Imaena (2322) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle. This is a really smooth drinking IPA with a nice sweetness and less of the grassy edge you find on the 90. nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours a honey-orange color- very clear with a huge, foamy, white head. Very nice aroma of orange, lemin, pine, honey, oak, and maple. Tastes sweet with a slight citrus-tartness and light bitterness on the finish. Flavors of honey, lemon, sweet malts, hops, and bread. Nice sipper. The maple is hard to single out, but is still a differentiator. maxcoinage (26) - Wauconda, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Poured from 750ml bottle to snifter a dark golden color with a nice head. Aroma of hops and citrus with a slight maple undertone. Mouthfeel is a medium carb and smooth. Taste is bitter hops at first then becomes a bit sweeter Overall I love this. Very tasty and drinkable. Wish it came in 6 packs Scipio (1081) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Pours a bright, slightly hazy golden with a big, frothy white head. The aroma is big on grapefruit and pineapple, along with peach apricot, and a good amount of pine. Very tasty when drinking. Much of what is found in the aroma, I find in the taste. The pine comes out more, and while still plenty of citrus is in here, it is very well balanced with all of the impressions. I get the pineapple standing out just a bit above the rest. Bitter, with a pine, grapefruit, and pineapple aftertaste. It isn’t extremely hoppy, and lacks that bitter hoppy kick. Medium in body and sticky, while smooth, in texture. I enjoyed this. Its very tasty balanced well in all elements, without being to extreme in any aspect. I could drink this all night. ryecatcher (1436) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy dried-apricot orangey color with a healthy off-white head, excellent retention and mad lacing. Nose is candied orange, malt and some tropical fruit. Mouth is medium-full bodied, lightly sweet, citrusy hops and some caramel maltiness up front, hint of woodiness and maple syrup, then smooths out into some bread, then a light lingering bitterness that fades out. I’m admittedly not a huge fan of the 90 or 60 Minute versions, but this one is pretty good stuff.
redtechnj (315) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Appearance- Cloudy golden with a thick, fluffy white head with very good lacing.
Aroma- Grapefruit, spicy,grassy,sweet
Flavor- Starts with a nice balanced grapfruity hops, a touch of sweetness with a maple syrup, nice bitter hop finish. Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle, on the shelf for a few hours , i.e. fresh: Pour is murky gold with a frothy white head in this glass, with a decent head and average retention here. The nose is biscuits, minerals, some pine is present, with a touch of tropical, but light. The caramel sweetness comes through , and eventually, the maple syrup. The flavor profile is an interesting mix, but I’m not impressed at all really in the final result. Pine up front, more mineral water, and some bitterness present, moving into the caramel and maple sweetness and rounding out into a bit of tropicals. I Admit it grew on me, so i added a .1 to it near the end. joshwoodward (575) - - JAN 30, 2013
Very nice. Quite hoppy, with a nicely balanced body. Fresh, exciting, delicious. This is arguably in the sweet spot between 60 and 90. Frothmeister (797) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
1Pint 9.4oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy and the colour of honey with a large three finger head of fine off-white bubbles. Resinous notes up front, peach, pineapple, and a faint note of darker malts. The taste is also up front with the resinous notes, tropical fruit, with a surprising wallop of bitterness in the middle. The maple syrup makes it’s presence known in the finish as well as some malt, and some Fisherman’s Friends-like bitterness. It’s excellent, and it definitely succeeds as an IPA. Unfortunately, it also succeeds at making me want more 90 Minute IPA which is an international border away. Dear Canada, open up your beer borders. dwm1034 (784) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Split bomber with sherm1016; thanks! Poured into my dollar store tulip; cloudy golden/yellow with one finger head. Mild citris hop nose and initial taste. Maple more in the background to mellow out the usual DFH bitterness. Enjoyed it!