cfrancis (3539) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2011
Thanks to jrocket for this. Pours a dark brown with a big frothy white head. Great head retention. Aroma is earthy wood hop bitterness and light malt. Taste is a woody hop bitterness, a great bite. Strong malt backbone with is rare for me with harvest IPA’s and makes this beer great. blipp (9598) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours deep amber with an off white head. Floral hoppy aroma with toasty sweet malty notes. The flavor has floral hops, sweet malts, toasty notes, a light nuttiness, and a medium bitter finish. Pretty good. ben4321 (6678) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 1/26/11
phaleslu (10553) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Aroma: The initial whiff is fresh and hoppy, but that dissipates quite quickly. Once that initial whiff passes, the nose is more toasty, there’s bitter pine, some light butter, and a touch of caramel.
Appearance: A cloudy caramel amber colored beer with a bubbly beige head and spotty lace
Flavor: The taste is fairly dry with a light sweetness, pine, floral, earth, and a little citrus
Palate: It is medium bodied and it has a fairly long finish
Overall, this beer was alright. I was honestly expecting better when I first opened it, so I’m a little disappointed, but it isn’t bad either. It’s exactly that, not great, not bad, just sort of eh...
22 oz. bottle that was a trade bonus from zathrus13- thanks again, Jeff! Pours a cloudy brown/orange/amber mishmash of a color with a small eggshell white head. Aroma of earthy, leafy, wet hops, dark caramel malt, wood, crackers, and faint rye. Flavor of earthy, leafy hops, husky grains, herbal and vegetal notes, caramel malts, and peanuts. Light-medium bodied, with an earthy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This is a pretty cool, interesting, different take on an IPA that went over very well with everyone who tried it. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
(22oz bomber) clear rich amber/copper with sparse tan bubbles. Nose of melon, chocolate malt, sweet citrus. Taste of chocolate malt, light pine, orange, grapefruit. Not terribly bitter, creamy body, oily slick. Nice linger.
jeremytoni (3082) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2010
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a quick finish. ttutony (931) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Hazy brown in the glass. Spicy, resiny hop aroma. Nice caramel malt as well. Palate is integrated well. Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Experienced from a 22oz bomber in an English pint glass. The beer pours a surprisingly dark hue, a deep brown that, while appealing visually, is off-style. The nose shows very little traditional citrus/pine American hop character, and instead throws strong notes of grass and woodiness. The palate is fairly, but not assertively bitter, and shows far more in the way of grassy/woody hop flavor than the clean bitterness and resiny flavors that one would expect from good examples of the style. Alcohol comes through in toward the end of the palate, adding a somewhat harsh warming sensation. Overall, a cool idea, but one that should clearly have been piloted a few times at the brewery before being released. Disappointing. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of nuts, citrus, spruce, florals, and caramel. Flavor of spruce, caramel, orange, and nuts. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a brownish-amber color with a tan head. The aroma is toffee and dark fruit. This doesn’t smell like any wet-hopped beer I have ever tried, but maybe the taste will be different.
The taste is also strange, but good. I get caramel malt and a little pine, but I also get cherries and chocolate. Not sure what is going on here, but I kind of like it.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.