RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bright golden orange color, big citrus hop nose, immediate hop bitter upfront that leads to a nice malt balance and finishes long and dry, made with Warrior, Cascade, Simcoe and Amarillo hops backed by Munich Caramel and Pale Ale malts.
2007 vintage: 9.6% abv (draught only)
2012 vintage: 8.9% and 8.2% abv

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4.3
JK (6294) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Thanks to Skyview for sharing this very rare, and very good beer. It has a powerful aroma of hops with citrus and herbs. one of the most intense hop aromas I have had in any beer. Fruity, inclduing peaches and lemon, more citrus, in the flavor. But there is also a body of sweet malt. Very well balanced. Thick on the palate. I expected a beer good for Leinenkugels; but this is good by any measure.

4.3
Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2007
On tap at the Landmark 1850, across the highway from Mitchell Int. Airport in Milwaukee. Pours a thick hazy coppery amber brew with a lumpy white head. Aroma of strong grapefruit hops, barley malt, caramel, and citrus zest. Taste is thick and syrupy with some light alcohol and pine spice. Finish is grapefruit bitter that lingers around a little bit. Leinenkugel has really done great on this craft beer and hope to see this come out as a regular beer.

4.3
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Sampled on-tap at Stonefly during Hulot’s World Release Party last night. Served in a tulip glass. Dark orange hue. Smelled like several different citrus fruits...lemons, oranges, grapefruits. Taste was more citrus hops and a very pleasant bitterness. Extremely full mouthfeel, this is a sipping beer. Very impressive Leinenkugel production.

4.3
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Deep orange pour with a thin white head. Aroma is resin, deep pine and grapefruit. Flavor is almost perfectly balanced between hop bitterness and malt. Caramely but bitter. Sweet but citrus. This beer is great.

4.3
zizzybalubba (1886) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Bottle Revolution in Raleigh, NC (2012 Vintage, 8.2% ABV). Pours dark orange with a foamy off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit rind, pine needles, and tangerine. Delicious assertive hop flavor of grapefruit, pine, wet grass, and orange. The hop bitterness lingers a bit on the tongue reminding you of its deliciousness and enticing you to go back for more. An awesome DIPA.

4.3
schmidtguy (39) - Englevale, North Dakota, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Pours deep golden copper..thin head...smells of many fruits hint of hops..taste is fantastic great fruit full flavor, just the right about of hop taste, doesnt hang on you, not a big ipa guy but I really enjoy this beer...shouldnt be disappointed in this one if you try it

4.2
Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2007
On tap at Wicked Hop. Poured clear caramelly-brown with a short, average-looking off-white head.. cool translucent copper effect when the head died down. Aroma was wonderfully-aggressive with spicy pine and grapefruit hoppage, grapefruit meat and drawn caramel beneath.. opened up with warmth to show some floral and pears... WOW!

Heavy, slightly-boozy grapefruit meat and a lightly-toasted caramel base in the flavor surrounded by huge floral, grapefruit, pine, and spicy hops.. tons of flavor with a long satisfying finish! Heavy bitterness on the palate with an ideal, thick, resiny grapefruit and caramel base.. left a thick, hoppy film on the back of the teeth. Excellent brew! Please continue in this direction.

4.2
goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Poured a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Big nice fresh hop forward aroma with a sweet caramel base. grapefruit, orange and pine. The flavor started as a mix of oranges (hops) and caramel malt. Some citrus starts to enter then a piney and bitter semi-dry finish. Long finish. Some warmth. Medium to full bodied.

4.2
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2007
Growler from Ofortuna and shared the night before DLD with the Columbus group! - Thanks! - Pours amber with a slight white head. Aromas of grapefruit and pine but also some tangerine and even a little caramel. Flavor is grapefruit pine, lots of tangerine notes, caramel as well. Slight bitter finish but not overly so... This is an amazingly balanced IIPA. I was quite impressed with this one!

4.2
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2007
Shared by OhioDad @ DLD’07.Lots of piney hops dominated the aroma.Pours a deep copper with a light off white head.Lots of bitter hops and some nice malt in there as well in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a well ballanced hop/malt finish.


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