mephisto (1301) - TAIWAN - OCT 19, 2010
Draft at the brewery. Clear amber with off white head. It has big candy aroma and dense sugary flavor. Sort of cloying aftertaste. biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Brought a bottle home from Bruisin’. Solid DIPA, very bitter, slow drinking. But not what I would consider a top-tier DIPA. fiver29 (1112) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle pours amber color with off white head that lasts and laces the glass as you drink it. Aroma is pure pine with a sublte sweetness. Mouthfeel is tingly from the carbonation and hops. Flavor is biting pine hop flavor, some alcohol, and finishes slightly dry with more hop flavor lingering. Nice. gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Poured amber with thin head. Aroma was musky like a basement. Some strange hop aromas, most likely nugget. Flavor was dingy and sweet with almost clashing hop flavor. Hid the alcohol well, i didn’t realize it was over 10% until right now. Thin bodied. "Treat yourself with caution" is good advice. jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Draft at barleys. Nice lacing. Pretty pour. Nice, but hop combo tastes like aspirin bitterness. Okay.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
Originally reviewed: 4/16/10. 22oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a very cloudy dark amber/orange with a thick bone-white head on top. Excellent retention; left a good amount of lace on the glass. Some rings present as well. Scents of greens, toffee, booze, and a bit of pepper spiciness.
The body was pretty bubbly, but it went down smooth nonetheless. The bitterness on this one was tending towards the harsher side. Not mouth-scalding, but a little burning. Alcohol was definitive in the flavor as well. Sweetness was absent. This tasted like an aged DIPA. All in all it wasn’t bad, but it’s not one I would reach for very often. Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle from Bruisin’. Pours cloudy orange with a huge beige head. Lots of lace. Big grass & citrus hop aroma. Taste isn’t quite as hoppy or intense as the aroma. The hop citrus is still in the taste with grapefruit. The malt balance is a little weak, but still present. Finish is lightly bitter, though not really as bitter as I expected. I’d say the dry hopping on this was pretty heavy, as the aroma is really intense. Overall, a decent IIPA. Not my favorite, but not bad. wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 6, 2009
magical gift bottle courtesy of turdferguson, the beer sommelier and fedex. very nice translucent light sienna pour with a nice 2 finger orange-creamsicle head that lasts through the entire glass. nose is very delicate and subtle, with hop resin, earthiness and wild flower honey coming through. taste is a well balanced hop bomb. large wildflower honey sweetness in the taste, very earthy hops, and a nice slightly burnt caramel finish. aftertaste is a perfect balance of sweet and bitter, delicious! CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Pours a hazy, orannge, yet amber hue, forming a great head of craggley foam. Aroma pungent with hoppish pines, resins, mango, cantalope and light malty air. Flavour is immediate of tropical fruit character, both pine hops and a rather smooth malt kick into a balanced symphony of blissful heaven. Truly a triple pale ale, most excellent organic beer. greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with a three finger head. Aroma is fairly weak from what I would expect from a IIPA. However, I could pick up on citrus, floral, and malt. Flavor starts as sweet malt, but then the bitterness slowly sneaks up, which it hangs around for a while. Mouthfeel is slightly oily and the ABV is not detectable. Overall, not bad, my only complaint is I expect my IIPA’s aroma to pop and sting your nose from the hops.