NikkTwist (3251) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle at Monks Cafe. Hazy dark peach color with a huge fluffy white head. Lots of foam. Semi-juicy but very dry. Feels much bigger than the billed 7.5% ABV on the label. The maple barrel flavors improve things but the underlying mix feels harsh. Not nearly as smooth as the higher hopped 90 or even 120 (which is strong but pleasantly sweet.) This one is maybe 5 parts bitter to 1 part sweet. Body feels a bit watery despite the huge carbonated head. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Basically a huge citrusy earthy grassy hop explosion that has not been tamed at all by its travels through past lives. popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Golden ale with tan medium head. Nice level of hops with the bitterness tamed by the sweet maple syrup. GTAEgeek (2257) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2013
750 mL bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold, with a big, thick and foamy head. There is lacing all over the glass. The aroma is honeysuckle, bitter orange peels, resin, and a little grain and caramel. The flavor is very sweet, and very bitter, but well balanced. The sweetness hits first, fading slowly to give way to a nice hop bitterness that lingers into a long, nicely bitter aftertaste. The palate is smooth and fairly carbonated. Overall, this a very nice IPA. The hop aroma is good, but nothing too special, but the flavor is well balanced, making this delicious and easy to drink. jw0406 (1285) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
750 ml bottle pours a hazy golden/orange color with a nice white head. Aromas of grapefruit, citrus, sweet malt in the background. Medium bodied, bittersweet finish, maple syrup barely noticeable, comes more across as sweetness mrpositron (14) - - FEB 23, 2013
This isn’t even close to either the 60 minute or 90 minute offerings.
It’s cloudier than my earliest homebrew efforts.
The aroma is pedestrian and the most distinct flavor I get is a cloying aftertaste.
Really disappointed since 90 minute IPA is in my top 5 IPA’s.
Dorwart (2596) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Nice large 2 inch+ head of fine bubbles from a vigorous pour. Nice hoppy aroma with a bit of campfire smoke which is quite unusual. Some pine and mild malts along with a bit of gasoline and melon. Not sure WTF is up with my nose but am picking out a bunch of weird shit. Color is a medium copper brown with a bit of a haze. Flavor is much sweeter than I expected with some maple, cereal grains, oranges and some 7 up lemon/lime flavor and lively body. Weird. I have had the 75 min before on tap in Rehoboth at DFH but don’t remember it being like this. Finishes bitter with some tea leaves and other herbal notes and roasted grains. Good but not as good as the 90 min!! Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
750 ml bottle served in a DFH IPA glass. Bottled late 2012.
A: Pours a solid amber color with dark yellow highlights in the base. A thick, off-white head forms on the pour and recedes slowly to a thick cap. Tons of sticky lace are left down the glass.
S: Flowery, almost perfume-like, with a leafy herbal like quality to it. Some grapefruit rind with a little bready maltiness to it. Light sugary, maple sweetness to it on the back end as well.
T: Bitter herbal hops, some nice bursts of citrus and a little grapefruit rind as well. The finish has a little pine, oat malts and a little sugary sweetness.
M: Medium bodied with a medium high carbonation level. The texture isn’t chewy, but slightly creamy and not as crisp as a normal IPA. Still easy drinking with nice residual hop bitterness that lingers.
O: This was very solid and I’d probably put it at number three behind 60 and 90 minute. I’m glad I got a chance to try this and it’s a must try for any IPA fan.
Serving type: bottle Daytonbeer (730) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Pours hazy gold and orange. White soapy head with nice lacing. Aroma of grapefruit an fruit hops. Taste is citrus hops with some sweet malty backbone. Nice. leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Medium gold, fluffy foam head, moderate bitterness, some mild sweetness from the maple syrup. Some resin. cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle; hazy golden beer with medium white head; aroma-citrus, grapefruit, caramel, some herbs; taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, lively, bitter finish.