nickd717 (4886) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Draft review from old notes. Mostly clear medium amber color with a one finger whitish head. Citrusy aroma with some caramel malt and mild butter. A little buttery on the flavor as well, but nice besides that with grapefruit and other citrus. A good hop bite. Medium-plus body with average carbonation. Overall decent. BayAreaBeers (85) - Fremont, California, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Pours a light golden with little haze. Aroma is pineapple, mango and some sweetness. Taste follows with a huge sweetness that lingered. Very good.
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Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours copper with a creamy cream head. Aroma is pine and earth. Flavor has a kick in the mouth of piney hops. BK7 (805) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle. Outstanding Double IPA. Massive bitternes from start to finish. Resiny malt sweetness balances the citrus and pine. Bitter finish that lasts forever. Tasty. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2011
12-oz bottle. Thanks, Justin! Crystal clear medium amber. Not much head. Big caramel nose, showing lots of residual sugar. Dark bitter blood orange and garlic on the nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty caramel and dark sharp pithy grapefruit mid palate. Resiny finish.
mpersinger (366) - , California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Thanks for the share, kmweaver. From bottle procured from brewery. Burnished golden with off-white 16th inch head. Pine and agave syrup aroma with gigantic pine resiny flavors layered with simple syrup, crystal malt and light cinnamon. Medium body, balancing alcohol, slight drying, long flavorful finish. Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
Bottle split with mcberko from Saraveza Double IPA festival, Oregon. Pours a cloudy brown/orange with a lasting white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, resin, citrus, pine, caramel, honey, orange peel. Flavour of the above mentioned hops, backed very nicely with the caramel sweetness. Full bodied, well rounded, nicely bitter. Beautiful. mcberko (18930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
12 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours a cloudy dark orangey amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of pungent grapefruits, piney and resinous hops, orange rind and caramel malts - quite high bitterness. Flavour of orange rinds, grapefruits, piney, citrusy hops, and just enough malt backing. While being quite bitter, it remains highly drinkable. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2011
In short: An enormously hoppy and absurdly bitter IPA that is almost refreshing. For hopheads only. Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2011
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed fresh a few weeks after purchase. Bottle sent to me by presario, thanks a lot Trevor
The look: Cloudy dark orange body topped by a dense medium beige head with good retention
In long: The uber-hoppy nose is oranges, grapefruits, pine-tree, more... This smells like a hops bomb. Taste follows up. I could feel a solid malt backbone of caramelized cereals but it is overwhelmed by the ridiculous amount of hops. Balance is not what this beer is after. Hops profile that has a bit of everything I could hope from an American IPA. Strong pine-tree/coniferous character, grapefruits and other citrus fruits, refreshing tropical fruits, grass juice, orange peels. The bitterness level is through the roof . The finish is very sharp but also very dry and astringent leaving an after taste of pine-tree, orange peels and a little sugary dried fruits notes. This is one of the most bitter beer I’ve eve had, certainly in my top-5 most bitter beers. Despite being a hophead I’m usually not a of overly bitter IPAs, however this one managed to actually easy to drink because not resinous and with refreshing fruits flavors. Another kick-ass west-coast IPA. To USA: thanks for all the great IPAs and also letting us Canadians believe that we are an independent country.
Deep orange good head, strong malty nose with plenty of toasty aromas and a hint of dry, almost fuggly straw aroma. Spiky carb, a tangy orangey oil rips through the malty smoothness. And really dries the crap out of the tongue finishing with some herby notes. It’s a little stiff.