Dacrza (979) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2016
DATE: April 17, 2016... OCCASION: celebrating the first day of grilling and the Cavs’ first playoff win--fifteen more to go... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... APPEARANCE: crystal clear dark copper amber body sits squarely below a thick, creamy white head with sincere staying power... nice stratified lacing, paralleling as a sunset might... AROMA: the nugget releases strong floral, resinous aura while the tomahawk releases a bitter, orange peel/pineapple... PALATE: at 7.5ish% ABV, more than palatable--one could see why Troegs tried to call this an Imperial amber, as the back end suggests a maltiness that clips its bitterness and enables swift sipping... medium-bodied and "easy," with a slight pill at the teeth and a mellow movement to the throat... TASTE: an earthiness grounds a complex profile, with orange, pineapple, mango and soft fruits eliciting the lion’s share of attention... malts are sweet bread and caramel... a combination that is mellow, reasonably weighted, and balanced... OVERALL: a lot to like about this one... after having heard so much about it, I had no fear of being let down, but rather a feeling of hop-head conflation... into the second bottle, an aromatic, resinous experience--can stand up to or next to the many illustrious IPAs out there... another win from Troegs....
Hiledd (118) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2016
Clear copper red color, pepper and herbal or floral aroma, tan head that dissipates quickly, sweet honey, lemon, malt / toffee flavor, medium body, bitter but not overpowering, more of a red ale or imperial red
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone VincentAnthony (44) - Massapequa, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Pour a clear bright amber orange with a white foam head. Aroma is citrus and pine and medium malt. Taste is a good balance between strong citrus hops and strong malt support with a nice bitter bite. Big flavorful IPA bordering on an imperial. Troegs best brew. hopslam (3) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2016 does not count
From the new attractive can. What has happened to this once marvelous hoppy beer? The overly sweet malt completely hides any good hop flavor. Once aggressively sought out, this was likely my last one, unless they return to the old recipe.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Can. Pours clear golden with some white head. Nose is citrus and grapefruit. Taste is lots of tropical fruits. Good.
rondphoto (4445) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 25, 2016
bottle @ Jungle Jims / Cincinnati OH --- Aroma of malt and citrus. Clear medium orange amber with lots of effervescence. Thick 2" ivory head, lots of lacing. Taste is strong malt that is in cahoots with strong citrus hops. Both elements move smoothly through a medium carbonated swallow to a long satisfying finish. Really solid big IPA. May be the best of Troegs’ offerings. ilovedarkbeer (2741) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Pours a bright orange color with a foamy white head. Notes of massive orange and pink citrus, with brown sugar and a fat malt backbone. Really well balanced and integrated. MacNJ (93) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2016
The nose is not particularly noticeable, but the amber color and quality lacing help in terms of appearance. The mouthfeel is so creamy that it feels like it was from a handpump, when in reality, it was from a standard tap. The mix of hops and malts is so enjoyable. Got this one in a growler at Total Wine on Route 92 in DE. Cheers! screigh (737) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Pours a clear copper color. Very thin, almost not there, white head. A spicy hop aroma with some malt. A bit of caramel, grass and malt. Aggressive bitterness that lingers like eating a grapefruit peel. zvsn (2092) - ISRAEL - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle sample, thanks DSG. Clear orange golden color. Aroma of fruity hops, a bit stale, some herbs and malt as well. Sweet malt, tropical fruits, green, nutty flavors, dry bitter finish. Medium-bodied, fizzy carbonation.