Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017 euserphriendly (168) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Every year I look forward to the nectar. This year’s offering is just as good as the last. Hops in the nose, on the palate, and in the aftertaste. A great IPA.
From Sep 2006
Poured from 12oz bottle a clear amber gold with lots of bubbles and a huge head of foam that likes to start coming out of the bottle upon opening. The foam *does* settle down after a while but there's still a solid layer and lots of lacing right through the entire session.
The smell is all hoppy with lots of citrus and some sweet malt.
The taste is big on hops up front...the citrus in the smell is there but it's not super bitter as I expected and wait, the malt shows up mid way through with some caramel sweetness and it does a good job of balancing out the overall flavour. Nice. Very nice indeed.
The finish just reiterates the balance in flavours that I mentioned and makes for a pretty darned delectable aftertaste. Wow. This is a goody!
Bottom line: This is an awesome Amber that is so drinkable despite the rather high %abv and a *must* try in my book!
Thanks to ggaughan and jwc215 for the samples I got in trade!! stoale85 (7) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2017 does not count
full review at stoale85 on instagram. One of my legit fav beers. Defs would buy again. Always a trustworthy brewery. full review at stoale85 on instagram let's get fucked up.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone beern (198) - Alabama, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Pours golden to light-golden amber with a one-finger off-white head with a hint of pine aroma. Tastes of perfectly balanced hops & amber malt with a heavy body & lively carbonation. Very full, complex, very good. Choc full of ingredients. tapefuzz (821) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2017
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 (9143) - 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 (2911) - 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 (99) - 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 (351) - 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 (4558) - 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.