CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Handbottle thanks to bitbucket: Pours a transparent bright copper orange with a stringy white head. Aroma of earthy toasty pale malts and some graininess with a touch of resiny hops. Body starts lightly sweet with some mild caramel notes and grapefruity bittering hops. Finishes slightly grainy and drier. Not sure if I like the columbus only hop presence, but still a decent Imperial IPA. theisti (4114) - Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2008
Draft at brewery in Muklilteo, WA. Pour is amber orange almost clear with a smaller off white head. Aroma of not all that much - some hops, and a sweetness that wasn’t in the IPA. Taste is hoppy, though muted compared to the Diamond Knot IPA. The sweetness also comes across in the taste, along with some nuttiness. The finish is a little bit flat, was expecting a bit more bitterness at the end. Nice, but not exceptional. hopdog (12486) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Thanks to TomDecapolis for sharing this hand bottled sample. Poured a medium orangish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, light pine, earthy, and citrus. Tastes of pine, earthy, and caramel. egajdzis (6502) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Poured a lightly hazy, dark golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of earthy yeast, light pine, sweet toffee, citrus, toast, and floral hops. Taste of sweeter toffee, citrus fruits, light pine, some caramel, and a lightly bitter, grapefruit finish. Not much different than the IPA, a little underwhelming. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Thanks to bitbucket for the trade of the hand bottled Industrial IPA. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a medium creamy/bubbly off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, light alcohol, grapefruit, toffee, some earthiness, yeast and a cereal graininess. Flavor of cereal grains, hop bitterness, grapefruit, pine, toffee...bitterness kind of lingers.
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
On tap at the brewery on 03-29-05. Clear amber color with a decent head that leaves a nice lacing. Medium intense floral hop and sweet malt aromas. Has a medium-full body with a smooth mouthfeel. Strong malt sweet bread taste battles it out with an intense bitter grapefruit hop flavor in my mouth. A very well rounded brew here with intense malt and hop flavors.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Hand bottled 22oz.. Poured a hazed amber color with an off-white head. The aroma mixed well with hops and caramel. Citrus hops start and a piney very long moderately bitter finish. Some floral hop pops out with warmth. Malt is there to give a backbone. Medium bodied. sloth (2897) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Small white head, retention is fair with nice coating lace. Lightly hazy, deep copper/orange color. Nose is spicey, hoppy with citrus and fruit, fairly pungent. Body is medium, a touch oily, chewy, malty graininess, carbonation a tad low. Plenty of citrusy hop flavors, a bit orangey, grapefruity, lightly earthy and a nicely balanced out maltiness. Lightly resiny, some bubblegum? Finishes dry, clean lingering hop bitterness that i like. Hand bottled bomber courtesy of bitbucket. Thanks Bob! User37895 (3042) - - JAN 4, 2008
Hand bottle shared by Slob. Pour was amber-orange, good initial head, although it subsided quickly, but laced quite well. The aroma was bitter grassy, earthy, even herbal. The flavor followed the aroma and included some faint caramel and orangey notes. Mouthfeel was only moderately bodied, maybe a little past its prime, yet still a darned bitter and good IPA. Thank you, Bert! bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear bright amber with a thin but persistent white head. Fruit and grapefruit in the nose. Medium body, light carbonation. THe taste starts sweet with tangerine giving way to grapefruit and eventually grapefruit rind and pine. Very similar to their regular IPA, but with more of everything except water.