OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
Pint at the Surly Goat. Ok aroma, sweet. Citrus, grapefruit. Little stale smoke, toffee. Tad hazed brownish orange. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, dry sweet finish, , meh, so so for a iipa, not grabbing me in either in aroma or flavor.. now wonder about retired status. Anova167 (371) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bright orange color with an off white head. Aroma of floral, peach, mango, pine. This is starts off with grapefruit and pine, but finish is a dry almost flavorless bitter. Decent, but could use a bit more flavor. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 2, 2011
San Diego Strong Ale Fest 2010. Clear amber color/ white head. Pungent floral, grass, pale malt aromas. medium body with soft co2. Nice mesh of sweet pale malt flavors with pine, floral hop bitterness-very good. beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 17, 2010
If this was labeled as an IPA, I think it might have gotten a higher rating. I think it was a well balanced beer that poured a nice orange/burnt color. Aroma was strong but then the beer seemed to be a typical IPA. Not bad, mind you, I would order it again but just not what was expected. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
A: The pour a pretty dark amber-orange color for a double IPA, this is something that usually worries me.
S: Not what I was looking for in this one. Lots of sweet, caramel maltiness. There’s a decent enough fruit character, but still quite a bit of brown sugar and malt character.
T: This is supposed to be an IPA/DIPA? Very sweet with plenty of caramel malts, brown sugar, and toffee. I don’t really get much, if any, hop bitterness or even any other hop traits such as citrus or floral notes.
M: The body is medium to full with a medium level of carbonation.
D: This was sort of like a middle of the road barleywine more than a Double IPA. Really malty and not much hop character to speak of.
JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Draft at the San Diego Strong Ale Fest 2010. Clear golden amber pour, off-white head. Floral hops, citrus, grapefruit, bitterness, and caramel malt. Pretty standard, but still nice.