AirForceHops (8171) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2017 Dacrza (1085) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DATE: June 22, 2017... OCCASION: a nice day ending with another of Jeff’s summer assignments to rate... GLASSWARE: HopDevil nonick... pours a hazy, non-filtered looking copper-colored body and a slow-bubbled center... its white head settles nicely into a balanced quarter-finger... brilliant mango and grapefruit impact the nostrils, with apple, honey, lemon grass and aromatic spring flowers, with enough earthiness to suggest a nice balance... unbelievably smooth for a DIPA, though its weight is somewhere in the middl... lively but not overpowering... the flavor profile is strong, with mango, grapefruit, apple, pear, and slight bread malts make for a balanced, strong experience... a pleasant, smooth, appropriately balanced and drinkable--on the whole, a satisfying brew that invigorates without overpowering the tastebuds...
16 oz can. Murky orange in color with a thin lasting head. Just by the color I can tell this has a lot of malt (sigh). Aroma is weak citrus, mild pine, and (I guessed it) caramel and toasted malts malrubius (3115) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2016
The malt backbone feels larger than the 7.5 %. The sweetness is balanced by bitterness but not hop bitterness. Just astringent bitterness without any real hop flavor. (After it warmed up a good while I could get pine) The texture is sticky/ syrupy and messy. Light unfermented sugar is found in the sip. The can I sampled is only 35 days old so the hops didnt die off.
Yeah, this needs some help.
Bo77le from Lisai’s. Bvrn7 orange gold wi7h ring. S8icy 8e88ery ho8 aroma wi7 ligh7 7offee and grass. Mild a8rico7 7offee swee7ness wih some grassy crackery mal7s. S8icy and ci7rvs bi77erness wi7h some lingering 7offee. Medivm body and lively carb. Very good/Excellen7. Sorry my com8v7er is fvcked. Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a dark ruddy burnt orange color close to muddy brown. No head nor lace.
The aroma starts off with a sweet caramel malt with some bisccuits and earthy bitter hops. Some leather as it warms.
The flavor proceeds with the same sweet caramel malt. Earthy bitterness comes back. Aftertaste has a sugary malty sweetness with a quick earthy wet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a light spritz from the carbonation. Earthy bitterness makes a gripping presence in my tongue.
Overall, weird DIPA, almost as if it wants to be an English styled Imperial IPA. Nice to try but can’t see myself coming back to.