6ROW (470) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2009
I am a hophead and this one was a little too bitter for my taste. copper pour with small whitehead, great citrius aroma with bitter after taste bitter. Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - APR 1, 2010
A fizzy clear amber pour with a thin offwhite head. aroma is a nice balance of sweet caramel biscuit and some light flowery hops. Definitely malt centric on the nose. Flavor is immedeately sweet up front but ends very bitter in the back of the throatin the middle is caramel, biscuit, a bit of grain, flowery. somewhat resinous, hops. Overall a little sweeter than I like my Dipas but pleasant hayduke (5203) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 29, 2010
From the 12 oz. bottle courtesy of "The Wheelman" in Maine this pours hazy amber with a moderate white head that was gone pretty quickly and left a few light lacing ring. The nose is floral hops. The body is medium and the mouthfeel light. The flavor brings in some citrus to go with the flowers. The finish is lightly bitter and dry. This is a good example of a brew being a double IPA in alcohol content only as the aroma and flavor is just too mild for the style. ClarkVV (6700) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2007 Draught snifter at Bukowski’s Cambridge on 10/18/07BroSpud (2188) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Really nice appearance, about as much as you could ask for. Crystal clear bronze-golden with a two-finger white head that is well-retained and leaves light lacing.
I swear though, sometimes conditioning (or filtration) dosent cut it. As in the Charlevoix Triple IPA, this one looks to be in perfect shape, but still comes up somewhat muted by blandness. I don’t know what it was in the Charlevoix and I dont know what it is here, but despite a good start from the hop aromatics, it ends on a rather bland, kind of doughy note. Fruity and not too overdone with citrus and resin, it nonetheless ends too soon. Lemon-lime hop acids, and honey malts are soft, and the bitterness dosent attack the nose. Alcohol well-concealed, but the more it breathes, the more the hops recede and fall in to a doughy-sweet pale maltiness. Some minerals are heavy (relatively speaking) on the finish, and probably stem from the water (all the beers in Maine have a strong house water character).
Snappy orange and lime open up the flavor, but the malts are a bit soft and too soon is the crispness gone, with doughy-sweet sugars and sagging carbonation in their place. I’m exaggerating the effect of the doughiness/sweetness, and it isn’t a bad beer, with lots of straight up C-hop flavor and bitterness, but I don’t see anything unique or particularly interesting, and it does end watery and loose, and too sweet. No flaws or alcohol, however.
12oz bottle. Pours medium amber color with white head. Very bitter with alcohol taste somewhat on the strong side. Prefers me a Stone Ruination or a Dogfish 90 over this one but not a bad attempt.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2011
12oz bottle firm Ben.
Pours a murky brownish amber with a small creamy tan head which lingers a bit as a small cap and leaves little lacing.
Aroma is really interesting and extremely sweet. Tons of caramel and candied apples with only a faint citrus presence.
Taste is a little better and actually starts to resemble a DIPA. The citrus is much more noticeable with some mandarin oranges and pineapple. The caramel malts are still a huge presence with s slightly astringent but very sweet finish.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and bitter finish.
This is an interesting and very sweet, malt driven DIPA. The aroma is not great but the taste is decent and it’s a decent beer overall. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2012
12oz bottle. Small creamy off-white head atop cloudy amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit, some bread, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit, some lemon, light astringency. Medium-full body, some resin. ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Got this at the Brewpub/Resturant in the Old Port. pours a copper color with tiny but creamy head. citrus and floral aroma. not as pungent as some other Double IPAs like DFH 90. flavor is of grapfruit and strong hops, not sweet like most IIPAs. very bitter and dry. left a bitter citrus taste in my mouth. like eating a grapefruit with no sugar added. An ok beer, i’ve definatly had better. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2011
opaque tan, thin small bubbled white head. Lightly grapefruit, kiwi, bit aged cheesy. Flavor is sugary, light caramel alongside the pine, oily short finish. blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 12, 2011
bottle poured an amber in color with a thin white head. aroma has caramel malt , a decent dose of hops, and a bit of oxidation unfortunately but there is no date to be found to confirm that. mouth feel is medium and there is low carbonation. flavor has caramel malt, a bit of cheese, bitter hops, and a lingering finish.