Sarlacc83 (2404) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can into a pint glass.
A: Pours a cloudy dark copper color. The head is quite good; a one finger off-yellow shade that’s very creamy looking. It retains acceptably, but not amazingly. Still, it does leave nice specks of lacing on the glass.
S: At first whiff, it seems like an IPA heavy in both caramel and pine (which aren’t always my bag), but this seems to have something else to set it apart from the pack. Maybe it’s the fact that grapefruit notes are fairly distinct here, or maybe it’s the fact that this has some nice fruit esters to them. All I know is that I really like the aroma.
T: The first thing I notice is a bit of caramel and toffee, right up until the hops take over. The hop profile is more piny/floral than grapefruity. I swear the finish is almost like grape jelly in a way. This is probably the calling card of this brew - the fruit esters, when they pop up, are fantastic. And after a while, I even note some peanut butter flavors on the back end...that’s right, folks, this beer kind of tastes like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. This is a solid, complex, yet unexceptional IPA otherwise; but damn. I can’t tell if the PB&J flavors are an awesome feature or I’m going insane.
M: A bit thick in body, with the carbonation giving it a bit more coarseness than I would like. Once that calms down, it becomes *very* soft for an IPA. Good drinkability, but it could also be drier.
O: I’ll take any chance I can get to try this beer, so naturally I had to take a shot on a can that wasn’t spectacularly fresh. At first, it struck me as just another IPA; after a while, its depth (and unusual yet pleasing notes) really start to impress me. If I ever see this again, I’ll gladly give it a second chance.
Can. SODAK14 (384) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - DEC 8, 2017
A: Dark copper color with a thin near-white head.
N: Pineapple, pine, papaya, cracker, some mango, hint of herb, lots of damp leaves, earthiness. Touch of olive.
N: Quite bitter but pleasantly so. There is a good cracker base underneath.
M: Medium body, resinous body, no alcohol. Easy to drink.
O: A hearty delicious IPA. So we'll balanced. Probably as good as Boneyard. Had 2 in a row.
Not a huge IPA fan but this one isn't too bad. Not a "drinking" beer. I could barely finish two. A fairly high 6.7% alcohol content but it sure seemed like more. Strong aftertaste, reminds me more of sipping on a nice whiskey. Anova167 (386) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - NOV 1, 2017
This is a really good beer. Reddish copper pour with a nice laced head. Big resiny hops aroma. Big resin hop bitterness first backed by a nice malty backbone. Finish is tingly hops and dry. Becomes a touch fruitier as it warms. Bill Becker (1916) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017
From Dec 2007 CObiased (554) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2017
I got this can in a trade with leftmindedrighty. Thanks Aaron!
This pours from 16oz can a cloudy rusty brown colour with a very small head of foam.
The smell is *very* nice. Caramel malt is there in abundance as is a nice strong hoppy nose.
The taste starts off malty sweet, that caramel is very tasty, and then the hops move in with some grapefruit, some Pine, and a bit of grass and spice and the whole taste becomes very nicely balanced until the near the finish where the hops take over but wait, they don't take over entirely. The actual finish has some sweet malt as well. Wow. And talk about smooth and easy drinking. The mouthfeel is medium and the carbonation is lightly done. Again. Wow and...whoa. I just took my last sip. This puppy disappeared way to quickly! This is one of the best IPAs I've ever had if not *the* best.
Thanks again Aaron!
1 pint can - it pours a clear but fiery mahogany ale with a thick soapy straw colored head. Big vibrant aroma of fragrant pine and citrusy hops followed by a bready/nutty malt structure. Wonderful hop bouquet....bitter citrus, pine sap and a hint of floral....long lingering bitterness. Very nice
jbruner (5403) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2017
Pours a clear golden brown from the can with fluffy off-white head that dissipates slowly to leave moderate lace. Aroma of big pine and citrus hop notes, dank freshness over a mild caramel malt base. Taste follows, great hop and malt balance, but hugely bright hop crispness that lingers with some decent bitterness. A very nice version of an old school IPA, that is done really well. cmarks50 (4) - - OCT 13, 2017 does not count
Another light beer. Would drink again but after a few other actually good beers...
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone rosskyle (778) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2017
16oz can. Clear red color with a white head. Strong hops aroma. Hops citrus pine dank caramel flavour. Medium body.
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Sampled @ omhper, thanks. balloonbuffoon (667) - - SEP 10, 2017
Big off white head.
Clear reddish color.
Big cascade aroma that almost is too much.
Fresh grape taste with a dry finish.
16floz can, COD: 05.04.2017, $2.75 as a single, pint glass. Appears a dark amber with a large initial head that settles unevenly. Currants, citrus, and honey notes evident in the nose and taste. Medium-full in body, a jammy IPA that has a decent malt backing to the bitterness from the hops. A noteworthy amber AIPA.