teorn88 (7671) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 4, 2014
Backlog rating. Keg at CBC Islington tap takeover, London. It pours a clean golden color with a large cream-colored head white head. Aroma is sweet and malty, warming with notes of toffee, juicy tropical fruits, grapefruit juice, orange peel. Taste is quite sweet upfront with toffee, caramel malts, juicy bittering hops with notes of orange peel, pine cones, honey melon, grains. Medium bodied with sticky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Decent DIPA, overall illidurit (2327) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
On tap at the Torpedo Room in Berkeley. Pours clear amber with a light tan head. Citrus and resin hops up front with a crystal malt finish. Nice lasting bitterness. Too much iced tea for my palate though. jackl (8013) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Keg @ CBC Islington. Deep toffee color with a tight off-white head. Plenty of caramel and pine resin on the nose. Some summery fruits, strawberry and nectarine. Cake. The rye comes through on the flavor. Pretty peppery and dry. More wood. Caramel and a bit of dirty unwashed nuts. Full, slightly oily. Moderate carbonation. Decent, though not an improvement on the original. Leighton (21075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
Keg at CBC Islington - London. Pours clear, deep russet with a toght, foamy tan head. The nose has some grainy bread, ripe orange, juicy pine, alcohol, berries. Medium sweet flavor with aggressive alcohol, strong bitter pine, light toasted grass, grain husks, berry skins, orange rind. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Hot finish with astringent pine and dry wood bitterness, leaves, earth, dried grains, ripe berries. Heavy, unbalanced, aggressively bitter. I am struggling to find something to like in this beer. Not a fan. Scopey (14499) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 Keg at CBC N1. It pours clear deep red-amber with a small beige head. The nose is pine, resin, brown bread, light spice, toffee, peach and papaya. The taste is bitter, pine, resinous, light spice, toffee, oily, brown bread, soft fruits, peach, apricot and decent alcohol heat with a lingering bitter finish. Medium + body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Flavoursome enough but perhaps a touch hot and viscous. Fairly hefty stuff, but I still didn’t have a problem finishing it.
Teddlet (12) - Magalia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Mild passion fruit nose rolling with some malt notes, sweet spiced raisin, that melds to a round malt cleanness for a moment before the rye spice comes back with a slight resin hop bitter. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
[ Keg ][ Brewbies 2014 ][ 4oz ][ Brewbies Flared Mini Pint ][ Free ][ 3/1/14 ]Gription79 (2886) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 1, 2013
>> Clear red, weak foam. Nose is sweet, overripe melon, papaya. Taste is juicy, spicy, raw malty with hoppy power bite. Spicy ginger, sage. Love the rye character. Rich, juicy palate with candied papaya.
Had on draft at the brewery.This is a huge resiny rye IIPA. Thick, spicy, resiny, pine, citrus. This is to big for me to enjoy a full pint. Weaning alcohol. anders37 (26137) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2013
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy rye aroma with hints of grapefruit. Fruity malty rye hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish. bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Draft. Bronze beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and light pine aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light earth. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine lingers with light earth and light malt.