Dogbrick (13978) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Sample at the tap room. Hazy orange-gold color with a medium thin white head that burns away steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, bready malt and caramel. The finish is moderately bitter with a tropical fruit and hops aftertaste. Good beer all around. markducommun (1228) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Lightly cloudy yellow, white head. Alcohol, really dank pine, some floral notes, some fruit. Quite bitter, very dry. Oily, medium body. Long, long finish. Good. drsandman (1656) - New York, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle thx to Will. NJ transit tasting. Pours golden orange off white head. Aroma is big sweet citrus, grapefruit, caramel, tropical fruit, bread. Flavor is smooth silky sweet citrus and caramel, pine, grass, light earth. Nice smooth bitter juice Homer321 (5202) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2016
Bottle thanks to bytemesis. Nose is very tropical up front. Light juices with a bit of papaya. Almost pissy (in a good way). Light pawpaw. Hazy pale orange pour. Small white head. Taste is initially bitter. A moderate but not too strong pithy character. Taste is more about hop bitterness than flavor. As it warms a passionfruit character comes out. After a few sips the bitterness seems to fade while the fruity hop character comes out more. Dangerously drinkable at 8.5%. Really good! Yeah radarsock (1223) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2016
Attractive, voluptuously mountainous 750 mL bottle supplied by bytemesis!
popery (2231) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2016
This score was a magic one. After messaging Mike if he knew where to find "Get Off My Lawn" bottles upon seeing his recent review of this superb DIPA, we quickly made a spur-of-the-moment trade without any crap brews involved - (I’ll have yours out soon, bud!)
Gold presentation, has a hazy look to its sides; body comes unsurprisingly in tow with a trim ringed white head.
Powerful pineapple aroma, closely followed by apple cores, tangerine zest, underripe grapefruit endocarp, cat urine (yes, there’s really nothing else like it!), paper pulp, exercise sweat, year-old uncleaned bong water, bosc pear skins, spearmint, sidewalk chalk, and sweated squash.
Has a slight vegetal attendance if let out to warm.
The flavor could not be bothered with vast juiciness, but held on to the pineapple notes through and through even if the introduction of alcohol and yeast simply prevailed above all other expressions.
I’m totally digging this DIPA, but ultimately wasn’t even close to the juice-bomb I was preparing my mind for it being. Though, that is more or less unfair of me: It was 15 days old, and if I had this straight from the brewery on the day of its release I can’t imagine what insane number I’d throw at this thing.
Would have again. And again.
Batch 3. On tap at the brewery. The beer is a darkened orange yellow color. Pretty cloudy, not quite opaque. The aroma is big on orange, pineapple, mango, kiwi, raspberry and melon. Light pale malt sweetness. A touch of booze, not bad. Taste is mildly bitter upfront with a little more in the finish. Lots of wonderful hop fruitiness comes through. Nice hop oily feel. Low astringency. Quite good. BuckeyeBoy (8568) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 11, 2016
22oz bottle. Pours out a hazy cloudy gold topped with a white head. Nose is big dank tropical fruit hops wow the nose is great big hops and a nice sweetness. Taste is more of the amazing tropical fruit bowl nice rich malt aswell. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Draft pour on tap at the brewery tap room (San Francisco, CA). Pours a glowing deeper orange golden honeycomb hue. A decent haziness, fiery bottom, frothy whitish head atop stays as a solid film, nice ringer laces well overall. Aromas present juicy and tropical sweetness, mango and papaya meet a bit of pineapple, bubblegum, decent florals and a bit if sweetness behind. Initial is bitter and pithy, guava and kiwi meet more pineapple, Mandarin oranges, plenty of mango and sweet ambrosia fruit salad elements. A potent bitterness, floral and a bit green and pizza spicy hits as we enter. Woody, a bit resiny at times with some fleeting citric and pithy appeal. Sweeter, a touch more body but not big or overwhelming. The bitter woody, earthy hop presence pushes deepest in the middle and as we round the corner. A bit of tropical melange still sustains, firm bitterness and a touch of ABV warmth compliments nicely. A nose that hides a bit if what lurks beneath. Tropical elements that never quite get out of hand with a more preachy, woody, floral bitter appeal. Fresh and I think importantly fairly approachable for a DIPA, not letting that sweetness or body take over ever. Pretty pour, slightly more mellow nose, good flavors and a firm bitterness that’s in it for the long haul. Very nice DIPA. ineedbeer (2266) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Poured from a 22 oz bottle. thorongil2 (3476) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2016
Aroma is super hoppy and fruity. Tons of mango, papaya, guava, passion fruit and melon with moderate citrus notes of orange and tangerine. Medium light resinous hop notes. Light cracker malt notes hiding behind the hops.
Pours a fairly hazy, golden orange with a medium sized, thick, white head that shows nice retention as it slowly recedes to the edges. Medium lacing and small legs.
Flavor has a light sweetness with some cracker malt notes and a hint of caramel. Medium high bitterness with some light alcohol notes in the finish. High amount of hop flavors. Hops are more resinous than in the aroma with a stronger citrus note of orange and tangerine. Still tons of mango, passion fruit, guava and melon though.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low but present alcohol warmth.
Overall, a very nice IPA with tons of amazing hop character, especially in the aroma. So much bright tropical fruit wiht just enough malt and mouthfeel to carry it all.
(Tap) cloudy yellow brown colour with a small white head; aroma of citrus, tropical fruit; intense, balanced flavour, well hidden alcohol, long medium bitter finish