Not the usual over-the-top flavors from the brewer.
A mixed bag.
Nice look, very clear golden color with a 4F head,
MF is excellent-piney, lightly viscous.
The aroma is faint pine and fruit.
The taste has hints of citrus.
Not the best from the brewer.
Thanks to Andrew for sending this beauty. Poured from fridge temp into a teku. Pours a nice murky orange with a good amount of white head. Nose is bursting with fruity hops, citrus peel, damp leather, caramel corn, pineapple, and a touch of coconut. Maybe I'm just transported to the tropics and that immediately brings me to coconut. Regardless, it's a wonderful note.
Taste: Wow. Not overly hoppy. Sweet candy, toffee, banana, pineapple, leather, a touch of spice (maybe pepper?), wet grass, and a little bit of walnut flavors. This is very different from most DIPAs that I've tried. This is really smooth and not sharp around the edges.
Mouthfeel and overall: Light and crisp on the feel. Lovely to drink. Overall, this is one of my favorite double IPAs. More approachable and the flavors are diverse. Love it!
On-tap 1/14/2017 at Pizza J’s in Providence, RI, served in a tulip glass.
A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.
T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering piney hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very good 2IPA to drink for a long time.
Pours a deep golden color. Not like a West Coast heavy in Crystal, but a regular deep golden. Amazing peach, mango, passion fruit, and grass aroma. Peach and grassy flavors. A really good DIPA that hides the alcohol left, but it's on thin side. I'd get this again though.
Draft pour to a Sam Adams lager glass. Clear golden with dense head and significant lacing. Nose of pine, floral, pepper but not very pronounced. Taste is amazing compliments of malt and hop, slight mineral and bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.
Had at the brewery on 6/24 into a snifter glass. Riff poured out a slightly hazy golden color with a dense white head that left some lacing.
Smell was upfront pretty hoppy. Dank, herbal, pine, earth, grapefruit. Classic DIPA notes all around flavor-wise. Big chewy malt notes followed by more classical hops. Finish is bitter, slightly dry, and hoppy.
Overall I really enjoyed this beer, it's a classic take on the DIPA with a bit of a modern twist, but in the end I thought it was very solid. Unfortunately for Riff they had Hobbit Juice on tap, so needless to say I switched once my Riff was over.
this was a very balanced, very smooth DIPA. poured a very translucent orange (could read the glass print easily through beer), head went away fast but the carbonation was great. smell was sweet malt and candied oranges, got a little whiff of alcohol. taste was big candied oranges, balanced with a bready malt and mild pine aftertaste. no alcohol on the tongue. I was very surprised as how smooth this was, there's no bite from anything, but so much flavor.