Leighton (21298) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle shared during RBWG 2016. Pours clear orange-gold with a frothy white head. The nose has ripe citrus, pale bread, tropical fruits, mango, melon, orange. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with rich citrus fruits, alcohol, mango, bitter grass, oily pine. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish, resinous, with some orange, papaya, mango, more pine and grass. Pretty heavy hitting. Theydon_Bois (19546) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2017
Bottle split at RBWG ’16 hotel lobby share, thanks to whoever brought this one, 01/02/16.
Clear golden orange with a well appointed egg shell white head.
Nose is orange pith, straw, earthy hop exhaust, toasted pine, grapefruit.
Taste comprises bitter orange, pine, caramel malt, grapefruit, soft bread, tangerine, mango.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, drying close peppered with semi aggressive hop bitterness.
Ok DIPA ... drinks well for the ABV but there’s plenty out there less intense than this one that deliver more of what I crave from the style. mcberko (17854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
750mL bottle, sent from mista (thanks a lot, Geoff), pours a hazy golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is incredibly hoppy, lots of residual sugars, and a little butterscotch. Flavour brings out loads of resinous hops, balanced by a big portion of caramel malts. Lots of residual sugars, but somehow not cloying at all. There’s a perfumy floral quality to it that is situated well. Not the most easy drinking IIPA, but well-constructed nevertheless. djd07 (14591) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear orange gold with small frothy white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong grapefruit, pine, dank. Medium mouth, pine, honey malt, resin finish, very good. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Draft, thanks daniwerks. Clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, floral, some grapefruit, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, bread. Medium-full body, resinous.
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2012
(750ml bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, orange, toffee, and bread. Flavor of caramel, orange, bread, florals, grapefruit, and toffee. deyholla (11606) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear yellow with gold hue and a white head that dissipates to the edges slowly and laces. Aroma has sweet and bitter citrus with a touch of pine and a sweet grain backbone. Flavor has resin and bitter citrus with some sweet grains and a touch of caramel. cubs (10636) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle @ home. Clear dark red orange appearance with a light brown head. Somewhat resiny, sappy, piney, floral hoppy, a bit bready aroma. A bit grapefruity, soapy/floral hoppy, citrusy hoppy flavor with a warming, a bit boozy finish. Not bad. BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at Muddy Waters. Apparently tap is better than bottle, per recent ratings. This is awesome - citrus hop, caramel, super rich - just killer. arminjewell (9676) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2012 Bottle pour thanks to Aaron! Dark orange pour with off white head, aroma has notes of big caramel, toffee notes, hints of pine, grapefruit, candied lemon and biscuit. Taste is a nice note of biscuit and lemon, but pretty flat with notes of slight grapefruit and candied orange, finishing fairly bitter. Interesting, slight alcohol heat in the end.