hoosiers1994 (685) - Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2012
Bottle with hop cone in it, how cool. pours light copper with a whitish head. Aromas are sweet citrus like clementine and pink grapefruit. Taste are much the same with big citrus notes and nice balance with bittering hops. Overall, a delicious beer that is more than just a novelty. twindadplus2 (743) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy burnt orange with a very thin head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with a thick layer of biscuit malt. Big floral and citrus hop flavor with a thick, creamy malt background. Pine comes through in the long lingering finish. Creamy, medium bodied with no carbonation to speak of. A very powerful and flavorful beer. GAManiac (1946) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2012
Pours a deep, hazy amber with a small beige head that recedes to a thin collar.
Aroma is sweeter than I was expecting with candied apples, caramel malts and light fruits - peaches come to mind. There isn’t a lot of citrus or pine that I get in the nose.
Taste has a bit more citrus with some oranges up front, but the caramelized sugar and sweet malts are still a big player and the finish is sweet with hints of pine but mostly a lingering sweetness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied but low on carbonation and comes across a little syrupy with the heavy sweetness dominating the palate.
In case you hadn’t noticed, this is a very sweet DIPA, very light on the hops. It’s not bad but it’s not one of my favorites. brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAR 25, 2012
Murky orange-amber with a minimal, large-bubbled head. Nose is caramel, tropical fruit, hearty biscuit, grapefruit, and resin. Huge blast of ORANGE in the flavor, all wrapped up in a hefty malt backbone. Oily, medium heft body. The hulking malt backbone balances the ample bitterness to a perceived ’medium’. Finish is lingering and much more bitter than the mid-palate would have suggested. The obtuse alcohol and lack of carb detracted from the enjoyment a bit. The orange blast, copious hops, and solid malt make me think this would be a great one to have out of a fresh keg. Thanks for the opportunity, Matt! MrPickles (571) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2012
2010 bottle is one of my favorite beers.
2011 bottle is flat and something is really off. Drain pour on the 2nd bottle. Very disappointing as I am such a fan.
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Courtesy of ughsmash via tradeLubiere (14240) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate caramel, candied fruit, and citrus. It pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head that leaves behind to thin webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with caramel and light-moderate fruitiness. The finish has moderate sweet citrus notes and light grapefruit. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation an slick/oily mouthfeel. Overall, I find this sitting in that grey area of "Is this an IIPA or Barley Wine?"
A hazed amber DIPA with a thin off white head, with floating hops in the bottle. In aroma, sweet musty malt with light pinhey hops, nice. In mouth, a nice smooth biscuit malt with pinhey hops, vinous notes, catnip, very nice and earthy. Bottle at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 21 2012. sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2012
12oz bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits, with a lone hop cone in it. Pours a clear amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, orange. Medium on the palate with light carbonation. Flavor is sweet, a little malty, a weird tea flavor that I think is suppose to be hops, with a malt sweet finish. The hop cone is gimmicky, and the beer is pretty blah for me. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2011
(12oz bottle, 2010 vintage thanks to bu11zeye) clear gold with a ring of fine white bubbles. Nose of honey and pineapples. Taste is dank, orange, sweet and biscuit. BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2011
On tap at the new O’So location. Hazy light orange pour with a small white head. Malty citrus hop aroma - wonderful. Smooth palate. Awesome citrus and pine hop flavor, a little sticky, with a big malt balance. Just what I want out of a DIPA. Great stuff.