Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Bottle at Nachbar in Louisville. Pours red/amber and fairly thick. Has a pungent resinous quality to the nose. Pine sap with some candy caramel notes. The flavor is very hoppy and bitter but also has a distinct sweetness to it from the malts. A bite from the high alcohol is noticable but does not diminish the drinkability, which is, like they say, pretty dangerous. Excellent sticky mouthfeel. Feels like it coats your mouth in bitter, hoppy wondefulness. Not only is the label one of the coolest on the market, this is a very good beer. zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2010
(bottle - 12 oz) Orange pour with a thick off-white head. Tons of hops and citrus in the aroma. Almost impossible to pick out any one in particular. Loaded with citrus and floral notes as well. Flavor is an explosion of citrus and flowery hops. Smooth and sweet with a bitter and peppery flavor coming through at the end. Incredibly thick and chewy. Alcohol is hidden well. jjp31 (10) - Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2010
wow... this could be the best IPA I have ever had. To me it beats out the Dogfish 90 and the Southern Tier Unearthly. I will definately purchase more of these brews, go getcha some! brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
A: This one pours a rich amber color with one finger of off-white foam that soon dissipates to a thin layer.
S: What a nose on this! Tons of citrus, mostly grapefruit and orange, followed by a light pine and a nice malt backing, which seems to be a trademark of even the hoppiest Midwestern IPAs.
T: Very bitter up front. The citrus flavors are much more subdued than I expected from the nose. There still is a burst of grapefruit flavor in the middle of the sip. Following the initial onslaught of bitterness is a surprisingly sweet caramel malt flavor. As the beer warms, a bit of alcohol heat comes through on the finish.
M: Featuring low to moderate carbonation, quite full bodied for an IPA.
D: This is a beer that I have been waiting to try for quite some time, and I am certainly glad that I did. This beer is a little low on the drinkability just because of the initial bitterness and the alcoholic finish, but still a great beer. dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Bottle. Poured a hazy orange color. No real head to speak of. Aroma was strong pine, spruce, and grass. Flavor was very bitter. Strong bite of pine, citrus, and some alcohol coming through. Long, stticky finish with some alcohol burn. Very good beer.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Hazy orange pour with a slightly orange head. Aroma is tangerine, citrus hops. Flavor is bitter, quite astringent and nice duration. The bitterness was there, just not enough other flavor from the hops that I like to see. taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2010
From bottle. Pours deep orange amber with very thin white head.
Grapefruit and citrus hops with some toasty malt aromas. Citrus and fresh pine Very smooth and full mouthfeel. Classic IIIPA. LinusStick (3462) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Great and sneaky beer. Aroma was very good. Strong caramel malt with notes of grapefruit. Pour was a nice medium orange with plenty of bubbles and a pinky sized off white head. Taste was great. As in most non-west coast IIPAs malt is the star in this beer. Strong caramel malt in the front and grapefruit and bitter pine in the middle and in the wet sticky aftertaste. Nice carbonation for the style. There is no way I would guess this beer was 12%. Hides alcohol perfectly. Great beer. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2010
The aroma is potent, rich in hops and strong notes of alcohol. Honey amber brown in color it pours with a small head but nice lacing. It is so pungent in hops, with all the bitterness and sweetness you want in overdrive. This is just too much for my palate, but I’d love to age it for a year and try it then. Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
12oz bottle from MrChopin. Super good. Doesn’t taste like 12%. Sharp and sweet together. Not overpowering. Very drinkable.