sulawang (1168) - - MAR 22, 2016 OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - Clear amber body with a billowy off-white head that leaves a few patches of lace behind.
S - Sweet caramel malt, doughy bread, honey, mineral-like aroma.
T - A blend of agressive pine, grapefruit, and leafy green hops hit all at once. The caramel malt keeps things sweet while the hops turn to a resinous grapefruit bitterness with spicy, minty, salty, and dry finish.
M - Medium body, moderate carbonation.
The nose is deceiving, this beer is aggressively hopped with several layers of bitterness. The hops showcase more bitterness than flavor.
Serving type: bottle
Visual: (cellared for 4 years). Pours brown-orange without a head, just a spotty haze of retention, scattered steady singular streams.
Nose: faint toffee barley malt, hints of strawberry (lvl-3)-pungency
Attack: thick viscosity/half-slick, stealth subtle CO2
Mid-palate: bright (lvl-5-sweetness), background grapefruit hoppy bitter, grassy, toffee barley malt
Finish: tangy lingering soft bitter hops
Summary: Solid brew with a thicker mouthfeel and "infused" carbonation. Very drinkable, good balance. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2014
Reviewed from notes: pours a nice amber color with slightly off-white head. Citrus and pine notes tend to dominate, and this finishes with just a hint of maltiness. AgentAle (1764) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
Aroma is roasted sweet malts paielred with a hopiness that leads to earthy , and lemon grass aromas. Taste is very bitter off the bat. But pretty smooth altogether . Body is a cloudy amber with a thick pearl head thet retains well. Ipaluvr082 (71) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
This bottle pours a slightly opaque copper gold with a bubbly off white head. The nose is very reminiscent of other West coast IPA ’s, floral, citrus. rus, sweet, hoppy with a malt background. At the first taste I was anticipating a lot given the nose, it fell flat, very flat. Slight grapefruit and pineapple with a malty finish; I want bitter lasting tingling hops from something dry hopped with all those West coast hops. It’s just an OK garden variety West Coast style IPA. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Cloudy orange color, filmy head. Smells like iced tea which to me usually indicates its old, shit. Taste is mostly malts, no hops. I suspected when I got home that this was broken out of the holiday pack and resold. Dammit. I guess this is what I get for buying an undated IPA. Drainpour...
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-01-2012 03:34:37 CPDalton (67) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Deep amber, low transparency, small head. Aroma is a hoppy, fruity, and estery dream. Taste follows accordingly. A little malt sweetness tries to find its way, but this is dominated by hops. Great beer when you are in need of a good dose of hops. dfearnley (2217) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
650mL bottle to 4oz taster
Aroma of fruits, flowers, and grapefruit. Nice amber colour with a thin white head. The taste is nice but disappointing considering the aroma. jhgrantjr (473) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012 Poured from a bottle, amber color. Aroma is slightly hoppy, floral. Taste is malty-slightly hoppy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone kayres (888) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Clear dark orange with almost no head. Big hop aroma makes one anticipate something awesome only to find sort of bland west coast hop flavors backed by a slightly sweet med body
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