hiddenvariable (211) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2007
bottle at d’s. pours a clear copper with a big fluffy white head. huge pine citrus smell with a hint of bready malt. bubblegum floral citrus hop taste, with a solid bready caramelly malt backbone. finishes big on the bitter, but with a good bit of sweetness to balance it nicely. medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and an oily mouthfeel. very tasty. IndianaRed (5127) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Bottle pours a deep redish amber with a small light tan head and spoty lacing. Mild citusy hop aroma, and a middle of the road malt body with a balancing though unimpressive hop bite. Seems faded, not the bright crisp fresh west coast IPa type flavor. BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Bottle: Dark ruby, light mahogany, nice light head and lacing. Nose of resinous prickly hops, light orange, creamy malt and hop tannins in the tail. Vague finish, full body and lingering hops. jake65 (4033) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Bottle from Eithcubes - Thanks! Pours a citrus orange / copper with a modest off-white head. Aroma is citrus and piney hops with a nice maltiness. Tastes balanced with hops and malt, no overwhelming role. Citrus and floral go well with the caramel malt. Nice I2PA. corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Quite simply one of the best IPAs I’ve ever had. Pours a dark cloudy amber with an amber/beige head. The aroma is dominated by the hops providing a scent of pure bitter earthiness. Also, there is a very slight citrus aroma that is very hard to detect because of all of the hops. This beer is extremely bitter but is balanced out nicely with a nice amount of sweet citrus flavor. This is a hop head wet dream 165 IBUs. What?!
brentfeesh (1216) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2007
22 oz bottle enjoyed while frying my first turkey on Thanksgiving 2007. Pours hazy amber with a wispy head and very small carbonation. Tons of hops in the aroma with sticky topical fruit and grapefruit. Yummy. The flavor is everything the aroma suggests with powerful hops that push tons of grapefruit and citrus peal on you with a hint of tropical fruit. Dry mouth feel and good carbonation level. Quite enjoyable. ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Clear amber body with a small beige head. The nose is grapefruit, tangerine, caramel and apricot. The flavor is lightly sweet with grapefruit, pithy orange, tangerine and light caramel. Medium body is round with light carbonation and a bitter finish that is a bit on the thin side. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2007
22 oz bottle. Hazed amber brown with a small off-white head. Lemon candies and pink grapefruit. Taste starts the same but just briefly. Pineapple and toffee soothes the buds before growing pine, juniper and green olive. Quite an assault of bitterness but manages to achieve some overall balance. Dorwart (2616) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Decent head of varying sized bubbles. Light carbonation. Succulent aroma. Lots of pineapple, and other citrus, soft malts and a bit of piney hops in the background. Color is a nice orange mahagony. Smooth and medium bodied palate. Lots of roasted malts, some caramel and plenty of bitterness. Lots of herbal notes late swallow along with some juniper. A little bit of noticable alcohol. Finishes medicinal, bitter and dry with a LONG lingering bitterness. A damn good and remarkably refreshing IIPA. Great aroma up front and although the flavor does not live up to the succulent aroma, it still does not disappoint. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Having enjoyed five of their other brews, I expected Hoppin’ Frog’s DIPA to be bigger than it turned out to be. I may be getting jaded by my heavy consumption of highly hopped ales, but this left me wanting more. Still very good, pouring a slightly hazed amber body with a creamy off-white head. Heavy lacing, too. The aroma is mainly hops, grapefruit followed by zest of lemon an a touch of pine, with a wee bit of caramel sweetness coming through. There’s more of a malt presence in the flavor, needed to combat the sturdy hop bitterness that grows as the drinking continues. The finish is a prolonged hoppy bitterness, mainly grapefruit and grapfruit rind, that lasts until the next bottle is opened. Nice.
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