Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2017 mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was over at my buddies when I had this and the only glassware he had was a small weizen glass.
Color is an orange copper. Pours a thick tan head that is very complex. Leaves some really nice lacing.
Smell is of carmel malts with earthy/pine hops. Taste is obviously hoppy. Floral pine notes and hints of carmel. I really couldn’t even tell that this was 9.2% abv.
Mouthfeel is awesome. It starts out very smooth and then gets just slightly bitter. Finally, when it goes down, it is very creamy with a slight hint of bitterness. Very well carbonated.
Overall, this is one tasty double. At 9.2%, this thing is very easy to drink. This is a well balanced IPA and it is not extremely bitter, which was a nice surprise. I highly recommend.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-05-2009 17:26:20
From Feb 2008
I had this on tap at the Fire Rock Grill Feb 23, 2008.
The pour reveals a cloudy rust gold with a 1 finger head of foam. Good head retention here and there's some very nice lacing.
The smell is on the delicate side. All I get is some light notes of malt and floral hops.
The taste is...my...very well balanced. It's big on caramel malt and biscuit, with some earthy tones, and big with the hop bitterness, both from some grapefruit and some floral, but the sweet-bitter thing going on here works very well! The mouthfeel is firmly on the medium side and it finishes with a slight bitterness that makes you want to take another sip. So easy drinking for the abv that it's scary.
Btw, I was served this pint in a frosted glass,(I'll correct that next time I'm here) and as the beer warmed, all the flavours intensified and I enjoyed it even more. I think this is a very solid, very balanced, very easy drinking DIPA and I'm going to revisit the draught version, just $4.25 a pint, soon.(Botttles are still not in town)
Tommynh (130) - - AUG 20, 2017
Had from draft at Melt bar and grill. Light scent, medium golden color, light semi sweet taste without much aftertaste. Not a strong heavy IPA but had a high alcohol content (9-10%). Pretty good summer IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2017
Bottle shared in MV. Pours unclear orange with a frothy, off-white head. The aroma has some rich bready malts, well ripened citrus, some berries. Medium sweet flavour with ample toasted caramel, more grainy malts, citrus peel. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with light warmth, wigh some mild resinous pine, more citrus rind, some marmalade. A little punchy but not bad overall. RickReallyBrew (110) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Had this brew on tap at Breck Brewing in Littleton. This is a malty, tasty, strong IPA. Carmel in color. There’s a lot of IBU in this brew, but not as much nose or finish as some. Not arguing w the brewmaster’s description, about more hoppiness than you’ve ever tasted, butthe maltiness nicely counterbalances the generous hopping of this DIPA. Tastes like a hoppy Imperial pale ale. Amazing! thesober (13) - Tølløse, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2017
Nydelige IPA smagt på flaske hyggeligt selskab! Den er nok serveret i for kold flaske.
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StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2017 Bottle. Amber colored with a big foamy off-white head that has good retention. The aroma is decent with pine, citrus and toffee. The taste was a bit of a letdown, I found this bitter just for bitters sake--no real hop flavor--like they dumped a boatload of magnum in the boil at flame on. The principal flavor was overly sweet caramel, and very bitter caramel at that. Bit of candied cardboard in there too. The palate was medium and a bit sticky. Overall: Im sure this would have been a first rate IPA in 2007, but today it just does not tickle my fancy.. KevinReddirt (237) - Midland, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Purchased the first time I saw a four pack at a local HEB. Glad I did. Out of the bottle it comes a super nice hazy orange liquid putting up a thinnish white top. The nose is resin with some caramel. Tasting it I get a moderate hop kick, maltiness, surprising for an IPA and a toffee-like sweetness. The bitterness is present throughout. I detect the 9.2% abv lingering in the background. Brewer should be proud. George999 (481) - Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2017
From tap at brewery- the pour is clear, copper in color with a full bodied head. The aroma is bright, clean, slight grass notes, citrus, and a little sweetness. The taste is hoppy, notes of vanilla, citrus, malts are strong but not the prevalent flavor. The mouthfeel is thick and smooth, almost creamy. The finish is bitter, but quickly dissipates to a slight sweetness. Overall a great DIPA. Andrew196 (2039) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle - looks lovely, orange copper pour with a sticky ivory head. Great nose, pine, much resin, sweet citrus, like orange frosting. Medium bodied, plenty of citrus with a tropical edge, a nice bitter breadiness rounds it out. Great beer and very drinkable for the abv. kathouse (1942) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Clear golden with clingy lacings. Aroma is floral perfume and breaded malt. Th r res plenty of bitterness but it’s not sharp. Tropical fruits come out towards the finish.