Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Tap. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy complex simcoe hop aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration.This is a solid beer. mcberko (17170) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2012 64 oz. bomber, sent from tstockstrom (thanks a lot, Chuck), pours a dark amber orange with a small beige / tan head. Aroma of rich toffee, brown sugar, lots of resinous and citrus hops. Flavour is rich, full of toffee, brown sugar and huge resinous and citrusy hops, with a humungous flavour profile and loads of depth. At first, seems like a barley wine, then seems more and more like a IIPA. Excellent stuff. wxman (1813) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Slight hazy amber/orange color with a fair light tan head. Grapefruity aroma. Sweet malt, caramel and immense hoppy grapefruit and pine taste. This one is busy, but good. thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Citrus exploding immediately. Lemon. Dark brown good lacing white ring but not much of a head. Unexpected darkness. Taste is citrus bitter with companion flavor that sticks out a bit that is hard to pin down. Mint? It’s bracketed by intense bitterness. Good. jandd1983 (4270) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2012
It poured a dark orange color with a small white head. The aroma was malty with lots of hoppiness. The taste was a bunch of hops and malts. This was a very good IPA.
beernbourbon (1590) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Tap at brewpub. Pour is deep hazy orange with a small medium head. Aroma is sticky toffee malt with loads of resinous hops and pine hops. Not subtle. this is a big IPA. Flavor is also loaded with sticky hops and rich toffee malt. Resinous hops are present, but the thick caramel malt dominates. Just a big beer all around. Solid cold weather IPA.