Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle picked up at Rick’s in Alexandria. Really looking forward to this one. Served in a Dogfish thin pint.
Pours a lightly-hazy peach-apricot color with a good white head and some nice sticky lacing on the way down. The nose carries some light notes of citrus plus a pretty hefty amount of booze. Quite a bit of bready malt in the background as well. The taste is basically a malty mess. There is no real lemon character and the hops are an afterthought. The taste is overrun by a strong alcohol character. Other than that, bready malt and a bit of sweetness. Feel is completely boozed-up and lacks really any bitterness. Not impressive.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-11-2011 Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Tap... Hazy golden pour , thin , wispy white head , sparse lace . Aroma of lemons and citrus hoppiness . Malty sweetness upfront with pine and citrus hop bitterness in the middle leading to a dry lasting bitter finish . Some alcohol and a hint of lemon .Medium bodied and carbonation . jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Pours a copper haze. Aroma is combination of lemon, light hop. Just below medium bitterness, with some light sour and sweet from the lemon. Medium body, a lit bit of carbonation, very long, somewhat bitter finish that is a little boozy. Hard to believe this is 10%, the only place that seems to come out is in the finish. I feel I could drink this too fast. bluejacket74 (1993) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2011
750 ml bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a hazy orange/amber color with about an inch and a half off-white head. The head sticks around for a long time, and there’s a decent amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is mostly citrusy hops (grapefruit, lemon peel), with grassy hops and a bit of peppery spice noticable. The brew tastes like lemony hops, lemon peel, grassy/herbal hops, and some peppery spice and bready malt. At first the bitter lemon rind finish is quite strong, but it eases up after the brew warms up (and I let it sit out for around 25 minutes before opening it). Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and is well carbonated. There’s a bit too much carbonation for me, but it doesn’t hurt the beer much at all. It is easy to drink for being 10% ABV. I liked this brew, I think it’s definitely worth trying. dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2011
I liked it! Great nose (thanks centennial hops) but body is a bit muted in flavor. This may be due to the other ingredients, but ends up a little flat and heavy without the bold flavor. Still, it was tasty for sure, just not all I expected with the huge IBU #s
nickd717 (4835) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 11, 2011
750ml bottle from City Beer. Great clear dark golden color with a 1.5-finger whitish head that fades to swirls. The aroma is rather boozy. Citrusy with lemon and orange with some sweet malt notes. Lemony flavor with sweet pale and caramel malt and a citric finish, with lemon especially. Definitely some alcohol, and the 100 IBU shows. Fuller on the body and mildly syrupy. Boozier than it should be, even for 10% ABV. Not the biggest fan of this overall. steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2011
pours a nice orange with a frothy thick white head. nose is light lemon and sweet hops. taste is more lemon, grapefruit, spice, maltyness. nice palate but a bit sticky. overall a pretty solid DIPA ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Medium orange pour with a white head. Aroma is cat pee, resin, lemon rind, citrus, pot. This one is dank. Flavor is not as intense but there are still some good citrus notes and some nice malt balance. Good beer. Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Bottle; pour is dark dark gold with an average off white head ; modest retention , spotty lacing in this tulip. Caramel malts, orange peel, lemon zest, and grassy hops on the nose. The flavor profile seems fairly straightforward to me, though. There is a creaminess from the head, certainly a bitterness is very present from the hop profile; it is grassy, piney. The lemon element is hardly present, but I realize it adds a certain uniqueness to this brew. The middle of this brew is probably the disappointment. Anyway - I enjoyed the experience. zizzybalubba (1880) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2011
750 mL bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Pours the expected dark orange with a creamy off-white head. The aroma is full of tangerine and assorted citrus hops, caramel malt, and fresh grass but also contains a coriander-esque spice that gives this a Belgian type feel. The initial taste provides the hop bitterness I was hoping for but this is quickly met with some component that I presume is either in the yeast or the malt that seems to be working in contrast with the hops. The results aren’t a disaster but this comes off as a Belgian DIPA. Not sure if that’s what the brewer intended but to me the two styles don’t work together but so well. For all of my criticism this is still a good, just not great beer.