Super dark clear red (in dark lighting could be black!) pour with 2 fingers of khaki creamy head.
Aroma caramel malty, grainy, but with strong floral, resinous citrus hops - hints of grapefruit.
Taste starts with the grainy caramel malt sweetness that is swept away by grapefruit pith, resinous hop bitterness with slight floral note.
Smooth medium full mouthfeel with decently brisk carbonation and a building and lingering hop bitterness. So good - but you have to like the hop bite.
Poured from the can into a tulip/globe glass. Canned Sept 14th 2017.
Deep mahogany red body color, with a good glow and almost copper orange hue when held to the light. Creamy two finger head made which settles to a crown collar, and a very yellow and marrow colored like appearance.
Aroma is a subtle hints of spicy cinnamon, but also fairly closed on the hop angle. There's not really much going on here.
Palate is really fleeting. Wet bodied mouthfeel that washes quite quickly off the palate. Lots of bitter hop angle and astringency with no distinct flavor, almost giving a burnt bitterness that really just sticks in the aftertaste. Faint touches of biscuit malt, and some mild touches of milk like chocolate, but the hop bitterness is just overly dominant.
A real blasting bitter palate with a boring hop angle, that has no malt profile it seems to taste and balance things out. Drinkable but really lacking balance.
Okay,it's an IPA. I' will give you that but the hops and the caramel are heavily overshadowed by the bitterness. Oh yeah, it has hops too! Loved by a beer snob. Excellent colour smells and top notch flavours.
Deep mahogany, somewhat hazed. A bit of a tan tint to the tick foamy head. Head settles into whispy cap and a bit thicker collar. The lacing clings all over the glass.
Deep caramel malts, hint of sweetness and earthy pine in the aroma.
Big bitter punch up front, earthy, pine, followed by caramel and a hint of mineral. Light bitter grapefruit flavor is almost covered up by the rich malts, but is still perceptible.
Moderate carbonation, malty but not syrupy, fairly full body for an IPA. Drying and coats the tongue a bit.
A big flavor brew. Not subtle with the malt and hop additions. I think there must be a lot of early addition hops giving it a noticeable up front bitterness that pushes forward of the caramel maltiness and residual sweetness. Bold, but not unbalanced.
Dark red color with a dense two fingers of head that slowly settled. Heavy lacing is left down the glass. After smelling and tasting this beer, it seems to be a throwback type of IPA. Bitterness is high with not as much hop aroma and flavor. Notes of pine, earth, grass, and a hint of citrus. Sweet malt bill with a lot of caramel flavor. Large body for an IPA, nice carbonation gives this a full body.