CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Pours a transparent deep golden bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a sweet toasty caramel and piny hoppy nose with some citrus notes. Starts with a rich light caramely sweetness and some grapefruity hoppy bitterness before a sticky bittersweet resiny finish. A pretty good imperial IPA. RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Lots of herbal, slightly skunky hops. Rather alcoholic finish, seems to have just a hint of fusels. Not great. RIXbeer (102) - USA - JUL 25, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2007 Orange-Amber-More Orange, Finger thick almost white head that quickly fades. Awesome sticking! Decent carbonation. Floral Hops, Citrus, Spicey and orangish. Smells of Orange [zest?], Popping Hops (exploding with flavor with every second), Very smooth and flavorful. A must Pick-up!!! Medium to full body all the way. This beer never let’s up. It’s the little train that could and does. I think I could have 3 or 4 of these before I needed a hand walking. This beer tastes great (if you’re a hop head) and it’s a smooth going down. I just keep wanting another glass! Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2006
NEBF05: Cloudy brown/orange with a small off-white head, oranges and rich malts in the aroma, starts and ends bitter, light bodied and fairly weak for a large IPA. PeterA (342) - EL SALVADOR - FEB 14, 2006
@ Brewpub. Looking at OldGrowth’s review, I thought many of the same things. I drank this following their Belgian Strong, and when the waitress brought it to the table, I wasn’t sure she hadn’t brought me a second one. One whiff resolved that question, very hoppy. It’s a dark brown-ish color with littlehead. The bitterness was pronounced, but not off-putting as it finished mildly. A good fun beer.
OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2006
@ Brewpub. Was told this batch is 9 months old by bartender, which makes me wonder if it was the same batch that was at the Hops Head throw down at the Public House. Anyway... Good nose, fruity, which surprised me, Had that belgiany yeast thing going on. Had reminders of the New Glarus Belgian red I had a few days back. Hazy orangy brown color, small head that faded to a ring, minor lacing. Sharp bitter flavor, Fruity. Hops have totally mellowed leaving the malt to rule the roost. Red wine notes. Herbal hops. Thick body, slippery mouthfeel, bitter finish. I had to ask to make sure this wad the FNA. Mike, bartender, said yes inded it was. It has a whole belgian thing going on. Wow Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Orange brown color. Dull, dull, dull hop aroma, which shouldn’t happen when making a Double IPA. Very light hints of herbs and flowers. Flavor is equally as dull, with a strange weedy hop flavor and low bittering . ClarkVV (6709) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2006 2004 draught @ the brewery. Golden orange hue, minimal haziness with a small white head, rapidly dissipating. Aroma of light floral hops, orange creme brulee, soft light malts. Flavor begins with an almost herbal and orange tea sort of flavor, with a creamy consistency. Hops never really explode, but are highly flavorful and present throughout. Good malt backbone on this one and while it’s mostly c-hops, citrus and floral notes, it is very fresh tasting, just the right amount of bitterness and wonderfully drinkable. Medium-full body, but not fatiguing in the least. Very delicious.