BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
On tap. Pours with a hazed golden body with a huge white head. Aromas are super dank, pine, citrus, pineapple and papaya. Flavors are slightly earthy and grainy, pine, fruity and crisp. Lively bubbles and dry. Pretty much a double IPA skipping the normal yeast. kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Tap at The Bruery. Lots of hops present. Mango and citrus with some pine. Finishes creamy with not much bitterness. Very drinkable for the high APV. thome50 (1295) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On draft at the Bruery Tasting Room. Pours a bright golden color with decent head. Very pronounced danky hop aroma. More so than any beer I can remember trying from the Bruery. Taste had a strong hop forward finish and then came some very pronounced malt flavor that reminded me of some of that malt liquor we all tried in college to save a few bucks. The finish was bitter but didn’t leave as clean a taste as I would like in a DIPA. Having it from a growler the second night gets a little old. Not sure I could handle too much of this upon the second tasting. LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 8, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2011 Appearance: Pours a bright yellow with a white swirl of head atop. joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 7, 2011
Aroma: Big dank citrus and a touch of grain.
Taste: Big bitter and citrus hops, dry malt with a twangy finish.
Mouthfeel: Moderate Carbonation, full bodied.
Overall: A tasty, fresh double IPA like beverage.
On tap at Beer Revolution. It pours cloudy pale yellow with a nice white head. The aroma is very hoppy with lots of grapefruit and citrus with a touch of grassiness. The flavor is the same with some doughy pilsner malts throughout before a bready finish. I’m not a fan of this style, the doughy malts usually throw me, but this has such a huge hop presence it didn’t matter. Good one.
redlight (2325) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2011
draft @ redlight redlight. Piney hops on the nose with musky resin. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold with a thin white head. Resinous hops upfront with a sticky mouthfeel, traces of grain and corn but the hops dominate, which is not a bad thing. phaleslu (10748) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2011
First off, why can’t this be called a Malt Liquor? They say it’s 50% corn. STLWill shared a growler at The Royale last night- thanks again, Will! He was right- this crazy beer was, in fact, the main event. Pours a cloudy pale yellow color with a small white head. Big aroma of herbal, oily hops, lemon peel, plastic, fresh cut grass, corn, and straw. Flavor hits with hoppy, boozy bitterness immediately and has notes of corn, lemongrass, oily and herbal hops, and lemon peel. Light-medium bodied, with an oily, bitter mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. This is a wild one. Thanks to The Bruery for the Arrested Development reference and a crazy beer to match the invention of George Bluth. hopscotch (11317) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Draft… Lightly hazed, straw-colored lager with a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma is loaded with hops that are funky, earthy and musky as Hell – my overused, under-washed gym shirt comes to mind. I like it. What can I say? … I like my own flavor. Full-bodied and velvety with medium carbonation. Even at Florida-style room temperature, this brew nods toward the bitter side of balance – rindy, musky, pungent hops galore. The bitterness isn’t overwhelming, but the hops are so flavorful and the residual sugar is just not there, even when warm. The lengthy finish is bitter, grassy, and then quite dry. bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Draft. Straw colored beer with a big off-white head. Yeast and malt aroma with light corn. Sweet malt and yeast flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Sweet malt lingers with spice and yeast. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2011
(Growler) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of mustiness, grass, grain, some tropical fruit notes, and pine. Flavor of grain, herbs, grass, pine, and citrus with a dry, bitter finish.