commonmac (1367) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2017 Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - SEP 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really heavy stuff. I find I am often dissapointed by things that proclaim themselves to be "american strong ales" but end up being watery and thin. This beer does not have that problem, its juciy, full bodied, sticky, and boozy...and overall I would say those are good things. However, it falls short of greatness due to a sour soapy finish in the hop profile. I am sure some people like that, but I dont.
Tap at the source during GLBTQ. Amber/copper color with excellent lacing of an off white color. Tulip style. Nose is tropical fruit with plenty of sweet notes. Taste leans towards the malty and sweet side of things with a little but enough bitterness from the hops to round it out. Caramel and toffee play along as the sip continues. The booziness is a factor as the alcohol burn is present. Delicious. Only improvement would be actually double fisting two glasses. tcon25 (978) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2017
Draft pour at pour at brewery. Amber pour. Oak barley aroma, caramel oak sweet hop and malty flavor. GenDV138 (7828) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2017
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Clear golden amber orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, malt. Tastes of malt, citrus, candied orange, floral notes, stone fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. Itzjerm (3172) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2017
on tap at the pub. This is a lightly hopped dipa really. But flavor is solid and smooth. Nice lasting head. balanced and enjoyable. Caramel flavors. with lots of hops. Smooth and enjoyable. AirForceHops (8026) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2016
22 oz. bottle, thanks to Chalumeaux! No bottle date. The hop character is hear in the aroma but it also has a lot of caramel. Way too much caramel. The flavor is orange marmalade, melon pulp and again a lot of sweet caramel or crystal malts.
ClarkVV (6958) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Body is fuller but the sweetness just takes over. The hops are just over run by a sweetness over load.
Bomber 2016, drunk 7/24/16.Chalumeaux (1841) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Big, off-white head recedes quickly to a ring. Clear, deep amber.
Smells like C-hop and lots of specialty malt.....Uh oh. Yep, floral, bitter, grapefruit, orange rind, grain, iced tea. Pretty much all of the things that made me hate IPAs back in the day. Thank god brewers arent making this crap any more.
Intensely caramel-heavy and full of grain, toffee and thick honey. C hops galore, with astringent bitterness, stewed hops, vegetal notes and lingering light sourness. Clean, at least and not punishingly sweet or anything, but what would ever possess someone to want to brew this stuff any more. Let’s all just move on from 2006.
Poured from bottle thanks drfabulous dated 2/2016 dark copper color with a nice head. Aromas of grass grapefruit caramel malt and bread. Taste is a malty bitter bomb that lingers. Not good. WillRunForBeer (2797) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2016
I can’t decipher the date code, but it’s from 2016 at least. Pours reddish copper brown with an off white head. Aroma is dank, caramel. Smells like old double pale. Flavor is caramel, molasses, grassy bitterness. This must be old. I’m not convinced that this was stellar when fresh, but it’s pretty bad now. Dal9000 (674) - Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2016
At Sooogood (SG75). Pours in a tall glass. Initial malty sweetness with a hint of citrus that finishes with layers of hops- citrus and pine.
---Rated via Beer Buddy peponi (2103) - Strzelce Wielkie, POLAND - MAR 11, 2016
Aroma: citrus, herbs and biscuits.
Appearance: clear amber color and amazing thin white head.
Taste: medium herba bitterness, citrus notes, biscuits, nice malty backbone, balanced, semi-dry.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, bitter finish.
Overall: Decent DIPA, quite drinkable.