Overall a great beer with a unique flavor but seems to be lacking in bold character- it is reminiscent more of a regular IPA than a Double... bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2006
Bottle. Clear and golden in colour with a small head. Aroma and flavour of malts, hops, flowers. Slightly soapy and spicy.
joergen (28720) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 Draught at Falling Rock, Denver.
Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off white head.
Fruity aroma of grass and pine needles with notes of hops and grape fruits.
Fruity flavour of hops and grape fruits with notes of caramel, liquoric and pine needles.
Dry hoppy finish. Ungstrup (38138) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2006
An orange beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet with nice caramel notes combined with grapefruit, leading to a dry hop juice end. thebaldwizard (1207) - Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Ah, this is so good. This is a very well balanced IPA. The pour is a a nice orange/rust color with a nice fluffy head that leaves good lacing. The small is sweet, piney hops and bread dough. The taste follows exactly, with a great balance of malt and hops and some of that yeast dough in the aftertaste--which I like. 9.2%? You would never know it when drinking it. A great product from Breckenridge. cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Very nice. Very strong too. In fact perhaps the most striking aspect of this beer is it’s absolutely hidden alcohol content. I didn’t look and drank the whole pint-six. Now it’s time for bed. ;) Smells very piney, and the hop bite is strong up front but never delivers the dry bitterness I associate with the ’over hopped’ super IPS everyone seems to want to put out.
My only complaint is the beer has the usual long finish of an IPA but leaves me wanting something. It hints it is gonna develop, but it doesn’t go as far as I want it to.
Still, I like this one a lot. a great SPECIAL IPA when I don’t mind getting whalloped by the alcohol. ;)
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2006
(05.26.06) One pint, 6 oz brown bottle from DiCarlo’s, Mundelein, IL. Poured clear orange with small white head. Soft carbonation. Hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied double IPA that starts with light malt sweetness and citric (grapefruit) hop flavors. Finished with light hop bitterness. Well-balanced beer with firm malt foundation to support a hoppy profile. More hop flavor than bitterness. This is one delicious drinkable ale and I enjoyed it with pizza.