Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle. Hazy medium orange body, thin off-white head. Vegetal, grassy, bitter nose with citrus and tropical fruits. Body with notes of papaya and guava, including bitter rind; tannic, bitter, leafy and creamy. Potent and layered. Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Heavy pour that is like licking a pine tree. Underlying citrus is present. Beautiful orange pour with a thick head. SirLimpsalot (4421) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2011
Mycket trevlig doft av citron, grape och appelsin.
Fantastisk fruktig smak - mycket ung och frisk.
Ganska syrlig eftersmak. Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 25, 2011
22 oz bottle. Honestly, i’m not sure where or when I got this. I actually forgot about it somewhere in the back of my garage. I’m pretty certain it was old, but there is no date or any indication as to when the beer was brewed. Annoying. This wasn’t terrible, it was thick, somewhat spicy, but the hops were muted and not floral or fruity as I typically like. Maybe i’ll try to revisit some other time to determine if this was indeed a bad bottle. obguthr (6586) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Marigold and caramel bouquet. Clear amber. Overripe orange and lemon zest flavor. Lemongrass finish. Alcohol not terrible noticeable. Tasty and well made.
weihenweizen (4041) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Refrigerated bottle compliments of JoePessie, poured into a shaker. Pours hazy light orange with small off-white head. Medium lacing, medium body, slightly sticky texture. Teste is grapefruit, bitter, and long pine finish. Pretty good, but not the best IIPA I have had (too much pine for me). strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Draft. Excellent all around. Strong floral aroma, but not too sharp. Strong but well masked so alcohol doesn’t overpower. Surprisingly clean finish for. This type. Strong recommed. bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Hazy, somewhat dark yellow with a very white head and light lacing.
Aroma: Pine, grapefruit, orange and some toasted & caramel malts. As it sits in the glass, it just starts smelling more bitter than anything else.
Taste: Citrusy upfront with grapefruit and orange. Some light toasted malts underneath, but it does not stand up to the hops. Bitter, pine-like finish.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, with a medium body that is a little creamy. Excruciatingly dry finish; a little warming as well.
Overall: This is a nasty mother of a DIPA, much more bitter than most for a beer that is over 9% abv. Much more bitter than Dreadnaught, and not as smooth and creamy. However, this is still a great DIPA when one is in the mood for some punishment.
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle thanks to Jeff! Pour is a clear light copper gold, with a white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is a fair amount of pine hops, lots of white fruit, lots of citrus. Taste is lots of bitter orange peel, bunch of pine, bunch of citrus. Bitter finish, not lasting long though. Not bad at all! paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Outstanding aroma, body is a bit thin. Huge pine and tea flavors. Hazy yellow, with some orange hues, white head.