superspak (6078) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2017
16 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, white grape, white wine, lemon/orange zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/tropical/citrus hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, white grape, white wine, lemon/orange zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Mild pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, white grape, white wine, lemon/orange zest, pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/tropical/citrus hops and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, bready/grainy, fairly sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 8%. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/tropical/citrus hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV, with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Feels very close to a NE DIPA overall. Balanced juicy, vibrant, and dank hop complexity; balanced malts, with no residual sweetness. A very enjoyable offering and great hop showcase. dnstone (3573) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Pours a hazed golden with a white head. Juicy hop aroma. Juicy piney, with a bite. radagast83 (8504) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2017
Notes: on tap at the brewery, Sep '17
Draft pour at Smoke & Barrel, DC. Hazy golden yellow color pour, with a small white head. Aroma was earthy citrus notes. Some woody wine notes. I got some tartness in this, but I don't know if that was intentional or not. ClarkVV (6893) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Can drunk 7/6/17. Travlr (26198) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2017
A deep, ripe, canteloupe orange with brass and copper hues and a moderate haziness, displaying an off-white head atop of moderately-low retention.
Strong melon, red grapefruit, lime and finally the wine and passion fruit from the Nelson, all show through clearly and nicely in the nose. Soft, honey and white bread-like malts underneath with a touch of light cereal and/or dough. It’s "soft" fairly juicy and shows only a touch of pine and grapefruit, given its centennial and simcoe pedigree. Clean and with only light alcohol esters.
Juicy and with a doughy and sweet malt character. Some light blandness but a growing white wine-like flavor that is in turn enveloped by grapefruit and leafy, green, fairly lush pine (low resin). Carbonation is a tad loose, but it’s well-attenuated and the flavors are quite expressive. A touch of cereal/dough that I don’t love and light resin grows somewhat as it warms and breathes.
Sample at The Festival in Atlanta. Hazy golden yellow color white head with good retention and solid lacing. Nice aroma of earthy citrus and white wine. Taste is earthy, not quite dank, fresh hay and light lemon. Delicious.
j12601 (13188) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2017
Pouring at the Shelton Festival 2017. Pours a hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Bright citrus, musk, soft hops. Medium bodied, gentle citrus, a touch of fruit. Slow juice on the finish.A touch of bitterness. silva6411 (35) - King, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2017
Overall a very well crafted beer. It's definitely fruity and I smell pineapple and maybe a citrus. It does have a toffee after flavor that's not the most pleasant
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Can from Table and Vine. LIght pine spice and citrus aroma. Medium light tropical toffee and toffee sweetness that unfortunately lingers til the end. Medium-heavy herbal old citrus woody bitterness that lingers along with toffee. This combo of hops just doesn’t do it for me. Medium body enough very fine carbo to accentuate hops and stimulate the taste buds. Good. Braudog (6852) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2017
Can. Golden-hazy-orange, with a bit of a thin but foamy top. This has a seductive aroma, hinting at fruity hops and glory. Indeed, this delivers ... rich with full-on American hoppy dreaminess. Milky, tropical, sticky. I love it. (#6725, 7/30/2017) bytemesis (9327) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 23, 2017
Can. Pours hazy golden, large white head, dissipates fairly quickly, good lacing. Aroma is tropical and dank, lemongrass, papaya, pot. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, juicy, guava, pot, pine. Medium-light body.