bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2010
12 oz bottled in May 2010. Aroma of pine and citrus. Pours copper color with decent amount of head that dissipated slowly. Medium bitterness with hints of citrus and pine with a little bit of sweetness. The 9% alcohol is hidden pretty well. A very good DIPA. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Thanks to Santa (I think as it was bottled in May, maybe i was bad). Hazy orange pour. Aroma is floral, malty, cardboard and alcoholic. Flavor is way muted on all fronts with hints of oxidation. Its really a shame that this is still available on the shelves b/c its obviously way past its prime. I bet this was awesome fresh but this is destined for the drain Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Thanks to Alex for sending this out as an extra.
Pours a light apricot color with nice lacing as it goes down. Pretty hefty hop profile dominated by citrus and flora notes. Tastes very nice with a good hop blend, although not nearly as strong as the nose suggested or is common amongst the style. Somewhat dry in the finish with good carbonation. Fairly sessionable for a DIPA and hard to believe that it is 9%.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-17-2010 JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Thanks to whomever brought this to the Orange County Beer Society tasting. This double IPA has a nice strong hop flavor but is backed up nicely by hps. soltisnk (7) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2010 does not count
There’s a nice earthy aroma with a burst of citrus and fruits. It pours a nice amber orange color with a thick head. It’s got a delicious caramel and malty flavor with a great bitter finish. Overall, this beer is a palate pleaser. Definitely a great choice for a hophead.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a hazy light amber with thick off-white head. Aroma of ripe fruit, orange, grapefruit and malt. Flavor has a light sweetness, strong malty back bone, ripe fruit with nice hop flavor and strong bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy body with high carbonation. Overall, pretty tasty stuff! JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2010
12oz bottle from wavers1 - thanks, Baker! Clear, bright orange pour, with a bit less carbonation than desirable but still seems thick and potent. Very sweet nose, heavily malty in a way that suggests this has some age on it. Tropical fruits in abundance. It’s a bit hot to the taste, almost like a liqueur given how faded and malty it seems over the course of the bev. Definitely enjoyable overall, but would like to try fresher. cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Poured from 12oz bottle, very impressed with this brew from central waters, pours a hazy golden with a nice white head and lacing through outthe glass, the aroma is full of citrus hops with excellent fruit notes mixed in, the flavor is full of hops but has a great balance of malt with it, nicely done central waters! JaBier (7871) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle from Discount Liquor. Clear orange/amber pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma is citrusy and piney hops with some caramel malt. Caramel malt flavor with some citrus and a harsh, yet tasty bitter finish. BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
12oz bottle courtesy of ericanandersnavy. Poured a hazy, light orange body with a creamy head that left some nice lacing. Aromas of fresh oranges, tangerines, orange zest, melon and apricots--Very nice. Flavor is instantly piney bitter hops--Big time. lightly malty sweet and slightly unbalanced overall. Medium mouthfeel and body.