FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2016 Elwood (3347) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: Draft at the brewpub. It pours a dark gold color. The nose is full of dank hops. The flavor continues with the dankness and lots of herbal notes. There is a subtle fruitiness underneath. Medium, bitter finish. Very soft on the tongue. Dangerously drinkable.
Sampled on draft this beer poured a slightly hazy orange-honey color with a medium sized creamy off white head that left good lacing. The aroma was faint but sweetish with toffee and a hint of fruity hops. The flavor was toffee, tobacco, caramel, wood, cedar, pine and fruity hops. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Alcohol well controlled. Ok. tcoppi (1) - Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2016 does not count
Canned, poured smoothly into a tall pint glass.
Look - Extremely dark amber color, almost red, unusual for an IPA but not out of place. Head was about a finger after the pour but quickly dissipated.
Smell - Onions and garlic, mostly garlic. Almost all garlic, no hint of any kind of fruit or malt sweetness lurking in the background.
Taste - Surprisingly not too bad based on my initial smell impression, the garlic and onion is definitely there but there is a decent amount of malt sweetness that it is not overwhelming. Not very much alcohol in the mouth, surprising for a 9.2%er, but I can feel it going down my throat. Not unpleasant but maybe a bit much for an IPA, even a double.
Feel - Carbonation is about right for the style, nothing surprising or out of place.
Overall - The smell definitely threw me for a loop, considering the Nelson Sauvin and Pacific Jade hops touted on the can. The overall score of 3.5 is mostly because of my expectation based on the can of a fruitier IPA, in this case I got a much more earthy IPA than I was expecting, or even thought was on the market. It wasn’t bad, but given the disparity between the can and what I experienced, I severely hope this wasn’t a bad batch that they canned anyway. sloth (2936) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Small off white head, fair retention, decent lace. Hazy, amber/copper hued brew.Malty ,grainy nose, slight spices. medium bodied, light carbonation. Medium swet malts with some citrus flavors kickin in, still really tame. Lightly sweet finish, no balancing bite, pretty mild IIPA. 16oz cans from statelineliquors. dlovell2 (2291) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Poured from 16 oz can. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, mango, papaya. Flavor is tropical fruit, candied papaya, mango, Hawaiian punch. Caramel malt base. Finishes citrus bitterness. snoworsummer (6071) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Draft at Burley Oak. Pours clear amber brown with a creamy white head. Tastes like malt, hops, citrus, dry, sweet, grapefruit. medium body and carbonation. Smells like hops and grapefruit.
sonnycheeba (6342) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Tap. Pours mostly clear with creamy white head. Aroma is cookie and caramel malts, floral hops, figs, and light toast. Flavor is solid, fresh hops with a dry malt base and light grapefruit; dry finish with some lingering bitterness. Medium body and low carbonation. BeerandBlues2 (13816) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Tap at Max’s. Pours lightly hazy orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is grain and husky malt, pine and floral hops. Flavor is malty, moderate hops and bitterness, bland and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. nimbleprop (8761) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4oz pour at Max’s Hop Fest 2013. Pours a clear orange with some cloudy, white head. Nose of orange, candy, honey, lemon, pine, soap, some tangerine. Flavor has a nice malt backbone, cracker, orange, tangerine, bread. Clean finish. Well balanced. gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Nice big and ballsy DIPA. It has a little bit of a thicker consistency but it is not off putting. Good hop balance that keeps it on the tip of the tongue.