ChainGangGuy (4897) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Appearance: Pours out a hazed, muted orange-hued body with an off-white (faintly yellowed) head.
beer_rookie (584) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Smell: Peppery notes and resiny hints integrated into a scent of orange marmalade atop the base maltiness yielding notes of bready pale malts, a little bit of golden syrup. Slight whiffs of alcohol, too.
Taste: Bready pale maltiness with a modest sweetness akin to treacle in the fore. Floral, citrusy hops, slightly resinous with a moderate degree of hop bitterness. As with the nose, a little alcohol showing. Dry, bitterish, citric finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: It’ll do in a pinch!
12 oz bottle. Poured into weizen glass.Strykzone (7424) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Pours copper color. Decently carbonated. About two fingers tan head. Good retention, good lacing.
Aroma is super malty. Earthy and caramel. Maybe a touch of orange. Different than what I expected.
Taste is balanced, a little to the sweet side. There’s some hop bitterness, but they are late, they are spicy.
Palate is full bodied. Mostly sweet, a tad bitter. The spicy bitterness is really coming through on the finish. Quite sticky finish. Ten percent alcohol, where is it?
Overall, this really is a good DIPA. Different, but familiar. Oh yeah, I’d recommend this. I would buy it again.
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. Pretty much a classic beer. Grapefruit and caramel. Some nice fruit. Alcohol is not noted. A nice IIPA. Wish I would have taken better notes on this one. jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Tasted in 2010 (backlog). Gold in color with a small white head. Aroma is of grass, spicy hops, and light citrus. Taste is of grass and grain. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2014
5/3/2014. On tap at the brewery. Amber color with a white head. Pine and caramel aromas with hints of hops. A pronounced alcohol burn, but no overwhelming. Caramel flavors with a nice malt backbone.
ilovedarkbeer (2742) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Growler thanks to BarZigKin. Notes of apricots, grass, and pine resin. Watery mouthfeel. Kinda of what you see is what you get. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2010
(Growler, courtesy of BarZigKin) Pours a clear amber-orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grass, orange, herbs, and grain. Flavor of caramel, grass, pine, florals, and resin with a dry, somewhat bitter finish. travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Growler thanks to barzigkin. The smell is citrus, pine, caramel, hops, and fruits. The look is clear, golden in color, with a light beige head. The taste is hops, pine, slight fruits, and decent bitterness. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2012
On tap at The Flying Saucer in Little Rock. Pours a cloudy, orange colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is a bit muted, but has a nice caramel backing with a good amount of florals and a light grapefruit pine. A bit of an herbal note to the hops as well. Flavor is better. Nice herbal and floral grapefruit up front before a balancing, medium sweet, slightly bready caramel comes in. A few resins and a light pine note before this finishes dry and moderately bitter with a light grapefruit and caramel sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid DIPA. Nice citrus notes and moderately bitter with a pleasant herbal, floral, and light pine resin hopping. Well balanced and pretty enjoyable. bytemesis (8584) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle - thanks Mora2000 for state #49! Pours hazy amber with a small off-white head that dissipates quickly with good lacing. Aroma is caramel, pine. Flavor is the same, medium sweet and lightly bitter; piney hops and caramel malts dominate. Bitterness increases to the finish and becomes slightly metallic. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Actually not bad, likely a bit old. Bottle was notched "07" but I am not sure which year, or if that was a bottled on or a best buy date.