marcus (10221) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 6, 2007
This amber ale poured with a modest off-white head that dissipated rather quickly. The initial taste is malty with bitterness quickly settling in, leaving a piney finish and a warm alcohol trail. MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006
Any first impressions?JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2006
-A ring of foam decorates the clear amber.
-Creamy maltiness delves into a biscuity character, as earthy oranges rise from the aromatic hops.
-Piney, wooden hops are well-organized in the flavor profile with the caramel sweetness.
-The cushiony mouthfeel even becomes creamy after a while, spelling nourishment.
What if you dig deeper?
-The patient wooden hop bitterness stays a while before disappearing.
-Would there be a semblance of balance in this Double IPA? Okay then!
-This is a mild Double IPA considering its West Coast origins, but this doesn’t take anything away from its solid structure and flavorful display.
Bottle; 2006 vintage.
22 oz bomber. Deep amber beer with a thick pale tan head. Sticky lacing. Fresh fruity hop aroma, some sweet mango and grapefruit over a soft sweet malty base. Light-medium crystal malts sweetness with a touch of vanilla and pine resin behind the orange/grapefruit citrus. Flavour is quite hoppy in terms of flavour, but has farily low bitterness. I like the vanilla character in this brew, but I’d prefer a more bracing hop aroma. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Bottle. Copper color with a nice light tan head. Pine and caramel aroma. Great balanced (IIPA balance so very hoppy) pine/caramel/grapefruit flavor. LIngering bitterness. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Clear copper color. Poured a nice creamy two inch off white head. There was excellent lacing left behind. Solid grapefruit aroma with a grainy maltiness that grows stronger as the beer warms. Nice tasting IIPA. Hop bitterness and some sweet malt hit first on the initial sip. But the flavor at this point is smooth and subtle. As the taste proceeds the hops ramp up the intensity. Just past the midway point a grainy maltiness flavor emerges but fails to overcome the big hop bitterness and slightly sweet hop flavor. I really like the big beer flavor of this big beer. Well done.
nimbleprop (8372) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2006
This beer looks like trouble with a translucent ruby color and a bubbly thin white head. Very clean aroma, hoppy, citrus and soapy, but also sweet and sugary. I think my tongue felt the alcohol before a drop landed, oily, sticky mouth feel, warming with long lasting bitterness. Flavor was of pine, but also woody and sweet like caramel. Without the hops this would remind me of a barleywine. I enjoyed this. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2007
22. Yummy! Pours hazy medium amber with a very thin white head. Minimal lace. Neutral nose. Nice creamy high-medium body with lightish carb and forward sweet flavors. Nuts and caramel and sweet brown bread all over the mid-palate, following with really earthy, leafy cereal husk and a nice piney/resiny bitter cling. Awesome DIPA. PorterPounder (7961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 22 0z bomber. Pours a vibrant, dark, murky orange with white, fluffy thick head that leaves good thick lacing. Aroma is sprucy and floral and very fresh. Grapefruity west coast hoppiness is prevalent, but not overdone and tongue numbieng - very balanced with some melony notes and a hint of mint and maple. Mouthfeel is thick and somewhat creamy. Best I have had from Butte Creek which is sometimes supect with their "organicy" nature. Alcohol hidden well - did not realize it wa sthis high until I rated it - no wonder I have a slight headache! TaktikMTL (7786) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2007
Bouteille de 22 oz dégustée en compagnie de Dmac621, Dickinsonbeer, Cathschlag et Glouglouburp. Arôme: Légère odeur de pamplemousse et de gazon. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée orangée avec une forte présence de dépôt. Présence d’un très mince col et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’alcool chaleureux en arrière goût. (Rating #1232) BuckeyeBoy (7663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2006
22 oz Bottle Pours out a nice amber with a tan head. Very nice citrus and HOP. have a good grapefruit to it. VERY NICE IPA Thanks Bück Dich for this IPA