unclefrito62 (382) - Stow, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2017 Beergelden (4) - - MAR 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance - A nice Copper color with hints of amber highlights, poured to about a 1/2″white head that disapated quickly but hung on around the edge of the glass through out, minor chill haze
Aroma - First hit with a big tropical fruit, peach, apricot hop aroma, some malty sweetness, very fruity and refreshing
Flavor - The attack is a great fruity hop profile, just like the aroma, with sweet malty notes in the middle and a very pleasant orange and honey bitterness on the back end, the bitterness lingers for just the right amount of time and does not overwhelm the palate, for being 9.4% ABV this brew does not show its alcohol strength. The malt and hops are in a good balance for the style.
Mouthfeel – Medium Carbonation, heavy malty body that coats the mouth a little bit, ever so slight alcohol warmth and a tingling bitter sensation remains on the tongue at the end
Overall - An excellent Double IPA that has a big fruity hop profile that is not that common in the usual DIPA suspects. It doesn’t seem to have the big IBUs that some hop heads seem to gravitate towards, but this brew has a decent balance that could make it a little more accessible to be a crowd pleaser. The only down fall to this one that I found was the coating of the mouth by the thick heavy malt body, but to me, that is a minor problem and I could enjoy this brew on a regular basis, if only Great Lakes decides to make it year-round! Right now it is only considered a Spring Seasonal beer and may already be gone from the shelves.
12 ounce bottle at home. Hop aroma but not overwhelming. Orange tint and hazy. Thin white head with film on glass. Smooth and not overly bitter. I was surprised at this. This is pretty nice for the style shobramberg (27) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Chillwave pours a semi opaque amber and has an off-white head with minimal lacing. Upfront aromatics include raisins and lots of malt balancing the liberal dose of hops with traces of berries towards the end. It drinks smoothe for 9% ABV with little lingering bitterness. Clean, medium mouthfeel with a sugary aftertaste. Caught up with it two months passed it’s prime, but still a good IIPA. Sidnne (12) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Had this on tap at TRT and ended up bring home a growler. Absolutely love it. Excellent craftsmanship and balance. The bitterness is balanced perfectly by the malts and hop flavors. Crisp finish. Goes down quick for such a strong beer. Can’t wait for this one to come back around again. shadey (2171) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2017
12oz bottle. Bright deep orange color with light cream lacing. Aroma is sweet alcohol and citrus. Flavors are more grapefruit and still alcohol. Syrupy body. Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2017
12oz bottle light gold in color white head aromas are floral and grass taste is grass and malt with bitter finish
drpimento (3815) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2017
Excellent IIPA. Huge amount of malt to stand up to the bold hops and yet balanced. Nuffield (4247) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2017
I normally love a double IPA but this one rubbed me the wrong way at many levels. The body was too heavy on the palate, like sugar syrup (though more bitter than sweet), the alcohol was too sharp, and the bitterness too unbalanced. Big, but I just couldn’t enjoy it. Bottle. ffaoe (1018) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2017
moderate citrus, pine, and faint malt aromas. dark gold and clear in color with nice long lasting head. taste is hop forward with notes of pine, resin, and lightly citrus. underlying rich malt notes JPDIPSO (6300) - Wauwatosa, USA - FEB 8, 2017
Rated as Alchemy Hour Double IPA. Amber to copper color with a modest sized, beige head. Tiny bubbles. Sweet, candied and caramelized grapefruit. Some tropical fruit scents as well. A little searching shows some faint scents of pale and toffee malt. Really smooth feel. Sweeter start, with some light fruit and pale malt. Middle has a hint of honey, alcohol, and floral bitterness. Finish is quite clean, with a mild malt linger. 2/13
willisread (3811) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle shared. Thanks Gregg! Lovely honey and orange marmalade nose with some earthy notes in the background. Well-balanced and has a big malt profile on the palate. Doesn’t feel overly heavy, but very drinkable. More orange marmalade character. At first a harsh bitterness, but mellows out substantially as it warms. Good stuff.