onceblind (9397) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2012
On hand at Wynkoop’s United Tastes of Belgium 2012. Slightly hazy copper with a big caramel and vegetal nose, doesn’t quite come together so well. Flavor is ok with too much bitterness, some vegetal hops, grapefruit citrus, and a weird caramel tone that comes too early and leaves too soon. Too much lasting herbal bitterness. Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 Tap at the brewpub in Breck. Color is deep amber with a frothy white head and great lacing. Smell is earthy hops, light citrus, moderate caramel, spice, light alcohol, and brown sugar. Taste is earthy, with hints of spice, big caramel, a touch of alcohol, and pine with a sweet and citrus bitter finish. Mouthfeel is full with soft carbonation. Overall, a pretty good DIPA, but I’m not really seeing this as a belgian IPA. Still pretty good.