jgb9348 (6437) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2017 peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hop bomb. Another west coast style hop selection. Flavor includes some sweet tobacco to balance to bitterness.
Hazy copper and super amber coloured body with a ruby and peach glow, all with a two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, bright grassy, piney hops with a lot of alcohol and a touch of apricots, peaches and pears - nice and pungent throughout. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich hoppy flavours dominate with a lot of grass and resin, some pine and a bit of a citrus note near the end, along with a big malt backbone, along with a floral and dry/woodsie flavour near the end. Aftertaste shows a lot of pungency, with the alcohol showing up at first along with a big malt presence, some lighter fruit sweetness and then a ton of residual hoppy flavours that have a big bitterness, still. Overall, a nice and deeply pungent beer, but that was to be expected at 10,5%. A nice offering, full of flavour in the right dimensions with perhaps too much resin and pine and not enough complexities, but pretty good overall! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in New York (Bowery), New York on 18-June-2015 for US$13,99 sampled almost exactly two years later a few hours before leaving for New York again on 07-June-2017. deyholla (12032) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Bottle thanks to Shawn! Pours a near clear amber with a slight red hue and a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains with some bitter citrus and a bit of light pine backing. Flavor has more pine with a strong sweet grain backbone and a bit of a citrus bite underlying. djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle during RBWG GT. Pours a clear orange with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is grapefruit pith, dank, tangerine. Medium body, citrus, pine, earthy malt, nice bitterness, very good. madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2016
12th November 2016hackobock (4073) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2016
Hazy amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is smooth and semi dry, reasonable fine minerally carbonation. Light malts, fair bit of caramel and cream and an underlying bitter toffee streak. Spicy orange marmalade with thin pine. Back to the creamy malt sweetness before a dry hop spicy finish. A rich DIPA but I would have liked more hop complexity.
July 26, 2015. On tap at Blind Tiger Ale House.
jackl (8297) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is canned peaches, dried apricots, citrus, toffee and notes of pineapple. Taste is medium sweet with lots of canned peaches and toffee, medium bitter finish along with sweet fruity and malty notes. Medium bodied, soft to average carbonation.
Not a lot of fresh hoppy notes (old?), still good but not what I look for in an IIPA.
Sampled during RBWG Tampa 2015. Deep gold pour with a modest white head. Pretty big, sweet aroma. Caramel malt. Toasted bread. Trail mix. Flavor is a bit heavy. Chewy malt. Flabby caramel. Some onion. A bit of citrus character. Full body, soft carb. Only OK. Sammy (12610) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
More of a strong ale. Fresh bottle from Decicco, however maybe in fridge a bit long. Still a very good malt base, mouthfeel, and drinkability. Theydon_Bois (20453) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle at RBWG ’15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to Craig for this one, 21/02/15.
Rich amber with a big old beige covering.
Nose is rich malt, caramel, grapefruit, light spice.
Taste comprises pine, apricot, mango, sweet licks, caramel malt.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, sweetish close.
Decent number, drinks a little like a barley wine, hops subdued but still a good sipper. Leighton (22051) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle shared during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Pours hazy orange-gold with a creamy cap. Ripe citrus fruits dominate, with some dank hop punch, bread, mild caramel. Full bodied, somewhat chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish, resinous, with pale bread sugars, ripe orange, slight brown sugar. OK, just a bit heavy handed. Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2015
Tap. haxy brown Orange pour with a small white head. Pine, grapefruit, apricot, lemon tea. Full body. Sweet but well balanced with good carbonation. Really nice