Terminus (3710) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2014 bottle-pours dark orange with a very small fizzy white head with lite carbonation. nose is predominately sweet sugary alcohol with some muddled citrus in there. not much here to speak of. pretty fussel as well. flavors are fussal alcohol, lite pine, alcohol burn, lite peaches, with a touch of resin. really nothing here and im really suprised this rates that well. pretty much a train wreck of a IIPA if you ask me. maybe better fresh on tap? dunno.
Rerate fresh on tap in Tucson az nov 2014
Pours deep orange lear hue with a soapy white head and good lacing. Nose is old skool c hops all tbe way grapefruit resin bomb. Flavors shoe the same but this beer has a huge sweet malt presence. Its very well balanced however still not that interesting. Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Reddish amber pour, medium thick head. Citrus aroma. Nice blast of hop flavor in the beginning finishing a little watery and abruptly. evergreen0199 (3460) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. A deep golden coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Hoppy, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, tropical fruit, malty, caramel, sweet, rich. Lovely smooth, easy drinking DIPA. cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - JUL 30, 2011
Had three times from the bottle. Dark gold color. Lots of presence on the palate and a thorough flavor. Hops’d fo sho. ChunkDEUCE (1) - Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2011 does not count
Personally favorite beer. Drink by choice, it really ranges on the bottle you get and this is coming from someone who lives within the city limits of the brewery. Taste is very heavy, if you don’t like dark beer you will not enjoy this. Sits in the mouth for a long time. Drinking this beer reminds me of a simpler lifestyle. Sits heavy, tastes heavy. Overall I would probably drink this beer over almost any beer, reminds me of home. Only have found one beer to beat it. But! You can’t beat the Ninkasi style.
TBone (18054) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2011
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Grill, Downtown Seattle
Deep golden color, small steady white head, lace. Strong pine needles aroma. Medium-bodied. Very oily mouthfeel. Piney, pine needles all the way. Nice, a bit fruity, long hoppy bitterness.
Hazy, but not opaque sunset orange colour that is visibly viscous. The head fades quickly, but leaves some spotty lace. The nose is dominated by caramel, grapefruit, light pine resin, and lightly toasty malts. The booze is masked well in the aroma. Not as hoppy as I remember, which is why you should never ship IPA’s unless refrigerated for the entirety of its journey. The flavour is bitter, but not super hoppy. Again, don’t ship IPAs! Grapefruity NW hops and caramel maltiness. Very straight-forward, but also very pleasant and drinkable considering the high abv. Fuller-bodied than others, which is nice, as well as long palate duration that leaves a piney, grapefruit impression. Not that great over hear on the beast cost, but fresh I remember this being way better. Will definitely re-rate at some point. hellbilly (3247) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2011
bottle consumed 6/27/11
(notice the disappointing lack of cliche clever cartoon hop related triceratops....boo!)--- it pours out a hazy dull iced tea color with a sticky off white head which leaves behind lacing that looks like a moth eaten blanket. it appears to clear up as the temperature rises...odd.
right off the bat this smells like dried apricots cooked in orange juice. later, as it sits, that aroma gets mixed with floral notes, mild pine, freshly cut carrots, grain and toast.
the palate is sweeter than i like ideally but it hides the 9% abv very well. the flavor is a combination of canned peaches (in light syrup), sweet cereal grain, mild pine and its waxy bitterness, floral hops and a finish of grapefruit pith which lingers for a bit.
it is medium bodied and somewhat crisp yet it lacks brightness and a defining character... rather a run of the mill malty imperial ipa. though i’ll bet it can stand some spicy wings or buffalo pizza. 7/3/7/3/14/3.4 gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Pours a cloudy golden orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma is grapefruit with herbal hops and caramel. The malt comes through more on the flavor with sweet caramel. Also has lots of floral and citrus hops. Soft, medium carbonation and a long grapefruit rind finish. Overall, an enjoyable, but fairly average DIPA. thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Poured into a lager glass by my ggirlfriend, she thought a fancy beer should go in a fancy glass, just chose the wrong glass. Apearance is nice, thin head, but lots of lacing. Aroma is nicely hopped. Flavour is mildly bitter, and didn’t finish as dry as I would expect. Overall a good IPA, I don’t know about the double part... But a good beer!