Rosebud butternuts (2408) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2011
bottle thanks to gabrielm. poured light gold with a white head and ample lacing of the glass. aroma was pine, citrus, cream, and caramel. flavor was pine resin and alcohol. body was light, fizzy, and dry. jcr (2779) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Draft at Santa Fe taproom. Hazy golden body. Fizzy white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of resin, grapefruit, citrus and grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Long bitter finish. Medium to full body, velvety texture, moderate carbonation. Too bad the bitterness masks whatever else might be in this beer. So not near as flavorful as DIPAs like Dreadnaught. Actually liked Marble’s IPA better. DYCSoccer17 (3712) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
22 ounce bottle shared by my good friend John. Thanks for bringing this back and sharing it with me! My first New Mexico beer. Bottled on 3/13/11 and tasted in late July. Lots of orange and mandarin citrus hops present to begin with--fairly pleasant and nicely quaffable. Mildly hazy golden body with a medium strong off-yellow head present. Starts chewy with citrus orange, and some mildly hemp-like hoppiness. Lightly astringent in the middle. Finishes dry with some pine hops present. A good deal of "C" hops are here. Not too shabby, but it does seem a bit one-dimensional for my tastes. I imagine this beer is pretty killer if it is fresher. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Orange/gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Large resiny/citrus and sweet malt aroma. Sweet caramel, grapefruit, and bread. Nice citrus bitter. Medium full bodied with good carbonation.. Very nice beer. marcus (10761) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours clear golden with a rich off-white head and a sweet piney aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor, fairly sweet with a smooth transition to hoppy bitterness.
jcwattsrugger (12551) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2011
on tap-pours an off white head and yellow color. Aroma is resin/herbal-pineapple. Taste is resin/herbal-pineapple hops bite, secondary medium malt. wchesser (2145) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2011
Bomber. Poured cloudy (suprisingly)...cleared some with some time. Good carbonation and a medium head. Pleasant sweet floral and honey nose. Nice medium body and deep gold orange color. Good bitterness upfront-not a hop bomb-and a clean malty backbone with a sweet finish. Great balance. Would definitely get again (next time I’m back in NM...). DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010 hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Big hop aroma. Clear golden coloured and extremely hoppy with a pine flavour. A hint of dryness in a very bitter malt finish.
from the cask at papago 7/28/10. blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 10, 2011
clear. worn penny - rich coppery color with a soft airy cask head.
it smells like sunshine would!... resinous, orange, grapefruit, wood, flowers and caramel.
the palate is a touch sweeter than i would ideally like but it is incredibly hoppy... citrus, dank, wood, toasty grain, caramel and a little ashiness on the finish.
the body is a bit too rich and slick for me toward the bottom of the glass but in small doses or with regular carbonation i am sure this is quite good. 8/3/7/3/15/3.6
Composite review of tap and bottle samples. Currently the 22 oz. bottle is in front of me. Pour: clear golden body with large white head. Aroma: orange and grapefruit, caramel. Taste: quite hoppy without being very bitter, full of smooth and resinous hops qualities, plenty of juicy citrus, not many malt characteristics other than white-bread sweetness, alcohol well hidden. Aftertaste: more hops bitterness. Mouthfeel: a bit thin for the style, yet succulent. Overall: a DIPA that provides complex layers of hops characteristics, avoiding explosive bitterness in favor of a more deep and subtle experience. It gets better and better as you drink it.