drfabulous (8591) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2016 crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice copper body with an off white head that had good retention and some nice lacing. Aroma did have a nice resin hop note, but there was also a slightly dirty sense to it that seemed to diminish the resin notes. Some mild caramel malts and some almost toasty malts. Flavor was similar with the exception of a mild presence of grapefruit in the after taste. Body was somewhat dry and the carbonation seemed elevated. All in all it was not a bad beer, my only complaint was the carbonation.
12 ounce bottle thanks to Nathaniel. Very malty and fruit forward. Too much for my taste overall. jsquire (4599) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Orange amber color with a sticky off white head. Big hop nose of candied orange and resin. Some crusty bread but mostly hops in the flavor. Orange, tangerine, candied grapefruit, apricot, and a long resin finish make this a good hop head beer. And the abv will sneak up on you. Ibrew2or3 (8828) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2015
12oz bottle, courtesy of gregwilsonstl, pours with a clear copper body that supports a dirty white head of foam. The aroma offers up sweet citrus, a dash of malts, some mango and then a mild resiny spicy hoppiness at the end of the draw. The taste delivers pleasing citrusy hops that are malt sweetened into a juicy sensation. Grapefruit and tangerine hop bitterness quickly fills in behind and heading into a dash of spicy hop bitterness. This is a straight up tasty hop treat where the decent size ABV is hardly noticeable. This may even venture into the realm of dangerously drinkable. coachd (932) - Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Aroma is extremely malty and sweet with a coffee cake quality to it, so much so that the hops barely even make an appearance. Very nice looking light amber color, cloudy with a dense off white head. The taste is malty up font with some very slight hop bitterness afterward, but it’s muted and bland. I am drinking this at the temp. that is suggested on the bottle (57-61F), but I have tried this much colder and liked it better. When cold the hops are a lot more crisp, but even then it’s not all that great. I would not buy this again, way too many quality DIPAs that I could have instead. burg326 (5608) - Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Draft at the stien and vine, poured a golden lit amber color with aromas of malt, caramel, light hops and some floral notes. Flavors Match the aromas nice floral notes, not over the top bitter decent and enjoyable.
Jamesthebrit (484) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Not a bad beer really. Little oily hoppy ok the nose. Pine.
Looks fine. Amber with a creamy off white head.
Taste is boozy. Some pine. Some floral notes. Shit... A lot better than some of.this crap I’ve been having lately.
Palate is smooth but the finish is a little hoppy and very boozy.
Overall not a crazy showing for the style but not too bad either. Solid beer. glennmastrange (2924) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle. Moderate light bread and grain for the ,alt, light pine and turpentine for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with hints of medicine and sulfur. Head is average size, fizzy/frothy, off-white with excellent lacing and is fully lasting. Color is sparkling clear medium amber. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft carbonation and a lightly alcoholic finish. Out of balance and not so great aromas settles this DIPA into mediocrity. hman43 (1777) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2015
It pours a cloudy golden orange. It has a full white head. It has a sweet, citrus aroma with hints of malt. It has a sweet, bitter taste with citrus flavors, floral elements, and caramel malts. The carbonation gives it bite, but it is not that bitter on the palate. ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Like most crown valley beers, this one isn’t all that impressive. Very strong, very alcoholic. The bitterness and the pine are a bit too aggressive. Jrwhitney6 (506) - - OCT 4, 2014
Beer of month club. Pours a cloudy gold with a one finger white head that recedes but leaves a thin white film. Nice nose - pine, citrus. Taste of some citrus (grapefruit) and bitter hops. Good, but not great, double IPA.
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