ChiGuy68 (609) - Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Tasted on tap at Alchemy in Madison WI. It poured a clear amber with a white head and spotty lacing. Well hopped aroma and taste. Tasty and strong at 10% ABV. djd07 (15356) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with medium frothy head leaving decent lacing. The aroma is a strong fruity hop and pine. Thick mouthfeel with a strong bitter hop bite with flavors of pine and orange. Hides alcohol well, a very impressive IIPA from New Glarus. Bacterial (3040) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Clear orange pour with a white head, some lacing. Pine and citrus dominate the nose. Floral, a touch sweet, then big hops and big bitterness. A bit more bitter finish than I like in a double. mvp (265) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Poured from bottle. Nice piney aroma. Pours out nice golden yellow with a white frothy head. medium bitterness, light sweetness, thick cramy texture. real good on the palate.
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
12 oz bottle from pepsican. Thanks, Andy. Quick rate. Pours a deep well hazed amber darker hue. Orange glowing edges, well hazed, darker body. A frothy whitish head atop dies to a filmy ring, laces ok. Aromas are sticky sweet caramel, a bit oxidized. Toffee, toast, biscuits. Bready with some florals, citrusy grapefruit rind, and lemons. Sweet and sticky, aged Barleywine-esque. Initial is biscuity and caramel driven, malty, but well done. Toasty, some bready malts and toffee. Carmelized malts are the crux here. Some florals, deadened a bit, gentle grass, earthy dryness. Middle brings the bulk, a medium bodied assault, so it’s not overdone. Toffee and toast, carmelized malts. Sticky sweet at times, backend shows dry florals and earthy hops. Any sort of dominant hop character has faded well. Still, a soapy earthy hop finish gives some life, decent bitterness lingers, a bit toasty, linger dry malty character passes that sweeter sticky middle. Overall, you can tell this beer was pretty good in it’s hayday. Today, it still stands the test of time. It’s a pretty solid beer, still dry and a bit hoppy, the malt elements aren’t overdone when they strike firmly. A bigger beer, aged like a dry sort of Barleywine. Solid.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. bottle. It pours a hazy light gold color. Heavy pine resin nose with slight tropical notes. Tons of pine resin in the flavor. This is a hop bomb. Bitter hops all the way. Full bodied with a lasting bitter finish. Outstanding. scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Thanks to Beerwolf77 for this extra!
A: Pours a hazy gold/copper color with a wispy white cap. OK retention.
S: The nose is definitely interesting and unlike anything I’ve had. Lots of honey, citrus, pine and resin. Alcohol is noticeable, especially as it warms up a little, but not really distracting.
T: Taste is quite different than the nose. A metallic note is immediately noticeable, along with citrus, pine, and orchard fruit (peach, apricot). Pretty bitter, and kind of balanced. A little more malt flavor would have done the trick.
MF/O: Lingering bitterness, prickly carbonation, and an orchard fruit finish.
Notes: Interesting Double IPA. I can’t tell if there are numerous flaws or not, but enjoyable nonetheless MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Hands down one of my favorite brews from New Glarus. Clean and crisp with a fantastic hop profile. TChrome (1481) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2012
This beer isalive and well and being sold under the name IIPA. I just bought two bottles from the brewery in July and it is very fresh. Beer pours cloudy, golden color with a large egg white head that is totally retained. Aroma is very citrusy and juicy also some earth. Taste is very enjoyably bitter. Anoter fantastic New Glarus brew. Dan Carey is a freaking genius!!! drfabulous (8489) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 12, 2012
12 ounce thanks to 5000. Tropical fruity aroma followed by hops and more tropical fruit. Slight malty character to the beer. Really nice.