madvike (3290) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2011
Bottle - Pours light amber, clear with cascading bubbles and a foamy off-white head. The nose is--whoa--huge bright citrus hops with mango and durian fruit. Pretty sweet with just a touch of grassy hops. Sweet malt and the slightest hint of alcohol. The taste--oh man--sticky, resiny, sweet citrus, tropical fruit and sweet malt. Clean enough that it’s not cloying, but with a hot, spicy citrusy finish with a bitter grassiness that lingers around awhile. Light and syrupy and not too carbonated. Really, really nice, and went down surprisingly quick. I feel like I could drink two or three of these if I wasn’t worried about the 9%. Man, this was fantastic and unexpected. 1FastSTi (3361) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2011
Tap. First, let’s just say this beer is AWESOME. It poured to a pale straw colored body with a gorgeous white head with tons of sexy lacing. The aroma is juicy west coast hops. Flavor is also juicy west coast style. Mango and nectarine flavors. Not bitter at all in my opinion. The hops were pretty much used to add flavor and aroma. Delicious and juicy. Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Courtesy of HOPSHUNTER. 12oz bottle pours deep clear gold with off white head. The aroma is big and yummy with rich citrus, mango tropical fruit goodness, spicy hops and mild herbal notes. The taste is similar with big citrus and tropical fruit like hop flavor notes rolling into more and more progressively bitter hops. Behind those notes is a thin layer of sugary sweet malts and a sense of floral hops too. Solid IIPA. Loved it. marcobrau (17) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Resiny, floral..maybe even a bit of mango in there. It’s fine, hoppy creation. Bold, dry and all too drinkable if you really like hops. I am perhaps most impressed with its pale color and dry finish. The bitterness is not extreme as one might think, the hops are mostly kept up front in the aroma and flavor of this very fruity, hop resiny brew. Terminus (3710) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2012 tap at Bier Stube-pours bright orange with a small soapy white head. nose is piney and lightly herbal. flavors are very bitter/resin with some sweet piney hops-lots of pine everywhere in this beer. long finish of sweet cookie sugary malts and resionous hops-some green onion in there as well. A damn fine IIPA! I wish i could have got bottles of this but i only had a couple tap samples. TAsty!
Rerate one of the best iipas I have ever had so fragrant and floral awesome nose lots of aroma and flavors out of this world
Jhyland13 (28) - - APR 17, 2012
Smell straight hops. Very bitter strong hoppy with a trace hint if fruitiness. Pretty good. JoeMcPhee (9516) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2012 Pale golden pour. The nose is really bright and fruity. A little bit of soft fruity character - a little bit of light zesty character. Peppery and rich with a little bit of soft fruity character. Juicy tropical fruit and a lingering orange and passionfruit flavour. Delicious.
joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2013 Making a new rating for the 2013 version of this. Pours hazy gold with white head. Aroma is floral and tropical fruit. Lots of sweet fruitiness, not even citrus, straight up tropical fruit flavor form the hops. On the back end the malts really come through, one of the best balanced IPA’s I’ve had. Not really the usual caramel malt IPA this one uses a much different and more bitter almost pilsner type malt. Really amazing stuff, but its taste heavily depends on where your palate is at. I notice greatly varying tastes form different times I have drank this beer. But when its at its best its one of the best. Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
12 oz. bottle served in a FFF teku. Bottle shared by pmoney and also opened another bottle bottle two weeks later. Both equally as delicious.
A: Pours a clear amber color with a one finger height of white foam forming on the pour. Some soapy and splotchy lace is left down the glass.
S: Grapefruit and orange bursts of citrus with a nice piney undertone. A little bubblegum sweetness with sweet bread malt body.
T: Mango and orange. Lemon citrus with pineapple. A lot of tropical fruits going on. Marmalade sweetness with some light bitterness. White bread malt sweetness on the finish.
M: Medium to light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Sweet and fruity with a clean finish.
O: Delicious. So well balanced with a great mouthfeel. Fruity and sweet with a piney undertone. This is a top tier DIPA.
Serving type: bottle Polorl69 (8) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013 does not count
What a great beer, everything you would look for in a well balanced double IPA. a great west coast style IPA from the heart of America. this should be a year round beer. I would by it (if it was available in PA) by the keg. reminds me of a fuller bodied sculpin.