GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 11, 2008
750ml bottle purchased at the brewery. Bottle #299 out of 798. Aroma was of malty caramel, citrusy hops (especially orange), mango, and grass. Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was off white with an orange tint. Some lace was left behind on the glass at the end. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with soft carbonation. There was only mild hop bitterness that peaked at about 3-4 out of 10. Soft malty caramel dominated the flavor and was accompanied by cherry pastry and subdued vanilla. Light citrusy hops took a backseat to the malt. Pretty good straight up malt dominated IIPA. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Name: Good FellerChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy dark amber, fine beige head,
Aroma: sweet crystal and pine aroma with dark caramel and a balancing earthyness,
Flavor: sweet dark caramel flavor, additional crystal sweetness, lots of citrus hops, peppery alcohol, light bitterness rises up to adds balance and leave a lasting bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark amber body with a medium-sized, beige head.
Smell: Caramel aroma with a strong stink of resin and citrus fruits and lesser notes of grain husks and triple sec.
Taste: Sweet caramelly maltiness with a handful of fire-scorched grains. Big hop flavors of resinous pine and sweetened orange and grapefruit juice. Unrelenting, medium-high bitterness. Dash of orange liqueur. Sharply bittersweet on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A well-made Double IPA stuffed to the gills with hoppienss. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Bottle thanks to hoppymeal: Pours a transparent amber copper with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of rich sweet caramel malt and fresh grapefruity hops. Starts with nice fullness and sweet caramel maltiness balanced with an assertive grapefruity hop flavor. Finishes crisp and bittersweet. A nice imperial IPA. ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Pours a beautiful rust color with a small thin tan head, and average lacing. Average carbonation with a smell of sweet, sweet, citrusy, juicy hops. Tastes of strong hops and sweet malts. Very hoppy yet very balanced with a strong enough malt backbone to support the massive hops. This one good DIPA. Drink and Enjoy!
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Pours a hazy copper red color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, malt, biscuit, and juicy citrus hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, biscuit, and a juicy citrus hop finish. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Draft at hopcat. Copper, orange hoppy. with a fruity astringent finish. eh. scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2008
(750mL bottle, courtesy of kmweaver) Dark copper, light tan head. Candied orange zest aromas lay on undercurrents of caramel and mango. Bitter grand marnier-like flavors flow over hints of earthy caramel tones. Sticky full body, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Not in the world class category, but nice none the less... argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2008
(750ml bottle, thanks kmweaver) Cloudy dark amber body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, some caramel, light spice. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some peach/apricot, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness. 3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Sharp, tinny, abrasive hop nose - harshly resinous aroma of overripe grapefruit, pine sap and fermented oranges. Moderately thick and viscous, then nearly caustically bitter and generally out of control on the palate. Sticky, resinous and huge, but damn it just doesn’t taste that good. I don’t really like the starchy pine sap hops, I don’t like how rough and biting it is, and it’s not really altogethor that bitter, it’s the astringency and harshness of the grains I think more than the hops.