musinj6 (506) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2013tapefuzz (469) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2017
Pours a golden amber clear with 1 finger head and heavy lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, hops of tropical fruit and grapefruit. Tinge of sweet up front, then turns moderately bitter. Very well balanced. Full bodied. Long finish. This is a great beer.
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2017 12oz bottle. Pours amber with a moderate off-white head. Aroma is caramel, floral hops, and a bit of resin. Taste is big caramel, pine, some citrus, and a little resin. Medium body. Average carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel. b3shine (8795) - Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2017
Bottle to pint (from notes). Looks good for the style; a transparent amber with off-white head. Smells and tastes of citrusy, floral, and piney hops with notes of caramel and a bit of toast alongside a moderately bittersweet backbone. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full-bodied and fairly bitter. A good Red IPA. jonno (2751) - JAPAN - APR 17, 2017
Wow, how times change. Always wanted to try this. Now days it it is a bit heavy handed on the initial bittering and heavy malt body. Definitely not an IPA in the modern sense, but 10 years ago I could see it. Solid, but time has passed it by. ginotarugo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2017
Very overrated beer. Bitter, and nothing special at all. I bought a 12-pack with high hopes, but ended up disappointed. I am giving the other 11 away to friends. cwill (89) - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2017
Reddish amber pour with a small fluffy white head. Aromas of hops, citrus, resin and pine. Sweet caramel malt taste up front followed by cirtus fruits and floral hops. Very nice bitter sweet finish. Sweeter and more malty than I expected, but very flavorful, smooth and wonderfully balanced. I thoroughly enjoyed this offering. Can see myself knocking back a few of these.
meccahh69lol (190) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 5, 2017
Hoppy and delightful. Pours an amber-golden color and clear, with a citrusy/piney aroma and a mouthful of yummy hops. Some good clean pine and orangey-grapefruit flavor behind, with hops coming up in front. Good for drinking in bed with cheese fries after a long day at work, as your sweet love tries to make you feel better. Always a favorite for solid and complex hoppy IPA flavors. thegreenrooster (4364) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2017
Pour is a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is a melon hop with some pine and caramel malt. Flavor is a fruity hop with a manageable bitterness. I also get some heavy but not overly sweet malt and a little resin left on the tongue. This was a decent beer but a bit too much malt for my liking. It’s not a sweet malt bomb but also not a real hop bomb as well. JaKeAFC (1121) - ITALY - MAR 22, 2017
35 cl can a fiend brought from NY. Dark amber color, clear, thick creamy offwhite head. Fresh resiny smell. Aroma is resiny, hoppy (dry hopping), caramel malts, yeast, a burnt note, some fusels, vague fruityness, minerals. Taste is structured, balanced, bitter. Texture is quite thick, average carbonation, full body. Aftertaste reminds me of dogfish iipa, mild alcoholic leftover. Quite nice. drpimento (3568) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Aroma’s good fresh hops, malt. Flavor’s like nose, excellent balance between bitter, sweet, tang, hops and malt. Great body and finish. MrJamesMcEwan (243) - SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2017 Aroma: Pine and slight citrus.
Appearance: Clear dark amber with a white head. Taste: Hops and caramel. Palate: high carbonation but smooth. Overall: too piney for me.