ganache (5855) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2017 sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
13 oz draught, Pint Room. Surprisingly light-colored; golden-copper, smaller white head. Aroma heavy pine and citrus, some caramel. Flavor is a punch in the face; over the top too much hops, Jesus. 10% abv doesnít show at all in the flavor, but you can certainly feel it. Pint Room had this under their "Barleywine" section and this is a terrible misclassification--itís an IIPA and nothing else. Poorly balanced.
Bottle marked 050917. Nose huge citrus and rind, bright, resin, caramel, heavy sugar, dough and caramel, touch earth. Big! Pour cloudy golden leaning toward yellow a bit, large and lacing rocky beige head. Taste sugary-alcoholic, truly those are the dominant pillars, but thereís also bright citrus, thick malt, heavy perfume, somewhat floral with musk components. So biggest Citra and Centennial to my taste, really big, with subtler Amarillo candy accents and most of the heavy pine and resin from the other two. So thick and viscous as to approach goopy or granular, but there are no chunks, the body is smooth and creamy without being at all heavy, the vibes remain bright. Sweetness never gets out of control or cloys, likewise no burn, and the presumably strong bitterness only makes itself known in the finish with volume, where itís clean but tame. A great one. [2017.06.10: 3.9] Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Bottle. Pour is hazy golden with a medium white head. Notes of apricot, light caramel, herbal, and slight honey. Finish is mostly hop resin and a touch of booze. Nephilium (1809) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2017
(Bottled on 3/27/17) Pours a clear light straw, with a dusting of white head. The aroma is a mosh pit of hops, grapefruit, tropical fruit, and dank notes all come forward in it. The hop flavor cares through with the beer, thereís just barely enough malt to support the massive hop bill. Lotís of heavy dank bitter notes, leaving a long lingering bitter finish. The mouthfeel is full, with a slick note to it. This is a classic example of an American IIPA. mambossa (337) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2017
The 2016 release was very strange and unpleasant. This year fares better. Softly-hazed super-sunny pour. Surface of the nose has tons of tropical fruit and quite a hefty balance of earthy hops. Mango, passionfruit, orange, papaya, sweet pineapple, all mingling with very gentle pine resin qualities, a subtle minty eucalyptus, bready malt and mellow lemon skin. Tons of the same tropical fruits on the flavor, papaya and citrus, flowers and resin lie at a distance. Much more balanced than last yearís, but a bit too sweet and fruity. For 10%, my palate would like a bit more bite. But the alcohol is hardly present for the ABV. Really well-hidden, and truly is a "creeper". koleminer20 (3470) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2017
From notes. Somehow this drinking session evaded my developments. Enjoyed at Dougís house on October 28. 12 oz bottle. The pour is a nice foggy golden orange color with a thick white head that lasts and lasts. The aroma is pretty good. There is a light leafy hop and an absolute ton of citrus. There is a hint of orange syrup and a light maltiness. The flavor is a bit better. There is a lot more juicy hops. The malt is there and decently prevalent, but the juiciness overpowers it nicely. The light bitter orange rind on the finish ties it all together. The mouth feel is pretty good. Itís lighter and crisp with a nice carbonation and a lingeringly sweet juiciness. There isnít any of the big alcohol on it, and the fruitiness if the lingering flavor. I like this one.
kathouse (1877) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JAN 12, 2017
Aroma is a little more dank with pine and tropical fruits. I pick up mango, pineapple, and grapefruit. Bitter fruit lasts and lasts. Another great beer from Columbus Brewing. beernbourbon (1590) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle thanks to Ray in recent trade. Pour is lightly hazy with copper tones and a small white head. Aroma is big and hoppy with sticky mango notes and light orange peel. A touch of malty sweetness but overall not an overpowering Aroma given alcohol content. Flavor is hearty with resinous hops leading off followed by lighter citrus and floral notes. sweet caramel malt backbone here. Impressively balanced for its heft. The finish does catch up a bit though with hints of orange liqueur. kraddel (7871) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle thnx to Mike ! Pours rather clear amber, good white head . Smell is pine, very intense, bitter; Taste is very intense, pine, extremely pine. Also an amazing amount of stone-fruit like characters. Tha amarillo balances it all out to a pure hopjuice bomb. this is bold, and extreme, the way I like it. Might not be my favourite kind of hoppyness, but the intensity here is damn nice ! rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Sampled at the Great American Beer Festival 2016, Denver, CO.Panzuriel (2199) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Cloudy golden color with a tiny off-white head.
Strong hops, resin, bitterness and some malty balance. Really nice surprise. New brewery for me. Rich and balanced. Nice.
Appearance: Hazy medium amber with a fine head of tiny white bubbles.
Nose: Citrus hops with elements of mango and pineapple. Medium sweetness
Taste: Fruit hop forward with bits of bitter and sweetness afterwards good balance
Body: softer carbonation with a medium to thinner body
Parting thoughts: Tasty DIPA without fanfare. Well blended flavor elements.