BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2013
People have been generous with this one. Copper pour with hints of burnt tangerine. Caramel, toffee, and honey forward. Way too sweet for the style. Bit of spicy evergreen and the ever so subtle citrus punch. Meh. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2013
If DFH120 is big brother, and Experimental Hop Henge is middle brother, this is little brother. Same syrupy, resiny notes as in those two brews, with the lowest ABV to boot. Nice grapefruit aroma. Bitter, but not especially so surprisingly. Good malty backbone, which the deep copper pour hints at. Among these 3, if you want a resiny IPA, it truly comes down to what ABV you want.
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On tap at Toronado. Orange pour with a sticky white head. Aroma is citrus, grass, a bit bready. Good hop notes. Flavor is nice. Balanced with some nice hop character. Tropical fruits, citrus, grassy, a little resin. Pretty nice Bule (2228) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
12oz bottle. A very full hop flavor, but seems a little too overpowering versus the lower alcohol content.
brokensail (16601) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Amber in color with a white head. Sweet tropical fruit, sugar, and citrus notes. Some mango, pineapple, and grapefruit notes. A hint of booze, sweet caramel, and grass. Tastes of pineapple, mango, peach, and grapefruit. A bit of floral hops, very light pine, and plenty of caramel malt and sweetness.
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Orange pour at GABF, white head. Aroma has some nice sticky malts and lotsof grassy and citrus hops. Flavor is sticky at times and hoppy at others. Pretty interesting brew. The hops peek in and out behind the malt bill. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bottled. Poured a nice shade of sunset orange with a sticky off-white head. The aroma picked up warm, aged caramel and toffee malts with grapefruit and peppery notes around.. touches of butter and cardboard too.. I just got it, but it was definitely old. The flavor found the same story.. warm, aged malts (this time caramel, molasses, and a touch of licorice) with broken down hops (citrus and black pepper) around.. tacky right before the finish.. not bad, but not big enough to age for very long. Medium-bodied with a spotty flow through the palate.. a bit warm for the ABV.. I’d like to try it fresh sometime. barn0216 (550) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Hazy copper color, nice fine head with good lacing. Surprisingly faint pine hop aroma, caramel sweetness, but pleasant. West coast IPA bitterness up front nicely integrated with a light malty sweetness. Alcohol is well-hidden. bytemesis (8776) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Tap. Pours clear amber with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma is rather faint, with grapefruit and pine dominating. Flavor is pine, grapefruit, spruce, some malt sweetness, butter. Mouthfeel is full and a bit creamy. Finish is medium bitter. deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear amber orange with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has some musty pine with a good amount of grapefruit and just a hint of underlying caramel. Flavor begins with grapefruit and is joined by a musty pine note with more of a bread backing.