crossovert (13409) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2012 New to the Chicago market. 650ml bomber proclaiming the 2011 World Beer Cup Mid-Size Brewery Champion.
It pours a beautiful color. It is a clear copper/orange with a big foamy white head that slowly recedes with some nice lacing.
The smell is fuckin incredible, it is orgasmic. It has the smooth scent of tropical fruits and citrus, pure hops.
The flavor is much more resiny with both pine and citrus rind. There is some dankness and some tropical fruit too. It has a ncie bitterness, not ultra-high, but up there. The malt is a perfect backing giving off a subtle sweetness but not overpowering the hops.
This is one glorious, glorious beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-09-2011 04:42:10
Had some more form the recent 4 packs. Maybe my fav beer ever, only my second 5. Caskalefan (168) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2014 What can I say?
The most complex, fruitiest DIPA I’ve ever tasted, and the fruitiest unfruited beer I’ve tasted since Stille Nacht 1996 Reserve. Among the detectable fruity esters, there are grapefruit, mandarin orange, tangerine, peach, plum, agave nectar, cherry, mango, kiwi, lemon, lime, marion berry, and strawberry.
The finish is luxuriously long, and that seltzer quality slightly dries out the finish, and really adds a sprightly tingle.
Add to this a great malt backbone that has a fruitiness all its own with a substantial body (similar to Hercules, but not as syrupy and weighty).
The floral hoppiness in this beauty almost rivals the Plinys, and after awhile a seltzery saltiness develops, and while I’m not normally a fan of seltzer, it works perfectly here, and leaves one craving another taste.
Perfection. User37895 (3042) - - NOV 21, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2012 Re-rate: 1/12, on draft, multiple times from my sixtel from SL. Original rating is moving up from a 4.9 to a perfect 5.0. You can do no better from the style. Original rating: Pour was golden to very light orange with a nice thin and well-sustained white head. The aroma was friggin awesome grapefruits and tangerines and faint resinous notes. The flavor was rich citrus grapefruits and tangerines with some great herbal hops and wood barrel notes. This thing was absolutely wonderful and I’d have rated it a 4.0 if not a single tasting. Mouthfeel was tingly if not spicey, great moderate body and dry finish. pmarren144 (37) - Auburn, New York, USA - APR 17, 2012
This is a great beer. Has a sweet taste, followed by the hoppy bitterness. Love this stuff. Bought a growler of this a week ago, highly recommend it.
adrosson (148) - California, USA - APR 20, 2012
#2 - tangerine! (22 oz bottle)
#1 - Had a sip from someone else then they ran out. Need to try again liked a lot.
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carnold350 (4) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 23, 2012 does not count
This beer is worth the price simply for the aroma! Smells like heaven. Rapidly becoming my go-to beer. So glad that it is readily available locally. Rates up there with the best West Coast DIPAs for sure. tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2012
Tap. Golden with creamy white head-decent size, decent lacing, decent retention. Smells like I like it. Piney, grape fruity, resent, maybe a little passion fruity. Not a lot of sweetness in the nose. Grapefruit comes through in the flavor, followed by bitter. Not much sweetness here either. Nicer long hop finish, a bit warming, soft carbonation. You’ll put this up amongst the faves. Was just reminded of the 5 in the forums today- do here is one for me. ATTWNone (7) - - MAY 8, 2012 does not count
A great DIPA. Going broke between bombers of DIPA and six packs of the Union Jack. hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Medium head. Crystal clear with a golden hue. Citrus and hoppy nose. Medium carbonation. Slightly sweet with bold hop flavor. Long dry and bitter finish. STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Great head with a dark golden color, nice aroma with great hop kick. Doesn't get better that this.