DrnkMcDermott (3097) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Beer #31 of 42 at GTMW, 8-8-09. Cloudy amber color, thin head. Nice IPA smell, light but it clearly advertises what this beer is. Taste is mostly fresh hops, not a lot of pine or citrus, just good hop spice. Surprised to find this is an Imperial IPA, the alcohol is very well disguised. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Tap at the brewpub. Copper pour with a white head. A little citrusy and a nice maltiness to balance it out. Very tasty and flavorful, much better than the 10 Lords, very good. shigadeyo (3730) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2009
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2009
11/16/2007: Grumpty Troll Maggiee IIPA has a murky appearance, but that’s okay. The gragrant orange/grapefruit aroma and juicy orange flavor more than make up for it. Layer in a high amount of bitterness and medium-full body that is smooth and this becomes a pretty nice brew!
Sample (draught) at the Grumpy Troll Brewery, Restaurant and Pizzeria in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. Rating #42 for this beer.
On draft, and delicious. Clear red amber pour with a large beige head and glass coating lace. Floral to piney hops aroma, honey sweetness and alcohol. Flavor is a floral aromatic hop bomb, and delicious. Sweet malts and alcohol heat combine like crystallized ginger, and harmonize well with the hops. The hops bitterness outlives the aroma elements by a hair, and the finish is a bit overly bitter. Full creamy body with a nice hops bite on the palate. Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2009
CASK CONDITIONED - Similar to the regular version, but silkier. Has an aroma like a baby’s diaper, but the taste is considerably (and thankfully) better than the aroma may give as an impression. I prefer the non-cask version of this beer.
REGULAR - On tap at the brewpub, pours a clear red color. Very smooth, taste is earthy but not dirt hops, some caramel, thick but not overly so. It’s a good beer, but I wouldn’t call it the brewer’s best selection.
CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Hmmmmm... When you’re working with 100+ IBUs you’re working with a need for some serious balance, however this one is one of those Double IPAs where the focus on the malt balancing the hops produces some pretty wild flavors. This is pretty sweet and fruity plenty of pineapple and citrus with some odd caramel sweetness and I swear some coconut, however it’s pretty hoppy too with a lot of nice bitterness. The aroma is very floral and nice. Pours a hazy blonde with a nice head, without much lace, plenty of pleasantries about the palate too, very rich and full. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Bomber. Light gold with a froathy head flavors are sweet tangerine and pineapple with a nice lingering finish. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
(Draught) Pours cloudy glowing orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of orange peel, mango, and florals. Flavor of hops (floral, herbal, citrus) and bready caramel malt with a bitter finish. ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, amberish body with a smallish, off-white head.
Smell: Slightly sweetish caramel and toffee nose with a layer of spicy-scented hoppiness lurking underneath.
Taste: Caramel and toffee-flavored maltiness with a minor hint of pre-packaged cookie dough. Floral, spicy hops, maybe a touch of citrus, too, and with moderate bitterness. Finishes with a light, lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Fairly decent drinkability -- it’s plenty hoppy, but, thankfully, there is no caustic, tongue-crippling bitterness. phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2008
My favorite of the day: Pours a bright hazey orange with a large white head. Aroma is floral, strong of grapefruit and lemons. Taste is nice and hoppy with generous amounts of citrus fruit, fresh hops and earth.