Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2013
UPDATED: APR 25, 2013 Aromas of juicy grapefruit, apricot, pine, and light caramel. Clear bronze, off-white head, low retention. Bitter, strong with boozy tones, lightly sweet, very balanced. Full bodied and chewy, moderate carbonation, flavors fade quickly but leave a long, bitter but clean finish. Linnet (1890) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2013
Ar: Burst of tropical fruits, pineapple, citric, resinous, grapefruit, mango, passionfruit, some perfume and maltiness under all the lovely hop notes,
Ap: Amber colour, extremely creamy beige head, lots of lacing.
T: big bite but also lots and lots of malts to balance it, lovely retro nasal action of tropical fruits, Behind the grapefruity resinous first onslaught. Long lingering bitterness, paired with a warming finish.
P: soft carbonation, full body.
T: very nice indeed, Only downside is That for My particular taste the thick maltbase somewhat subdues the hops. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Beautiful double IPA. Hits all the right notes. Nice bouquet. Deep orange color. Hoppy, citrus flavor while not being crazy bitter. Perhaps a standard bearer for the style.
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This beer is amazing. Tried it with several other Firestone Walker beers one night and damn is it awesome! vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
The beer pours a deep copper color with an strong white head. The citrus aroma of grapefruit is noticeable as soon as the cap comes off the bottle. The flavor is full-bodied and rich in citrus fruit mixed with pine resin. The sweet malt comes through at the end. The mouthfeel is thick with a clean finish. An excellent and flavorful libation.
Ataraxia (567) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Golden pour with a white head. Complex blend of grapefruit, mango, peach, and orange fruits. Bread malt, pine resin, and grass are also present. Spicy, sweet, and crisp, though a bit too highly carbonated. Bitterness of the hops mixes with the alcohol and dominates the finish. rgfellow (100) - - DEC 29, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013 Spicy aroma with a hint of citrus. Perfect mouth feel; harsh, almost abrupt finish. Garvinil (4) - DeKalb, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
The best imperial IPA I have had to date. The color is a little misleading, due to the pale amber hue. One might expect a darker more ominous shade. The taste is surprisingly complex and yet subtle. One taste and I was singing it's praises.
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A nice double ipa amber color light head its a nice ipa after my 2nd one its better warm. Dry after taste ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle, shared with BBGTC, Foffern and Gunnar. Pours a clear orange body with a medium white head. Nose is intense hoppy grass, fruit and syrup, cat pee, herbs, dry leaves and hints of caramel. Nice. Taste is fruity peachy tones, grapefruit, grass, cat pee, hints of apricot and parsley. Full body, soft carbonation. A straightforward, yet very solid and DIPA in all respects.