HailSquishface (16) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2008
Pours a hazy amber from the can into my glass. A small mini head forms and disappears with little patches of bubbles forming in the middle.
Smells sweet, full of pine and grapefruit. Great nose, I wish it came as an air freshener scent.
Starts off with a caramel and brown sugar sweetness which is quickly overtaken by hops, grapefruit, pine, and lemony goodness. The sides of my tongue tingle a little and my mouth is left coated with bitterness.
nimbleprop (8437) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2008
On tap at Pizza Paradiso in DC. Poured a transparent, deep copper brown with a thin white head that faded midway down the glass. Aroma was very hoppy, citrus and flowers with strong sugary malt. Flavor was the same, brown sugar and caramel maltiness with lemony, citrus American hops in tow. Slightly bitter, slightly sugary finish. Very drinkable. FlyingSwine (174) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Pours a deep, thick, almost cloudy burnt orange/red. Earthy, pine aromas dominate the nose. Flavor is super-hopped (not my favorite style) with just a hint of caramel malty goodness. Palate is heavy and smooth, but finishes too dry for my liking. This is a well hopped beer that will be loved by loved by those that enjoy the style. BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2009 Poured from a can. Poured a nice ruby-amber color with a thick off-white head that left good lacing. Aroma of earthy, resiny hops and light caramel malt with some toffee and a light nuttiness. Smooth, sweet caramel entry with a nice toffee flavor that leads into a nice piny hop hit with undertones of nuts and more caramel flavor. Very full and rich in flavor. Nice and smooth on the palate with a good hop bite. Way too easy to drink, I could try to session this and get into a lot of trouble... smith4498 (3649) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Pours dark amber with big tan head. Strong aroma of hops and some malts. Very malty taste to start and finishes with a nice hoppy flavor. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel and average carbonation. Very good.
glennmastrange (2881) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Can. Moderate malt aromas of roasted, nutty, and caramel, heavy hops of spruce and resin, light broth for the yeast with raisin and toffee in the background. Head is rocky, off white that is fully lasting, with lacing that coats better than 75% of the glass. Color is clear light red. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly bitter. Palate is medium, oily, with soft carbonation. I can’t believe something this good comes from a can with no trace of metal in the taste. drfabulous (8082) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Draught at Brick Store. Solid IPA. Super hops. Clean. Hops are crisp. Excellent IPA. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2008
orange with fluffy off white head. nice lacing. hoppy aroma and flavor. dry finish, well balanced and nice to try! Blom (843) - Sorø, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2008
Orange-red. Golden with a firm head. Hoppy aroma full of pine, oranges and citrus. Lots of caramel and wood as flavours with a tasty fruity bitternes, that finishes dry. Excellent.
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2008
I agree with the description "somewhere between a Double IPA and an Imperial Amber". This beer’s ruby red body and caramel sweetness lends itself to a characterization of amber. Likewise, evergreen and grapefruit evident in the finish undoubtedly bring thoughts of an IIPA. Added points for complexity...tasty!!!