mike67 (1226) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2016 UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with foamy off white head that reduces to a lacing cap that coats my glass. Nose smells like the packet of EKG hops i opened this morning during my brewing session. Taste starts with bitterness of grapefruit, orange peel, and slight pine. This gives way to gentle sweetness and faint biscuit. Full body. Yeah... Go Syracuse!
16 oz bottle. Pours amber with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of herbal hops, caramel malt and red fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal hops, caramel malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and bitter. Overall it is nice brew. jb (3301) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Old rating - have had this several times.Pretty standard IIPA, would try again, and the label is not too bad. puboflyons (3463) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2016
From the 650 ml. bottle with no date that I can find. Handsome medium to dark brown pour under a long lasting, soft tan head. Lacing. The aroma is of dark or barley malts and maybe charcoal. I do not get the advertised "screaming with hops." I pick up a little musty cellar. Maybe something slightly herbal or resiny, The body is medium to full. A lovely texture. Semi-sweet and burnt taste with a mild to moderate hop finish. A slight alcohol burn but nothing offensive. Viper666 (3289) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
bouteille. Nez de houblon citrique (pamplemousse), légèrement résineuses aux notes florales et terreuses, malté de caramel toffee sucré, léger d’alcool doux et de fruits (agrumes, notes d’abricots). Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture huileuse et légèrement résineuse. Goût assez amer de houblon citrique (pamplemousse), légèrement terreux et aux notes résineuses et florales (qui dure toute la gorgée) avec un léger goût fruité (agrumes et notes d’abricots) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté sucré de caramel toffee (léger de butterscotch) légèrement rôti et terreux parallèlement à un goût d’alcool moyen puis progressivement, le goût de houblon reprend le dessus en étant plus sec et plus herbeux plus résineux. Post-goût long et un peu sec, amer de houblon citrique, résineux, herbeux et terreux avec des notes d’alcool, de rôti et fruitée (zeste d’agrumes). [notes 2006] phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Being from Syracuse I know this is middle ages response to arrogant bastard ale. This should be in the American strong ale category with that as this is not a double or imperial IPA. Roasted fruity malts backed with piney hops. Interesting, but I don’t like the yeast this brewery uses and that’s what throws this a little off for me.
DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
13-Dec-06 (22-oz bottles: Obtained in trades with goldtwins and shadey, thanks Larry and Shane!)zvikar (6263) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 29, 2014
This has to be one of the most distinctive Double IPAs on the market. To the point of being startling, the extreme toastiness totally dominates the flavor profile of this beer and is unmatched by any beer I’ve tried that claimed to be a Double IPA. But I knew something was up when I started pouring the beer into my tulip glass: the ruddy brown color is extremely dark for the style. The toasty malts are only lightly sweet, which works perfectly for the flavor profile. Bitter hops isn’t the focal point at all, instead being relegated to almost a background flavor compared to the toastiness, certainly a curious approach for a Double IPA, but hey, it’s still a very enjoyable beer if you stop questioning the brewer’s interpretation. The hops has a definite herbal/floral quality and is rather English in style to me. There is also an unexpected spiciness that for some reason is reminding me of a mellower version of Anchor Christmas; perhaps this is just the resulting characteristic when you "double" hop with English hops. The nose is mostly toast and floral hops, again straying from the typical beers of the style. Medium-bodied and quite dry on the palate with medium carbonation, but there is enough hoppy/spicy bitterness in the finish to keep the palate reasonably refreshed for such a malty beer. The inch-tall, light-tan, creamy head is most impressive on the pour, and then continues to impress by showing better than average retention, settling to and holding at a thin but complete layer atop the beer. Two rings of lace adorn the glass, with scattered patches of fancy lace patterns adding a decorative touch. After drinking two bottles on successive nights, I’m inclined to characterize this as a very toasty Imperial English Pale Ale. Hey, we always need new beer styles, right?
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks kerenmk. Pours orange to brown with a huge beige head, aroma is fresh with marmalade, sufgar and fruit, flavor is bitter with sugar, bread and some cookies, medium bodied kerenmk (4897) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Hazy copper with a yellowish head. Sweet, a little spicy aroma. Sweet hints of bitterness, smooth, full body, long, sweet finish. Feels really old. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Thanks to jcartamdg for sharing this one. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Nose is some cardboard, some grassy hops, and some mellow citrus hops. Flavor is similar-mellow citrus hops, grass, and some malt with hints of cardboard. Medium in body and ok overall. tomer (3639) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2013
At a tasting, no head, murky light brown colour, aroma of malt, cola and homeycombe, flavour of stale bread, caramel and hay, umpleasant bittersweet aftertaste.Not good, over the hill.