Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - AUG 31, 2016
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a slight dark burnt orange almost brown color with a sly transparency about it. Carbonation runs up at a nice pace to fill a nice thin foamy white head. Little bit of messy thin lacing all around.
The smell starts danky sweet onion with a menancing resin hop bittersweetness rolling in underneath, but then protrudes a big hop burn dankiness as it continues to warm.
The flavor takes in a big danky sweet onion sticky hop burn with big sweet resinous tongue ripping stickiness. Sweet to bitter grassy edge. Combined sticky resinous "green" (fresh) to danky sweet oniony aftertaste charging into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a super sipping sticky feel hitting my tongue. Harshness of the hops hit pretty sharp and bitter. Big hop throat burn.
Overall, wow, how old or how young is this? Though it kinda reminds of a day old SN Hoptimum, the hop throat burn is big on this one. Still, I liked it a lot as I believe that’s what the brewer intended. thepatrickman (1365) - Jevington, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle, about a month old. Some hop bitterness and aroma, but surprisingly I found this one to be dominated by the booze and the yeast. At 11.1%, I tasted every bit of that ABV. I also got a heavy yeast flavor, which reminded me of the bottle of Double Sunshine I had a few weeks ago. Not bad, just not refined at all. bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - APR 22, 2016
Bottle via trade. Pours a golden yellow, light haze, foamy white head. Aroma of pine, dank, bitter citrus, and alcohol. Flavor follows the nose and is quite full of astringent alcohol, but was drinkable. Full bodied, sticky texture, bubbly carbonation, bitter and boozy alcohol burn to end. Johnsense (1690) - - APR 12, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2016 Golden pour, good sized white cap. Dank resinous aroma. Pine resin up front, orange , sweet, tropical fruit. Creamy mouthfeel. Astringent with a bit of alcohol warming. Quite aggressive. sseb69 (1911) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
Bouteille, 11.1%. MERCI Jean-Ben !! Couleur ambrée-orangée, mousse beige. Arôme de résine, herbe fraîche, fruits et une petit peu de caramel. En bouche, ronde, houblons à profusion, conifère, agrumes, poires, notes d’alcool, grains. Finale avec une amertume sucrée, alcool. Fruitée à souhait, réchauffe, goûteuse. Très bonne IIPA.
dogfish120love (1335) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Pours a pale effervescent orange with a thick white lacing. Orange, creamscicle. Steasy66 (1155) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Really septic aroma. Nice flavor. Citric and hoppy. Really clean finish. Great besides the aroma. jredmond (8335) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle at Erics. Pours a golden body with light white lacing. Aroma is fresh pungent bitter grapefruit, citric and pine hop and light booze. Mouthfeel is medium to slick with similar notes of bitter citrus and fresh pine dominating the palate. A bit too much booze - if this was a bit lighter it’d be awesome. Ester_ (124) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
Taste on tap. Yellow with a little foam collar. Aromas : aromatic, lemon and resinous hop. Flavors of aromatic, resinous and fruity hop with a little bit of sweetness.
Goûté en fut. Jaune soleil, petit col de mousse. Nez aromatique, piquant et citron. Saveurs de houblon aromatique, piquant, fruité et citronné avec un peu de sucré pour enrober le tout. callmemickey (4549) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
hazy orange body, medium sized white head, soapy lacing. Dirrt earthy hops with some floral and vegetal qualities. Healthy dose of sweet crackery malts. Medium to full bodied, slightly boozy, aggressive bitterness.