maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2011
Bottle from Bierkraft. Loving the label. Not a huge standout but a solid and well balanced IPA. Typical grapefruit and mango on the nose. Citrus and pine coming through in the taste. Grassy notes are nice rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - APR 25, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The label has a best before date but no abv%.
Appearance: The body has a heavy haze with a warm orange amber glow. There is some nice visible carbonation which helps support a two finger tall, off white foam head. This head is very thick and clingy. It sticks all over the glass and leaves tons of thick lace patterns behind.
Smell: This one has lots of beautiful big juicy and fruity hops right up front in the nose. Just under the hops there is a sweet candy like maltiness for backup.
Taste/Palate: Right up front there is a ton of deep juicy hops sweetened by deep rich bready malts. Inside of this I get notes of mixed citrus rind, orange, lemon and heavy grapefruit as well as dried apricot and sweetened canned peaches. The hop bitterness slowly builds towards the finish with herbal leafy notes coming into the mix. It finishes with a deep dank hop presence that lingers on with solid bitterness. The plate has a very firm and smooth feel with mild carbonation.
Notes: This American IPA is very well made and brings all the hop power and bitterness of a Double or Imperial IPA.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bought a fresh 6 pack yesterday I grabbed a bottle and poured it into a pint glass. It gave me a nice two finger head that stuck around and laced its way down the glass as I drank the brew. The beer itself was a clear copper in color. The hops were up front in the nose citric and piney. The flavor was what I expected hop forward but with a underling malt sweetness. A good IPA balanced and drinkable the carbonation was spot on for the style. It had a medium feel in my mouth so it was filling to the tummy. I will drink it again from time to time now that I can get it.
Serving type: bottle
fiulijn (21516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
Nice golden color; small head. The aroma is a bit fruity, hoppy, soapy. Good caramel and dry toffee flavor, medium bodied, then some residual sweetness; strong bitterness. It was probably a pleasant one, but now it’s too old. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
12oz bottle poured into my Darkness glass...Gusher warning, not on opening but pouring major spillage here. Pours a nice looking gold with a hint of orange. A really nice fully tope head, super fluffy, great lacing as well...A pine hop aroma with a hint of flowers, perfect strength not too much hop to turn me off...The taste seems like it should be stronger and more hoppy based on the aroma, but its not. The sadly muted hops show through with a little pine and too much alcohol making me think this is a weak dipa.
As I drink it starts to grow on me, a decent ipa that I would pick up occasionally if it was local. A nice extra.
Ungstrup (38986) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2011
Bottled. A hazy dark golden beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of spices and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hops, spices, and fruit, leading to hoppy finish. Thanks fiulijn for sharing. LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Thanks to RCL50belair (3701) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Appearance: Pours a partially cloudy amber orange with a foamy beige cap of head. Leaves a great deal of lacing behind.
Aroma: Beautiful dank hop nose, tangerine and grapefruit, peach and mango.
Taste: Peach, mango, some citrus tartness held together by semi-sweet malt. My tongue shifts to some earthy yeast with a bitter hop finish.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, slightly sticky with prickly carbonation.
Overall: The best East Coast IPA I’ve had, even better than Cigar City’s.
Bottle. Floral and hop aromas. Refreshing with taste that are very similar to the nose. Butters (4062) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Sampled at maniac’s. Pours a clearish dark gold with dense light khaki head. Nose is not all that impressive, but the Great floral fresh hop flavor is really good. Herbal finish. Great solid ipa. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Pours a slightly cloudy light copper with some orange tint to the color. White head is initially two fingers in mu tulip but fades down to just a bit. Good lacing. Nose is light citrus with a bit of tropical fruits. Taste is might and sweet with a small amount of bitterness and some light citrus and tropical notes. Light and slightly bitter. Drinks pretty well, but nothing too special.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-23-2010