GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2009
Bottle via HogTownHarry. Rich golden colour with a large white head. Strong aroma of pine resin and orange zest with a solid caramel malt background. Full and slightly sticky mouthfeel. Big, bold flavours of strongly bitter hops and sweet malts, with a lingering orange pith finish. Not the best DIPA I’ve had, but still quite good. yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 8, 2009
Draft. Some nice big hops. Sweet and bitter balance. Some pine, citrus and caramel malts. A bit creamy and nice, hops linger a bit. Stronger than I expected. linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 6, 2009
From a 12oz. Definitely has the character of an Imperial IPA, but not quite as big as others in the style, or even other styles. Good mid-palate but finish too strong. A little disappointing. drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2009
12oz bottle. thanks to 17thfloor. pours clear gold with white head. nose of pale malts, piney, green, alc, cleaner. flavors are green, piney, lawn clippings, caramel. med body, decent finish. Tmoney99 (14952) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2009
Bottle from Hyde Park.
Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Heavy sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Heavy smooth bittersweet hoppy flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration.
This is a very good beer.
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2009
Bottle : The aroma is loaded with citrus hops, light pine, and mango. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small off-white head. The flavor starts sweet fruitiness and some light caramel. The finish is all citrus hops with a hint of pine. Grapefruit really lingers in the aftertaste. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel. Sammy (12725) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2009
A 330 ml., just enough for a person. Big hop IPA, really nice, and the booze, like a hop whiskey. Cloudy golden colour with noticeable whit head, and som lace. Very smooth drinking, a remarkable mouthfeel for a DIPA with such booze and hops. WHy? I get the hops first and foremost. What a delivery. Must try.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Single purchased at Rozi’s in Lakewood. Ya know when you pour a beer without paying too much attention, and its a little rougher than you might like. Then the head keeps growing and growing like some middle school science experiment? That’s what I did. After a rather lousy evening some strong brew seems in order, but I can’t even pour it properly. But thankfully the beer gods, of which-ever gods are involved, smiled upon me and this rose perfectly to the top and stopped, giving the perfect look of a hazy amber with a big ol cream head on top. Aroma is a pretty joyous pine perfection. A rough swirl opens up the floral perfume which is ever so enjoyable. The flavor does not translate quite as well for me. The flavor comes off a little... almost soapy. It is very citusy and sweet at first, bitter at the end, but leaves a semi-soapy flavor at the end. Overall, not that bad. I find myself staring at and smelling it...then taking a big drink. Although it has been that kind of day. Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2009
From bottle. Fantastic hoppy aroma with spice. Good looking orange colour with a great frothy big head. Medium carbonation. Syrupy, Oily texture. The hops cut through the palette to create an intense tangy explosion of bitterness. Sharp citrus finish. Tasty IPA. nimbleprop (8743) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2009
12oz bottle pours a transparent, orange with a frothy, active lacing white head. Aroma is as advertised, big American hop aroma, citrus, pine, flowers, grapefruits, candy, sweet caramel malts. Flavor is similar, more citrus fruits, now the pine comes in with a little bit of soap, sweet and clean malts, some light cracker. Finish is excessively bitter and lacks a bit of sweetness that rounds out the best DIPAs. By the aroma, look and most of the flavor you might think you were drinking Nugget Nectar, the finish is a bit of a let down though. Still, quite a pleasant surprise from one of my favorite breweries.