PorterPounder (7888) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - Proof - on tap. Dark copper-orange pour with a sticky white head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing. Sweet hoppy aroma with resiny spruce notes, a hint of floral and citrus. Flavor is bold and adventurous with some Juicy Fruit gum notes, a hint of mint, some brief appearances of smoke. All blended together well. Thick, rich mouthfeel. Overall, excellent. anders37 (26137) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter aroma with weak smoky hints. Fruity malty smoky hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty smoky hoppy bitter finish. drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2011
poured alot lighter than i expected it to smelled smoke and hops tasted about the same different but very good beer markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2011
On draft at Hoptomic 2011. Pours hazy yellow-gold with a white head. Nose is smoke, campfire, some bandaid with bits of hops and malt trying to emerge. Flavor is similar with smoke and campfire and some IPA trying to come through, but not quite getting there. Medium-bodied and more smokey than IPA-ey. josefiak (23) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2011
This beer is incredible. At first I was a bit overwhelmed by the smokiness but after a few sips the glorious nature of this beer came through and completely took me by surprise. You may think a smoked double IPA is a bad idea, it is not. This is genius. The aroma was a little strange, smoky, bitter, slight citrus/grassyness. Once this settles down it goes down smooth and silky, had a pork rindish vibe that for some reason I loved. A unique beauty that I highly recommend especially if you want something different that is done well. smoky heaven.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 22, 2011
My first smoked DIPA, and I don’t think I’m alone here on that one. Bottle. Pours an orangey amber with medium-sized off-white head. Some nice lacing. Man, this is an odd one, but fun. Aroma is a mix of smoke, some biscuity malt, and citrusy, grassy hops. The first taste bowled me over with the smoke; it was more than I expected, and it blotted out everything. But then the smoke began to clear, as it were, and the citrus, pine, and grass hoppiness began to shine through, as well as some biscuity malt. By the end, the smoke was simply one of many complementary components. Thick, oily mouthfeel. Very interesting beer. JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Shared by duffmansw. Golden pour with thick bubbles. Aroma is caramel sweet sugars and a touch of smoke. Taste is very unique with hops, citrus and smoke fire. Good stuff. decaturstevo (6240) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Gold pour with an off white head and lace. Sweet smoky flavor, a flavor that starts out to be resiny but with the smoke changes to a rock candy flavor. A nice citrus bitter that comes on as the sweet starts to fade. Nice full body with nice carbonation. A nice warmth as well. A nice beer that I hope they brew again. smith4498 (3640) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2011
Pours slightly hazy burnt orange color with thin tan head. Wow, strange aromas. Floral and citrus hops with faint smell of smoked meats. A bit of caramel also. Juicy citrus hop flavor with sweet caramel, light smokiness and lots of bitterness. A little heat from the alcohol. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel. Quite a unique beer. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2011
22 oz bottle from Beerlando. Wow, what a weird concept. Pours a glowing golden orange pour, sunfire and ok haziness with a small offwhite frothy head atop. Dies to a smaller ringed film, laces small. Aromas are something else: smoky malts take the focus, with campfire meats, bready malts, and touches of smoky wood, grill, and biscuits, toast coming into focus. Not to be outdone, a moderate floral and grassy hopping compliment a dominant smoke base, touches of citrus, sweeter, mix with toffee, grass, and florals. As it warms the hops focus and attack a bit more. Man, strange but not bad. Initial is medium bodied with a moderate hoppy bite up front, citrusy lemon, florals, and grass come into play, preaching a sharp bite up front. Touches of grapefruit, soap, more florals. Into the middle, the hops stick but a decent maltiness comes into the fold, preaching smoked meats, toast, and toffee, biscuits and caramel. This is odd, but strangely enough, I’m digging it. A thorough hop blast up front provides a nice bitterness moving into sufficient smoked malts, nothing to thick or cloying. Tasty and complex, I wouldn’t say it’s messy (though some more critical raters may). And the smoke kinda grabs me and keeps me into the beer. What could have been an ok DIPA ends up as one with a smoky twist. Interesting, that’s for damn sure. I’d say overall, a more smoky nose than the actual taste and lingering effect (Not to say it doesn’t linger), but it doesn’t get cloying. Pretty cool. A bit warm.