luttonm (6484) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Another new bottle thanks to bmartin08 - Hazy orange pour, sweet musty nose. Flavor of complex hops but mostly peppery sweetness, almost like a barley wine. Decent weight on the tongue, with a touch of sticky. Odd flavor overall. yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Not sure why I never rated this one. Fresh this definitely has more hops to it but man do they fade fast. An ager if you want it richer with not much hops. Still a great beer but not a DIPA aged. Fresh it has a ton of hops and malts to balance it out but even fresh it is a sweeter DIPA. Giving out my last of these made me realize how much I do like it. KyotoLefty (10311) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2008
Medium amber-brown, not too attractive really. Hoppy, fragrant aroma of grapefruit, pine, tons of hops, with decent caramel malt. Very strong alcohol flavor, with lots of hops again: pine, grapefruit, some cherry and dark fruit, but really driven by alcohol and hops. Way too much alcohol in the mouth. Nice otherwise, with really great hops. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2008
12oz bottle courtesy of yobdoog. Pours a hazy amber with a one finger initial beige head that fades to a soup scum quickly. Nose is caramel malt, muted citrus and earthy notes. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar and an earthy finish. Where are the hops? This brew comes off more like a barleywine. Not bad though. Thanks Trevor! Ron (3997) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2008
2008 Flour City Brew Fest. Some hop aroma to this beer. Light clear orange color with a lasting small white head. Initial sweet malt taste turning to bitter hops. Finishes with a good amount of citrus hop flavor.
jimhilt (2611) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Pours a two finger cream head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving no lace. Cloudy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit nose. Flavor is hoppy grapefruit with hints of sweetness. Some lingering bitterness. $2.29 for a 12oz bottle from Yankee Spirits South Attleboro, Ma. DocLock (10725) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Draft. Pours hazy orangy copper with off-white head. Nose is piney hops, grapefruit, mango, honeydew, black pepper. Tastes citric, hoppy, with a lot of tropical/citrus fruity flavors matched by a decent malt bill and some late peppery and perfumy floral notes. Solid balance and complexity make this a very good IIPA. GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Pours a bright, hazy golden orange with a dense one-finger head that dissipates fairly quickly to a ring leaving sporadic lacing. The smell is surprising sweet with peaches and apricots on top of the big citrus hop base. There is also some caramel malts in the nose as well. The taste doesn’t quite deliver on the unique smell and is a mix of citrus and pine and some bready malts. It has an abrasive bitterness through the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and very sticky with strong carbonation. This is an interesting DIPA though I wish the flavor measured up to the unique aroma. Still worth trying. tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2008
bottle. piney hops. dark crystal lends an unpleasant dark fruit/prune flavor. alcohol edge. didn’t like this one. ahboo. adrian910ss (2582) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JUN 25, 2008
On draft at Capone’s. Pours a dark orange/brown with a medium white head. Aroma of grassy hops and light pine. Taste of grassy notes, light pine and faint citrus.