Braudog (6793) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle. Textbook visuals for an IIPA -- deep, brooding orange-reddish-brown, with an active appeal and a frothy, bubbly head. The aroma is simply kick-butt ... thick like lacquer with rich, oily hops. Drinking this is akin to chewing on a sappy fir branch ... sticky, earthen, dirty, and rife with flavor. Roll out some cheese, light the fire, and enjoy. (#4533, 3/23/2012) blankboy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle [22oz]. Pours a murky copper-gold with a small frothy white head. Nice aroma of citrusy hops, resiny and piney as well, along with biscuity caramel malt, some light honey sweetness, tropical fruit and a hint of alcohol. Flavour of caramel malt and resiny, citrusy hops is well balanced for the style, along with tropical fruit, some alcohol, wood and an average (for the style) bitter finish. Average bodied. Quite good, I enjoyed it and easily drank a bomber of it.
-- Rated via Beer Buddy. mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2012
The nose is very floral and grassy with a mild sugary sweetness. The taste starts with citrusy grapefruit up front, floral and perfumey hops take over coming in behind the initial citrus hit. Smoothing sugary sweetness underneath the hops and into the finish. madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3rd December 2011jake65 (3979) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 29, 2012
ChrisOs Early December Tasting. Clear gold beer, good off white head. Light palate, semi dry. Nice hops, full on but not aggressive. Marmalade citrus - orange, tangerine. Floral notes. Nice bitterness, not too much. Semi dry finish with a little aniseed alcohol and bitter marmalade. Nice.
Bottle: Light bronze color with a modest, creamy sand colored head. Mostly florals in the aroma with light citrus. Tastes dry and earthy; grassey, florals, and seemingly bits of rye prior to a heavy malt backbone. Dry and just short of what I’d consider a ’rough’ finish. Ok, but not really what I like in an IPA.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2012
22oz bottle. Color is unclear pale gold with good carbonation and a medium white head. Aroma is citrus, lemon and orange up front and then a some caramel in the back. Flavor is a citrus of more orange and grapefruit with a touch of caramel and mild bitterness. Certainly on the tame side of an IIPA, but very light and nice. And the price certainly is right. Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Poured from a bomber. Transparent copper with a hearty head. The nose shows grapefruit and malty aromatics. Rich, yet bitter palate. Great length. PorterPounder (8183) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 22 oz bomber. Pours a slightly murky dark orange with a snow-white fluffy head. Hoppy, sprucey aroma with a piney twist. Flavor was initially bland but brightens up as it warms. Decent bittersweet citrus notes, some biscuit like maltiness, a touch of maple syrup. Mouthfeel is thick enough, decent amount of spritz to keep it interesting. Bashley11 (3) - - JAN 7, 2012 does not count
This smelled and tasted terrible. This is the only beer I have ever thrown out.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2012
A very good beer. Hoppy when it needs to be and still goes down smooth. Low alcohol for a double IPA.... loses points for that.