Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Great Piney aroma. Appearance - orange - but with a freaking hop cone floating in the bottle - how can you not give the appearance a 5!! I thought the sweetness was a little heavy - offset the bite a little too much. Regardless, an excellent beer - a couple is all I would be able to handle at one sitting. arminjewell (9584) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Pours hazy orange with nice lasting white head. The bottle literally contains a whole hop cone...poured through it on the way into the glass. Big chewy citrus, pine, resin, touch of caramel, sweet tropical fruit notes as well, with a touch of earth in there. Taste is big, bold, bitter and harsh, with notes of pine and resinous bitter, some citrus, spicy earth, touch of tropical fruit. Fantastic, almost perfect example of an IIPA for me, wish I could have had this fresh. crossovert (12614) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
I just have to chuckle a little at this beer, there was a whole hop cone floating in the bottle, that is classic.
Pours a darker looking red/amber. The head is off white and bits of hop can be seen floating around. LAcing is nice.
Smell is hoppy and alcoholic, very floral and piney. Sweet scented malt is in there too.
This is more like a barely wine. Very alcoholic, very sweet, not cloying though. The hop bitterness lies subtly under the alcoholic sweet taste form the malts. The hop taste is very vegetal here and there is almost a milkiness ot the mouthfeel. The alcohol and malts create a sweet, somewhat fruity flavor in the finish, almost like a quad, along with some bitterness.Tastes similar to a more palatable 120 minute IPA.
The alcohol isn’t well hidden in this one, that combined with the sweetness makes this one not the most drinkable brew, it is a very good winter-style IPA/Barleywine though.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-09-2009 03:50:09 pkbites (938) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Dark gold body, little head. Floral/caramel/hoppy aroma.. the cone floater was the savior. If you don’t like this, you like crap like Miller Lite.I.E. you is a looser!!!!!!! Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Thanks to Skyview for this bottle. What a treat.
orange-amber pour with no real head.
I actually got 2 and a 1/2 hop flowers in this one!
Piney hop aroma, caramel, and butterscotch
Flavour has more of the same piney hop lighter citrus tones. Not as intense as I thought it might be. Caramel, maltiness balances well. No hint of the 9% alc. Getting a little bit of a buttery hint though. Didn’t think this was oaked...?
jonno (2751) - JAPAN - DEC 27, 2010
HUGE HUGE beer. Lots of Cirus and Pine with a big slab of malt body. The hop cone was a plesant surprise after it blocked my initial pour then plopped in to my glass and lovely to suck on whilst drinking this delight. Everything i love from a good DIPA. Big thanks to Skyview for this extra! hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2010
12 oz 2010 bottle. Awsome a hop cone inside the bottle, this is a first. Poured dark orange with little to no head. Smell of mellowed out citrus hops (don’t know how old this was. Taste is not too hoppy but still a great beer. Tasted the mellowed citrus with a balance maltiness. Like a mellow 5-6 month old Hopslam. madvike (3250) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle - Pours a cloudy apple juice color with a big foamy white head. Resiny pineapple hops dominate the nose, sweet and pungent. A bit piney, and a touch of boozy heat, but overall a really nice quaff. Taste is surprisingly malty, with a blast of piney, grassy hops, honey, and little citrus. Oaky finish with a nice blend of herbal and grassy hops, without being over-the-top bitter. A touch of sharp heat lingers, and a pleasantly bitter resin coats the tongue long after the sip is swallowed. Syrupy and thick in the mouth, with soft carbonation and a slickness that just sits on the tongue. Just what I want in a DIPA. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Thanks to Santa for this. Slightly hazy amber pour complete with a couple hope cones. I can imagine what a pain in the ass this was to bottle. Aroma is pine and grapefruit hop resin. I was really excited once I got a whiff of this. Flavor interesting to say the least. Caramel ,toffee, muted hops and light butter. bvc (1242) - Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2010
12oz bottle sent to me by Jason, thanks man. Pours a clear dark golden coped with small tight uniform off white head. Sweet bready, caramel up front, followed by a bit of ice tea, jammy orange, overipe pineapple, and touches of resinous pine on the end. Even carb feel and almost sticky body. Sweet and muted citrus notes up front and through mid palate. The hops try to poke through, but the super sweet malt holds them back until they poke through at the end with peppery vegital flavor and then some alcohol burn to finish.