crossovert (13411) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Citrusy, slightly spicy ipa, seems to eb a bit hot and sweet for my liking, also a very bi mouthfeel. Want more dryness. Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at Haymarket. Served in a 12 oz. goblet.
A: Pours a dark amber color with a white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly leaving behind some sticky sheets of lace.
S: Piney and citrus with a malty sweetness through out. Some orange and melon notes with faint hint of resin.
T: Absolutely delicious. Bursting notes of citrus and tropical fruits. Grapefruit, orange rind, and lemon zest. Pineapple and melon with some mild grassy notes and a little piney bitterness. Great malt backbone with some sweet bread and cereal grain flavors. Both are definitely sweet.
M: Medium bodied with a sweet finish and medium carbonation level. Highly drinkable.
O: I could crush glass upon glass of this stuff. It was sweet, but I really enjoyed it and the hop profile is down right delicious.
Serving type: on-tap
Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
17 nov 201, tap at hay market bar. Nose is big alcohol and sweet bubblegum. Med body and mildly fizzy. Big alcohol taste, orange juice, grapefruit. Great!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Theydon_Bois (20142) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Tap at Haymarket pub and brewery, Chicago - 04/11/12.
Hazy mid amber with a thinnish off white head. Good lacing follows.
Pine forward nose, caramel malt, hops, mango, bitter grapefruit and orange pith.
Taste follows, big on the pine and bitter grapefruit.
Full bodied with fine carbonation leading to a bitter finish.
Good stuff! Newk (299) - - OCT 11, 2012
Had on tap at haymarket. Poured into a goblet and pours dark orange color with a good small head.
Powerful and deep aromas of pine cones, resin, navel oranges, hops and loads of citrus and guava. There are good layers of aromas in this with the fresh hops being upfront and notable.
Full bodied with a really good and smooth feel. Not as layered, but the notes of guava, hops, pine cones and resin are still delicious.
Was offered this up as an alternative to the normal mathias by the bartender. I absolutely loved this and it is an amazing Imperial IPA.
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 27, 2012
On tap at brewpub. Poured a cloudy light orange color with a dense white head. The smell was all citrus, with big funkiness and tropical fruit. The flavor is a bit more subdued than the smell, with a blend of fresh hops, some piney bitter backbone and a touch of sweet malt creeping through the hops. The mouthfeel is thick and full with a long oily finish.
3fourths (9351) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2012
draft. as expected after having the IPA just before: goopy, syrupy, chewy, resinous body, heavy resin, tea, sweet caramel syrup and orange oil flavor with lighter butane and solvent notes. high bitterness, strong sweetness, fatiguing alcohol. tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2012
Pours clear dark amber with a small off white head leaving some lacing. Aroma of malts pine caramel tea citrus and pine. Flavor is tea, bitter, sweet, fruity and malty. Finishes longlived bitter. DuffMan (10549) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2012
On tap @ the brewpub. Deep red-orange, nearly no head. Syrupy tropical fruit aroma, lots of ripe mango, passionfruit, melon. Oily body, loads of tropical fruit and crushed nettles/green grass, juicy juicy! Pithy dry bitter finish. Outstanding! AWISLguy (3224) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours orange brown with some head, nice lacing. Aroma has citrus fruits and dark fruits with some pine. Heavy citra on review - nice Taste brings sweet fruit, pine and some resin. Modicum of caramel. Some syrupiness. Finishes medium length and a nice sweet/bitter mix. Alcohol hidden. This is really nicely put together brew that stays with you!