JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 28, 2015 awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12oz Bottle. Mostly transparent, pale brassy gold colored body with a thin layer of fizzy white head. Bold hop aromas of grapefruit, pine, and some sweeter tropical fruit notes. A faint, honey malt sweetness highlights some of the juicy hop notes but stays subtley in the background. Very clean yeast/fermentation wise, allowing the hops to really stand out. Impressively fresh, dank aroma, although the hop selection contributes some onion/garlicy notes. Light bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a soft, smooth bitterness. The hop bitterness is clean and well integrated into the flavor profile. A light caramel malt sweetness first appears on the palate, along with some sweet passion fruit hop flavors. The hop flavor continues to build in intensity throughout the palate, bringing out notes of grapefruit and pine. A moderate bitterness lingers in the finish and while I appreciate the assertiveness without any coarse/husky bitterness qualities, a bit more punch in the finish would be welcome. The hop selection also has more of that onion/garlicy thing going on than I’d like, but overall this is a well executed, enjoyable beer. Very west coast-esque, with a quenchingly dry palate and only the minimal malt sweetness necessary to support the hops. Exceptionally clean and fresh, I’d happily drink a case of this. This is quite possibly the best IPA I’ve had that didn’t come from the west coast.
Lightly hazed golden color with a taller light beige color. Big ruby red grapefruit aromas. Just a hint of light caramel. Starts with sweet caramel and citrus, much like a grapefruit topped with sugar and broiled. Soft, yet fair full and silky in feel. Very smooth and easy to drink for a hop monster. If anything a bit sweet. 1/11
sitzds (318) - - OCT 2, 2014
12oz bottle poured into shaker pint and shared with Tim at the condo. Amber orange body with a bone colored head. Good lacing. Aroma is boozy, with bread and caramel malt backed by citrus and tropical fruit. Taste is bitter citrus peel and pine with sugary sweetness. Medium-full body, oily texture, average-plus carbonation, boozy dry finish. beer_advocate (3) - - SEP 27, 2014 does not count
Picked up a four pack at the brewery earlier in the week. Very smooth for an imperial IPA. If your in Wisconsin this is a must have. BiiruBierBeer (1049) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2015 Tropical citrusy hop smell. Taste is the same wth emphasis on the hops. Medium to high carbonation. slowrunner77 (12030) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"Tropical fruit and candied grapefruit abound. Pretty bitter, but not overly so with some earthiness and pine and lots of sweetness. Full bodied. Now I’m confused. I thought unplugged beers were a thing of the past, and thumbprint was in the now, but this was fresh. Thanks to Heybeerman for the trade. I think this is the best iPa or pale I’ve had from them."
john_henry (124) - - SEP 5, 2014
Great IPA, but not the best I’ve had. Certainly better than anything I had at New Glarus when I visited the brewery, but don’t get too excited for this. drsandman (1463) - New York, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Duke, a bit aged. Pours a clear gold / light orange, light off white head. Aroma is fresh honey, dandelion, flowers, pine hop resin, bready malt, clementine. Flavor is sweet malt & floral / pine hop mix, finishes with gooey sweet honey pine hop. Med gooey mouthfeel, med sweet, nice carbonation. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Reviewed from notes: Pine and citrus on the aroma, poured a nice golden color with white head. Light on the palate with piney grass and citrusy notes. Finishes almost sweet. Bacterial (2995) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle that I forgot about in my fridge for a while. Surprisingly still enjoyable! Clear amber pour, lots of white head. Nice hop nose, though perhaps a touch stale. Quite drinkable, dry finish - nice bitterness as well. rxeight (3079) - Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2014 From memory. Had this June 2011. Probably was the first double IPA outside of a beer festival and 90 min. Tasty but nothing amazing. I’ll rerate if they make it again and I can get some.