tillmac62 (768) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2017 crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a can. A orange amber body with a white head that had mild retention and no lace. Aroma had a strong mango presence upfront. Pine, citronella and caramel malts. Flavor had good hop flavor. Well balanced between tropical fruits and pine flavors. Grapefruit was mild. Some caramel malts and the alcohol was a warming presence in the finish. Otherwise it was well hidden.
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BB 7/12/17. Clear light amber pour with a touch of garnet. World class head volume, lacing and retention.
Very good nose of sweet citrus (orange, mango) with a touch of spicy spruce along with a strong dose of pine. The bready base is slightly sweet with soft caramel undertones. Intensity is a bit lacking, hence the less than outstanding rating. As it warms, light notes of alcohol are present.
Medium body with a nice oily slick texture. The carbonation / body balance is quite outstanding. Mid-palate effervescence is tingly while the finish is finely bubbled and rollicking. The level of effervescence really opens the flavor profile up.
The flavor profile is more complex than suggested by the nose. Overall, it is quite outstanding. The tasty bitterness is surprisingly moderate which has a touch of zest added to the mix of pine and a much more subtle spruce. The middle is moderately sweet and allows the orange and mango to flourish. Hints of pineapple and passion fruit are present. Unfortunately, the alcohol becomes slightly uncovered and delivers the typical astringency and off flavor near the finish. Otherwise, this is a world class offering. The finish lingers and allows zest to shine. As it lingers, grain alcohol becomes evident along with astringency. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2017
Gold pour. Aroma is oxidation and fruity. Flavor is sweet malt and resiny hops. Solid bitter best had fresh I'm sure BB7/17 and I had it 7/26 Ferris (17173) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2017
Can - Origin and light resin notes. Clear gold with a decent white head. Bitter and oily resinous with a sweet sticky caramel finish. Nice bitterness. closey22 (2126) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2017
Clear Copper gold with foamy white head
Aroma is sweet malty mild vanilla
Flava is rich spicy hop and bitter
Feels medium little fizz
Finishes moderately bitter roasty gripweed57 (2981) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2017
12 ounce can. Bright honey gold color. Large frothy white head. Nice lacing. Fruity malt nose evokes peach, melon and apple. Big sweeping bittersweet flavor. Pine, berries, resin, stoned fruit, candied orange peel, simple syrup, blue spruce and warming alcohol. Yeah, there’s a lot going on here. A bit too sweet; definitely old school DIPA.
Crit (4105) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2017
Big boozy citrus hop profile, with the alcohol overpowering everything else Thisis12ptfont (1235) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Aromas of fresh squeezed lemons, apple juice, pines, citrus, caramel, leafy, herby hops, melon juice and apricots. Pours copper with almost no foam and mild lacing against the glass. Taste brings fresh bitter hops, juicy tangerine, apricot, mango, peach, leafy, earthy hops upfront. Honey, slick malt syrup, molasses, bright citrus, slight chalky grainy malts, bittersweet honeysuckle and resinous hops comes through mid palate. Finishes bitter yet sweet with plenty of bitter and piney hops. Overall, a very unique IIPA with a lot of flavor and a distinct honey note to it. B+ rating. bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine lingers with tropical fruit. basellne23 (9) - - MAY 21, 2017 does not count
Golden amber color, sweet malty, honey on the nose. Sweet caramel start with bitter finish
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Lovely nose, full of pine and mango, and pour’s equally striking, a bright, clear gold with a modest head and lots o’ lacing. Taste is...odd, unfortunately, not bad, just a bit curious, big and malty but with a distinct fruit punch vein coursing underneath all the caramel and pine. Tropical fruits--mango and pineapple, mainly--form a modest but firm fruity backbone. Otherwise, Hi-Res could use a little less sweetness; the tiniest bit more caramel and you’re entering barleywine territory.