DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Draft at Capone’s and Craft. Pours turbid dark straw toward brown with off-white clingy head. Nose is heavy resiny hops, caramel malt, vinous fruit. Tastes dense on the palate, complex, with big hops, a nice malt balance, and a lot of flavor hints popping around. Your eager mouth and tongue will welcome every drop of this libation. mrohia (283) - Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Meat and Potatoes, Pittsburgh, draft. Pretty much perfect. What else do you want?
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On draft at Sharp Edge Brasserie. Poured hazy orange. Nose of juicy orange and tangerine. Flavor also of fresh cut citrus with subtle piney notes. A winning hop profile. Dangerously drinkable. Darkmagus82 (2303) - - OCT 9, 2014
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Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed golden-amber color with a one finger of white foam atop the surface. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer a nice mix of sweet and hoppy. The sweet is a blend of tropical fruit smells of tangerine, mango and pineapple with just a hint of apple in there as well. The hop aromas are heaviest of a grapefruit smell but also have a good showing of a pine hop aroma. Rounding out these smells are a light bready and caramel aroma as well as just a hint of earth.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and tropical fruit taste. The tropical fruits are mainly of a tangerine and mango nature. Along with these flavors are a rather moderately strong bready taste and a decent showing of pine hops. As the flavor advances the pine grows slightly stronger and is joined by a grapefruit hop flavor. While the pine is heavier than the grapefruit upfront, this quickly changes with the grapefruit soon surpassing the pine and really making a strong presence in the taste. A lighter bit of an earthy flavor works its way onto the tongue as well, mixing with the strong grapefruit and moderate pine flavor as well as the tropical fruit flavors of the brew to leave a nice resinous bitter but balanced hop flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is average. Overall the mix of a thicker body and moderate carbonation are quite nice for the blend of sweet and hop flavors of the brew, making for a rather nice medium for the flavors.
Overall – A nice somewhat resinous, but very balanced and good drinking double.
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
This poured a very hazy darker yellow to orange color with a small white head. Aroma was lots and lots of fruit and pine and not much else. pretty inviting. Flavor was much the same, medium to strong bitterness, with tons of fruity and piney hop flavor to back it up. Great DIPA.
kassner (1722) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2017 This is a great dipa. ihope they can keep this up. Had this on tap at Dive Bar and at Fuel and fuddle. Light cloudy lemon color, huge hops and frabgrance with a clean crisp bitter finish.
Finally again on tap near me. Color more like ginger ale, not so cloudy, but same great taste, with plenty of backbone. Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
On tap at Mad Mex (North Hills). Great fresh hop aroma, sweet and grassy with apricot and pear. Some pine and herb notes, too. Hazy medium amber with thin white lacing head. Medium body with medium to heavy carbonation. Starts nice and sweet with apricot and pear notes. Light brown sugar and caramel, too. Sweet bitter finish with nice lasting bitter after that’s not too harsh. bosendorfer (40) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2012
I had this on top at this year’s Steel City Big Pour festival in Pittsburgh. This beer has a fantastic caramel, amber color with a nice thick head. The nose is sweet and sticky, with a very strong, punchy West Coast hop aroma. Flavors of honey, pineapple, and mango with a well-integrated caramely malt backbone help balance out this extremely well crafted double IPA - awesome