Ssimkins (6) - - SEP 29, 2011 does not count
Love this Double IPA. Great pine aromas with a hint of citrus. Great bitterness that fades away.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - SEP 28, 2011
A straw-colored hazy beer with a medium cream-colored head that sticks around and leaves lace. Aroma is amazing juicy fruity hops - strawberry, grapefruit, orange. Some pine too. Flavor is a good amount of fruity hop, atop a serious caramel maltiness. Finish is bitter, alcohol well hidden. Great beer. killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Pint @ Chuck’s. Incredibly hoppy aroma. It stings the nostrils. That said, it doesn’t leave any fuzzy feelings in my mouth. Palate is incredibly smooth. More balanced than I would have expected. Fantastic. otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Appearance: beautiful brilliant golden oranges under a voluminous pithy head, tight and in no hurry to disappear. Mousse-like with random bubbly pockets. Lace surrounds.
thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Nose: orangey hoppy juicy freshly squeezed goodness. Mango, kiwi, and guava squeezed for my pleasure. Husky in the back. Hop cones in the back. Kiwi grows as initial chill dissipates.
Palate: hits the spot! Mango, kiwi, and guava. Lemon rind in the finish along with inner ripe yellow banana skins. Tropical flesh into tropical skins for lingering juicy husky bitterness with a rawness to it. Honeycomb with more comb than honey. Tangerines freshly picked and juiced.
Final Thoughts: clean and delicious. Firestone Walker inspires and teases because I can’t get any here in Florida. One of the tasting highlights of our Massachusetts vacation. Juicy hoppy goodness.
Poured from the bottle. Color is light and clear. Thin head and limited lacing. Aroma smells like fresh hop pellets right out of the bag. Smells like Amarillo hops, so I’m Curio us what they used. Flavour is nicely buttered probably around 90 ibus. Palate is thick and oily, not as dry as you would expect from the high abv. Overall a awesome beer!
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2011
22oz bottle, moderate gusher. aroma is well balanced grainy pine and distinct grapefruit. maltiness is pleasant and comes in bounds, earthy and organic. appearance is deep gold near ruby with active carb and floating island head, ring as well. flavor is substantial lightly darkened citrus up front and BIG lasting bitterness on tail end, booze is present but melds well into big, beefy maltiness. never comes across as offensive or even reveals on its own, just partners with the grain bill and rolls on through. dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2011
hazy copper, medium white head, lots of lace. loads of citric hops in the nose with some sweet malt offset. flavor of sweet malt, offset by a nice citric hop and a bitter end. medium bodied, nice bitter finish. fairly comlpex, slightly astringent mouthfeel (i like that), and an enjoyable citric hop presence. Atom (2558) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Bomber pours a clear orange with a small off-white head. Aroma has strong malt characteristic , big orange and tangerine, pine. Strong malt and caramel presence all the way through finishing on citrus and pine bitterness. lachrymalisis (441) - Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2011
don’t see what people like in this beer. I get none of the "big malt middle..." that they speak of in their description. it was more like acidic, brutally hoppy saltine water. The aroma was nice, and there was a beautiful cap of creamy-looking head, but one taste and I instantly had heartburn from the hop-acid. stouby (4714) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2011
Draught at BoHo.
Clear dark orange with a white head. Aroma moderate malty (caramel), heavy hoppy (classic American). Flavor moderate sweet, heavy hoppy, well balanced. Almost full body. Mums.