eRock_2013 (509) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Had the pleasure of enjoying this brew fresh on tap at World of Beer in Columbia, SC, great to be able to find this down south! Served in a snifter, this presented a lighter and clearer amber orange hue with a minimal layer of white foam. Upfront this hits you with a dank hop aroma, which however eases into more subtle floral hoppy notes, fresh and appetizing. The taste features a superior balance of hoppy and malty notes, with pine resin followed by caramel grain, other earthy and citrusy hop flavors, overall great hoppy complexity! I also like how relatively light-bodied and crisp this is for a DIPA. Finishes with a mild sweet floral hop bitterness that is a nice changeup from the initial dankness of the hops; no booziness at all either. Not the strongest flavor intensity, but again just features a great balanced profile with exceptional smoothness for the style. Without a doubt, this would be my new go-to DIPA if it were readily available, will be checking the shelves for the 4-packs of this! Stellar craftsmanship by Victory Brewing! Vells (1938) - Rīga, LATVIA - NOV 8, 2017
Bit of disappointment. In nose I can't detect IPA. So I checked BBF date, kinda year left but you would love to try fresh version of this. Anyways. Decent maltiness with some herbal hop leftovers, still decent pine kick. Light sweet with quite intense bitterness, bit juicy grapefruit. Decent as thirst quencher, but hops are faded wlajwl (7063) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2017
Aroma and flavor is pine/grapefruit, mild honey, malts and a long and bitter/warming alcoholic finish. fidelis83 (2508) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2017
Clear orange to copper pour with a thin, soapy white head. Aroma is caramel biscuit and bready malts, light sweet citrus, some dank and spicy citrus hops. Pretty subdued aroma-wise. Flavor is toast, oily grain, deep citrus, a little dank, pine shoots, mineral and a tiny bit of catbox. Medium body, dry, slightly oily feel, a bit astringent in the finish, light to medium, sharp carbonation. Good stuff overall, could definitely use more early additions of hops though. Lowe1983 (1632) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2017
Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma is floral and pine hops with caramel malts. Flavor is hops all the way but a little light for a double. Only a hint of some warming.