cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Tap @ brewpub. Good burnt orange appearance and creamy off white head. Slightly piney, slightly floral hoppy nose. Good bittering, slightly piney, organic hoppy flavor. Smooth IPA while still having a good hoppiness. One of the best beers here. bigbish (715) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2011
a tasty english IPA. Very smooth, malty flavor that is well balanced by the piney bitterness of the hops. Very good. nickd717 (4822) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Had a bunch of this at GABF as I was pouring for Bull & Bush. Pours a hazy amber color with a large, lacey yellowish/cream-colored head. The aroma is a nice complex English hop profile - floral, herbal, citrusy, and piney - with a little sweet caramel to back it up. Sweet caramel malt base on the flavor with a pleasant hop bitterness and flavor. Orange peel, herbal notes, pine needles, and resin. Medium-bodied with a nice airy lightness to it on the mouthfeel, and a good level of carbonation. A good and interesting English-style IPA overall, pretty on point. onceblind (10296) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2012 On tap @ Old Chicago. Interestingly dark for an IPA with a deep amber/walnut color and an off-white head with lots of sticky lacing. Complex fruity aroma, with hints of flowers and loads of caramel in the nose. Taste is magnificently balanced. Caramel joined the pine resin and orange citrus party brought on by the hop profile. Lots of lovely fresh cut flowers to lighten up the bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel with medium carbonation and full body. A surprising diamond in the rough! Highly recommended. JoeMcPhee (9515) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2010
Amber pour. Very big chewy resinous hop palate. Dry and tooth strippingly resinous. Lingering chewy earthiness. Very different from their regular IPA… tastes like sucking pine cones.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 24, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours orange with a white head. The brewers claim that this is a Colorado IPA, for what that’s worth. Nonetheless it’s an excellent IPA. It has big flavors of orange and chocolate coupled with a nice quick bitter finish. You’ve gotta make a good IPA in this market, and that’s what they have done. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2010
On tap at the brewpub: Pours a transparent deep golden bronze with a well-lacing pillowy off-white head. Has a fairly fresh piny resiny hop nose with some light malty sweetness. Starts with good fullness for the style and a nice amount of sweet caramel and pale maltiness well-balanced with a healthy dose of piny flavoring and bittering hops. Finishes crisp and bittersweet. A pretty good hoppy, English-style IPA. Dogbrick (13532) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Sample at Falling Rock Tap House in Denver. The beer is a ruddy orange color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Hoppy aroma with sweet caramel malt notes. Medium, clean body with flavors of piney hops, caramel, malt and also a touch a spice. The finish is hops and pine with a lingering bitterness left over. A slightly off-kilter IPA overall, but not in a bad way. Not bad. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2009
I had this beer on tap at the Bull and Bush last night. The appearance was the best part. It was such a bright orange it looked like light was being emitted. The smell was subdued hops. The taste was really balanced between malt and hops with none of the fruity notes I am used to in an IPA. The flavor was very good and the drinkability was excellent. Good stuff.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-31-2007 16:01:38 notalush (5910) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Great name - great beer - the nose is full of bright fruity notes and zesty hop character - the flavor is much the same, with a wonderful balance of lightly sweet malt, bright fruitiness, and spicy hops - nothing in-your-face, just damn tasty - I could drink this all day.