fugitive (2037) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle. Color clear orange with big white head. Aroma malt, caramel, hop, citrus, orange. Taste sweet, bitter, hoppy, orange. PorterPounder (8231) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Tampa, Fl - Total Wine - 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark murky orange with a sticky snow white head that leaves a thick coat of sticky lacing. Fresh, tangy spruce-like aroma with some juicy fruit gum accents, a hint of nectarine sweetness. Full bodied flavor with plenty of grapefruit bitter sweetness, some maple syrup sweetness, a bit of passion fruit goodness. Rich, thick, sticky mouthfeel. A ho bomb for sure, but enough balance to not overwhelm.. Best 2xIPA I have had in a while. jeremyh70 (1115) - Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Burnt orange and somewhat hazy in color with nice soapy off white head that really persists and leaves rings of lacing. Some caramel on nose when first smelled but after this beer warms, it's all hops. Citrus, grapefruit and apricot that gives way to resin and pine. Taste follows nose with citrus pith elements and later the pine resin and grass with the alcohol giving it a touch of a mint taste. Big piney and chalky bitter that is surprisingly not too harsh. Bitter does build but levels out and never got too astringent for me. Very dry with a medium mouthfeel and medium body. Moderate/high carbonation barely scrubs away any bitterness but does keep it dry. Wasn't as harsh as I had feared but still an out of balance beer that you wouldn't want to drink all the time.
---Jeremy H Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Color is a clear amber with a white head. Head is pretty sturdy and leaves fairly thick lacing behind. Nose is hops - grassy, piney and resinous. Taste is dry and bitter hoppy but not as much of an assault as I expected from the name. Grapefruit and some woody pine notes show too. Finish is dry, almost coffeeish and lasts a while. Medium bodied and nothing unexpected in the mouthfeel. A winner for the hopheads but not to my taste. AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Pours yellow gold with a decent head and nice lacing. Aromas of huge pine and citrus hops, I can smell it as the glass is sitting on the table nearly two feet away from me. Tastes massive and just a tad disjointed with citrus and pine but some resiny notes that to me leave this far too bitter especially since it has a long aftertaste. The mouthfeel is just a tad lighter than I would have expected but that is perhaps due to how big the flavor is. Overall this lives up to it’s name for sure, but still comes in second behind Stone Ruination.
dchmela (3078) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Tap at WOB. Thick pungent hop aroma, very resin and thick with hints of citrus and pine. Medium malt body, with a thick hop bitterness. Tasty, but exhibits some some hop vegetal harshness .
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Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Smells extremely hoppy, not a surprise. Grapefruit and pine, a little boozy. Some sweetness from the malt. Tastes pretty bitter up front. Big grapefruit, almost mint in the back of the palate. Extremely bitter. Not bad. beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - MAR 23, 2013
bottled. pours amber brown medium thick head. aromas of pine, spruce, and grapefruit rind. very bitter a touch of caramel sweetness. medium body, average mouth feel. astringent bitterness lasts on the tongue. decent beer, one of the most hoppy i’ve encountered. kevdude (2) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2013 does not count
absolutely resplendent! Like eating a grapefruit peel first. True to its name..... don’t try this one first! poisoneddwarf (2624) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - MAR 23, 2013
12 oz bottle from a 4-pack. Pours hazy orange with a thick cream-colored head with good retention. The first aroma to hit me is peachy hops, lots of them. Taste starts out sweet, turns extremely bitter mid-palate, and remains that way through the long finish. This is really good, I’m not getting too much vegetal here, but it just doesn’t compete with the freshness of Stone’s Enjoy By IPA. This is really good, but falling a little short.