lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2008
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 68, DIPA, Tulip, snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $2.99
Aroma: nice, simple, citrus, light. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: interesting packaging, amateur, simple, dark copper, cloudy, bronze, no head, no lace. 4 out of 5.
Taste: dark barley, bitter, hoppy, good, strong, well crafted, chemical. 9 out of 10.
Palate: medium quality, smoother texture, long bitter finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: Slightly different IPA flavor. I will be looking for this again, because of the relative value for price. Somewhat well crafted, especially for the cost. 17 out of 20. kidrobot (103) - Port Charlotte, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Loved this beer. Great hops, perfect taste, and awesome price. Need to fill my fridge up with these and Vermonsters. canary dog (774) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - NOV 11, 2007
I was surprised by this one. I haven’t really had anything too great yet from these guys. This is a VERY fine brew. Very well balanced malt and rich floral hops. Alcohol is well hidden. Despite a slight Irish mossy (?) note in there (not as bad as the Tomahawkus), it was a very smooth beer. I think this compares favorably to Stone Arrogant Bastard. Their best stuff I have tried so far. I’m also a little surprised by the low ratings here so far. Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Bottle. Poured a cloudy orange color with a thick white head. Nice lacing. Decent aroma, although not as pungent as I would have expected. Mouthfeel is nice. Flavor is a nice bitter hoppiness with some citrus and pine to it. Hoppy finish. A pretty good Impy IPA. FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Orange, amber with white lacing. Mighty spicy full-bodied hop flavor; big palette and slightly dry. Really good, will drink again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Pours a lasting head of a caramel color. smells of citrus and white candy. Full nectar with creamy effers. A bulky heavyweight delivering a wallop of a hop slam. Not sweet and a bit salty, this brew is tasty. bhensonb (15353) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2008
Copper color with tiny bubbles and a fluffy off-white head. Strong citrus hop aroma over a firm roasted malt. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Strong roasted malt flavor with citrus and pine hop. Seems slightly ashy. At 90 IBU it’s bitter, but it isn’t very harsh. Just totally dominates the mouth. Clean, hoppy finish. SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 25, 2009
22oz brown glass pry-top with a sticker on the bottom that read Oct 2008.
Appearance: Medium amber/brown with an inch of sudsy white head that left a good amount of lacing on my oversized pilsner glass (Carlsberg).
Nose: Candied fruits and dried fruits all around: figs, oranges, ruby red grapefruit. Also, grapefruit zest, pine cone, and a little mossy/earthy note.
Palate: Big mouthfeel with caramel malt and bitter hops competing for first billing. The grapefruit is on the palate as well, some quick tropical notes, with some sweet lemon and a little thai lemon leaf/wet grass type taste. The finish is dry, bitter with a nice astringency.
Notes: The nose shows no signs of slowing down, but the freshness of the hops is starting to fall away from the palate, leaving just the bitterness aspect and some leafy flavors. It may be starting to show a little oxidative characters, but not to the beers detriment. A great big IPA and most assuredly worth the humble price. More body (more malt) than the Belvidere Big IPA they just released. The Belvidere is running lean and just to showcase the hops. This is a little more "balanced" if you can say that about a Double IPA. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #84. Dark copper pour with a nice big off-white head with real nice retention and a pretty quick receding lace. Wow, real nice pineapple aroma, sweet and really enticing. Nice hop bite, more fruity sweetness balanced by the pineapple, pretty nice DIPA. (1601) ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Pours a light brown with rocky off white head. Pulp makes it appear to be apple cider.
Aroma of apples and yeast.
Tastes of hop notes of pine and fruit. Strong delayed malt presence that is buttery and rich. Bitterness reemerges from the creamy caramel malt and follows into the aftertaste. Butter flavor is what stands out about this IPA.