kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle courtesy of fishingnet. Pours a dark amber with thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of citrus, grapefruit, floral hops, yeast, light pine, honey, caramel. Flavor is sweet and floral with notes of grass, pine, citrus, grapefruit, caramel, honey. Generally medium body with a floral finish. ebmalon (62) - Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Tap to tasting glass at Pisgah brewery. Pours hazy amber with appropriate ratio of white head. Holy hops!! Nose is citrus with a hint of yeast. Taste is sweet and full of PNW hops fading to biscuit/bready yeast. Finishes warm and bitter. Lovely ipa. Too bad i couldnt survive a session of this :p beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Sampled at GABF on 9/16/2010. This Imperial IPA pours a medium orange gold color. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is citrusy and fruity. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and piney. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Big hop bit at the finish. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2011
(22oz bottle courtesy of BgThang!). This one is 9.8% abv. Pours hazy copper color with off-white head. Nice, active carbonation. Aroma has spicy hops that is paired with something that is honeylike. There’s also a bit of cardboard. Taste is bitter with a sweet malt backbone along with a little diacetyl presence. Medium bodied with slick texture. Finish is dry and bitter. This one is probably past its prime, but its still pretty good and alcohol is well hidden.
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2011
I’ve been encountering a lot of beers lately that bill themselves as double or triple IPAs that, quite frankly, include so much malt they almost drink more like barley wines. This is the latest. I picked this bottle up while on a visit to Asheville, a great little, picturesque town with a flare for food and beer and the outdoors. It looks like a barely wine (translucent dark amber), smells like a barley wine (tons of sweet malt, a bit grassy, with a note of alcohol), and tastes like a barley wine (reflecting the nose, but with a hint of hops on the tale end). Remind me again why this isn’t labelled a barley wine? I think perhaps the reviews on this one are a bit lower than they should be because the hop heads feel let down.
b3shine (8864) - Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bomber to snifter (shared with jmborggren, his wife, and the Mrs.; thanks John!). Looks good; a hazy amberish orange with off-white lacing. Smells solid; bitter hops with a semi-sweet malty backbone. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Good beer. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
[ Tap ][ Pisgah ][ 6oz ][ Taster ][ ? ][ 2/7/14 ]jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2009
>> Pours clear, deep orange with weak foam. Nose is toasted coconut. Taste is sticky orange, squash, sugar, cantaloupe. Wasn’t sure if this was a DIPA or blonde barleywine. Pretty good.
Draft at barleys. Nice lacing. Pretty pour. Nice, but hop combo tastes like aspirin bitterness. Okay. Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2009
On draft at the brewery. Clear orange pour with small light tan head and fair lacing. A triple hopped version of their pale did a good job of balancing the bitterness. Amazing job of hiding the abv. I simply did not even get a hint of alcohol! nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Source: 22 oz bottle at a tasting.
Appearance: Hazy amber pour with a one finger off white head.
Aroma: Pine hops with some spiciness. Caramel malt. Hint of citrus.
Flavor: Caramel malt base...almost too sweet. Pine and citrus finish.
Palate: Medium/full bodied with solid carbonation and a slick mouthfeel.
Overall: A bit too sweet with the caramel malt. Would prefer a bit hoppier, and less sweet.