RedSox2004 (1977) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Cloudy deep golden amber with a generous eggshell white head that left a solid film and very nice lace. Strong grapefruit and pine hops aromas, with hints of tropical fruits like a planter’s punch. Flavors match, highlighted by the bitterness of the piney hops. Bready malt fills out the complex profile. Medium body, moderate carbonation, ABV not evident, and the finish includes both the grapefruit and bread. carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
From big bottle. WOW! Pours cloudy copper with delicious melon fruity malt flavors. Delicious. Long bitter finish. This almost tastes like Lagunitas Hop Stoopid. Yes, it’s that good. Up there with Ruination and Hop Stoopid. Just a little watery mouth feel in my opinion. Otherwise, a big IPA in a great crowd. Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Pours a cloudy amber with a nice creamy head. Taste is sweet malt with a nice hop finish. Sticky, resiny grapefruit flavor. Not overly bitter but definitely heavy in the finishing hops. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2011
bomber thanks to TheBeerSommelier. pours a deep orange with a 1 finger white head and a ton of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. big citrus hop nose with notes of peaches. big almost chewy body loaded with hops... notes of orange, peach, green grapes, plums and banana fill the mouth. smooth, creamy body throughout. there is a nice sweet malt backing to this that really balances everything out. dry bitter fruit filled finish with sweet malts. dchmela (3085) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Thanks to my Secret Santa for the bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a thick white head. Huge citrus hops, pungent aroma, with touches of marmalade. Taste is thick malt with a huge citrus hop bitterness. Nice touch of hop bitterness in the finish. Nice hoppy brew.
leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Orange/amber with white head. Good fresh hop aromas. Flavors were rich with all the characteristics of a heavily hopped beer but also with a decent malty backbone that left a clean finish. Highly drinkable and just about all the things I look for in a 2IPA. Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Extra points for the name here. An amber IIPA with plenty of creamy white head. The nose is of peppery hops with zingy, citric lime and wet foliage aromas. The mouth is initially very boozy, and then a delicious toasted cereal section which is overcome by a crisp, whole-mouth dryness. There is a little metallic note in the finish and a light, medicinal tongue numbness. It’s pretty rocking bar those two little niggles. Plovmand (8630) - Grindsted, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2010
Bottle. Hazy amber with a creamy off white head. The aroma is peaches, sweet caramel, barley and citrus. The flavour is sweet caramel, peach, barley and ripe fruit. Long sweet fruity finish. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
22oz bottle - fonefan (51574) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2010
Fantastic IIPA from Ninkasi and totally suprising. Aroma is juicy orange/grapefruity/honey that was really nice. Flavor had some sweetness to it that helped turn the hops into some tropical fruit flavors. Wet/fresh hop flavor, sugary, and bready.
Unclear - hazy medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus, peel bitter. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.