arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle thanks to JCB! Amber pour with white head and good lacing. Nose of wet, dank, floral pine, citrus, and caramel candy. Flavor briefly caramel/toasted malt that gives way to an encompassing dry, bitter bite of pine and grapefruit. Bitterness coats and clears the palate of any malt flavor, leaving only body behind. More of that dank feel to the bitterness. Really enjoyed the sharp bitterness to this one and actually very drinkable considering this. RABinCO (1511) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bomber. Poured into a goblet. Beautiful deep gold color with a little bit of white head. HUGE juicy, citrus aroma. Incredibly fresh hop character on the nose. Taste is sweet, sticky, hop resin with big bursts of gumball and citrus. Great DIPA where the flavor is there with a nice, lower ABV. mcberko (17847) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma has loads of fruity juicy hops, a generous caramel malt backbone, and resin. Flavour is super pungent with truckloads of piney and resinous hops, and just enough caramel malt backbone to hold things together. Extraordinarily hoppy, with a big puckering blast to the palate, with a medium astringency on the finish. Nice and dry, but also juicy. A most fantastic near-double IPA. rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.
Pours a slightly hazy medium orange with a rocky white two finger head. Tons of lacing and amazing head retention.
Aroma is full of citrus hops, orange and pineapple. There is also a healthy dose of caramel and biscuit malt that nicely balances out the hops. Quite a pleasant, if not common, aroma.
The flavor is a little lighter on the citrus with some pine coming through. Lots of caramel and biscuit paired with a moderate bitterness. A really nice lingering hoppyness combines with a slight stickyness in the finish.
Overall, a really good IPA but it is definitely not a IIPA; not sure why is is labeled that here. Nice balance between malt and hops and something I would drink a lot of if it were available locally.
Advocate_Ames (626) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2012
The hop aroma is nice and a little potent. I also smell malts and fruit. I get a lemon scent with pine. Its a great mixture. I taste hops, malts, citrus fruit, and yeast. This is a very good beverage. It is a bitter brew but somehow it doesn?t ruin the flavor. I wish I could say it doesnt impact the palate. I would drink this again. It intrigues me.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear orange with almost a smaller hear. Aroma is nice sticky tropical fruits hops with some floral aspects and a honey sweetness. Flavor is sweet juicy fruits (mango, pineapple, grapefruit, orange). Not overly sweet, but massively bitter. This is in the top 5ish of all the IPAs I’ve had to date. This was just what an IPA should be. Delicious.
b3shine (8875) - Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bomber to oversized snifter. Looks good; a foggy burnt-orange with white lacing. Smells solid; bitter hops and malt. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Enjoyable. uncben87 (68) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2012
From bottle. Pours a clear golden color with an off white, frothy head. I don’t get much in the way of aroma, however I can pick up a slightly grassy/resin smell. Taste is very hop forward, I don’t get much of the malts but thats how I like them. Very smooth and easy to drink, finishes with a nice hop bitterness. Steasy66 (1155) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Golden, white head, muted aroma, sweet with soapy hops. Smooth body. Nothing too impressive here. haukur (1957) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 8, 2012
Strong pine aroma. Amber colour with film of a head, big lacing. HUGE bitter finish