sbower (1) - Chalfont, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2007 does not count
One of the best Double IPA’s there is. Very well balanced. Not too bitter and a pleasant aftertaste. DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - JAN 13, 2008
A real kick in the ass Double IPA! Nice balance, and somewhat murky gold in color. Good citrus and herb hop flavor throughout! A great addition to the excellent lineup of Sly Fox beers. lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Glass: 8 oz concave shaker (an alternate choice, obviously, but I love this little glass)
Purchased at: Newportville Inn store, Bristol, PA
Size: 22 fl oz
Estimated Calories: 360 C
RateBeer Rating: 81
Aroma 9 out of 10
Intensity: more faint
Balance: more sharp
Impression: very nice
Malt Flavor: Grain Toast Nut
Hops Flavor:Floral Herbal Spice Resin Citrus
Notes: You can smell that very nice hoppy aroma, but it doesn’t penetrate the air like some do.
Appearance 3 out of 5
Head Retention: Poor but with some nice lacing.
Notes: Head seems a bit lacking, and the color and clarity are just so so.
Flavor 10 out of 10
Intensity: very Strong
Balance: very Bitter
Impression: very Nice
Malt Flavor: Grain Toast Nut
Hops Flavor: Earth Floral Herbal Resin Citrus
Notes: A very nicely done beer in terms of hoppy variety. very bitter, and very strong.
Palate 5 out of 5
Sensation: Creamy Warming
Notes: The finish is the nicest part. I am constantly wanting another taste. Very nice.
General Impression: 18 out of 20
Freshness: mostly Fresh. I think the clarity and head are indicators of an overdue enjoyment.
Personal Taste: Liked very much.
Notes: this is just my kind of imperial IPA. Quite hoppy, very bitter, and with a long lasting finish. zacgillbanks (5413) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. Dark amber coloured with a fruity orange marmalade flavour and a bitter grapefruit finish. Excellent! DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Dark copper colored with medium head. The aroma was hoppy, with some fruitiness and some caramel. The flavor had some sticky citric hop notes in addition to a fruity, piney element, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. Very complex. In this case, the whole was as good or better than the sum of its parts, and I agree that this one was a smidgen better than the 2004 version, but I attribute that to the hop varieties used.
Fitzy (8) - USA - JAN 3, 2006 does not count
Earlier Rating: 12/10/2004 Total Score: 4.1
On draft 12/10. Copper colored with medium white head. Aroma of hops (big surprise there), malt, some fruit. Tastes hoppy, with some malt and a semi dry finish. Very good, but the sum is not necessarily better than its parts.
Excellent brew by Brian O’Reilly. Combination of 13 different hop varieties makes up this IPA...too many to list. Great flavor and perfectly balanced. jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2013
12oz can from udbeernut for summer secret santa 2013. Thanks! Pours a slightly cloudy dark orange with a full finger of frothy white head. Aroma of light citrus and some light caramel. Taste os medium bitter. Dark caramel with some grassy and herbal hops. Full bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, great beer. Pretty sure i could drink this everyday. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2010 12/12/10 (2010 Vintage): Aroma of caramel malt, hops, Earth, citrus, grapefruit, slight pine, light grass, and some herbs. Poured orange in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, rocky, off-white/beige head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of hops, pine, light caramel malt, resin, light grass, and Earth. Medium body. Slightly tingly, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, heavily bitter, hops, grass, pine, light caramel malt, finish is dry. Extremely drinkable; I could drink this all day long. 8.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout. 8/4/8/5/17 = 4.2
1/4/06: Draught at Phoenixville: Aroma of floral and citrus hops. Beautiful amber/orange color. Forthy light tan head of good size. Head was lasting. Great lacing. Flavor of strawberry, grapefruit, pine. Bitter with a short bitter finish. Full bodied. Average carbonation. Smoother and mor balanced than 2004 version, but not as hoppy or balls to the wall biter. A DIPA I am happy to drink, but maybe I prefer the varitals. 6/5/8/5/18=4.2
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Earlier Rating: 12/18/2004 Total Score: 4.6
Drought @ Sly Fox Pheonixville: I have a cold, so this part was not so easy... Smells sweet and hoppy (floral & citrus). Large, creamy/frothy white head which lasted throughout. Excellent white lacing. Clear, slightly sparkling body. Medium orange color. Real nice looking. Initially, moderately bitter, then slightly sweet and citrusy on the tongue, followed by a great dry finish. Tasted wonderfully of the many hops (8, I think) in it. Not dominated by one type in particular. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and a dry finish. Very good Imperial. Not too much of an alcohol taste as too many Imperials have. Really a great conclusion to this years 9 IPAs. I cannot wait for next year!
Very nice hop aroma.Medium to deep copper with a medium white head.Great bitter hop and malt balance.Medium to full mouthfeel with a very balanced finish. brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Thanks Kingpin, Aroma is that big piney citrus hop forest quality that us H-heads live for, plenty of chewy caramel to let you know you are in Imperial country , taste is tongue locking hop bitterness, obviously an extra bucket of bittering hops were used here,toffee,caramel malt can’t keep up, hints of alcohol in aftertaste,along with solid bitter memory on the back of the tongue. Pretty much overbalanced towards hops, for card carrying hopheads only