FlacoAlto (4182) - 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.LilBeerDoctor (3930) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2010
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.
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2011 Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a thick white head. Aroma is a bit odd -- lots of grassy hops, kinda smells like onion grass mixed with a sweaty gym bag. It gets better once you get used to the oddness. Flavor is pretty similar with the same onion grass/sweat qualities, plus some hop resins and a solid caramel malt base. Bitter finish. Took a little while to warm up to but by the end it was quite enjoyable. Great IIPA!
7/4/8/4/15 [3.8/5] drjay44 (3709) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Update 7/30/2011: Had on tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange red with a thick white head. Aroma of lots of sweaty, piney, and grassy hops. Flavor of lots of caramel malts, bitter hops, and some sweaty hops. Solid malt backbone, overall the beer is fairly malty. Hmm, looks like my ratings from both tap and bottle are nearly identical! 8/4/8/4/14 [3.8/5]
650 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, off white head, with extensive lacing, over a slightly hazy, gold (SRM 5) body......nose is pine, resin, grapefruit peel, treacle, floral honey tones....taste is heavy resin, pine, pineapple, toffee/caramel, floral honey tones, finishing with a lingering slightly sweet pine bitterness....mouth feel medium to thick, slightly sticky, alcohol adds light warmth, carbonation creates a thick foamy coating. This is a quite typical American style I/DIPA. Hop heavy with all the aroma and flavor nuances of that backbone, with just enough malt to keep the hops under a bit of control. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7 Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.
The beer is light orange hued and fairly hazy. The white head is about a finger’s width, leaving some random traces of lacing upon the glass. The beer is hop forward, with a touch of alcohol. The beer smells stronger than the Marble IPA, with a bit less tropical fruit and citrus presence. This DIPA has more or a malt and hop balance, as opposed to the single IPA, which is more focused on the hop character. Medium bodied with some lingering bitterness in the finish. Overall, I preferred the Marble IPA to this. That said, this was a decent beer and I would have it again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-15-2011 DYCSoccer17 (3697) - 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.
jake65 (3694) - 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. Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2010
tap a few times and a few bottles as well-composite rating over the past few months. copper/orange hue with a nice froathy white head. floral, citrus, tropical nose-in the bottles its a bit more piney i noticed. i had it once on tap at the santa fe location and it was way more floral. Then, this sample i had at the brewpub was a bit more harsh/dirty hops. the tap version i had at the brewery seemed a bit off from the samples i have had before-the finish didnt come together very well-really maltless and had lack of depth whereas the balance was a bit better on the bottle and the tap from santa fe back around new years. A decent DIPA that seems to change from place to place. However, for NM, this is the best we have! alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle thanks to scott. Poured a clear gold/amber color. Aroma of Bo, earth, caramel, citrus, yeast. Flavor of Bo, earth, pine, caramel, and citrus. Similar to ipa. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Bottle from bleeng.Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Pours a decent cheddar orange with an aroma of slight pine sap immersed in grapefruit juice. Flavor is pine grapefruit and citrus rind. Average mouthfeel. Not bad.
Nice impy IPA. Grassy-green hops. Lots of fruit as well. And some pine in the back. Soft malts offer caramel, bread dough and bread. White bread crust mostly. Very drinkable, especially for 8 percent. Enjoyed it.