Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle thanks to my secret santa. Poured hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma was lots of citrus fruits like Passion fruit, peach, and grapefruit. Flavor was pine, citrus, and grapefruit peel. Body was light with low carbonation. Rather light and crisp for a double. popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
From notes. Pours a bright, light gold with a big head. Dry start with some simple malt sweetness in the finish. Bitterness is strong, about an 8/10. Huge citric-pine aroma with just a touch of light maltiness. A touch of herbal and light stone fruit flavors, as well. West Coast in styling but still stands apart from any other DIPA that Iíve tried. Smooth and fairly light on the palate. No noticeable booziness. Good stuff. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Bright honey-colored pour with a dense eggshell head. Aroma of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange rind, and toffee. Flavor is similar...nice hop bitterness that lingers but not as balanced, refreshing, or earth shattering as I had hoped for. ABV is nicely hidden. Good brew...not great. temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Simply a delicious double IPA. Bitter, crisp, dry, juicy, itís got it all. They really know how to brew hoppy beers over there in Munster. 574deadzone (1415) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2011 Poured golden-orange with lots of citrus on the nose. Taste is tingly bitter all over the tongue. Really quite drinkable for the ABV and IBUs. Glad I shared the bomber or I would have probably crushed the whole thing and twisted an ankle stumbling around Arbutus Lake. I canít say it blew me away as other DIPAs and Barleywines have, but it was pretty tasty. <update> After a couple more bouts with the Wolf, I have to say I feel I underrated it...I like it at least as much as Dreadnaught, and while I have a hard time plunking down 11 bucks on a bomber, this is a damn fine IIPA.
burg326 (5479) - Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2011
22 Ounce bomber, fresh, poured a hazy orange wiith the most amazing aroma of hops, citrus, hops, orange peel, hops and grapefruit. For such a hoppy beer in the aroma the hops are mild with a nice citrusy/orange taste. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2011
bomber from keenan 3/24/11.
one of the all time great labels... too bad the contents canít live up...
golden yellow with a small off white head.
aromas of peach, cooked apricot, caramely malt, spice and lots of lemon.
the flavor is the same only more lemon pledge-like with lots of spice on the finish and an earthy aftertaste.
syrupy spiced filled mouth feel. 6/3/6/3/13 Terminus (3679) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2011
bottle-pours very hazy bright orange with a small soapy white head with most of it staying in the middle of my unibroue tulip glass. nose is overtly sweet, cloying mess of alcohol, piney hops, sticky sweet sugar-smells like a diabetes IPA if i ever smelled one! very oxidized nose as well. fussel alcohol flavors-heat, lite pine and citric tones with a cardboard note as well. Well, all i know is this beer would have sucked if it was fresh-i can tell by the construction of the brew that its not well put together. This brewery has become over-hyped and their beers have suffered ever since they opened that dumb brewpub. Its really sad because this brewery was once amazing before their head got way too big and the rest of the world found out about them. dnstone (3385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Hazey, deep gold with soft white head. Sweet, hoppy balanced aroma. Chewy body with a nice piney hop strength and fairly sweet. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2011
650 ml bottle from secret santa. Thanks santa. Pours a cloudy brass color with a small white head that soon recedes to a fine film. The aroma is pungent with sweetened citrus, floral and caramel. The flavor, like the nose, is dominated by the citrus--grapefruit, oranges, lemons and a wee bit of caramel filling in the sides. The palate is light but effective with soft carbonation. Finishes short and dry with a touch of biter resins hanging around. Overall: I find this dangerously drinkable, very well crafted DIPA.