Westchesterco (2036) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
At the brewpub on draft in Santa Fe is a clear golden color with a slight head the arms is very citrusy maybe some peach overtones It lingers on the palate with a taste of grapefruit and smooth
bitterness Iphonephan (6953) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
On draft at the Marble Brewery Tap Room on Santa Fe. Pours a clear dark copper with an ecru head. Aroma of pine and grass. Some sweet caramel flavor underneath the resiny hops. Short bitter finish. FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Arrives from the tap with a pale tan colored head. The beer is a light amber hue that is jsut a touch darker than the Iron Horse (I think). The aroma has a solid citrus character, as well as a dank herbal character and pine notes as well. The beer has a peppery, almost woody character to it as it warms up.Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Ample citrus hop flavors as well as a dirty, almost skunky hop note that adds some bite to the hop character. The beer is medium’ish bodied, though not overly heavy and it has a light enough carbonation that provides just enoug of a prickly texture. The finish lingers into a fair amoutn of bitterness as well as a peppery, herbal character that has a bit of rosemary and menthol character, definitely resinous.
A nice Double IPA, not quite as good as the Iron Horse, but once my palate adjusts back from that, this beer comes into its own with its juicy hop character. This is definitely a bit more resinous and dank, which is a nice enough contrast when you are looking for that sort of thing.
Bottle via trade with brokephibroke. Hazy medium orange body, thin clumping cream head with significant lacing. Nose of floral and citrusy hops, caky yeast, breast malts, and hints of alcohol. Dense body, lots of citrus and pine with robust bitterness and a yeasty, toasty body with hints of alcohol. Slightly oxidized. Nice. natejgood (508) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Pours a full, hazy golden color wit ha nice off white head. Aroma of malts, citrus and hops. A bit sweet, but it smells like it will be cut by other flavors nicely. Full body - nice malty sweetness that is cut nicely by the bitterness of piney hops.
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2013
1 Pint 6 oz. Bottle. Pours Amber and hazy with little to no froth. The taste is a fine twist of hops and citrus flavors. It’s lively, bitterness and long lasting sweetness. Excellent blend of flavor and alcohol content. GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2013
On tap at Cafe Pasqual’s in Santa Fe. Quite nice with lots of fresh hops. Went really well with the southwestern lunch. jake65 (3626) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle: Copper/orange pour is hazy with a creamy sand colored head. Lots of sticky lacing. Nose is somewhat muted, at least initially. As it warms piney and tropical fruit notes take over. Some caramel too. At frist the flavor is soft for a DIPA; caramel, piney, and tropical fruits. More pine resin... reminds me of Blue spruce. Seems like the hops may have faded a bit, I’d really like to try this again fresh, but it has a good balance of flavor overall. arminjewell (9585) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark orange red with thin lasting off white head, pretty hazy. Aroma brought notes of big juicy citrus with orange, grapefruit, some lemon, hints of pine, grass, slight caramel, touch of dank in there as well, nice smelling. Taste is a mix of sweet orange marmalade, grapefruit, lemon, nice orange peel as well, some spice, grass in there goes into some nice caramel, toffee, finishing bitter, a bit more hops. Tasty, nothing crazy, but well executed. A little syrupy on the mouthfeel but not bad.brokephibroke (315) - Mead, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Earlier Rating: 6/25/2012 Total Score: 3.7
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, orange amber pour with thin but lasting white head, aroma has notes of aged earth, caramel, hints of sweet candied orange, pineapple, resinous pine, slight grapefruit notes as well. Taste is orange peel grapefruit, big pineapple, slight mango, hints of aged hops with some caramel, toffee, biscuit, hints of pine and resinous notes, finishing fairly bitter with some sweet notes. At this point more of a barleywine, but wish I could have had it fresh it tastes like it was very good.
A big beer. A little more copper than gold, but still a beautiful pour. A piney hop, with a great bitter linger. Kick this guy up in ABV and it would be world class.