Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 12, 2017 J_man (996) - Tustin, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like you’re stepping into a pine tree processing plant! Catty, grassy and strong pine aromas rise off the crystal clear light copper body with a foamy white head. The first taste is as explosively hoppy as the aroma! Tons of resiny pine flavor followed by some grapefruit and pith. The bitterness lays down and puts your tongue in delicious hoppy straitjacket. But just as it peaks, some dark caramel and toffee sweetness comes through to balance it out almost perfectly. Then the alcohol steps up to sweep some of this away but leaves all the good parts behind. There’s a bit of a citrusy lemon flavor in the background but it’s beaten down by the heavier flavors. Needless to say, there’s a lot of bitterness left behind and the flavors make you want to take another sip immediately. Surprisingly easy to drink for a 10% ABV beer. This is one big, delicious IPA that I can’t wait to try again.
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a slightly hazy burnt copper almost amber color with a finger’s worth of semi-white to off white foamy head. Light lingering lace.
The aroma had a sturdy caramel/toffee maltiness not exactly melding with the grapefruit pulp and orange peel that came out separately. Light pine and a little bit of hop spice, slightly earthy rounded out the edges.
The flavor tried to blend those malts to the hops, but instead of being "bittersweet" this was "bitter" at times and "sweet" at other times. Aftertaste leaned towards the malty side with some hop spice tickling it every now and again, still, it doesn’t mesh well together. Finish was malty.
The palate was about medium bodied, perhaps sitting just a touch over. Light carbonation. ABV did feel as projected by the brewer.
Overall, for a DIPA in this day and age, once again, I’m saddened that Flying Dog has come to where they are. Come on, down there in Maryland! I’m rooting for you from Vermont! Svesse (8581) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2017
(Bottle) Amber colour, slightly hazy, with frothy off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of citrus peel, mandarin, pink grapefruit, apricots, caramel, resin, orange marmalade and tropical fruit. Malty, fruity taste with apricots, caramel, mandarin, grapefruit, resin, lemon peel and a bitter finish with lots of resiny, citric hops and a touch of alcohol. More than medium body, with a slight sweetness. Powerful and quite bitter, with a generous hop character and a touch of warming alcohol. Very nice. oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Bottled. Hazy orangeish golden colour with a small off-whitehead. Aroma is floral, fruity, resiny and some slight spicy notes as well. Flavour is thick tropical fruity, resiny and some floral notes with some slight spiced notes and nice sweet maltiness to it. Hides the alcohol really well. YorkshireG73 (55) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Keg @ Grove Udderfield. Aroma of rubber / catwee and a ghostly ladies perfume rises through the ether, Lemony fizzy sherbets ABV well hidden and deceptive.. Great lacing and body for keg. Hoppy balance with the Citra coming through perfectly, tickling the tongue on finish. If I met a woman who tickled my tongue and made my legs go wobbly as much as this I’d marry her. Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
Heerlijke IPA, een die je wegdrinkt zonder besef en idee. echt een heerlijke IPA
teorn88 (7671) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 19, 2014
Keg at Mother Kelly’s London. It pours a hazy orange color with a large white head. Aroma is hoppy, grassy, with notes of peaches, resin, grapefruit peel, hay. Taste is medium sweet and well hopped, with notes of pine cones, resin, grapefruit juice, light damp, mango and hay. Finishes dry, alcoholic and bitter. Overall, quite good Strykzone (7311) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Sampled at esbls. Kind of orange in color. Citrus and malty aroma. The citra hops shine here with citrus and tropical varieties. Richer malts that do a nice job of staying in the back just enough. GRM (4021) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
Sample, draught, 4 ounces, during the Bacon and Beer Fest in New York with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on July 26 2014; eye: amber, clear, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: resinous hops, pine, tangerine, light malt; mouth: resinous hops, pine, tangerine light malt, astringency, finale in resinous hops with presence of Cointreau, full body, average carbonation, quite bitter, lightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, en fût, 4 onces, durant le Bacon and Beer Fest à New York avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 26 juillet 2014; œil : ambrée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, pin, tangerine, léger malt; bouche : houblon résineux, pin, tangerine, léger malt, astringence, finale en houblon résineux avec présence de Cointreau, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, pas mal amère, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien evergreen0199 (3323) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Keg at Mother Kelly’s, Bethnal Green, London. A hazy golden/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Sweet, malty, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes similar, sweet, malty, tropical fruit, slightly musty. Not such a fresh half pint but still very tasty. Beese (2673) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Draught at Mother Kelly’s, Bethnal Green on 17 Oct. Poured a hazy, light amber, with a thin white head. Aroma of butterscotch, somewhat dulled Citra hop and tinned fruit. Mango sweetness in the flavour, with some grain and grassy hop. Finish was increasing hop resin bitterness, golden syrup and bready malt. Good, but probably would have been excellent, if fresh.