ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013Blairgus (4536) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2017
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a mildly hazy copper color. The head is three fingers high and offwhite in shading, quickly receding to reveal rings of lacing on the glass. Ultimately, the head settles at one finger.
S: The hops here are rather spicy and piny, rather than (preferably) citrusy. All this hoppiness is hidden behind a ton of crystal malt - again, not my cup of tea. On the plus side, the nose has little in the way of booze.
T: Lots of sweet malt open the flavor profile, with notes of honey, caramel, and toffee. The hop profile here is a bit sneaky, building a mild piny tone on the finish and aftertaste. At the end of the day, though, itís not what Iíd call hoppy by any stretch. Nor is it boozy. It doesnít really excite the taste buds, but I enjoy its balance.
M: It starts off with a medium body, but the mildly strong carbonation helps lighten it up some. The finish is dry and resiny; however, itís not overdone. This is quite easy to sip on due to the well-hidden booze and pleasant dryness.
O: Itís pleasant and easy going, almost to a fault. I think this would be a good beginner DIPA due to its malty yet balanced nature and great price point. Still, it canít really compete with some of the readily available elites of the style. The booze comes out strongly when it warms up, so drink it colder.
14 June 2017, bottle. Yellow, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is bitter wet grass. Med/thin body and fizzy. Bitter grass, faint sweet notes bit primarily bitter throughout. Ok tsd08460 (1134) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2017
Bottle from Giant of Warrenton
Aroma: caramel, pine, citrus
Appearance: clear dark golden with a white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish
Tasty WillRunForBeer (2623) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2017
12oz bottle dated 09/14/16. Gifted by AirForceHops. Thanks, Chris! Pours copper gold with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, grass, lemon citrus. Flavor is caramel, toasted malts, grass. A hint of citrus in an otherwise grassy finish. Chalumeaux (1533) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Poured from bottle thanks Airforcehops dated 9/14/16 orange with a white head. Aromas of caramel malt floral hops and some faint citrus. Taste is slightly sweet caramel malt and lingering bitterness from the hops. Not citrus really there. Probably better fresh. trapped (3086) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear amber with largish foamy off-white head, orange peel aroma, medium carbonation, bitter orange peel taste with underlying alcohol, thin body, medium bitter finish. Decent, not outstanding.
AirForceHops (7144) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle from a 12 pack, named the "Pinup Pack". Bottled on 9-14-16. Golden amber-ish color with much head to speak of. Aroma has sweet fruits, sweet caramel, tangy pine and floral notes. stouby (4653) - Holbśk, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2016
Taste is backed by plenty of sweet caramel malts leading into floral and some abrasiveness from pine. Medium to full bodied with a sticky texture over the tongue. Some alcohol presence. Finishes solidly bitter. Bitter in the sense of higher IBUís without a welcoming hop flavor. Still drinkable but I got to say I like the two other styles in the mixed 12 pack much more than this one.
Bottle at Carsten. Clear yellow with a small white head, nice lacings. Aroma medium+ malty (caramel) and hoppy (tropical fruits, peach, piney). Flavor medium sweet, heavy bitter, long lasting, almost astringent. Medium+ body, sirupy. nickd717 (4645) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 20, 2016
12oz bottle from my momís basement. No, I donít live there. Iím not that much of a bum. Hazy orange golden with a small white head and some lacing. The aroma is tangerine, peach, honey, and caramel. Flavor is malty, east coast style, but not without a considerable hop punch. Citrusy, medium sweet. Medium-plus body with average carbonation. Decent. Nevalainen (745) - FINLAND - MAY 5, 2016
Clear amber color with stable white head. Aroma of hops, caramel and citrus. Taste is sweet at first turning into a bitter finish. Also notes of a bit alcohol, but in a good way. Perfect balance. Just a perfect IPA! Guruhso (593) - Grindsted, DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
Bottle. Moderat malty aroma of caramel and Heavy hoppy aroma of pine, resin, grapefruit, orange-peel and herbs. The flavours starts sweet but finish very bitter with long duration. The body is medium and the texture is oily. Soft carbonation.