GMCC2181 (1613) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 29, 2009
Bottle from stfun.. Twist off... I hate that. Nice aroma as soon as the top came off. Lots of mango, citrus and pine. Poured into a snifter, small head. Orange with a redish tint. Nice piney and citrus taste. Sweet but with a nice malt backbone. Texture is a little chewy not to thick though. No trace of the nine percent alcohol. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Solid DIPA, that I would like to try again. Thanks Josh!!! hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
bottle by way of noblesquirrel...
a hazy yellow gold pour is capped by a huge, soft and fluffy white head. it leaves a bunch of foamy splotchy lacing painted on the glass.
the aroma is spicy and fruity... mango, orange (pith and meat) and pineapple with leafy notes and a bit of pine.
the palate is not overly sweet... actually, it is fairly dry and refreshingly bitter! it’s a touch ashy mixed with flavors of peach, resinous pine, toasty grain and citrus pith. the dry finish is very green and leafy. those characteristics linger in the aftertaste for a while before the booze hits and substantially warms the belly.
the body is medium... surprisingly not cloying or thick. dryness, bitterness and spicy alcohol help it out immensely to make it insanely easy to drink! 7/3/8/4/16/3.8
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2009
12oz. Bottle. Very light straw orange color with a quickly disappearing white head. Pungent nose of dry grapefruit. Pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit and pine dominate the flavor. Some malt sweetness in the background to support the hop assault. The palate is exceptional with a somewhat drier texture than most IIPAs. Carbonation is medium and the finish is long lasting, bitter and resinous. Pretty much everything a good IIPA should have. Nose is somewhat subtle for the style. Agree with others that this could be a session beer, alcohol is well hidden throughout. beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 27, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours a mostly clear gold with a bit of orange tinting with a moderate linen white head that lasted through two-thirds of the glass and left very nice lacy webbing. Very pleasant aroma of fruity grapefruit along with a bit of pine. The flavor is predominantly resinous pine with some sticky sweetness and bitter grapefruit along with just a bit of the pith. Bitter finish but not overdone. At 9.4%, this beer is way to easy to drink and enjoy! Very good stuff. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2010 On tap at Mekong on 02/02/2010. Clear golden body with a small frothy off-white head. Sweet floral hop aroma on a pale malt background. Big floral and citrus hop flavor on a pale malt background. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/3/8/3/15 - 3.6
Bottle from Wine Warehouse on 04/26/2009. Slightly hazy orange amber body with a medium frothy white head. Sweet citrus and floral hop aroma with a touch of spice. Citrus and floral hop flavor, some light spicy notes and a pale malt background with a moderately bitter finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 8/3/8/4/16 - 3.9
zizzybalubba (1886) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2009
12 oz. bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop. Pale light orange in color with a nice 3/4 foamy white head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit. Tastes of grapefruit and tangerine. Great balance of bitter hops and sweetness. An exceptional DIPA. BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - APR 26, 2009
Thanks goes out to brewedlyhooked13 for securing a 4 pk of this and splitting it with me. Thx Craig a TRUE Beer Advocate member!
The pour of this is pretty thick it has a minimal head that is bone colored.
The nose is that of grapefruit, a little wet grass, lemon, cirus, piney everything you expect in a good quality DIPA
the mouthfeel - you get the tingly hoppy bitter on the front of the tongue then it goes down pretty smooth. I was expecting a more of a slap from the nose but it never came. Fairly smooth.
The taste. grapefruit wet grass lemon pine and cirus but lighter on the tongue than the nose.
Overall this is a very sessionable dipa that could hurt you. I like the hopslam more but this is right up there. Very nice.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-22-2009 05:57:13 monkeychugg55 (1109) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2010 Pours a cloudy golden amber with a thick but short foamy white head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is loaded with Simcoe, pine, and, citric fruit; mango, pineapple, and grapefruit.The sweet maltiness in there too, goes well with the fruit. Flavor is nice and bitter throughout, with strong pineapple at first, fading into grapefruit. Bitterness lingers a little a finishes this one quite well. Reminds me of Hopslam a lot...more pineapple tough. trancecyclist (50) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2009
On tap at The Drafting Room’s Hopfest (Spring House, PA). Hops more subdued than other raters describe. Wonderful floral taste, like jasmine flowers, in front of the hop bitterness, which was well balanced. High ABV was hard to detect from the palate, but I’m sure it’s there. A delicious beer and an excellent brew. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2009
Hazy pale orange, decent but small head. Aroma is slightly gummy malts and loads of hops, primarily showing pineapple and pine notes. Sticky on the palate, a touch sweet. More pineapple and pine, with a touch of anise on the long, quite bitter finish. Highly enjoyable.