HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Poured an amber color with quarter inch of foamy white head. Aroma of hops and soap suds. Flavor was citrus hops, peach, sweet malt, and a dry bitter hop finish. Medium bodied and well balanced. Really had a nice complex of flavor all through the beer and a great finish. Great double from Long Trail! zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2009
On tap at the good ’ole Sharp Edge Emporium, 07.18.09. Hazy orange gold, off white head. Aroma is hoppy kiwi and tangerine, tangy, some floral. Flavor is hoppy, fruity, floral, crisp, and has a nice bitter finish. Not too syrupy or peaty. Thumbs up. pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deliciously hazy golden brown. Off-white head. Very nice lacing. Strong scent, smells like wine/fruit. Interesting flavor - I was expecting a much more bitter finish that never really came. More malt than you usually can taste in a DIPA, I’d think. Lemon notes too. Definitely do not taste the 8.6% ABV. Pretty good DIPA overall, will definitely drink again. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2009
#1600!!! Pours a medium orange yellow. Small white head. Winey, grapefruity nose & aroma. Tangy grapefruit, tangerine citrus hops. Sweet flavor. Strong acidity twang. Decent. Sort of diasappointed canary dog (780) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - AUG 17, 2009
A very good doube IPA. Rich and robust with plenty of assertive hops and balanced malt. Very citrusy hops. Looks very beautiful in the glass, with a very nice white fluffy head. Well done.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 12, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2009 bottle courtesy of zathrus13. hazy apricot color with nice lil suspended particulates. small orange head. apricot and sweet peach nose with some good hops hanging on the end. a very big hop hit is very smooth, and very warm on the way down from the hop concentration. light fruity finish that blends nicely into a hop bomb aftertaste. sweet full creamy body through the entire palate. this would be great for a winter camping trip, very nice! mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2009
At last - a great local DIPA!! Pours a nice bright orange and a soft pillow white head. Sweet piney/citrus notes and a nice balance flavor on the palate. It’s wonderful when brewers are able to balance the malt and hops in this style. Beautifully done. And I’m not a natural fan of the style! dnstone (3524) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Pours very pale but with a nice head that lasts. Not overly hoppy but definately a double; well balanced with the malt and a clean finish. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Tap at Barcade. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet with citrus. Tasty citrus notes on the mouth. overall a pretty damn good DIPA. Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Poured from the tap into a tasting glass.
The color is a bit copper in color, is also a bit orange
The smell is fruity with lime nice citrus feel. Hints of grapefruit and some orange peel.
The taste is of citrus hops that has a bit of a tangy feel to it. There is also some floral hops that bring about a slight pine feel to this beer that stays in the background under the lemon and orange peel flavor. Some nice malt feel evens out the bitterness and keeps you from being overwhelmed.
This beer is a really well balanced beer. It never overpowers you with bitterness and has a nice sutle feel to it. Goes down easy and has a real pleasurable feel.