keithk (18) - brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 19, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Sweet and citrus, without being too malty or cloying, very delicious, aromatic dry-hopped, not bitter. Marheb (5717) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2012
Très juteux mais une finale crayeuse, très sèche l’empêche de laisser une impression mémorable. jackl (8029) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle. Hazy orange color with a modest head. fruity hop nose. Mango, grapefruit, apricot, peaches, white grapes. The taste is balanced chewy sweet malt flavor with a juicy hop finish. A bit spicy. Medium body, sharp carbonation. Overall, a nice, balanced IPA. Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 3, 2012
Bottle 12 oz @ Labadee, Haiti. Hazy red-orange beer with a large, off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and citrus with notes of pine needles. Sweet and bitter taste with notes of grapefruit and pine needles. Good texture and a good bitter and hoppy finish Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2012
12oz bottle from Armanetti’s. Pours a cloudy, dull orange colored body with a thin, creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a solid lacing throughout. Aroma is pine grapefruits and floral apricots with a nice sweetness to the hops. A good amount of medium sweet caramels backing the hops with a touch of toastiness and crystal sweetness. Flavor is solid. Dank pine grapefruits and slightly sweetened floral apricots to offset the heavy pines. Some orange in the middle with a medium sweet caramel, light toast, and touch of crystal that balances well. Finishes dry and highly bitter, but not abrasively so. Lengthy, aggressively hopped aftertaste with some citruses coming out. Medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid IPA. Lots of dank, piney grapefruits, but a nice sweetness to hops as well. Solid malt backing keeps things balanced. Nothing crazy special, but enjoyable.
omhper (24970) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2012
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy amber, small head. Aroma of lychee and grapefruit. Medium bodied with clean mouthfeel. Crystal hidden in a relatively thick blanket of citric hops. Salty bitter finoish. andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Purchased at Armanetti’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on spring forward Sunday while making dinner, one of those great unexpected early March 60 degree days. Appearance is a cloudy, dark gold/ruby with a rich white head that laces to the glass. Aroma is nice and hoppy, equal parts citrus and pine hops, smells dry hopped for sure. Taste is pretty good, not really much malt thrown in, hops dominate but it’s not crazy bitter, goes down slightly smooth with mostly citrus notes, but it’s not like I’m drinking hop residue. I’m pretty happy to have tried this, wasn’t happy with my last Cisco brew and think this one’s the bees knees. brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Please bottle date! This is a crappy barley wine. No hops remain. This is unreal how crappy this ipa is. It’s not an ipa! sethbreaker (179) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Herbaceous aroma, predominately malty taste with a short bitter finish. Not bad mkgrenwel (619) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Beautiful hazy red pour with a tight creamy tan head. Color has a glow to it. Juicy fruity nose. Sweet tropical fruit and a touch of pine. Huge flavor right up front. Candy sweetness, covered at all times by a firm hop bitterness and finishing dry. The two play nicely together, keeping the beer balanced, despite an aggressive hop bitterness. Lots of crystal, but not in the right way. Hop flavor is not direct. Pine resin and big grapefruit are absolutely there, but they are largely married to the malt. They blend into the malt sweetness bringing out cherry and strawberry notes. Hints of black pepper o the finish. This actually reminds me a bit of an IPA version of Bigfoot. Touches on my memory of what Hop Devil perhaps once was. Definitely doing something different than the quintessential west coast IPA, but absolutely succeeds at finding a new niche in the style. Epically drinkable, but seriously robust. One of my favorite go-to local beers.