hayduke (5188) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 25, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Tried this for the first time at Hops in Humboldt 2007 in Fortuna today. Being a great fan of Indica IPA I had high hopes for this one. It looks a lot like Indica with a rich copper hue and off-white head and wonderful lacng. Look fabulous in the glass. .Nose was hoppy but fairly mild but really nice to savor. Malts with fruit overtones, and citrus hops wash across the nose. Good rich mouthfeel. Flavors of tropical fruits set off fhe hoppy bitterness well. Nice long bitter finish. Every bit as good as Indica. I am going to take my growler down so I can blind taste test it against Indica. Strykzone (7306) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2010
A 12 oz bottle hand capped and sent by Hayduke. A delicious looking ale that is opaque mid brown with a small off white head that soon becomes a ring and some independent circles. "Delicious" also describes the aroma. Rich but delicate fruit, caramel, and a bit of alcohol. A surprisingly pleasant feel that is silky smooth. Big alcohol taste but somehow it is not an offensive one. Fruit permeates every sip with nice caramel. Interestingly, in this IIPA the hops are barely noticed. That is actually a compliment to the brewer. The hops offer wonderful fruit notes that were so delicious they just melded into the beer. Just so smooth! How did they do that?! Ron, thank you so much for this beer! Braudog (6675) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Draft pint at KClingers. Reddish amber with a firm pillowy head. Oily hop aroma. Full bodied drinker with lots to it -- thick and woodsy, with a heavy spicy twist and a big earthy finish. Tangy and metallic at the end. Good IPA with some gusto. (#3216, 11/24/2007) DocLock (10652) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2012 Draft at DRE. Turbid deep dull gold pour with off-white head. Hop, spicy fruit, and bready malt aroma, with the bready malt dominating the taste, and a solid but not overpowering hop presence. Not a hop bomb, but rather a somewhat citric, hopped up blonde ale with some bready and spicy finsihing notes. This one needs to define its criteria, and then master those criteria.
Re-rate: Has this at Capone’s, and the nose was much hoppier, with more resiny and peppery notes, the flavor was intense hops, peppery, fruit, and caramel malt, and the complexity was wonderful. I believe this recipe must have changed since my initial rate in 2007. Blairgus (4535) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2012 11 Jan 2012, tap. Light gold, faintly cloudy, thick foamy head. Resin and orange juice hops. Smells nice and sweet with some bitterness. Med body and fizzy. Really great! White grapes, grapefruit rind bitterness but not very citrus. Great.
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Crit (3973) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
Opaque orange amber,beige head.Piney hop nose.Nicely balanced citrus hop profile,big malt backbone.Softly carbonated. Great lace fiulijn (20411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2014 Gerbeer (3698) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
2014-05-06, draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Cloudy light amber color with small creamy head. The aroma is well hoppy, both fruity and resiny, and some toffee. Full bodied; the malt flavor is a bit too chewy, with caramel, toffee, quite sweet too; very strong bitterness, the resiny is mainly hoppy, piney, a bit fruity too.
Good, but just on the heavy side.
2012-08-10, draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Hazy amber color, creamy head. The aroma is nice, hoppy, very fruity. Good body, smooth and round; very good toffee flavor, with a touch of biscuits and chewy crystal malt; powerful hopping, resiny and fruity.
A bit heavy to drink, but gets an extra point for the high fresh fruity component.
On tap. Pours a cloudy amber with light head. Aromas of caramel and fruitbread. Flavors of marmalade, malts, resin, and toffee. Very nice
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Draft at Carlsbad Pizza Port. Good hop aroma. Flavor was good also; mostly citrus, floral, and tropical hops. Good balance with the malt. Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2007
I just found my notes for this rating. Sampled on draft at the Federal in Durham, NC. Oranger amber color with a large white head. Big malty brew with piney hops and light grapefruit. Well balanced. Sticky sweet. Good bitter finish. Is there rye in this?