corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Bomber courtesy of d0b. Thanks a lot Dave!
Pours a cloudy dark orange color with a one finger white foam head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Floral hop aroma with lots of sweet citrus and earthy pine character along with a pale malt presence. Hints of orange peel, pineapple and grapefruit balanced by grassy pine and biscuit.
Chewy full body with lots of sweet citrus hop flavor that’s countered by a dry, bitter pine flavor and pale malt backbone. Lots of citrus rind, mango and grapefruit but the piny bitterness prevents it from becoming overly sweet. Decent bitterness throughout with some biscuit malt and faint alcohol balancing things out. Reall well made and easy to drink. drowland (8827) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Had at RBWG 2010! Malty and alcoholic, must be a double. This is more towards the malt but still quite good. hopscotch (11161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Bottle… RBWG ‘10… Hazy, dirty orange ale with a small, fat-bubbled, white head. The aroma presents earthy, fruity hops (grapefruit, apricot and plum) and praline malt (buttery toffee and nuts). Medium-bodied with gentle carbonation. The hop bitterness has faded, but the hop flavor is all there along with a hefty dose of malt goodness. Thin, bittersweet finish… more sweet than bitter. Kudos to growler for providing the bottle. fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2010
bottle, pours caramel with a thin tan head. Candied grapefruit aroma. Nice sweet bready malts with plenty of apple and citrus hops in the finish. jcwattsrugger (12433) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2010
FSUScott (112) - Rome, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2010
bottle-pours an off white head that laces and hazy gold color. Aroma is resin hops, some light/medium malt. Taste is perfumy, sweet citrus/resin hops, some light/medium malt.
golden orange color. sweet roast aroma. sweet and hoppy. great feel and really good aftertaste! DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2009
From the Bottle at Indulgences Etc, Denver 23/09/2009
Big hop aroma. Golden coloured a little hazy in appearance hoppy and fruity grapefruit flavour with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter malt finish. MrBunn (2836) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Bottle with many thanks to DrnkMcDermott. X-IPA scratched into the wax on the bottle. Body is a lovely dingy tarnished penny with a little bit of a head. Lots of hops and sweetness in the nose. Pine, grapefruit and other citrus, brown sugar and caramel... smells darn good. Flavor is a little punchy. Has a lot of alcohol present with a puckering hops presence and a little too much malty sweetness for my palate. Malt is barley wine like... brown sugar and dates. This has a sticky finish and strikes me more as a barley wine than an IIPA. Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Drunk in New Glarus Brewery parking lot in plastic Duvel cups.......heh, right. Pours a copy color with a medium off-white head which leaves a lot of sticky webbing. Aroma is grapefruit, orange zest, and earthy hops. Taste is much the same. It reminded me a lot of Two Hearted Ale, but the bitterness was a bit abrasive for me. Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2009
I bought this in Madison and couldn’t wait to try it so my brother and I ended up drinking this in the parking lot of the new New Glarus Brewery out of plastic cups. Mind you these were GOOD plastic cups. hehe. Anyway, pours a hazy rich copper hue with thin medium off-white head. Aroma is very resinous with a lot of grapefruit, orange and some other citrus accoutrements. Taste is intense citrus, earthy pine and oily hops with a moderate malt backbone. This isn’t as floral or fruity as say Hopslam, but this definitely reminds me of a West Coast IIPA. Finishes slighlty sharp with moderate carbonation, but still a world class beer.