onceblind (9627) - 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. Mumpu (46) - USA - AUG 21, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Very dark for an IPA with a deep walnut color and an off-white head with plenty of lacing. Complex fruity aroma, smooth medium body, and superbly balanced fruity and floral hop bouquet at the end. A really excellent IPA that I wish I could get in a bottle -- Bull & Bush is worth visiting for their beers but not the food. 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 millerclmb (44) - Boulder, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2004
This beer was a suprise. The aroma was quite hoppy and smelled as if it would be not balanced to my tastes...but I was prooved wrong with the first taste. Some how the olfactory senses were overshadowed (maybe I had a cold) by and incrediblly well balanced choclatly maltiness. The balance was nutty and memorable. I’d order another one...and did. ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2005
On cask. Complex aroma of strawberry jam and currants. Very clear amber with no head. Very flavor full with some caramel and a looong bitterness. Slightly oxidized, as cask ales sometimes are, which is not necessarily a bad thing.
Syrupy mouth feel and perfect low carbonation. After a half pint, the bitterness is almost burning. Excellent!
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Hand bottled from a growler by Alaskanwarren. Thanks! Slightly hazy pale amber with a skim of light tan head. Given the circumstances, a fine looking beer. Clean, perfumey hop aromas reach me before I put the glass to my nose to sniff. Flower garden in the morning, lemon zest, a bit of fresh sliced grapefruit. Clean, bracing bitterness, a bit of alcohol, but both nicely blended. Lightly fruity character that complements the hops. Soft palate. A classy, bright IPA. This seems really underrated to me, but I am noticing some of the low ratings seem to feel like it was a bit over-carbonated. In which case, maybe hand bottling actually improved this one! jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Tap @ Falling Rock. A nice, mellow, highly drinkable IPA. Citrusy w/ a long finish. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Unbelieveably aromatic with scents of lemons, grapefruit, pineapple, pine and wood.
Characterful, but subtle in all ways and this is certainly lacking depth and body. Notes of aged dried hop pellets, grass and lemon. The malt backbone is fairly sweet. alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2005
On cask at Falling Rock. Reddish brown with a fantastic head. Aroma is all hops of the grapefruit vein. The body is so creamy and thick. Malts are noticeable if you can get through the grapefruit. Impressive. LApubdog (4) - USA - SEP 19, 2005 does not count
At B&B Pub (with a fantastic steak, if I might add). A bit fruity and more than a bit hoppy... it was good enough for me to not even bother sampling others. It probably helped that I was there with a local who agreed that the Man Beer was the only way to go.