FlacoAlto (4228) - 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.OKBeerFan (67) - - SEP 12, 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.
Picked this up while in vacation in Santa Fe at the Marble brewpub. Awesome IIPA! One of the best out there. Wish they distributed to OK.
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Huge pungent hop nose on this one. I'm getting wild flowers, guava and grapefruit. Nice golden hue with sexy leg-like lacing. Flavor is citrusy flowery up front and then turns slightly bready.
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Sampled @ GBBF day 2. A bit hazy orange color, average to medium sized off-white head. Smell malts, sweet hops, tropical fruits. Taste malts, hops, bitter hops, tropical fruits, bitter. Medium body, medium carbonation. raphael (1303) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2015
on tap at nwipa during a new mex tap takeover. great swampy arom, ike fresh hops and not quite pine or resin but related, some toffee. and this carries to the flavor--green, expansive, enough malt to keep balance. expected oily palate but real clean, hoppy swampy finish.
Slipstream (2719) - USA - MAY 9, 2015
Draft at Saboroso. A very impressive, fresh tasting IPA. Lots of green hops, clean and slightly vegetal, some malty sweetness. mR_fr0g (13977) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Cask at GBBF 2016 09/08/2016. A clear golden orange coloured pour, . Aroma is tangy orange citrus tangerine, little solvent alcohol zesty. Flavour is composed lovely rich sticky citrus and resinous hop, pine, tangerine, peach. Palate is medium sweet, resinous sticky hop, Good cask condition lovely. BDR (2535) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Draft at the Marble Sante Fe tap room. Bright orange color with white head. Light orange citrus and hop aroma. Mildly malted body with a bitter finish. phaleslu (10890) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2010
First New Mexico brew, and it’s a good one. 22 oz. bottle from erway- thanks again, Jeff! Pours a clear copper color with a big, frothy off-white head that leaves plenty of soapy lacing in the glass. Aroma of herbal hops, pine, caramel malts, grapefruit citrus, and some floral notes. Flavor of pine resin, floral and herbal hops, tea, caramel malts, and grapefruit. Light-medium bodied, with sharp carbonation and a leafy, malty mouthfeel and bitter aftertaste. Very nice DIPA! Terminus (3738) - 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!