CacheManyHose (757) - HONG KONG - OCT 11, 2017
Can from Craftissimo, drank at home. Pours a hazy copper-orange with a white head. Smells of passionfruit, lime, apple juice, toffee and orange malt, lightly spicy but smooth, musky hop. Taste is mango, lightly spiced orange malt, stony hop that's a bit metallic and musty, stone fruit pits and pear. Body is slightly sweet with gentle fizziness, wet, smooth bitter finish. Very good! Pretty restrained for a double IPA, plenty of fruit, balanced by malt, smooth. superspak (5891) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2017
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/26/2017. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, passion fruit, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, honey, bread dough, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, passion fruit, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, honey, bread dough, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus rind, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, passion fruit, lemon/orange rind, pepper, pine, honey, bread dough, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.5%. Overall this is a fantastic DIPA! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, despite the aggressively bitter/resinous/drying finish. Very bright and dank Columbus, Centennial, Cascade, and Simcoe hops; with a solid bready malt backbone, and no residual sweetness. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on West coast style example. Bebum (1062) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2017
Medium body and flavor density, balanced mouthfeel, average length and heat.
Bitter, crisp, dry.
Hoppy but not characterful in that way.
Very disappointing considering the ratings.
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UPDATED: SEP 7, 2017 Poured from can. Nice orange/straw color - white head leaving laces throughout glass. Great IPA with balanced bitterness and hint of fruit. Great beer! Chalumeaux (1660) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2017
Poured from can freshest by 10/31/2017 clear golden with a thin white head nice lacing. Can says double ipa Aromas of caramel malt citrus and resinous pine. Taste is sweet malt light citrus and a lingering west coast bitterness.
HKdIPA (841) - HONG KONG - SEP 1, 2017
Can from Craftissimo at home before Iceland. Worried it's not in best condition. Slightly hazy orange-copper pour with dense fine froth head. Aroma smells relatively fresh - mango and pine with cereal almost pilsner-y malt. Taste is similar - big bitter piney hops but still quite bright without being fruity. Cereal/pilsner malt on the finish. Lasting bitterness with some boozy warmth. Palate is smooth but not heavy. Really nice. Would get again. oobawa (1660) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2017
Old-school west coast hop bomb, front-loaded with grainy malt sweetness followed by a IBU-laden resinous finish. Starts with a sweet cereal front, creamy and surprisingly mellow, then grows a citrus-dank middle before growing peppery and bitter on the back end. Mild grapefruit and weed from the hops, but this pint’s primarily about the pinecone finish, clingy and herbal yet still tethered to the initial sweetness. Gorgeous pour, clear gold with a lasting white head and moderate lace. Aroma’s a wonderful mix of dank, pine, and pale malts. Good boisterous texture, not too soft but lively enough to help move along the closing bitterness. Tasty. llkc (2663) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2017
Fra dåse duft mango malt citrus smag citrus appelsin appoelsinskal sæd malt kant bergstaden (3164) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2017
Golden with a white head - Fruity hop aroma - Malt body to support a fruity hop flavour that ash a good bitterness - The bitterness from fruity hops goes into the finish - This was good Slubgob (339) - West Hartford, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Bomber into wine glass. Copper orange thick white head. Slightly sweet almost creamy nose. As expected a lot of bitter in the mouth, orange and grapefruit pith. Slightly sticky finish. Decent for a hop bomb kind of IPA.