ben4321 (6678) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2014 UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at a local pub, poured into a chalice
A: amber color, nice off white head with great retention, lacing rings the glass
S: citrus hops and caramel
T: sweet and bitter battle on the tongue. Caramel back bone with citrus hop. A good beer.
M: medium bodied, slight drying
Location: Sampled at TapNY, 4/26/14
tgncc (3140) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Aroma: It has a nice resiny/pine hop aroma with some malty notes as well
Appearance: It pours a hazed caramel-orange color with an off-white head and decent lace
Flavor: The flavor is mid-sweet, a good malt presence, with a bigger resiny hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a pretty nice mouthfeel, and a dry, sticky finish
Looks like I enjoyed this at Tap NY 2013 as well, but didn’t keep the notes to rate it. I didn’t make the same mistake this year. This was a nice example of the style, and a very nice beer.
At Terrapin Restaurant in Rheinbeck , NY. The aroma is caramel, toffee, citrus. The apperarance is hazy, deep amber, white head. The flavor is caramel, citrus, fruity. The finish is citrus, sweet. Medium in body. Nice overall. coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Been slacking on my backlog since the notes got lost in the vertical file. 4/26/13. Draft at the brewpub. Glowing in the snifter. Translucent amber that is lightly hazed. Ring of a head with solid pretty lacing. Quaff rings settle fast. Full bodied and strong.... insert Monty python voice..."but not too strong" You’re a very naughty boy!" After a few of these I felt like cutting down the tallest tree in the forest with a Herring. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2013
In short: A clean and well balanced golden Double IPA. Typical but above average example of the style.j12601 (13036) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2013
How: Tap at brewpub. Listed as 9.3% on the menu (no abv currently on ratebeer)
The look: Cloudy golden-amber body topped by a white ring of foam.
In long: The powerful nose is resinous and floral and coniferous, smelled a bit like a cranked version f their Angry Pete Chinook I had minutes before. In mouth the beer offers a standard clean strong ale full body and medium carbonation. Taste is very sweet upfront with plenty of sweet toasted cereals, mostly caramelized but also honey hints. Fruity flavors include sweet orange peels, grapefruits and blood oranges. There is also piney and floral notes. Sweetness and hops resin in the after-taste. This is not a hop bomb, bitterness level is medium, just enough to oppose the malts sweetness, this is a well-balanced beer. This beer is probably the only Homewrecker we have on ratebeer, because there is no actual homewreaker among the ratebeer users, not because of our high moral values, but let’s face it, beer geeks are just extremely unlikely to ever be presented with the opportunity to be a homewrecker.
On tap at the brewery. Pours a mostly clear amber with a thin white head. Big sticky hops on the nose,a bit of sweet malt. Bug pungent hops, lightly sticky malt, toast and earthiness. Long sticky hops abs grapefruit on the finish. Nice.