pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2007
growler (thanks Jared!).....appearance: clear orange-brown with attractive white head with good lacing.....aroma: lots of citrus, mainly orange and some flower qualities as well....taste: slightly bitter grapefruit with some pine aspects to boot which later gives way to some caramel malt. taste is mainly focused on the hops though.....a very nice imperial IPA from the boys at New Albanian beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2012
Draft. Golden pour with a lacing white top. Scent is earthy and citrus. Taste is citrus and malts. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
22oz bottle from sefus12, thanks Beau! Pours a cloudy, golden-orange colored body with a big, foamy, over-carbonated, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is a bit sweeter citrus with some tangerines, grapefruits, and some lemony pines. A bit herbal with a light, pale cereal malt sweetness from the malts. Flavor is similar. Hops are initially on the sweeter side, but get fairly bitter. Tangerines and oranges up front with some florals before a sweeter cereal malt comes in. Seems like there is a touch of caramel in there despite the claim that this is all pale malts. Hops get bitter and resiny with some grapefruit pines in the middle of this and grow a bit towards the end. Some sticky oranges come out in a dry, piney, resiny, somewhat herbal finish. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and higher carbonation. Overall, a decent DIPA. Hides the alcohol very well, but the hops seem a bit messy. The simple pale malt sweetness is nice and the somewhat sweeter citrus is as well, but this never came together for me. Not bad, but not great. Block (3222) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2011
This IPA is really good. Light and hoppy with a potent hop profile and great malt balance. Citrus and light fruit notes add just enough sweetness to counter the hops and yeast. Bready finish. DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Beer #15 at GTMW, from the Real Ale tent. Very clear, almost pilsener-like color. As a cask beer it has few bubbles and a very thin head. Nice hoppy smell, of course. Great IPA taste with a thin cask mouthfeel; lets the beer slide right on down, so I give the "Palate" the max I can rate. A fine example of a Real Ale style IPA.
islay (3125) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Small sample, on tap at Great Taste of the Midwest. Consumed on 8-9-2008. Pours a clear gold with slow-rising bubbles and frothy, white head. Piney, salty, briney hops aroma; pickle-like smell. Soft, malty taste with a dull, dry finish. I’m not really digging this hops combo. Medium body. Soft and smooth in the palate. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Clear orange-red, white cover. Aroma is slick, oily hops, sweet caramels. Taste is sweet caramel, toffee, fruit, piney bitterness. glennmastrange (2942) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of roasted and caramel, light orange and dough for the yeast, with a hint of date in the background. Head is large, creamy turning rocky, slightly off-white with excellent lacing and good legs and is mostly lasting. Color is crystal clear dark amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, a bit syrupy and has a soft carbonation and a moderately astringent finish. A little more malt dominant than most DIPAs and it lacks balance in the flavor. Twas a little disappointing. drsordr (2930) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottlepour copper color. Nosedank hop and molasses. Taste similar, dank up front, soem sweetness in early palate, followed by a weird wood or grilled flavor. Bitter finish.