Nthames (1) - - AUG 19, 2013 does not count
Deep amber pour with an off-white head. Strong nose of citrus. Dry palet that finishes with a taste of white grapefruit. Heavy taste of sweet alcohol and citrus zest on the front. edgallow (4689) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2013
16.9 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is malts, pine and citrus.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Clear copper color with lasting ivory sheen. Big pine, citrusy, caramel aromas. Smooth medium body. Pine, citrus, hoppy flavors with a big malty base to balance---drying finish----good Sammer (1119) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle. Taste is a welcome blend of boozy goodness, featuring summer fruits, booze, hops and grain. Solid brew. Rosebud butternuts (2398) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Poured a brilliant orange/copper with a white head. Aroma was pine, citrus, orange. Flavor was pine and a long lingering weird bitterness. Body was medium with medium carbonation.
Errl (2577) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle..Pour is golden with white head..Nose is nice pine,,perfume hops, fruits, bitter, spice .... Taste is fruits, pine,bitter hop, spice, enamel eater...Nice double stephenj007 (125) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Excited for #100!.....
This one pours an enticing copper/orange with just a hint of haze.
Plentiful pine aroma, with hints of bubblegum, lemon zest and alcohol soaked fruit.
The taste is pretty potent, with a wallop of heavy hops on the front end that pretty much stays around till the next drink. Not much in the way variation, this is all IPA....
The palate was more sticky and a bit more soapy than I prefer, but still drinkable. Washes down a bit slow, could have had a bit more carbonation.
At 9.2% abv, you certainly feel it by the end of the bottle!
Well, the first 100 ratings have been a pleasure....I have found that there is not a beer I dislike, just some I like more than others!
I find it hard to believe it took me so long to discover all the choices of great beer out there....the craft brew market is incredible right now.
Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy a good, cold Budweiser after mowing the lawn, but sometimes you just need something with more of a spectrum of flavors, hops and body.
Prosit my friends!
Beer, it’s the best damn drink in the world.
DedicatedToFun (4003) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Overall kickass xpa thanks to Long Beach crew, orange color with foamy head, lots of hops and cirtrus, loving it! ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2013
This is really a bold, golden orange-colored beer with a fantastically frothy, beautiful head. The head eventually settles to a thin, slightly off-white film atop the beer. As it should, the beer looks serious. Its aroma is of fresh, spicy, herbal, piney hops. The nose is so acutely dosed with a delicious bouquet of hops (and a great combination, no doubt) that I found myself trying to inhale deeper and deeper with each breath. I did have an internal struggle smelling this beer, though, because I wanted to desperately to let my nose loose upon it like a pack of rabid dogs, but the aroma was so calming that I soon found myself slightly sedated by it.
In the mouth it’s much like what you’d expect of any well-hopped, thin-bodied, high-alcohol, moderately caramel malted double IPA. It’s, well, other than those descriptions, very thin on the palate indeed, with only the moderate presence of caramel malts offering any real malt flavor. This allows a very clean, straight up grainy character to define the beer’s malt flavor, which is a really pleasant backing to the bitter, slightly resinous, herbal pine-like hop profile. Alcohol and high hop bitterness dominate the palate, but do so relatively smoothly. Overall, it offers everything one should love of a high-alcohol double IPA, yet it does so in a very soft, seemingly aged way. Imagine the body of a double IPA that’s been aged a year, but with the hop intensity of a fresh bottle. bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2013
500mL bottle. clear amber, sticky off-white head with moderate retention and some lacing. aroma is malt dominant: toffee and cane sugar with some mild resin and grapefruit pith. taste is the complete opposite: very bitter, low to medium sweet. poor balance. medium body, slick and oily feel, soft carb, long and bitter finish. this could really use more aroma hopping. heavy bitterness is fine and all, but when there’s no aroma to go with it it’s just unpleasant. someone had to have messed something up in this batch. i’ll try it again next time.