cmacklin (1244) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2017 DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Persimmon colored body was clear and lively, with a three finger thick head. Extra props for the classy caged and corked presentation, with a little informative cardboard foldout tied around the neck. The aroma was rich with pine straw and grapefruit smells from the hops. The taste was citric and quite bitter. There was not a whole lot of malt backbone here, and the sweetness was mostly comprised of simple sugars. Pretty sticky on the palette, and a long aftertaste with a pepper like spiciness. Not a beer to make me go wow, but a solid detour indeed.
355ml can. Pours a hazy orange with a medium, creamy, long lasting, off-white head that leaves curtains of lace. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, peach, orange, grapefruit and light pine needles. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, peach, orange, grapefruit and pine needles with a dry, bitter, spicy hop finish. Medium to full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Not bad. Bif (2280) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2017
Can. Pours a clear dark coppery color with a nice head and some lacing. Aroma is piney, with citrus and trace of malt. Taste of pine, citrus, bit of malt sweetness and grain. Good bitterness and finish is quite dry. Medium body, crisp, bit boozy with a nice hop feel. Not too bad. balkhawk (15) - - AUG 28, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2017 12 oz. can into chuggin'mug.
bouquet of butterscotch and breakfast tea.
taste of black tea with ethyl alcohol.
I miss the hops and don't care for the malts. it does get you drunk, though. NMEllingson (1) - - AUG 22, 2017 does not count
I love IPAs and double IPAs are great as well, but this one is way too malty and doesn't have enough bitterness to cut through the sweetness of the malt.
It's clear from the description on the can though that it's malty, so I should have known better.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jefcon (1906) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2017
Intense bitterness of ripe melon, grapefruit, lemon, and some nice spicing. Juicy palate, dry finish. Fine lacing and a good bitter hop character.
yy0pp (1547) - - AUG 8, 2017
Bottle. Clear orangle with white head. Aroma - Tropical fruit, grass, pine, sweet malt. Taste - Bitter, grapefruit, citrus peel, strawberry, caramel, herbs, pine. bulldogops (2726) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2017
Rating #2649 2016.06.28 - Bottle brought back from Utah. Pours a darker amber, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is spicy, earthy hops, mild citrus sweetness, lots of piney, resinous notes, again subtle citrus sweetness in the flavour. Fairly balanced in terms of hop profile, and managing the ABV, this is a pretty average IIPA fiery1 (1500) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2017
Draught @ PREfunk, Boise. Pours a clear amber brown colour with a small white head. Nose is resinous piney sweet hops. Flavour is quite malty sweet with a semi grassy resinous pine hop character with a pithy citrus twist in the finish.
beer-yum (1827) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 19, 2017
Massive citrus pine aroma in an amber pour. Hop forward balance with a big caramel fruit malt body and finish. Way easy drinking (dangerously so) but more like a TIPA overall. Would I have another? Yes, indeed I would! oobawa (1586) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2017
Caramel apple-sweet DIPA, with a boozy orange marmalade backbone and a resinous pinecone finish. Drinkable, but the heavy, heavy malts almost push it into barleywine territory, eventually overcoming the hop goodness and growing cloy as the pint warms. Clingy IBUs help the fade, but overall much too sweet for another glass. Alcohol warmth grows as well. Pretty, though, and the dank-citrus nose is inviting.