beastiefan2k (4191) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2007
special 12 oz bottle provided by Davecooks, muchos gracias. What surpirses me about this is how malty of a DIPA it was without heading into the barleywine zone. Its definitely hoppy but I wont say more so than a few standard DIPAs, but there is a real light bread maltiness to it, which probably offsets the hops a lot. I wonder how something like this would age even though it is not created to be aged, as I figure. Also, a very heavy bodied beer, not so used to that either, a nice change of pace. I would say this is the most balanced DIPA I have had. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Bottle, thanks to stoutlover72. Brilliant firey copper in color with ample foam. Glorious hop nose. This is without question the best smelling double IPA I’ve sampled in several months. In the nose, it’s like a Dreadnaught clone. Super piney, raw, resiny, with hints of grapefruit and pineapple, spruce and forest. Total hop glory! Just tasted it, expecting the beer not to match the perfect nose, but it’s just the opposite! It’s totally raw, hops at their core, like the first batch of Hopsickle. Pure and full fledged from the front palate to the finish. Perfect sweet, somewhat sugary malt flavor which works perfect with the amazing hop bill. I’ve been so vocal lately about Dreadnaught being the best Double IPA in the world, but after tasting this, I think I am mistaken. This beer is unreal. The perfect Double IPA. jason (1836) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle Thanks to Stoutlover72. Pours a clear amber body with thin head, levelling out to a nice ring around the snifter. Aroma is very piney, hops, citrus-grapefruit. Great aroma. Flavor is smooth with a lite citrus taste and small alcohol burn. For as many IBU’s that this beer has it surprised me how light of a mouthfeel it has. Mellow and well balanced. Gave me small hop burps(tasted good). MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2007
12oz - thanks KrausenJockey for the freshy - Aroma is dank fresh floral and citrus hops, earthy and pungent, just the way I like it. Pours muddy brown with a small head and good lacing. Flavor is fresh and chewy hops. Tastes like I’m walking though a hop field pickin and chewin. Little lettuce and tangerine add to the overall fresh greeniness of it. Still well balanced dispite the hoppiness. Palate is tart and sticky. A very tasty and unique brew. I love it. IrishBoy (4254) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 14, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2008 Draft at the Bistro’s Double IPA Fest; Nose of floral and citrus hops; hazy copper with a small offwhite head; Flavor of citrus hop bitterness balanced by caramel malt, the bitterness being the finish. Very Good!! 8/4/8/4/16 4.0
Rerate from the 8th Bistro DIPA Fest
Seems much more hoppy this year with more pineyness than last years batch.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
tap. Pours with a nice golden color. very floral aromas. Flavors are of citrus and floral, there ois some nice sweetness due to balance of malt and hops. Not a one-dimensional hop bomb, but rather exhibits finesse. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2006
Muddy amber, reddish colour with a beige head. Sweet malty aroma with fruity notes and hints of the pine hoppyness. Malty and sweet flavor with loads of hoppy fruityness. Dry and alcohol sweet finish. Thanks to Sk8viking and Ungstrup for sharing this one... thebaldwizard (1365) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2006 Big props to Stoutlover for sending this my way. Pour was a nice murky copper color. The aroma was sweet malt, and a wonderful pine hop smell. Palate is incredibly full and syrupy. Great balance between the hops and malt. The hops are the star, but the malt is perfectly balanced in. Big resiny hop finish. Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2006
Bottlet, thanks to Oakes! Dark amber red colour with a beige head. Sweet malty, light fruity, pine, grape, hoppy aroma and taste, light alcoholic. Medium body with a light sweet, dry hoppy finish. joergen (29624) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2006
Hazy brown coloured with a huge beige head.
Aroma of citrus, hops and pine needles.
Sweet flavour of dried fruits, hops, pine needles and grape fruits.