JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Pours an orange brown with a fluffy white head that laces in chunks. Nose and taste is of floral and citric hops with a touch of woodiness. Fairly well blended, could use a touch more malt IMO, but very enjoyable and easy drinking. SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle from Bevmo: Poured as a dense golden/ brass color that had a minimum amount of carbonation bubbles rising to the top and then a thick fluffy white layer of foam on top. The smell of this beer is exactly identical of the total domination IPA from this brewer and has aroma of zesty yeast and citrus influenced hops. Flavor is more or less the same as the total domination but packs a bigger alcohol kick and more intensely bitter type of hops. Still has plenty of citrus and grapefruit at work here, but the breaded malts seem to have been drowned out somewhat by the extra dosage of hops. StormCoat (123) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Picked up a bomber bottle from Bevmo in San Diego, CA. Pours a fairly clear amber color with a soapy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a few scattered flecks of lacing. Has a big aroma of spicy butterscotch with a bit of alcohol scent around the edges. At first, flavors are of very bold, tangy citrus fruits, but this soon gives way to a really long, bitter finish. I’m inclined to think that the finish and aftertaste are a bit too bitter, and bordering on acrid. Body seems slightly under medium, and maybe a little sticky? This beer is not bad, but not really one of my favorites either. Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Pours a lasting ring of beige head with a golden-amber body. Aromas of mangos and passion fruit. Flavors are much the same with a slight citrus note. Finish is dry, slightly bitter. Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2011
Bottke. Pours golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of peach, biscuits, floral hops and malt. Flavor is sweer and hoppy with some peach and fruitineas. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Nice IPA.
dlbrockmiller (14) - Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2011
I recently discovered this brewery. This was the first of their offerings that I tried and I wasn’t disappointed. It had a nice strong hoppy smell with a really hoppy bite. Really strong flavor and good mouth feel. Overall a nice balanced beer but a little strong at 8.8% so watch out, it will sneak up on you. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Thanks to someone for sharing this at the May Freetail bottle release.
The beer pours an orange color with a large white head. The aroma is classic double IPA. I get a lot of orange and resiny pine notes from the hops with a little bit of malt mixed in.
The flavor is more of the same. There is a little bit of toffee in the flavor, but what dominates is a spicy hop profile. I get a lot of pine resin as well as a little bit of orange citrus. The bitterness is low to medium and the alcohol is extremely well hidden. The beer is very easy to drink.
Medium mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation. bpreo (2840) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2011
I surprised myself by enjoying this beer. Oh wait, 9% alcohol? Now I understand. cgarvieuk (24536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 cask at GBBF 2011 ... copper ... sweet zezty pine fruit hop nose ... big sweet toffeee ... lots of hop resins ... pine and light grapefruit.
bottle at the bow ... copper ... thin white head ... soft toffee pine fruit nose ... creamy toffee malts juicy fruits ... zezty pine... 3.3 cas was better Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Aroma:Toasty/bready malts, not much in the way of hops in the nose
Taste: Spicy hop character, citrus as the beer warms, slight oxidization
With all of the hype around this beer I feel that I got a bad example of it.