Ed5388 (3448) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2013
22oz bomber. Pours hazy golden orange color with a one finger off white head. Aroma of sweet pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, and lots of pine. Taste is bitter up front with a strong citrus profile. Lots of pineapple, mango, lemon, and pine. madmitch76 (24378) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
23rd March 2013Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle in hotel room prior to flight to Vienna. Hazy gold beer, tidy white head. Palate is soft and airy but with sharp carbonation. Creamy malt. Resinous pine with mellow citrus. Mild aniseed and salty brett. Trace of fresh orange peel. Finishes soft and semi dry with a spicy aftertaste. Pretty good.
In short: A sweet and hoppy pale IIPA with plenty of sweet fresh fruits. Great flavors even if a bit sweet for me.DocJitsu (1972) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
How: Bottle 22oz, a few bottles from a few people, consumed fresh, thanks guys.
The look: Glowing clear golden-orange body topped by a medium off-white head with good retention.
In long: Nose is an explosion of fruity hops, lots of apricots, also lychees, mangos, some cantaloupes, more... Also a floral component to the aroma. Taste has a big chewy bready malt backbone, a bit doughy, surprisingly cheesy yeasty notes, honey, even some bananas. Pleasant smooth doughy sensation. In mouth the hopping shines with some of the same elements as in the aroma (apricots, lychees, mangos) and adds bitter grapefruits and some green pine needles. Sharp bitterness of medium intensity. I really liked the freshness of fruitiness, the cheesy flavors that work surprisingly well, the doughy sensation and the overall ‘brightness’ of the beer. However what I didn’t like was the sweetness and and the mild alcohol bite. I understand this is an Imperial IPA, however I’m fan of the style and there are plenty 9% Double IPA I could drink multiple bombers of, not this one. This is a beer that will please the sweetness lovers and bitterness lovers, you can kill two birds with one stone by making a beer like this or by dropping a big rock on a hummingbird’s nest.
Pours a pale, slightly hazy wheat golden color with a short, quickly dissipating, nearly white head with no lacing. Obtrusive, but lovely grapefruit and pine. Nice, heavy, almost thick mouthfeel offset by the slightest of carbonation scrubs. Pine, grapefruit, and lemon are the predominant flavors balanced by some underlying sweet malt. Very good beer. Patrickctenchi (6552) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Hazy, yellow-gold, frothy, slightly yellow-white head.
Aroma is reminiscent of citronella.
Taste is almost syrupy citrus sweetness.
A little different aroma and feel from a DIPA...slightly spiced.
shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle. Pulpy orange-banana malt and orange peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange-banana malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Very fruity and malty. jmohno (1612) - Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Slight hazed gold-light orange.Some lace moderate carb. This one may have been aged for who knows.
Aroma of a stronger spice/herbal.With fruit notes-tropcial.Some heavy buiscuit/toast malt.
Taste is malty,complex hoppiness with floral- fruit still dominated by a spice-herbal and toastiness.Farily sweet but balanced with bitter. Pretty good imperial but a bit sweet and flat tasteing a little. vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Had this one while watching the super bowl this year... unfortunately it was no good luck charm, but a good beer though. Solid DIPA GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Pours a very clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is pine and grapefruit. Bitter flavor, grapefruity, toasted malty and pine hops. Bitter, dry and almost herbal. Dry and bitter finish. chinchill (4934) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Initial consumption, just minutes after the growler fill, from a Sam Adams lager glass. Poured clear golden with visible carbonation. The rather sudsy white head leaves the glass partially coated with spots of sticky lace but is not very durable.
A: markedly strong hop aroma. High ABV easily detected, at least after warming a bit.
T: hints of honey. The hop component starts citrusy but turns piney by the finish, with grapefruit in the aftertaste. Enough malt here is significantly reduce the bitterness from what I would expect give the strong hop aroma and taste.
Medium body and carbonation. Slight harshness despite being a 9% DIPA.
O: a strongly aromatic and hoppy DIPA without the challenge of extreme bitterness. The hop component is too resiny and not as citrusy as i prefer.
Based on small samples of 2 other IPAs before selecting a fill, I’ll like this less that the Stone Anniv. IPA (I’ll be going back for it) but more than the Harpoon Leviathan IPA.