ABUSEDGOAT (3001) - California, USA - APR 21, 2018
Amber color with a white head. Aroma is alcohol, citrus, grapefruit, caramel, sugar. Medium to full bodied, alcohol very present, somewhat sugary malts, PNW hops present but overpowered. stevoj (6229) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2018
Taster at brewery. Medium/dark golden, small ring if head, curtains of lacing. Aroma is malty, taste too seems to favor the malts, but a strong hop undercurrent is there, bitterness and ABV coming in late. Dangerously smooth and inconspicuous. 12%, really? barrelagedluv (103) - Pittsburg, California, USA - MAR 14, 2018
This is one big, bitter, badaasss Imperial IPA. It’s refreshing to drink a new non “session” IPA, that’s full bodied and unapologetically boozy. Cheers Ecliptic... you delivered on yet another superior Ale! cobaink2 (923) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2018 Clean looking triple IPA. Tastes clean as well. Citrus, hints of melon and dank hops at the end. A tiny bit of sugar on the end. Not bad IIIPA. hayduke (5762) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 12, 2017
The was a re-bottle from growler purchase in Medford, OR and sent to Strykzone and was shared on FB Chat. Pours a dark copper with a thin off-white head. Nose of alcohol. Medium body and a very alcoholic mouthfeel. Like vodka with some beer. Flavor is big malts and a lot of citrus, pine, and sugar. Finishes boozy. The alcohol is about as poorly hidden as you cab imagine. While hard to drink, still comes off as a good beer.
Strykzone (7949) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2017
12 oz. bottle from hayduke that he rebottled from a growler. We had it together via facebook chat. Both of us mentioned that there was low carbonation upon opening. Aroma is not profound or really distinct. Mostly I smell the chicken my wife is frying. First sip and THIS IS HOT. Alcohol!!! Triple, quadruple, octuple!? Like moonshine but with hops. There is some tangerine and very sweet malts under all that heat. And eventually a little more complexity emerges. This is just too hot. Without doubt that was intentional, but having more than a few ounces at a festival, even then this is too hot. j12601 (13659) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold orange with a medium sized white head. Big sticky citrus on the nose. Alcohol is present right away, this smells thick and sticky. Medium bodied, sticky and full of pineapple, fuzzy citrus. Big and boozy, thick malt and sticky caramel. Gets an almost sorghum like thing going on here, malt syrup. Long boozy finish, alcohol over citrus and slow bitterness that can’t contain the amount of alcohol and sticky malt in here. Tough to drink.
hopdog (13606) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2017
On tap at Ecliptic. Poured a golden color with a small sized off white head. Citrus and tropical with a lighter to medium alcohol finish. dnstone (4175) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Pours a golden with white head. Fruity piney aroma. Quite sweet which overpowers the pine hop.
Notes: on tap at he brewery, Portland visit May 17 freekyp (2533) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2017
This beer is way over the top. First it wallops you with a huge hop resin and cat box aromas. The you put it in your mouth and it is thick and sticky. Too much. Then the hot alcohol notes hit you with an uppercut. Finally it all fades into a hit bitter finish that sticks around longer than youd would like it to. It’s not bad. Just overly aggressive. Save it for the hop fiends.