maekchu (4104) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2012
Tallboy can. Pine, citrus, and some tropical fruit in the nose. Light amber-brown, big head, and very rowdy carbonation. Tongue-stripping hops in initial; malt peeks out in mid palate; final is more balanced; the hopping sort of washes away in the aftertaste. Medium body. It’s a big one, to be sure. Good.... but I didn’t want more than one, or even all of one, actually. theisti (4237) - Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2012
16 oz can purchased at Joy in Denver, Colorado. 07-03-12 stamped on the bottom of the can. The pour is mostly clear golden amber with a cream colored two inch head. The head falls slow with pretty lacing. The aroma is resin, dry floral, onion peel and caramel toast malt. The taste is the hops, bitter, resinous, the onion and dry hay floral. The malt shows for a flash, mostly toasted malt, then dries back out with the bitter hops. The palate is medium bodied, low carbonation, dry finish that shows some alcohol heat. Overall, a tasty beer. ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2012
16oz can, dated 7/26/12, fresh from grape & gourmet. pours a reddish hued gold capped by a creamy, bright white head that leaves sticky sheets of lace on the glass. aroma is outstanding with huge tropical fruit notes of pineapple, mango, and tangerine backed by spicy, resinous hop oils, pine forest, fresh hebrs, and orange peels with subtle notes of frosted cereal. flavor is wonderful as well with a heavy dose of orange pulp, tangerine, and white grapefruit up front followed by sweeter, more tropical notes of pineapple and apricot and finished off with a heft dose of bitter, herbal, piney hops and caramel malts. palate is medium bodied with dense carbonation that gives this one an almost creamy mouthfeel with a great balance of sweeness and bitterness. overall, a great canned dipa. greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Cask at Firestone (Eau Claire, WI). 600th beer rating. This was pumped into a tulip, hazy, with a thick head. Explosive aroma’s of hops and citrus. Flavor was so balanced of malts and hops, yet it did not dissapoint on the strong bitterness that I desire in my IPA’s. This was on the verge of a IIPA. It was so easy to drink and a strong bite in the finish. Excellent IPA! sgallant (49) - USA - AUG 16, 2012
On tap..pours dark amber with short-lasting bubbly head. A great balance between strength and smoothness. A sipping beer that can go down quickly
jaydubbelu (14) - Monroe, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Wow! Dank gnarly pour. Beige head that fades but laces decently. Some black licorice or anise notes and even soy sauce. Interesting. Oily hop goodness. Just a total palate wrecker. Painted my tongue within a few swallows. This is really a DIPA on the low alcohol side. Another outstanding offering from o.b. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Copper pour with a thick creamy head. Aroma is biscuity malt, caramel, pine. Some spiceness as well.
Caramel, fennel/licorice spice, pine. Hint of alc.
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Draft at sugar maple. Faint hint of pine in the nose. Hazy amber. Thin off white head. Wonderful sheet lace. Initially bubble gum which shifts quickly to maple syrup... And hops. Wanted it to be better but very good. 56lespaul (31) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2012
After 30+ IPA’s . . . no contest, the best I have had thus far. Can not believe its in a can! The visual in the glass is a orange sunrise and slightly cloudy. Beautimous! Hoppy? YES. Bitter? Kind of. But an extremely smooth mellow taste. Goes down too easy! Nose? Insane apricots and oranges and mild tangerine. Palate is amazingly smooth. Nice ABV that is VERY well hidden but there nonetheless. I would give it a perfect score but I’m pnly 45 and there so many IPA’s! Paid 12 for a 4pk of tall boys. Will be back for more tomorow!
Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Tulip @ Mellow Mushroom.
Pour: Hazy amber/orange pour. Thick bead of foam. Fantastic lacing.
Aroma: Hop heaven. Amazing pine/citrus notes. I never tire of this olfactory introduction to a new IPA.
Taste: My new favorite IPA. Bold malt coupled with obnoxious hop flavors (Simcoe/C-hops?). The dank is held at bay by the fresh pine and grapefruit tones. Smooth, oily body.
Overall: A cocky West Coast-style IPA. A big complex IPA that borders on Imperial. Fantastic. Highly recommended.