StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2007
650ml bomber, shared with VeloVampire - pours a deep amber/golden shade, with a relatively small white head. Aroma is at first a big of citrusy, orangey hops, but then mellows a bit and you get a big dose of sweet malt as well. Mouthfeel is very buttery. Flavour is extremely well balanced, with lots of sweet, caramel malt and citrusy/piney hops in the mouth. The piney character of the hopping comes out mostly in the nicely bitter finish. Has a somewhat tea-like character. Much bigger malt presence in this one than most other dIPA’s. Really nice. jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle, after a couple months in a fridge. Pours light and rich amber with a medium and lasting white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, some malt. Flavors are the same. I’d had a bottle before that was fresher which had a strong hop presence, but after a couple months of rest the hops had settled and a nice maltiness set in, with no sign of stale hops or anything else undesirable. Very tasty. timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Fresh bottle poured in a teku glass
A: Crystal clear dark orange with a pillowy, foamy substantial white head.
S: Upon cracking it open huge fresh pine and bitter sugared grapefruit peel wafted out. As it settled the aroma became less intense, sadly; however, still great. Grapefruit and pine bitterness, tropical fruit sweetness, and some notable caramel to finish it off. Juicy but dry.
T: Full of flavor. Smacked with pine and grapefruit bitterness first, then sweet citrus and caramel. Finishes dry
P: Nice, refreshing, medium bodied appropriately carbonated ipa.
O: This is a damn good beer when fresh. Well balanced west coast style Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Nice golden color with a light film of foam. Great aroma with citrus, pine and some florals. Big hop flavors with noticeable but good bitterness throughout. Some malt and alcohol too but the hops are the primary flavors. Very nice beer. brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2005
A strong hoppy opening within the light amber brew. Fairly balanced through the middle but a bit bitter on the finish.
rman18 (312) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2011
I had this from a bottle poured into a pint glass. There is a light very small head. It is medium amber color with strong hop flavor and taste. A little citrus but that is mostly overwhelmed by the hops. Good Beer, not sure I can drink too many though. FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2011 This will not remove enamal from anyone’s teeth. It’s not that hoppy, quite balanced. Herbal hops. Nice beer, but nothing amazing. WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2008
This was pretty standard for a Double IPA, no big surprises. Its a little unbalanced but I knew it would be going in. By the taste I would have guessed it be a regular IPA, not quite thick and sticky enough to be of the double variety. Up against some of the real DIPAs this seems like water. thefederalist (311) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - JUN 16, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2008 Bottle. Pours a clear amber brown with a diminishing head that leaves nice lacing in the class. Thick, grassy cascade hop aroma. Initial sweetness is balanced by tremendous bitterness, all inside a viscous body. The finish is lingering and pleasant. jh773 (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2014 Almost no head; golden orange in the glass. Smell is delicious -- apple turnovers, candied fruit, a little grass, some citrus. Taste is crisp, bready, cooked pastry dough, tangy and slightly dry on the finish. Really good.