Travlr (24745) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Clear bright golden amber color, big fluffy white head with good retention and lacing. Nice aroma of mixed tropical fruit, citrus. Taste is pineapple, mango. Delicious. Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
Bottle shared on the RBWG 2013 bus. Pours clear gold with a light, white froth head. This is a hop and booze bomb with tons of sweetness, lots of rich pine, earth. Big bitterness that really stays with you. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lingering resinous piney hop finish, sticky sweet sugars. I’d like to try this one again at some point because it seemed pretty average to me. mcberko (17823) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours a mostly clear golden copper with a small off-white head. Nose bursts of tropical fruit, with passion fruit, pineapple and mango, citrus hops, bitter orange and grapefruit peel, and sweet caramel malt. Flavour also bursts of the same tropical fruits, but amplified with truckloads of hops -- begins with mango, pineapple and passion fruit, resinous and citrus hops, and a nice caramel malt backing. Extremely full-bodied with the tropical fruits and citrus hops scorching the palate to perfection. Masterpiece of a IIPA. djd07 (14481) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle thanks to Beau on RBWG bus. Pours a clear gold with small white head. Aroma is strong floral pine hop and dank. Strong hop bite, pine, resiny finish, very bitter, really enjoyed this.
Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus hop aroma. Moderate to heavy bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation and soft alcohol bite at the finish. Very good brew.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
22oz bottle, thanks maniac. Small off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple, grapefruit, some melon, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, pineapple, grapefruit, light catty. Medium body, some resin, light stickiness. Drake (13728) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Bomber from Vintage Cellar. Pours a clear amber color with a thin off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of floral, herbal, tropical and citrus hops, strawberry and mango, caramel malts. The taste is tropical, citrus and resin hops, strawberries, lemongrass, caramel malts. Medium-full bodied, average carbonation and a moderate lingering bitterness. Nice. BeerandBlues2 (13307) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit malt, earthy, pine, resin, and citrus hops with tropical fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, light alcohol, supporting malt, tropical fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2015
This brew pours a bright orange orange-bronze color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily to a film. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma is hoppy with floral and malty notes. Medium to full body with flavors of piney hops, citrus and grainy malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering fruity hops aftertaste. Solid beer all around. crossovert (12912) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
It pours a clear amber with a foamy white head.
Luckily though it is decently old (for an IPA) the smell is still there. It is definitely hinting more malty though. There is some sweet tropical notes and some citrus rind. The malt is sweet smelling with some bread and caramel.
The flavor is nice. Good hop flavors with a biting bitterness, it has no shortness of that. But I think the hops could be a bit better, more of a slap of citrus. This one is more of a pine one which I like, but it isn’t really complex. The malt isn’t as prevalent in the flavor but leaves a bit of a balancing sweetness.
I have some chili john’s cooking, this is going to be a perfect pair.