thedm (6178) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2016 HoppyAlesToYou (167) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Resin, spruce, pungent citrus, caramel, and cereal find their way through my nostrils. The caramel is the most welcome, it really balances this ale and adds substance. Looks just fine in the glass, with a frothy white head that slowly releases the aroma. Medium sweetness initially, which is pleasantly washed away by lingering medium bitterness. Body is light, texture is slick, almost oily. A fine double pale ale or DIPA, and worthy of trying if you like caramel notes in your ales.
This draft brew from a beer festival poured a head of foamy fine to medium sized bubbles that were and left behind no visible carbonation and a dark orange brown colored body with a fair lacing. The mild aroma was of brown malt. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild hops and brown malt. An OK brew just nothing special. b3shine (8870) - Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2016
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent caramelish orange with off-white head. Smells floral and perfumey with a moderately bittersweet backbone that’s more sweet than bitter. Caramel. Tastes like it smells with a medium to medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Underwhelming. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2015
This was hoppy. There’s not too much to say. It wasn’t overly grapefruit juice bitter, but it was sort of one dimensional. A bit too hopped out for my taste. Good and clean overall, but only one at a time. kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Amber pour from 22oz bottle at home. White head. Malty fruits cracker bready. Musty apricot. Decent but not my wheelhouse patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2013
tap at Dash In, listed as a Double Pale Ale - Pours a very hazy caramel color with a small lingering tan head. It smells fruity with caramel and alcohol. It’s heavily hopped with a good caramel malt backbone. Medium to full bodied with a long, bitter finish, it’s a good beer.
Onslow (1495) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2013
Pour from a 22oz bottle. Reddish amber brew with luscious thick tan head. Nice aroma of sweet malts, spicy hops, a little citrus and earth. Taste is very light caramel at the start with building sweetness and then a decent spice/resin/earth finish. Vewry nice. dmac (6259) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2013
22oz bomber from fletche00, thanks Zach. This one poured a deep dark tea brown with an average sized long lasting super frothy light beige/off white head, lasting is impressive on this one. Aroma is a dried sugar pine apple with lightly brown toast, tropical fruits, citrus hops. Medium bodied with softer carbonation and a quicker fading aftertaste. Flavor is solid, notes of dried out pineapple, toast, old dry sugar, sugary sun dried tropical fruits, dough and some tea leaves. Actually very solid despite my spotty description. queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Tap at source. Sweet caramel orange malt aroma. Hazy amber with a small ivory head, decent lacing. Caramel malt, floral-citrus hops, earthy, alcohol flavor. Full sticky, smooth, creamy body. Nice malt-hop balance. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Draft at Twenty Tap. Pours a deep amber with an offwhite head. The nose is soft and floral, citrusy with a ton of caramel. Heavy in the nose overall. On tasting, there is a big bitterness that is followed by a ton of caramel. Not overly sweet but the caramel dominates. Hop flavor is restrained. Hints of butterscotch as well. Not a fan at all.