JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2008
22oz bottle from AKBelgianBeast on BA - thanks, Frank! Whoa, this is a hot one. It pours big, fluffy, and orange, reaching all the way down the coast to San Diego. A lot of the hops tend to get lost - at least with this kind of freshness - in the slight boozy character that creeps in, which is a shame. Solid malting keeps it relatively balanced, but the finish is quite dry and bitter. Sort of recalls Hop15 but a notch below, imho. sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2008
an apt name. a large malt backbone supports more ibus than the tastebuds can comprehend. as for the citrus its all pith the finish is long a bitter throughout. big and balanced its no joke at 10.5, don’t be a glutton. BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Tasting at JoeMcphee’s. The absolute most bitter beer I have come across. 200 IBU’s!... forget about it. A ridiculous beer, over the top. Not really citrus hoped flavor, strait bitter. Alcohol well hidden. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Bomber. This is a big and boozy IPA. Plenty of everything. Hoppy and malty with the fresh hops pushing of to the citrus side. Nice, dry finish. CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Big thaks to Beerlando for sharing this rarity!!! Poured a hazy burnt orange color. Aromas of citrus hops pummel the senses, good heavens. The hops dominate all with this beer, but the maltiness does make a slight appearance. Way over the top.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Pours a lightly hazy red-orange color. A dense, foamy, off-white head shows good retention, leaving sticky flares of lacing on the glass. Aromas include a caramel and toffee malt base, with massive notes of grapefruit and orange hops. Flavors follow suit, showing an intense hop profile, yet an equally huge malt billing that comes damn close to completely balancing things out. Grapefruit emerges as the dominant hop variety. A huge beer in every sense of the word, the mouthfeel is medium-full, moderately carbonated, and very smooth. The 10.5% ABV is well hidden, enhancing drinkability. Overall, a very solid, over-the-top, huge IIPA. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
[email protected]Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2008
#1-pours a retaining patchy off white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is sweet pine, secondary medium malt. Taste is alcohol, somewhat bitter pine hops, secondary medium malt.
Bottle. Thick amber colored pour. Nose of serious hops...floral, pine and citrus...with malts hiding in the background. Flavor was big bitter hops...pine, resin, pithy fruits...although I admit the hops do not have much depth to them. Finish lingers, but it is not complex. Solid, but better DIPAs that are far more complex. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2008
22oz bottle thanks to Tim... medium cloudy caramel brown pour with a thin off-white head.... aroma was hugely citrusy with some additional pine resin and pineapple. some caramel malts also came into play but played a lesser role.... bitter pine hoppy flavor that lingers on the palate well beyond the finish. a hint of astringency in the end as well. just a hint of malt underneath it all. golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle, shared by BrianK. Light amber pour with visible particles therein. Aroma is citrus hops and other nice floral hops. The flavor has floral hops, grassy hops, and substantial bitterness. Good version of the style. No alcohol noticeable.