joergen (28964) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2011
Bottle at Alex.
Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Fruity aroma of hops, pine needles, grass and hops.
Fruity flavour of hops and pine needles with notes of grass and grape fruits.
Dry hoppy finish. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2011
In short: A ruby ale with restrained hopping. A few nice things, a few problems. Just ok.TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2011
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh a few weeks after receiving the bottle from mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Clear dark ruby body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention
In long: Nose is dank hops, spicy leafy hops as well as some fresh basic chinese tea notes. This is not a home bomb. Taste is low roastiness, a cold cup of coffee, soft red liquorice candy, light caramel, iced-tea, hard-candies, cold green tea, milk chocolate an some cocoa powder, chalk. Hopping is rather restrained. Leafy, tea-ish, tobacco, and a tiny bit piney. Bitterness level is below average for the style. This is not a hop bomb and nor is it malt heavy. Finish is annoyingly chalky. Overall I thought it was an ok beer but certainly not something I will seek-out again. Another bomber I drank alone while at home. They say that for an alcoholic it is hard to admit that you drink alone because it is a sign you are an alcoholic. But I don’t have a problem with that. It’s admitting that I drink alone because nobody loves me that I have a problem with.
Pours very dark brown with nice off-white head. Mid range hoppy aroma. Roasty middle with dry finish. OK - a ways to go before its the Stone Self-Righteous. thb (832) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2011
Cracking open the bottle unleashes loads of west coast hops - grapefruit being the big player. In the glass its a clear dark brown with a touch of red around the edges. Thin, but lingering head. Aroma remains the same (good). Taste. Opens very IPA-ish - doing this blindfolded I wouldn’t guess it was dark. But part way through, and mostly on the finish. there is a bit of a roasty kick that comes in. All in all though I would like a bit more of a roasty punch to this. And maybe a touch more body. phaleslu (10553) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2011
22 oz. bottle from curly- thanks, Jason! Pours a dark copper-brown with a big, foamy tan head. Aroma of citrusy hops, toasted malts, powdery chocolate, and dust. Flavor of citrusy hops, grapefruit, roasted malts, wood, chocolate, and coffee. Light-medium bodied, with a citrusy, bitter, toasty mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Really nice take on the style, and I’ve been impressed with everything from HUB I’ve tried so far.
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2011
Single bottle purchased from Co-op Liqour Store in Calgary, AB on 05/25/2011. Colour: Extremely dark red with hints of brown and low white head. Nose: Maple laced coffee, chai spice, yeast. Hops are abundant and full of fresh zest. Taste: Medium-light sweet, medium bitter, light sour. Tea leaves, and lots of them. Earl Grey? Some buttered toast pops its head in to say hi. Touch of soap. Hops are consistent. End trails off characterwise and leaves solid bitterness. douglas88 (9572) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Bomber thanks to Mike. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head and lots of lacing. A fruity pine hop nose, quite rich. The flavor is a light roast, caramel, rich cascade and some syrupy amarillo, light bitterness. Tasty but missing a real heft. This is dominated by PNW hops, perhaps a heavier roast would be nice. Still, quite nice. Sammy (12610) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 Somewhat disapointing for the style, as a beer. Fresh bottle from Zyn in Calgary. Black body, high IBU, more roastiness in he flavour. Lacey Lots of really roasty as in burnt parts. Hops and citrus in finish. Lace rings. Grows on me, but I am just OK on it. skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Solid solid CDA right here. I love this style. Nice and roasty up front, backed with mild dark fruit flavors and sweeter malts. Mild hints of chocolate. And then of course, hopped up near the back! All the flavors blend perfectly. This is something I’d love to see in 6er’s... Crit (4049) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2011 Deep brown,lasting beige head.Earthy piney hop/ brown sugar nose.. Brown sugar start, piney mid, big long bitter hop finish. Tasty and complex